TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ACCUSED OF CHILD ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested, accused of child abuse. According to limited information from the Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called to the 6700 block of Tamarisk Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 12:45 a.m. Thursday morning. Deputies arrested Elizabeth Stahl, 37, for investigation of child abuse. Elizabeth Stahl was booked

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN WHO LEFT CHILDREN ALONE ACCUSED OF CHILD NEGLECT

A Yucca Valley man who left his children home alone while he went to go buy beer was arrested Monday. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to make a welfare check on three children in a home in the 6300 block of Dumosa Avenue about noon. The deputy

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF HITTING HIS CHILD WITH A BELT

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Thursday, accused of hitting his child with a belt. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy was at Joshua Tree Elementary School on an unrelated call when the deputy was asked to look at the child, whose shoulders and buttocks had bruises. The child

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUPLE ARRESTED ON CHILD CRUELTY CHARGES COPY

A Twentynine Palms couple was arrested Thursday, accused of child abuse. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, on July 23, 2016, Sierra Kussart, 23, and Cody Nash, 25, brought their child to Hi-Desert Medical Center because their child had a broken right arm. X-rays revealed a spiral fracture to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUPLE ARRESTED ON CHILD CRUELTY CHARGES

A Twentynine Palms couple was arrested Thursday, accused of child abuse. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, on July 23, 2016, Sierra Kussart, 23, and Cody Nash, 25, brought their child to Hi-Desert Medical Center because their child had a broken right arm. X-rays revealed a spiral fracture to

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A LOOK BACK AT 2016 MORONGO BASIN NEWS, PART 4 OF 4

As 2016 comes to a close, we continue to look back on some of the top stories of the year. Here’s the last of a four-part series.

Several visitors—famous and infamous—made surprise appearances to the Morongo Basin earlier this year.

In September, a stolen big rig was driven from

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RESIDENTS ARRESTED FOR CHILD CRUELTY

Two Twentynine Palms parents were arrested Tuesday, accused of child cruelty. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 6300 block of Smoke Tree Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 7 p.m. July 20, for an unresponsive 4-month-old boy. The baby was taken to the Naval Hospital in Twentynine

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TWO MEN ARRESTED AFTER TODDLER FOUND ALONE IN JOSHUA TREE

Updated August 11:

Two men were arrested Tuesday evening in Joshua Tree, accused of leaving a young child alone and then fighting with the friends of the person who reported them. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor called about 7:30 p.m. to report a child, estimated to be 4

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF ABUSING THREE CHILDREN

A Yucca Valley father was arrested Tuesday afternoon, accused of child abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, the grandparents of three children, ranging in age from 2 to 5 years old, were babysitting when they noticed that children were covered in bruises. The grandparents called Child Protective Services and the

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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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A DOMESTIC DISPUTE RESULTS IN AN ARREST ON A CHILD ABUSE WARRANT

A Joshua Tree woman was arrested Saturday morning following an argument with her ex-boyfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, Roberta Alldis, 25, of the 64900 block of Tonto Drive, began arguing with her ex-boyfriend about 10 a.m., and called deputies for help after he grabbed her cell phone and threw

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF ABUSING YOUNGER SIBLINGS

A 20-year-old Yucca Valley man was arrested Monday evening, accused of hitting and choking his younger siblings. According to a Sheriff’s report, Steven Levitt became angry at his 1-year-old stepbrother when he started crying. A witness said Levitt picked up the boy and began to choke him, and then choked

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TWO YUCCA VALLEY RESIDENTS FACE CHILD ABUSE CHARGES

Two Yucca Valley residents were arrested Tuesday and are facing possible child endangerment charges. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to a home in the 7800 block of Valley Vista Avenue about 2 p.m. for a report of a man and woman fighting. During a parole compliance check

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER TODDLER FOUND ALONE

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Thursday, accused of child neglect. According to a Sheriff’s report, a CHP officer found a 1-year-old toddler unattended outside near the roadway in the 62000 block of Mountain View Circle in Joshua Tree. After an investigation, a Sheriff’s deputy located the mother, Kodi Schrimshaw,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS GRANDFATHER ACCUSED OF FELONY CHILD ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Wednesday evening, accused of child cruelty when he disciplined his grandchild. According to a Sheriff’s report, Robert Feskanich, 47, in the 6400 block of Mariposa Avenue was supposed to babysit his three-year-old grandson about 6:30 p.m. The report states Feskanich called his son to

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9-YEAR-OLD BEATEN WITH A 2X4; PARENTS ARRESTED

A Johnson Valley couple was arrested Friday, after their young daughter said she was beaten with a 2×4. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, a teacher questioned a 9-year-old student about black-and-blue bruises on her left hand. The girl said her father, Brandon DaSilva, 33, of the 5200 block of

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VIOLENT RAMPAGE RESULTS IN ARREST AT GUNPOINT IN JOSHUA TREE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested at gunpoint Sunday evening, accused of scaring her young children during a violent, drunken rampage. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called about 8 p.m. Sunday to report her boyfriend, identified as Richard Guzman, 32, was drunk and was hitting things in her

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LANDERS COUPLE ARRESTED AFTER 2 TODDLERS FOUND WANDERING

A Landers couple was arrested Tuesday after their two toddlers were found walking in the desert naked. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor called the Sheriff’s Department at 11:42 a.m. to report that a 4-year-old boy was walking in the 60500 block of Lorraine Road in Landers without any

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MORONGO VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER CHILD FOUND WANDERING

A Morongo Valley woman was arrested Wednesday after her two-year-old son was found wandering unattended about two blocks from home. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman on Rose Eden called the Sheriff’s department at 8:19 a.m. Wednesday to report she had heard what sounded like a cat screaming outside

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MAN ARRESTED AFTER FILLING A HOME WITH GAS WITH CHILDREN INSIDE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Friday morning accused of endangering a one-year-old child. According to a Sheriff’s report, a family member found Stephen Tumlinson, 46, of the 6000 block of Chia Avenue, passed out Thursday night with the stove burners turned on to let gas fill the home. Friday

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