YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF FALSE IMPRISONMENT

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Thursday, accused of false imprisonment. Deputies were called to the 7400 block of Church Street in Yucca Valley about 9:45 a.m. when a witness said that Cameron Boyd, 40, was beating up his girlfriend. When the witness tried to intervene, Boyd allegedly began hitting the witness’s vehicle and broke its window. After an investigation, Cameron Boyd, 40, was arrested for false imprisonment, booked into jail, and in compliance with the statewide emergency bail schedule, was released with no bail.

YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF MAKING CRIMINAL THREATS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday, accused of making criminal threats. Deputies were called to the 7300 block of Hopi Trail in Yucca Valley about 11:45 a.m. Thursday because a witness said that Alejandro Ornelas, 21, was trying to steal an employee’s bicycle. When the owner confronted the suspect, Ornleas allegedly became argumentative, started spitting and yelling, and exposed himself to females next door. The bike’s owner said Ornelas threatened to kill the owner’s family, and since the owner had known Ornelas for several years, and Ornelas knew where the bike owner lived, the victim believed it to be a credible threat. Alejandro Ornelas was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats, and was booked into the West Valley Detention Center with his bail set at $50,000.

COUNTY EXPANDS FOOD DELIVERY PROGRAM FOR SENIORS

The partnership teams the Federal Emergency Management Agency with the state of California, local governments, and local restaurants. It calls for local food providers to prepare and deliver three nutritious meals a day to eligible residents, adults age 65 and older who meet the following criteria:

Seniors who have been exposed to the coronavirus, or are at high risk due to pre-existing health conditions; Living alone or with one other program-eligible adult; Not currently receiving assistance from other federal nutrition assistance programs; and Living below 600 percent of the federal poverty limit. So far, more than 40 restaurants in the county have agreed to participate. Volunteers are needed to help deliver the meals. Restaurants and drivers who are interested in participating should contact Mary Bernal at mary.bernal@hss.sbccounty.gov.

TWO FELONS ACCUSED OF BEING IN POSSESSION OF FIREARMS

Two convicted felons were arrested Thursday, accused of being in possession of a firearm. Deputies were called to the 60700 block of Pueblo Trail in Joshua Tree about 6:30 p.m. Thursday where they contacted Christopher Sutherland, 39, of Joshua Tree, and Timothy Burleson, 36, of Yucca Valley. After an investigation, Christopher Sutherland and Timothy Burleson were arrested for being felons in possession of a firearm, and were booked into the West Valley Detention Center with their bails set at $50,000 each.

YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF ASSAULT

We have limited information about a Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday, accused of assault. Cory Rifenbery, 29, was arrested about 10:20 a.m. Thursday in Riverside County, accused of assault causing great bodily injury. Cory Rifenbery was booked into the West Valley Detention Center with his bail set at $100,000.