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TWO MORE ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL VANDALISM

Sheriff’s deputies have arrested two more men who are suspected of vandalizing Yucca Valley High School earlier this month. During the early morning hours of September 1, the school’s surveillance system caught three male suspects as they entered the school campus and started breaking windows and damaging numerous classrooms and buildings during the next two hours. Damages were estimated to be in excess of $18,000.

Detectives identified one of the suspects as a 17-year-old juvenile. Armed with a search warrant, deputies went to his home in the 7500 block of Church Street in Yucca Valley the next day and found evidence linking him to the crime. The boy, who was not identified due to his age, was arrested on suspicion of burglary and felony vandalism, and booked into the Juvenile Detention Facility.

On September 14, detectives identified a second suspect in the vandalism as Alex Krisinski, 20, of Yucca Valley. A warrant was issued for his arrest, and he was taken into custody the same day on suspicion of burglary and vandalism, and booked into the Morongo Basin Jail with his bail set at $50,000.

The third suspect was identified as Johnathon Ferguson, 20, of Yucca Valley. A warrant was issued for his arrest Monday, September 28, and Ferguson surrendered to detectives at the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station Monday. Johnathon Ferguson was arrested on suspicion of felony vandalism and burglary, booked into the Morongo Basin Jail, with his bail set at $50,000.

The Sheriff’s Department asked for the public’s help in identifying this man who is suspected of vandalizing Yucca Valley High School during the night of September 1. Courtesy photo
The Sheriff’s Department asked for the public’s help in identifying this man who is suspected of vandalizing Yucca Valley High School during the night of September 1. Courtesy photo

WONDER VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF BURGLARY

A Wonder Valley man was arrested Thursday night, accused of burglarizing a home. Just after 9 p.m., a resident called deputies to report that her live-feed surveillance video showed a man, later identified as Patrick Hanna, 56, unscrewing a lightbulb on her front porch. Arriving deputies found the suspect’s vehicle and shoe prints, but no suspect in sight. Deputies eventually found Hanna, along with burglary tools, hiding in an outbuilding on the property. A Sheriff’s report states that Hanna admitted under Miranda to the forced entry of the home. Patrick Hanna was arrested for investigation of burglary and was booked into the Morongo Basin Jail with his bail set at $25,000.

WONDER VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF VANDALISM AND BURGLARY IN JOSHUA TREE

A Wonder Valley man who said he had just been released from jail was arrested again after he broke into the medical center across the highway from the Morongo Basin Jail. About noon on Monday, Naim Sharreiff, 45, went to the medical center in the 63500 block of 29 Palms Highway and started walking around the building. He found a concrete block and used it to break a window, at which time he then entered the building. Once inside, he damaged several ceiling tiles. Naim Sharreiff was arrested on suspicion of burglary and vandalism, booked into West Valley Detention Center, with his bail set at $25,000.

ONE ARREST AFTER A SILENT ALARM BEINGS DEPUTIES TO A CRISIS CENTER

A silent alarm at a Yucca Valley crisis walk-in center led to an arrest Sunday. Deputies were called to the Crisis Walk-In Center in the 7200 block of Dumosa Avenue in Yucca Valley about 10:50 p.m. where they found Derek Lamoreux, 32, of Yucca Valley. Employees said that Lamoreux had become upset, and was knocking on the door and ringing the doorbell at the crisis center. When he wasn’t let inside, Lamoreux allegedly kicked in the front door and entered, holding a large piece of asphalt. Employees said he threatened bodily harm to multiple people inside the crisis walk-in center. He is also said to have torn a front door camera off the wall and thrown it in the parking lot. Derek Lamoreux was arrested for investigation of felony vandalism, burglary, and making criminal threats, booked into the Morongo Basin Jail, with his bail set at $50,000.

ONE ARRESTED FOLLOWING STABBING IN TWENTYNINE PALMS THURSDAY

A Moreno Valley man was arrested Thursday, following a stabbing in Twentynine Palms. Deputies say Gregory Pelle, 36, had gone to the 6000 block of Ocotillo Avenue where a domestic violence-related incident occurred. Pelle and the victim are separated and do not live together. Pelle started damaging property outside the house, and when the victim opened the front door, Pelle, armed with a knife, barged in. A second victim, who was trying to defend the first victim from Pelle, was stabbed by Pelle. Pelle then fled the scene, believed to be heading back to his home in Moreno Valley. Deputies located Pelle while he was driving westbound on Highway 62 near Lear Avenue and conducted a traffic stop. Gregory Pelle was arrested for investigation of assault with a deadly weapon and burglary, booked into the Morongo Basin Jail, with his bail set at $125,000. The victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Hi-Desert Medical Center.