JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF CHILD ABUSE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Wednesday night accused of child abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, the boy returned home after a visit with his father—identified as David Flaningam, 30, of the 62200 block of Verbena Road—with a hand print on his back. The boy told his mother that

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MOTHER PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO MURDERING HER 3 MONTH OLD

A Twentynine Palms woman pleaded not guilty in Joshua Tree Superior Court Monday afternoon to murdering her 3-month old baby. On September 1, 2015, Morongo Basin Sheriff’s deputies were called to the base hospital on board the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms for a case of possible child abuse. The

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TWO ARRESTED AFTER THREE CHILDREN ARE LEFT OUT IN THE DESERT AS PUNISHMENT

A Twentynine Palms mother and her boyfriend are accused of child abuse, after her children were found wandering in the desert Wednesday morning. According to the Sheriff’s Department, a resident found the 5-, 6-, and 7-year-old children alone in the desert near the 74600 block of Samarkand Avenue just after

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TWENTYNINE PALMS FATHER ARRESTED FOR BEATING UP DAUGHTER

A Twentynine Palms father was arrested Monday afternoon, accused of beating up his daughter. According to a Sheriff’s report, the teenager was at Twentynine Palms High School and told a mandated reporter that she was afraid to go home because she had hit her father during an argument the night

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TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO SEVEN ENDANGERED CHILDREN

A routine traffic stop in Twentynine Palms led to an arrest of a woman for felony child neglect. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies stopped a vehicle about 8:30 Saturday evening near Hatch and Morongo Roads. A routine records check found that the driver, Arsenio Jones, 26, of Twentynine Palms,

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YUCCA VALLEY AND JOSHUA TREE WOMEN ACCUSED OF CHILD ABUSE

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Saturday, accused of felony child abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, a young boy did not want to go to home from his grandfather’s house, and so his mother, identified as Leslie Middleton, 32, punched him in the back. After an investigation, Leslie Middleton

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MORONGO BASIN RIDE AGAINST CHILD ABUSE NEXT WEEK

The Morongo Basin Ride Against Child Abuse is set for 9 a.m. Friday, April 15. The event will begin with remarks by local government and law enforcement officials at the Morongo basin Sheriff’s Station, and free information about resources and referrals for child abuse will be available. Motorcycle riders are

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR CHOKING WIFE, HITTING CHILDREN

A Yucca Valley man was arrested, accusing of choking his wife, and hitting his children during an argument. According to a Sheriff’s report, Justin Mosier, 32, of the 58800 block of Terra Vista Drive, became upset about 12:30 p.m. Thursday when his wife refused to give him the keys to

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF USING A STUN GUN ON CHILDREN

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Saturday after deputies learned he had been using a stun gun to discipline young children. According to a Sheriff’s report, parents of six children, ranging in age from 8 months to 11 years old, allowed a friend, Daniel Kitchens, 25, to stay with them

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CHILD ABUSE ALLEGED AT MARINE BASE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Wednesday, accused of multiple counts of abusing children in her care at the Child Development Center on board the Combat Center. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the Child Development Center about 9 a.m. March 17 to review a videotape that

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ACCUSED OF CHILD CRUELTY AFTER A BELT BEATING

A Twentynine Palms mother was arrested Friday, after she beat her young daughter with a belt for stealing. According to a Sheriff’s report, a teacher at Oasis Elementary School noticed a student had bruising on her right wrist. The student kept changing her story about how she was injured, and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF CHILD ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Friday afternoon, accused of child abuse. According to a Sheriff’s press release. Justin Babbdodd, 25, was arguing with his girlfriend’s 9-year-old child in the 6000 block of Chia Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 3 p.m. and shoved the child with enough force that the

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ACCUSED OF CHILD ABUSE

We have very few details about a Yucca Valley woman who was arrested Thursday morning, accused of child abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 55600 block of Pueblo Trail just before 8 a.m. Thursday. After an investigation, Katherine Edgerton was arrested on suspicion of cruelty

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF ABUSING 5-MONTH-OLD BABY

A five-month-old baby from Twentynine Palms is hospitalized in a coma, and authorities have arrested his father, saying that he is responsible. According to a Sheriff’s press release, paramedics were called to a home in the 5800 block of Ocotillo Avenue for a baby who was not breathing. After assessing

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YUCCA VALLEY GRANDMOTHER ACCUSED OF FELONY CHILD ABUSE

A Yucca Valley grandmother was arrested Saturday evening in the 6300 block of Hermosa Avenue when she threw a notebook at her toddler grandson. According to a Sheriff’s report, April Lopez, 49, had been drinking. When her young grandson threw a temper tantrum about 7 p.m., Lopez grabbed a paper

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF PUNCHING DAUGHTER, ARRESTED FOR CHILD ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Friday afternoon, accused of punching his daughter in the eye. According to a Sheriff’s report, the girl said her father was upset with her and slapped and punched her in the face, giving her a black eye on Tuesday, October 13. After an investigation,

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LANDERS WOMAN KICKS OUT SHERIFF PATROL CAR WINDOWS

A Landers woman who was arrested Saturday on a misdemeanor child abuse charge is now facing a felony charge of damaging a patrol vehicle. The Sheriff’s department received a call about 10:30 a.m. Saturday that Elisa Price, 32, of the 58100 block of Burke Road, had locked a neighbor’s 4-year-old

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED AFTER BITING A CHILD

A Joshua Tree man who was arrested Friday for child abuse said he was just horsing around when he bit a young boy. According to the Sheriff’s report, Jacob Rushlow, 18, was babysitting the boy and four other children, last week in the 61200 block of Navajo in Joshua Tree,

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MARINE ARRESTED AFTER GIRLFRINED'S BABY FOUND IN COMA

A Marine living in Joshua Tree was arrested last month after his girlfriend’s infant daughter was found in a coma. According to a Sheriff’s press release, the 5 1/2- month-old girl was brought to Hi-Desert Medical Center November 19 where doctors determined she had a brain hemorrhage, due to injuries

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ACCUSED OF CHILD ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Tuesday, accused of beating her children. According to a Sheriff’s report, Julie Pierce, 23, was moving out of a residence in the 73800 block of Desert Trail Drive and was hitting her two step-children, 8 and 9 years old. The deputy determined both children

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