Two people were arrested Wednesday (February 24), accused of breaking into a home in Johnson Valley. Deputies were called to the 51800 block of Ocotillo Road in Johnson Valley about 11:40 a.m. Wednesday for a report of a burglary. When deputies arrived, they contacted Daniel Haverty, 24, of Landers, and Sataira Mason, 34, of Morongo Valley. Deputies say Haverty and Mason forced entry into the home through the back door and were squatting there. They also broke into several other structures on the property as well and caused damage estimated at about $1500. The owner of the property said Haverty and Mason did not have permission to be on his property. Daniel Haverty and Sataira Mason were arrested for investigation of burglary, booked into the Morongo Basin Jail, with their bail set at $75,000 each.
Two suspected burglars were arrested Friday following a pursuit from Twentynine Palms to Joshua Tree. Just before 1 p.m. Friday, a neighbor called deputies to report there was a U-Haul in a driveway in the 71400 block of Barnes Avenue in Twentynine Palms, and the owner said no one should be at the house. The neighbor followed the U-Haul westbound on 2 Mile Road and south on Lear Avenue while reporting the truck’s location and direction of travel.
One deputy went to the home that had been burglarized and found forced entry into the house, with many items out of place.
Another deputy located the U-Haul, being driven by Jason Lopez, 34, of Joshua Tree, near Sunflower Road in Joshua Tree. In the passenger seat was Jeff Bradshaw, 38, also of Joshua Tree. The deputy said Lopez appeared to accelerate toward his patrol unit, and the deputy had to reverse to avoid a collision.
Lopez refused to stop and a pursuit ensued, with speeds up to 70 miles per hour through residential neighborhoods. Lopez also ran stop signs and drove into oncoming traffic on Highway 62 before ending up near the new Joshua Tree Elementary School. Lopez and Bradshaw fled the U-Haul on foot, but were taken into custody.
Deputies located property stolen from the Twentynine Palms home inside the U-Haul.
Jason Lopez and Jeff Bradshaw were arrested for investigation of burglary, and possession of stolen property, with an additional charge of felony failure to yield for Lopez. Jeff Bradshaw was booked into the Morongo Basin Jail with his bail set at $75,000; Jason Lopez, who had multiple warrants for his arrest, was booked into the Morongo Basin Jail, with his total bail set at $305,000.
We have limited information about a Yucca Valley woman who was arrested Thursday night on multiple Sheriff’s warrants. Around 8 p.m. Thursday, January 21, Deputies contacted Amber Shine, 40, of Yucca Valley at the 55900 block of Twentynine Palms Highway in Yucca Valley. After an investigation, Amber Shine was arrested on multiple Sheriff’s warrants for felony burglary, possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence of drugs, and driving without a license. Amber Shine was booked into the West Valley Detention Center with her total bail set at $800,000.
A Landers woman was arrested, accused of burglary. Deputies were called to the 1500 block of Juniper Street in Landers about 10 a.m. Friday because a woman, identified as Karen Schoenen, 60, was being argumentative and refused to leave. Deputies had been called to the same location in December due to vandalism at the home. After an investigation, Karen Schoenen was arrested on suspicion of burglary, booked into the West Valley Detention Center, with her bail set at $75,000.
A woman and her boyfriend were arrested after they were found breaking into her brother’s home in Yucca Valley. Deputies were called to the 58200 block of Campanula Street just before 10 a.m. Saturday by a man who said his neighbor told him there was a strange vehicle in his driveway, with what appeared to be bags of items from the house by the door. He said no one had permission to be at his home, and if there was anyone there, it was probably his sister, Regina Silva, 40, her children, and her boyfriend, Michael Shepherd, 43. When deputies arrived, they found the back sliding door had been pried open, and Shepherd leaving the house. Inside the home were Silva and her minor children. Michael Shepherd and Regina Silva were arrested for investigation of burglary, booked into the Morongo Basin Jail, with their bail set at $75,000 and $25,000 respectively. The children were taken into custody by Children and Family Services.