DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SEMINAR OFFERED NEXT WEEK

Morongo Basin professionals are getting educated on a subject that, directly or indirectly, effects almost all of us. Reporter David Haldane explains… Have you or someone you know been touched by domestic violence? If so, you’re not alone; one in four women will experience it in their lives, and one

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN YUCCA VALLEY AND JOSHUA TREE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Sunday, after his ex-girlfriend said he pushed and punched her. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 6300 block of Richard Drive in Yucca Valley about 10:40 p.m. Sunday. The victim said Aiden Stockman, 20, was arguing with her, and when

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Wednesday morning, accused of beating up his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 7100 block of Seymour Drive about 1 a.m. A neighbor heard a woman screaming and said a man, later identified as Kelly Macon, 33, was

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ARRESTS FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN JOSHUA TREE AND YUCCA VALLEY

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Tuesday after he rolled a wheel into his wife. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jamal Middleton, 31, had been arguing with his wife over several days over their car and recently purchased wheels. On Tuesday, Middleton allegedly pushed a wheel into his wife, causing

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ARGUMENT OVER LOUD TV ESCALATES TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN YUCCA VALLEY

An argument over a loud television set turned violent in Yucca Valley early Wednesday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman in the 6300 block of Hermosa Avenue said she was sleeping when she was woken up by a loud TV in the living room. She told deputies when

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Saturday, accused of felony spouse abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called deputies about 4 p.m. because her boyfriend, Derek Burns, 23, was not allowing her and her child to leave a home in the 71500 block of Juanita Drive in Twentynine

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAM OFFERED THIS SUNDAY

Domestic violence is often referred to as a silent crime, because its victims often do not speak up about the abuse they suffer. An estimated 25 percent of women have been victims of domestic violence, as well as about 15 percent of men, while millions of children witness violence in

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FREE LEGAL ADVICE FOR MILITARY VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT

Military service members and their families who are victims of domestic violence or sexual assault have access to free legal advice and representation. The Victims’ Legal Counsel provides confidential advice, counseling, and referrals for crime victims, and can help victims obtain a military or civilian protective order. VLC services are

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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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TWO ARRESTS AFTER DOMESTIC DISPUTE, ALLEGED STABBING, RESISTING ARREST

Two people were arrested following a domestic dispute that led to an alleged stabbing and resisting arrest. According to a Sheriff’s report, Gabriel Maldonado, 23, was at the Rite-Aid store in the 72200 block of 29 Palms Highway in Twentynine Palms about 7:40 a.m. claiming that Antonia Amaro, 25, had

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ONE ARREST FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN JOSHUA TREE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Wednesday after his wife said he hit her. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jeremy Harper, 30, was arguing with his wife in the 4500 block of Avenida del Sol about 4 p.m. because she had not washed the dishes. His wife told deputies that

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF BEATING UP HIS GIRLFRIEND

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Monday afternoon, accused of beating up his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, a witness called 911 shortly before 4 p.m. to report that a man and woman were fighting in the 6300 block of Hermosa Avenue. When deputies arrived, the woman, who was

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFFICE HOLDING OFFICE WARMING PARTY TOMORROW

Morongo Basin Unity Home’s Domestic Violence Outreach office will hold an “office warming” party Wednesday, May 25. The public is invited to come meet the staff and see the new office from9 to 11 a.m. Coffee and pastries will be available. The Domestic Violence Outreach office is located 7237 Joshua

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YUCCA VALLEY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCIDENT MIRRORS PRIOR ARREST

In an incident that is nearly identical to a similar call two months ago, a Yucca Valley man was arrested on multiple warrants following a call of suspected domestic violence. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 57400 block of Lupine Avenue about 12:30 a.m. after a

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TWO YUCCA VALLEY MEN ARRESTED IN TWO INCIDENTS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday night, accused of choking and biting a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, Benjamin Benstead, 24, was arguing with a woman about 9:45 p.m. in the 7400 block of Hopi Trail. Benstead is accused of wrapping his arm around her neck. After she

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACUSSED OF FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday, accused of beating up a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman called about 10:30 p.m. and said that Jonathan Sprecher, 67, beat her and she was bleeding. Deputies went to a home in the 7600 block of Acoma Trail in Yucca

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Monday afternoon, accused of beating up his girlfriend and threatening her with a knife. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called deputies from the 54600 block of 29 Palms Highway about 12:40 to say her boyfriend was beating her with a fist, and

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WONDER VALLEY MAN HELD AFTER ATTACKING HIS SON AND DAUGHTER

A Wonder Valley man was arrested Wednesday after he attacked his son and daughter. According to a Sheriff’s report, Steven Harwood, 43, of the 76600 block of Foley Drive, had been drinking and got into an argument with his teenage-age children about 8:30 p.m. The report states that he punched

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN YUCCA AND MORONGO VALLEY

An argument over a cell phone led to an arrest of a Yucca Valley man, accused of punching his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, witnesses called the Sheriff’s Department to report that Ernest Finister, 52, was arguing with his girlfriend in the 6400 block of India Avenue in Yucca

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS AND JOSHUA TREE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Saturday evening, accused of fighting with his wife. According to a Sheriff’s report, Adam Hamersky, 20, was arguing with his wife about 8 p.m. in the 74400 block of Joe Davis Drive when his wife said he head butted her, grabbed her by her

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