YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED FOR SETTING HER HOUSE ON FIRE

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Tuesday, accused of intentionally setting her house on fire. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Donnie Viloria, firefighters from Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, and Joshua Tree were called to the 7700 block of Cherokee Trail at 1 p.m. for a structure fire. A Sheriff’s

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN SUSPECTED OF ARSON ARRESTED

A Twentynine Palms man suspected of starting a vehicle fire earlier this month was arrested Friday. According to Sheriff’s reports, on November 3, firefighters and deputies were called to an area near Adobe Road and Amboy Road about 9 a.m. for a report of a vehicle fire. A man and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED AS AN ACCESSORY TO ARSON

A Twentynine Palms woman who refused to turn in her boyfriend to law enforcement was arrested Tuesday, accused of being an accessory to arson. According to a Sheriff’s report, firefighters responded to a car fire last Friday, November 3, about 9 a.m. near Adobe Road and Amboy Road in Twentynine

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STOLEN VEHICLE SET FIRE IN THE SUNFAIR AREA

Authorities are investigating a stolen vehicle that was set on fire in the Sunfair Heights area of north Joshua Tree Saturday morning. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow, firefighters were sent to a remote area near Sonora Road and Copper Moon Lane about 8:40 a.m. for what was

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN SUSPECTED OF ARSON IN HOUSE FIRE OVER A YEAR AGO

A Yucca Valley man suspected of arson in the fire of a home over a year ago was arrested Thursday night. On July 5, 2016, the owner of a home in the 1300 block of Inca Trail was told her rental home—from which James Shropshire, 65, had just been evicted—was

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ARSON SUSPECTED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS VEHICLE FIRE

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of vehicle arson in Twentynine Palms Tuesday. Firefighters were called to the area of Smoke Tree Avenue and Joshua Drive at 12:37 for a vehicle that was fully involved in flames. The fire was extinguished in about five minutes. After the fire was

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ARSON

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested early morning, accused of setting a fire to the business where she worked. According to Sheriff’s reports, deputies were called to the Break-n-Run bar in the 72100 block of 29 Palms Highway shortly before midnight. The employees said the fire started below the deep

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN ACCUSED IN YUCCA VALLEY ARSON FIRE

A Joshua Tree woman was arrested Monday, after county fire officials said she started a small fire in Yucca Valley. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow, firefighters were called to a small brush fire behind the movie theater, south of Pima Trail and west of Palm Avenue, at

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SECOND SUSPICIOUS FIRE IN TWO WEEKS AT TWENTYNINE PALMS PROPERTY

A Twentynine Palms property that had an arson fire two weeks ago had another suspicious fire early this morning. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle, firefighters from Twentynine Palms, assisted by Wonder Valley and the Combat Center, were called to the 6400 block of Yucca Avenue at 2:25

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MAN TRIES TO BURN FENCE AROUND LANDERS HOME

A man was arrested Sunday afternoon, accusing of trying to burn down a fence surrounding a Landers home. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman saw Donnie Johnson, 25, outside her home in the 1900 block of Alta Avenue about 1 p.m. pouring gasoline on her fence and then trying

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ARSON SUSPECTED IN YUCCA VALLEY FIRE

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a possible arson in Yucca Valley Tuesday evening. According to a Sheriff’s report, the owner of a home in the 1300 block of Inca Trail received a call from a neighbor that her rental home—from which the tenant had just been evicted—was on fire. Firefighters

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ACCUSED ARSONIST FLEES WHILE SETTING FIRES, ATTACKS DEPUTIES

A Twentynine Palms transient was arrested Saturday, accused of setting more than a dozen fires and assaulting Sheriff’s deputies. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Twentynine Palms firefighters were called to a vegetation fire in the wash behind the Stater Brothers grocery store about 11:15 a.m. Saturday. Fire Engineer Lee Martin

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STOLEN TRUCK FOUND IN TWENTYNINE PALMS; BURNED IN ARSON BEFORE OWNER CAN RETRIEVE IT

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of arson of a hay truck that was stolen Sunday in Tehachapi and found Tuesday in Twentynine Palms. According to Sheriff’s reports, the hay truck was discovered abandoned by a passer-by near Samarkand and Sunset about 3 p.m. Tuesday. The passer-by called the

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS MAN ACCUSED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS ARSON

Sheriff’s officials have released the name of the man arrested in connection with an arson in Twentynine Palms last week. On Tuesday, December 29, about 3:45 a.m., firefighters and deputies were called to a home in the 74900 block of Alta Loma Drive for a fire that destroyed a boat

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BOAT AND GARAGE DESTROYED, 1 MINOR INJURY, IN TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE

Sheriff’s deputies have detained a man who started a fire in a boat in Twentynine Palms early this morning, destroying the boat, a garage, and damaging a home. Twentynine Palms Fire Chief Jim Thompson said the fire was reported at 3:48 a.m. Tuesday morning in the 74900 block of Alta

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RESIDENT ACCUSED OF ARSON AT A TWENTYNINE PALMS MOBILE HOME PARK

Fires at a Twentynine Palms mobile home park prompted the arrest of a 58-year-old park resident. According to Deputy Christopher Bingham, about 10:45 p.m., a neighbor in the Blue Horizons Mobile Home Park in the 7300 block of Didsbury Road, saw Gregory Curcio, pouring lighter fluid on a tree in

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ARSON SUSPECTED IN MORONGO VALLEY CAR FIRE

Arson is suspected in a car fire in Morongo Valley early Saturday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor in the 4900 block of Visnaga Avenue was awakened about 1 a.m. when he heard a loud explosion outside his home. When he looked outside, he saw a vehicle on

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AN ARREST FOR ARSON AFTER A CABIN FIRE IN LANDERS

A Yucca Valley man who said he wanted to leave California may end up staying here longer than he would like after he was accused Tuesday morning of intentionally setting fire to a cabin in Landers. According to a Sheriff’s report, firefighters were called to a structure fire near Youngs

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POSSIBLE INSURANCE FRAUD SUSPECTED IN YUCCA VALLEY VEHICLE ARSON

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a vehicle arson in Yucca Valley that investigators say may be a case of attempted insurance fraud. According to a Sheriff’s report, firefighters were called to a vehicle fire at 5 a.m. Monday in the open desert south of Yucca Valley, between La Contenta and

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ARSON BLAMED FOR FIRE IN VACANT YUCCA VALLEY OFFICE

Fire investigators were called to a fire in a vacant building in Yucca Valley last night. About 9:30 p.m., firefighters responded to the 58200 block of 29 Palms Highway for an audible fire alarm. Smoke had filled the building, but when firefighters opened the doors, the smoke dispersed; the building’s

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