YUCCA VALLEY RESIDENTS ACCUSED OF SELLING METH IN TWO SEPARATE INCIDENTS

Two Yucca Valley residents were arrested last week, accused of selling methamphetamine.

A Yucca Valley man was arrested, accused of being in possession of methamphetamine for sales. A deputy made a traffic stop on a vehicle near Old Woman Springs Road and Warren Way in Yucca Valley about 8 p.m. Saturday, November 14. Inside the vehicle was Joshua Henley, 33. During a search of the vehicle, the deputy located methamphetamine and heroin. Joshua Henley was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of methamphetamine for sales and was booked into the West Valley Detention Center with his bail set at $50,000.

A Yucca Valley woman—who was believed to be overdosing on drugs—was arrested, accused of selling the drugs. Deputies were called to a gas station in Joshua Tree just before 11 p.m. Saturday, November 14, by a caller who said a woman had overdosed and had a needle stuck in her arms for two hours. When deputies arrived, they determined that Silver Usher, 22, had not overdosed, but deputies say she admitted to having methamphetamine inside her vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, deputies located scales, methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia. Silver Usher was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of methamphetamine for sales and was booked into the West Valley Detention Center with her bail set at $50,000.

MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT TEMPORARILY CLOSING COHORT CLASSES

The Morongo Unified School District has temporarily suspended all small-group classrooms, identified as Cohorts, beginning Saturday, November 21. The closure comes amidst a recent rise in San Bernardino County COVID-19 cases combined with positive COVID-19 test results within the school district and gathering risks associated with the pending holidays. Cohort classes will remain closed after the Thanksgiving break and are tentatively scheduled to resume at the beginning of the semester on January 19, 2021, conditions permitting. The school district will continue to provide students with their educational programs through distance learning. The school district is urging everyone to continue social distancing, wearing face coverings, and completing disinfection procedures via state and health department guidelines to prevent further spread of the virus. MUSD will continue to send updates as the tentative date for returning to in-school instruction approaches.

TWO YUCCA VALLEY RESIDENTS ACCUSED OF SELLING DRUGS

Two Yucca Valley residents were arrested Thursday after they were found with drugs. Deputies conducting a routine patrol in Yucca Valley made a traffic stop about 3:50 a.m. near Sage Avenue and Antelope Trail. The driver, Anthony Romero, 47, had an active felony no-bail warrant for his arrest for being in possession of stolen goods. His passenger, Lillian Wilson, 33, had a misdemeanor warrant for her arrest. Deputies searched their vehicle, and found methamphetamine, cash, and paraphernalia. Anthony Romero and Lillian Wilson were arrested on suspicion of being in possession of a controlled substance and were booked into the Morongo Basin Jail. Wilson was released on $75,000 bail; Romero is being held with no bail.

MARINE CORPS WELCOMES NEW AMPHIBIOUS COMBAT VEHICLE

The first batch of amphibious combat vehicles were welcomed aboard the Combat Center in a ceremony earlier this month. The 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion received 18 of the eight-wheeled amphibious combat vehicles, or ACV, which replace the tracked amphibious assault vehicle that the Corps has been using since Vietnam. All the vehicles expected to be fielded in the next year are the troop transport version, but there is a version with a 30 mm cannon and a recovery version to pair with the amphibious troop transports.

CMC FOUNDATION FESTIVAL OF WREATHS FUNDRAISER GOES VIRTUAL

The Copper Mountain College Foundation’s annual Festival of Wreaths event concludes next weekend. Managing editor Tami Roleff says you have until next Sunday to take part in the auction…

Each year, the Copper Mountain College Foundation hosts its annual Festival of Wreaths fundraising auction to benefit CMC students. This year, the event is going virtual. More than 40 local businesses, individuals, and clubs have created one-of-a-kind wreaths, trees, gift baskets and desserts for the auction. The event runs through 4 p.m. Sunday, November 29. Bidders can also vote for their favorite wreath, the People’s Choice Award, and enter a raffle. For more information, or to view the auction items, visit the link below.

www.biddingowl.com/CopperMountainCollegeFoun