JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF TRYING TO RAM HIS GIRLFRIEND’S CAR OFF THE ROAD

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Tuesday, accusing of trying to run his ex-girlfriend off the road. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jesse Miller, 26, tried calling his ex-girlfriend on her cell phone, and when she didn’t answer the phone, he drove to an intersection where he knew she would

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SHERIFF’S SWAT TEAM CALLED TO TWENTYNINE PALMS STAND-OFF MONDAY

The Sheriff’s Department sent in a SWAT team Monday following a report of a man who barricaded himself inside his home after stabbing a woman in the hand. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were sent to a home in the 6500 block of Oasis Avenue in Twentynine Palms about

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JOSHUA TREE MAN SENTENCED TO 24 YEARS IN PRISON FOR 2015 SHOOTING

A 23-year-old Joshua Tree man who pleaded guilty last month to shooting two people in Yucca Valley in 2015 was sentenced Wednesday to more than 24 years in state prison. On April 15, 2015, Joseph Rojas, went to a home in the 55600 block of Pueblo Trail where he started

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TWO ARRESTED ON CHARGES FROM BLOODY KNIFE FIGHT IN LANDERS LAST MONTH

A man and his mother were arrested Thursday, November 2, after a bloody knife fight in Landers last month. Deborah King, 51, called Sheriff’s deputies October 19 to the 800 block of Ducor Avenue when an argument between her son, Cory McGilloway, 28, and Kenneth Cook and Christopher Cook, turned

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JOSHUA TREE MAN WHO SHOT TWO PEOPLE ACCEPTS PLEA BARGAIN AGREEMENT

A Joshua Tree man accused of shooting two people in Yucca Valley in 2015 accepted a plea bargain earlier this month for assault with a firearm and other charges. On April 15, 2015, Joseph Rojas, 23, went to a home in the 55600 block of Pueblo Trail where he started

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MORONGO VALLEY MAN SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS IN STABBING DEATH

A Morongo Valley man who pleaded guilty to stabbing a neighbor to death three years ago was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday. On April 5, 2014, Chad Leyburn, 31, was arguing with his neighbor, Robert Verbeck, 74, when he took out a knife and stabbed Verbeck five times,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCEPTS PLEA BARGAIN THURSDAY IN MURDER

A Twentynine Palms man accused of shooting another man in January 2014 pleaded guilty in a Joshua Tree courtroom Thursday. Raymond Burney, 55, was arguing with Wayne Kerr, 55, in the 6300 block of Palmview Avenue when Burney pulled out a gun and shot Kerr in the upper chest. Kerr

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF STABBING, BEATING HIS WIFE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Monday night, accused of stabbing, beating, and threatening his wife. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 61900 block of Grand View Circle about 8:55 p.m. when a woman called to say she had been stabbed. The woman said her husband,

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AN ARREST AFTER A STABBING AND THEFT IN YUCCA VALLEY

A 33-year-old Yucca Valley man suspected of stabbing another man after stealing items from a woman’s apartment was arrested Monday. Sheriff’s Deputy Alex Millan said the victim received a phone call about 1 a.m. from Drew Childs, who told her he was at her apartment in the 7100 block of

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN ACCUSED OF RAMMING EX-BOYFRIEND WITH A CAR

A Joshua Tree woman was arrested early Monday morning, accused of ramming her ex-boyfriend with her car. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 61400 block of Verbena Road about 1:40 a.m. for a domestic disturbance. The victim told deputies that he was arguing with Justine Owen,

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN HELD AFTER HITTING A FEMALE WITH A THROWN ROCK

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Wednesday morning after he threw a large rock that hit a female. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to a street fight at Church Street and Highway 62 about 12:20 Wednesday morning. The report states Manuel Tarango, 24, threw a baseball-sized

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POINTING GUN AT NEIGHBOR RESULTS IN ARREST FOR JOSHUA TREE MAN

A Joshua Tree man was arrested after he allegedly threatened a neighbor with a gun. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 60800 block of Division Street in Joshua Tree about 11:30 p.m. because a man said his neighbor, Frank Nicholson, 68, pointed a gun at him.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED AFTER ASSAULT, BURGLARY WARRANTS

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Monday, accused of threatening to hit another man with a large rock. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 75100 block of Mayfair Drive in Twentynine Palms about 5 p.m. to break up a fight involving three men. Deputies learned that

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN THREATENS TO KILL HIS WIFE WITH A KNIFE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday, accused of threatening to kill his fiancée with a knife. Sheriff’s Investigators say John Butac, 29, of the 57700 block of Carlyle Drive, was arguing with a woman Tuesday night when she says he grabbed her by the wrists and took her cell

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF THREATENING A WOMAN WITH A GUN

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Friday, after a woman said he threatened her with a gun. According to a Sheriff’s report, Branden Nesbit, 26, was arguing with a woman in the 5000 block of 1st Street West in Joshua Tree about noon. The woman told deputies that Nesbit grabbed

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF PUNCHING A WOMAN

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Monday morning, accused of punching a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, Daniel RubioTrujillo, 20, was drinking with the victim when they began to argue. The report states RubioTrujillo began punching the woman and held her down on the bed. He then allegedly

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AN ARREST AFTER A JOSHUA TREE SHOOTING

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Saturday, after he allegedly shot at a woman during an argument. According to a Sheriff’s report, Tony Randall, 51, was arguing with his ex-girlfriend about 8 p.m. in the 62500 block of La Crescenta in Joshua Tree. During the argument, deputies say Randall fired

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ARGUMENT LEADS TO A STABBING IN YUCCA VALLEY

An argument over money led to a stabbing in Yucca Valley Sunday evening. According to a Sheriff’s report, Augustine Sanchez, 60, was in a garage in the 57200 block of Old Haggard Road in Yucca Valley about 6:30 p.m. when Sanchez accused the victim of taking an unspecified amount of

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A VIOLENT ASSAULT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Wednesday after allegedly attacking a neighbor with a metal pipe. According to the sheriff’s department, Ricardo Rocha, 34, went to a home in the 6500 block of Eucalyptus Ave. just after midnight where he found his wife with another man. The men argued

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN HELD AFTER HE RAMS ANOTHER CAR

A Twentynine Palms man who caused a car crash was arrested Saturday afternoon after he rammed one of the victim’s cars while trying to escape. According to a Sheriff’s report, two men were driving their vehicles in adjacent lanes southbound on Adobe Road about 10:40 a.m. when Kurtis Sims, 32,

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