MALTESE MIX LOST IN 29 PALMS

MALTESE MIX LOST IN 29 PALMS

Female Maltese/Poodle mix. Small white with black ear and eyes.

Wearing a blue bandana.

Lost near: Cholla Ave in 29 Palms

Call: Daysia 323-901-8635

SHEPARD LOST IN JOSHUA TREE

SHEPARD LOST IN JOSHUA TREE

Female German Shepherd, brown, black and tan

Lost near: Sonora & Winfield Rd at Joshua Tree/29 Palms border

Call: Dale 760-368-8633

2 SHEPARDS FOUND IN LANDERS

2 SHEPARDS FOUND IN LANDERS

Both are male, brown & black

Found near: Trail & Reache in Landers

Call: Brooke 562-355-2061

YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN KILLED IN INDIAN WELLS CRASH

A 22-year-old Yucca Valley woman was killed Friday when she was hit by a minivan in Indian Wells. Leah Meyers-McCracken, was hit by the minivan near the intersection of Highway 111 and Cook Street about 9:44 p.m. Leah Meyers-McCracken was pronounced dead at the scene. The 41-year-old Palm Desert driver, who was not identified, remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. Neither drugs nor alcohol are believed to have played a factor in the crash.

TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN EXTRADITED, ACCUSED OF SENDING PORNOGRAPHY TO A MINOR

A Twentynine Palms man was extradited from Chicago and now faces charges of distribution of pornography to a minor. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies learned in December 2017 that Xander Banda, who was then 20 years old, had befriended a 13-year-old girl at a church event a few months earlier. Banda began messaging the girl, requesting nude photos from her, and he texted her nude photos of himself. When detectives completed their investigation and the District Attorney’s office issued a warrant for Banda’s arrest in January 2018. Banda was arrested in Chicago for investigation of distribution of pornography to a minor and extradited back to San Bernardino County on Thursday, January 30. Xander Banda was booked into the West Valley Detention Center with his bail set at $25,000. He pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in a Joshua Tree court Friday.