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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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER ASSAULT WITH A GOLF BALL

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested, after her boyfriend said she threw a golf ball at him. According to a Sheriff’s report, neighbors called deputies about 6:15 p.m. to report that there was a lot of screaming and slamming doors at a home in the 55200 block of Airlane Drive

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ATTEMPTED MURDER, ELDER ABUSE CHARGES ADDED TO YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED MONDAY FOR ASSAULT

A 33-year-old Yucca Valley man who was arrested early Monday morning after allegedly stabbing another man, faces an additional charge of attempted murder and elder abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 7200 block of Palo Alto Avenue in Yucca Valley Monday afternoon where the grandmother

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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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JOSHUA TREE MAN ATTACKS ANOTHER WITH LIQUOR BOTTLE

A Joshua Tree man who hit another man with a liquor bottle because the victim refused to give him a ride and had no work for him to do, was arrested Sunday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, Quincy Arredondo, 23, approached a resident who was working in his front

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER BASEBALL BAT ATTACK

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Tuesday, accused of hitting her roommate with a baseball bat. Sheriff’s reports say a deputy was called to the 73800 block of Cactus Drive in Twentynine Palms about 5 a.m. because a man said Montisha Harris, 24, hit him in the face and arm

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF ASSAULTING SHERIFF’S DEPUTY

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Wednesday, accused of assaulting a Sheriff’s deputy. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to a fight between a man and woman near Lupine Avenue and El Paseo Drive in Twentynine Palms about 1:30 p.m. The man, Arsola Bell, 21, became uncooperative and

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF HITTING FATHER WITH PIPE

A 21-year-old Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly hit his father with a pipe. Deputies were called to the 55900 block of Navajo Trail following an argument between the two men about 3 p.m. After an investigation, Steven Levitt was arrested on suspicion of assault with a

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF BEATING A WOMAN

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Saturday evening after he beat up a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, Joshua Steiger, 32, and a woman were arguing about 7:20 p.m. Saturday in the 61700 block of Oleander in Joshua Tree. The report states that the woman tried to grab some

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DISPUTE OVER DOGS RESULTS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS ARREST

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Saturday following a dispute with his neighbors over the neighbor’s dogs. According to a Sheriff’s report, dogs belonging to a resident in the 5500 block of Mariposa Avenue got out about 5:30 p.m. The owner and his brother tried to catch the dogs when

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VICTIM ARRESTED AFTER ASSAULT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms man with warrants for his arrest was arrested early Saturday morning, after he called for help during an assault. According to a Sheriff’s report, Darrell Chavez, 48, was drinking with two friends at his home in the 71200 block of Indian Trail about 2 a.m. One of

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN ACCUSED OF ASSAULT ON A PEACE OFFICER

A Joshua Tree woman who threw a drink on a Sheriff’s deputy was arrested Monday afternoon, along with her companion. According to a Sheriff’s report, the deputy stopped Gerald Shaw, 28, and Shelby Moses, 23, both of Joshua Tree near Hopi Trail and Santa Fe Trail about 4:30 p.m. After

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ACCUSED A OF ASSAULT WITH NAIL POLISH

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Monday evening after she allegedly threw a nail polish bottle at another woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, neighbors called the Sheriff’s Department about 8:30 p.m. because they heard women screaming in the 6300 block of Indio Avenue in Yucca Valley. When deputies arrived,

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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 WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER HITTING MARINE CORPS BASE GATE GUARD WITH HER VEHICLE

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Wednesday afternoon, after a gate guard at the Marine Corps Combat Center said she hit him with her vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, Michelle Anders, 47, went to the main gate of the base on Adobe Road about 9 a.m. Military police officers

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TEEN ARRESTED AFTER HITTING PREGNANT WOMAN WITH A SKATEBOARD

A teenager was arrested Saturday evening, accused of hitting a pregnant woman with his skateboard. According to a Sheriff’s report, the teen, who was not identified due to this age, went with two friends into the Vons grocery store in Yucca Valley about 6 p.m. and started riding his skateboard

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF ASSAULTING HIS BROTHER

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Sunday morning for allegedly assaulting his brother. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 7400 block of Kickapoo Trail about 10:30 a.m. for an assault. The victim told deputies that he and his brother, Dell Cannady, 56, were arguing when Cannady

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POKÉMON-GO BLAMED FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS ASSAULT

A man says he was beat up by two men while he was playing Pokemon Go in Twentynine Palms early Wednesday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, the unidentified man said he was at the Historic Plaza, near Adobe Road and Two Mile Road, about 1 a.m. playing Pokémon-Go when

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