This update to our story about a head-on crash in Pioneertown Friday night where three people were seriously injured, one driver suspected of DUI. About 8:15 p.m., Stanley White, 75, of Pioneertown, was driving a Ram 2500 in the wrong direction on Pioneertown Road south of Chateau Road. Fan He, 26, of Pasadena, was driving a Hyundai Accent southbound approaching the Ram 2500. He turned his Hyundai right to avoid a collision and was sideswiped on the left-hand side by White’s vehicle. White continued traveling in the wrong direction until he collided head-on with a Honda Odyssey driven by Eileen McNulty, 25, of Los Angeles. Both McNulty’s passenger, Christopher Hager, 26, of Forthfield, Minnesota, and Stanley White, were taken by Morongo Basin Ambulance to Desert Hospital in Palm Springs with major injuries. Eileen McNulty was flown by a CHP helicopter to Loma Linda Medical Center. Pending release from the hospital, White was determined to be driving under the influence. Stanley White was arrested for felony driving under the influence and was booked into West Valley Detention Center.
A Joshua Tree man is being sought, accused of attempted murder late Saturday. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called about 9:30 p.m. to the 61500 block of Sonora Road in Joshua Tree for a vehicle theft. The victim told deputies that the suspect, later identified as Leonard “Randy” Kerneen, 32, came to the home and was using a rope to tie a 2004 Subaru to the back of Kerneen’s truck. When the Subaru’s owner came out of the house and asked Kerneen what he was doing, Kerneed allegedly fired one shot from a .22 caliber pistol at the victim, and then fled, towing the Subaru behind his truck. Deputies later located the stolen Subaru in the 63200 block of Pole Road in Joshua Tree. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Leonard “Randy” Kerneen should call the Sheriff’s Department at 760-366-4175.
The Sheriffs Department is conducting an investigation after an inmate from Twentynine Palms died at the West Valley Detention Center Sunday evening. According to Sheriff’s reports, the victim, Gary Shannon, 72, of Twentynine Palms, had returned to the West Valley Detention Center from Arrowhead Regional Medical Center around 5 p.m. Shannon reportedly complained he felt light headed and dizzy and was lowered to the ground by medical staff and Deputies. He was transported by ambulance to Kaiser Hospital. Medical staff were unable to revive Shannon and he was pronounced deceased around 6:30 p.m. Gary Shannon was arrested on February 11, 2020, for investigation of continuous lewd and lascivious acts with minors under 14 years of age. The Riverside County Coroner’s Office will conduct an autopsy to determine Shannon’s cause of death.
The Town of Yucca Valley Planning Commission will hold a joint special meeting with the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Commission. Assignment reporter Keith Bailey has the meeting details…
Tonight, the Yucca Valley Planning Commission will hold a special joint session with the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Commission. The joint session is scheduled so the commissions may receive and file the proposition 68 Aquatics and Recreation Center Project. The commissions will also review and provide any desired input before the final presentation is forwarded to the Town Council. The meeting will take place tonight at 6 p.m., at the Yucca Valley Community Center located at 57090 Twentynine Palms Highway.
A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Saturday night, accused of felony evading. According to Sheriff’s Reports, a Deputy attempted a traffic stop on an ATV at the intersection of Two Mile Road and Palo Verde Avenue in Twentynine Palms around 8:30 p.m. The suspect, later identified as Kayla Shrewsbury, 31, of Twentynine Palms, failed to yield and lead the Deputy on a 1.5 mile pursuit before stopping in the 74300 block of Playa Vista Drive in Twentynine Palms. Kayla Shrewsbury was arrested on suspicion of felony evasion, and was booked into the West Valley Detention Center with her bail set at $100,000.