2 DOGS LOST IN YUCCA VALLEY

2 DOGS LOST IN YUCCA VALLEY

1 Male Boxer/Pug mix, golden colored with red collar

1 Female small mixed breed, no collar

Both have microchips

Lost near: Hanford & Onaga in Yucca Valley

Call: Denay 760-217-5692

MARINE ARRESTED, CHARGED IN DOUBLE FATAL DUI CRASH FROM OCTOBER

Updated 6/1/20 10:30 a.m. with the victim’s names.
A Twentynine Palms Marine was arrested Friday, accused of murder in a fatal three-vehicle DUI crash last October that killed two people. Investigators say Gregory Oldham, 19, was driving his Toyota eastbound on Highway 62 just after 7 p.m. when it crossed into oncoming traffic near Peterson Avenue in Twentynine Palms and hit an Audi traveling westbound head-on. A Dodge traveling westbound collided with the debris and ran off the road. The passenger in Oldham’s Toyota, Lane Notah, 29, an active-duty sailor from Coronado, was ejected and killed. Menachem Goldbloom, 24, an active-duty Marine from Illinois, was a passenger in the Audi and was also killed at the scene. Five other people involved in the crash were injured and were taken to various hospitals. Gregory Oldham is charged with two counts of murder, two counts of driving under the influence, and speeding. His first court appearance is Monday afternoon in the Joshua Tree court.

3 JOSHUA TREE RESIDENTS ARRESTED; ACCUSED OF HOME ROBBERY

Three Joshua Tree residents were arrested following an attempted robbery in Joshua Tree Wednesday. Deputies were called to the 6400 block of Center Street about 4 a.m. Wednesday for a disturbance. The residents said that three suspects—later identified as Thomas Lauer, 42; Brooke Mackie, 36; and Dominic Colegio, 32; had gone to the house to steal a dog from Mackie’s previous relationship. Mackie, Lauer, and Colegio pounded on the front door and broke the door’s glass in an attempt to gain entry into the house. The residents called 911 while barricading the front door with furniture to keep the suspects out. Mackie, Lauer, and Colegio fled before deputies arrived. Deputies and the victim viewed surveillance video, and the victim identified the suspects. Brooke Mackie, Thomas Lauer, and Dominic Colegio were arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery and booked into the West Valley Detention Center with Mackie’s bail set at $200,000 and Lauer’s bail set at $100,00. Colegio’s bail was unavailable.

YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS: SUMMER CONCERTS & 4TH OF JULY DECISION

The Yucca Valley Town Council will meet tonight and make final decisions about the town’s summer concert series and the Fourth of July fireworks celebration. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the details of tonight’s agenda…

The Yucca Valley Town Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. in a closed session to discuss potential litigation and to discuss property negotiations for a parcel at the Tri-Valley Little League park. Among the items on the consent agenda, the council will be asked to continue its COVID-19 emergency proclamation; and approve contracts with the Sheriff’s Department, Desert Regional Tourism Agency, and the Chamber of Commerce. The council will hold a public hearing on a public nuisance at 57246 29 Palms Highway; approve allocations of the Measure Y partnership funds; hear an update on the town’s summer programs; and review the town’s special revenue funds. Tonight’s meeting is at 6 p.m. in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center, although the public is encouraged to watch the meeting online from the town’s website.

The Town of Yucca Valley encourages your participation in this meeting; however, in order to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we ask that you please take into consideration the following:

1) You are strongly encouraged to view the meeting live on the Town’s website at http://yuccavalleyca.iqm2.com/Citizens/default.aspx. To view from the website, select the live stream link on the top of the front page.

2) If you choose not to attend the Council meeting but wish to make a public comment and/or a comment on a specific agenda item, please submit your comment via email by 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2, to the Town Clerk at townclerk@yucca-valley.org.

Your comments will be distributed to the Town Council and every effort will be made to read your comment into the record. Comments read will be timed and limited to three minutes. All comments should be a maximum of 500 words, which corresponds to approximately three minutes of speaking time.

3) You may also submit comments during the meeting through the same email address.

Every effort will be made to read comments aloud which are submitted after 6 p.m. and during the meeting, subject to the same three-minute time limitation. All comments submitted before and during the meeting will be included in their entirety in the official record of the meeting.

4) If you choose to attend the Council meeting in person, seating in the Council Chamber may be limited in order to accommodate the six-foot recommended social distancing seating procedure.

5) In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, you should contact the Town Clerk’s Office at (760) 369-7209 x226.

CURFEWS CALLED IN SOME SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY CITIES, NOT HERE

What at first were protests for justice in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis degraded into looting and burning sprees throughout California the last few nights. As a result, curfews were called for some areas last night. While there was no curfew imposed by the County of San Bernardino, several cities in the county instituted curfews, although none are here in the Morongo Basin. Cities with curfews include Adelanto, Barstow, Fontana, Loma Linda, Montclair, Ontario, Rialto, San Bernardino, and Upland.