TWO INJURED, POWER OUT FOR HOURS, FOLLOWING SUSPECTED DUI ROLLOVER CRASH IN YUCCA MESA

Two people were injured, and power was out for hours, following a high-speed single-vehicle rollover crash in Yucca Mesa Saturday. According to California Highway Patrol Officer Simon Miller, Jeremy Roses, 28, of Yucca Valley, was driving his 2001 Dodge Durango southbound on Warren Vista Avenue about 5:15 p.m. Witnesses said

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUPLE ACCUSED OF CHILD ENDANGERMENT

Two Twentynine Palms parents were arrested Thursday, accused of child endangerment. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy went to a home in the 72300 block of Old Dale Road about noon Thursday for a welfare check. The deputy determined the home was filthy with a strong odor of urine

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AFTER TWO STUDENTS CONSUME POT BROWNIES

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday, after two middle school students were found to be under the influence of pot brownies. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to La Contenta Middle School about 9:21 a.m. by the principal after school staff noticed that two students were exhibiting

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SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES SEEK WOMAN FOR CHILD ENDANGERMENT

Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a woman after the children she was babysitting became ill from illegal drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, firefighters were called to a home in the 7300 block of Cibola Trail in Yucca Valley about 4:40 p.m. Wednesday to help two toddlers, a 3-year-old and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ACCUSED OF CHILD ENDANGERMENT

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Thursday night, accused of child endangerment. According to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies went to a mobile home park in the 4500 block of Adobe Road about 9:30 p.m. when a neighbor reported that Brittany Phillips, 27, was abusing her child. According to the Sheriff’s

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MOTHER ARRESTED FOR CHILD ENDANGERMENT, ANIMAL CRUELTY

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Monday, accused of child endangerment and animal cruelty. According to the Sheriff’s Department, a deputy went to a home in the 5800 block of Halsey Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 10 a.m. to assist an animal control officer. The Palm n Paws Animal Shelter

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AN ARREST FOR CHILD ENDANGERMENT DURING WEEKEND SWEEP

During the warrant sweep in the Morongo Basin Saturday, a Yucca Valley woman was arrested after deputies found drugs left out where her child could get to them. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to the 58500 block of Barron Drive to arrest a suspect who was not home.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND CHILD ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Friday morning, after his wife said he hit her and their baby. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman called just after 1 a.m. to say that she and her husband, Dezell Carroll, 27, had been arguing in the 71600 block of Cactus

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LANDERS WOMAN ACCUSED OF DUI AND LEAVING HER 7-MONTH-OLD BABY ALONE

A Landers woman was arrested Monday following a suspected drunk driving crash, in which officers discovered she had left her 7-month-old baby home alone. Per a Sheriff’s report, Erica Silva, 34, called 911 about 3 p.m. after she crashed her car on Winters Road near Sunburst Avenue. She told dispatchers

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUPLE ACCUSED OF CHILD ENDANGERMENT

A Twentynine Palms couple was arrested Wednesday, accused of child endangerment. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy went to the 72200 block of Joshua Drive in Twentynine Palms about 9 a.m. to follow up on a previous call concerning domestic violence. The report states that one of the residents,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ACCUSED OF CHILD ENDANGERMENT

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Thursday, accused of child endangerment. Limited information is available, but deputies went to a home in the 71600 block of 29 Palms Highway about 9:30 a.m. Thursday for a welfare check. The conditions at the home were unacceptable, and Jeanie Johnson, 39, was arrested

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS MAN WITH A CHILD DURING A BREAK-IN ARRESTED

A Desert Hot Springs man who was captured on video Monday kicking in a home’s front door while holding the hand of a young child was arrested Thursday morning. Police say neighbors recognized the suspect as Damon Caldwell, 25, and called police, who located Caldwell in the 9600 block of

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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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MOTHER ARRESTED AFTER CHILD FOUND ALONE IN YUCCA VALLEY PARK

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested after her young child was found alone in a park Sunday evening. According to a Sheriff’s report, a park visitor reported about 6 p.m. that a 4-year-old had been at Jacob’s Park, at the corner of Hopi and Onaga Trails, for over an hour;

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FATHER ARRESTED FOR CHILD ENDANGERMENT

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Monday evening, accused of letting his young toddler son wander around unsupervised. According to a Sheriff’s report, the child was found outside alone about 7 p.m. near his home near Avenida la Flora Desierta and Calle Las Sierras in Joshua Tree. A deputy responded

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER TODDLERS LEFT ALONE

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested early Wednesday morning, accused of leaving her toddler children alone at home while she drove to Palm Springs. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies received a call at 4:13 a.m. that Ashley Boughner, 27, had left her 1 ½ year-old and 3-year-old child at

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUPLE ACCUSED OF CHILD ENDANGERMENT

A Twentynine Palms couple was arrested early Saturday morning, accused of child endangerment. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were making extra patrols in the 4300 block of Adobe Road. An abandoned home in the neighborhood had been burglarized recently, and deputies noticed about 9:45 p.m. Friday night that items

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A BIZARRE CALL TO DEPUTIES RESULTS IN CHILD ENDANGERMENT ARREST

A Twentynine Palms man who wanted Sheriff’s deputies to talk to his four-year-old daughter about jail was arrested Sunday afternoon for child endangerment. According to a Sheriff’s report, Michael Harper, 33, called 911 about 4:45 p.m. Sunday and asked dispatchers to tell his daughter about jail, before handing the phone

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CHILD LEFT AT A JOSHUA TREE SERVICE STATION, MOTHER ARRESTED, FATHER SOUGHT

A Joshua Tree mother and father were arrested after they allegedly left their young child alone at a gas station for hours Tuesday evening. According to a Sheriff’s report, a 4-year-old girl was with at least three other adults and several other young children at the Valero gas station in

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