YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR MAKING CRIMINAL THREATS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday, accused of making criminal threats. According to limited information from the Sheriff’s Department, a man, later identified as Juan Alcaraz, 51, went to a business in the 7100 block of Mohawk Trail about 4:30 p.m., and told everyone in the shop that he

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED FOR TRYING TO STEAL

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Thursday, accused of trying to steal tires. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident in the 6400 block of Park Boulevard called deputies about 9 p.m. to report he just caught a man, later identified as William Hampton, 46, in his yard. The caller

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TWO ARRESTED FOLLOWING ARGUMENT IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley man suspected of firing a gun during an argument, and a woman accused of hiding him in her home were both arrested Monday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, Steven Hernandez, 38, was arguing with a resident near David Avenue and Indio Avenue in Yucca Valley about

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JUVENILE BURGLAR CAUGHT BY JOHNSON VALLEY VICTIMS

A juvenile was arrested Wednesday, accused of breaking into a home in Johnson Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, a burglar alarm company called the Sheriff’s Department about 6:15 p.m. about a burglary in progress in the 51900 block of Quailbush Road. When deputies arrived, the suspect had been caught

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN WITH WEAPON ARRESTED

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Sunday morning after he was found with a weapon. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped Darrell Watson, 31, just after midnight near Desert Trail and Adobe Road for riding a bicycle without a light. During the stop, the deputy found a

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WOMAN ARRESTED ABOARD MARINE BASE FOR VIOLATING RESTRAINING ORDER

Just a day after she was in a Joshua Tree court to request a modification to her felony probation for spousal abuse, a Cathedral City woman was arrested Wednesday on the Marine Corps base for violating a restraining order. Six weeks ago, Viola Jackson-Gentry, 19, began fighting with her former

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STOLEN DIRT BIKE LEADS TO DISCOVERY OF A DRUG LAB IN YUCCA VALLEY

The recovery of a stolen dirt bike led to the arrest of a Yucca Valley man for operating a drug lab Tuesday. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies on patrol contacted Lucas Clavet, 21, outside his apartment complex in the 7100 block of Sage Avenue about 1:10 p.m. Clavet had

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AN ARREST FOR DRUGS AND WEAPONS IN LANDERS

A Rialto man, suspected of assault, was arrested Tuesday in Landers after Sheriff’s deputies found drugs and a weapon in his vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were sent to the area of Goat Mountain Road and Margarita Street in Landers about 3 p.m. Steven Mixco, 29, of Rialto,

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MORONGO VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF BEATING A DOG WITH A WRENCH

A Morongo Valley man was arrested Sunday night, after neighbors say he beat a dog with a wrench. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were dispatched to the 49800 block of Visnaga Avenue about 9:15 p.m. for a report that a man, later identified as Charles Flowers, 23, had tied

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LANDERS MAN ARRESTED IN STOLEN TRUCK

A Landers man was arrested Monday, after he was founding driving a stolen truck. According to a Sheriff’s report, Deputy Bryan Dominguez stopped a white 1984 Dodge truck about 11 p.m. in the 1100 block of Old Woman Springs Road in Yucca Valley. The driver, Joshua Kaiser, 26, said he

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LANDERS MAN ARRESTED FOR GUN POSSESSION

A Landers man with a prior conviction for battery was arrested Thursday, accused of possessing a firearm. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a 2000 Ford Expedition about 5:45 p.m. on Dusty Mile Road, south of Linn Road in Landers, for a traffic violation. The deputy determined the

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MORONGO VALLEY WOMAN ACCUSED OF SHOOTING A GUN IN HER HOME

A Morongo Valley woman was arrested Wednesday, accused of shooting a gun in her home. Sheriff’s reports say deputies were called to the 11100 block of Hess Boulevard about 6:30 a.m. for a report of shots fired. The caller said they heard a gunshot as they were leaving the home,

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN WITH STOLEN DIRT BIKE ARRESTED

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday after a stolen dirt bike was found in his garage. Deputies made a check on a home in the 7600 block of Joshua View Drive about 7:20 p.m. They determined a woman standing in the detached garage was wanted on a $5,000 warrant.

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THREE YUCCA VALLEY STUDENTS ARRESTED FOR STEALING FROM LOCKER ROOM

Three students were arrested Wednesday, accused of stealing from their fellow students. According to a Sheriff’s report, the three unidentified students entered the girls’ locker room at Yucca Valley High School between 10:14 and 11:04 Wednesday and broke into 10 lockers. They are accused of stealing several cell phones, clothing,

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SIX PEOPLE INJURED IN SUSPECTED DUI CRASH IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS THURSDAY

Six people were injured, one critically, in a suspected drunk-driving crash in Desert Hot Springs Thursday evening. According to police, Brandon Byars, 23, of Palm Desert was driving a van when he struck a pick-up truck at the intersection of Ironwood Drive and La Mesa Drive about 8:20 p.m. Witnesses

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday afternoon following a high-speed chase through the Morongo Basin. About 2:30 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies and California Highway Patrol officers were called about a red sport bike that was speeding near Yucca Valley High School and crossed over double yellow lines to pass a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ACCUSED OF CHILD ABUSE

We have limited information about a woman who was arrested Thursday, accused of child abuse. Sheriff’s deputies were called the 72500 block of Juanita Drive about 10:35 a.m. Thursday. After an investigation, Savannah Wong, 30, was arrested on suspicion of felony child cruelty. Savannah Wong was booked into West Valley

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR FAILING TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Monday after deputies determined he was an out-of-compliance sex offender. Deputies contacted Justin Howe, 28, at the Food 4 Less grocery store about 1:45 p.m. After an investigation, Justin Howe was arrested on suspicion of failing to register as a sex offender every 30

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FRIDAY’S FUGITIVE FINALLY FINGERED

A sharp-eyed deputy arrested 24-year-old Autumn Harris on Wednesday. Harris caught the deputy’s attention as she walked down the middle of Apache Trail near Santa Fe Trail in Yucca Valley. The officer recognized Harris from a recent “Fugitive Friday” poster at the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station. When the officer attempted

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POLE POINTS TO STOLEN POWER

A Landers man was arrested Wednesday for suspected utilities theft. According to the Sheriff Department, John Allen, 38, was arrested at his residence in the 600 block of North Giant Rock Road in Landers after a neighbor noticed a cord hanging from a utility pole on the property. The neighbor

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