THREE ARRESTED IN TWO SEPARATE HIGH-SPEED PURSUITS

Three people were arrested Thursday in separate incidents for leading Sheriff’s deputies on high-speed pursuits.

About 2:30 p.m., a deputy in Yucca Valley spotted a vehicle that matched the description of a car that had been reported stolen in Yucca Valley October 29. The deputy attempted a traffic stop at

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HIGH-SPEED CHASE RESULTS IN CRASH IN YUCCA VALLEY

Updated 9 a.m. with more information about the burglary and pursuit:

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Thursday following a high-speed pursuit and roll-over crash in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident in the 58900 block of Carmelita Circle came home just after noon and discovered a

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DEPUTIES SEEKING MAN SHOT AT BY DEPUTY DURING PURSUIT

A Sheriff’s deputy shot at a man who was trying to run him over during a pursuit last week. According the Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations division, deputies initiated a traffic stop on a white Ford pick-up truck in the area of Hwy 62 and Hwy 247 for a vehicle code violation

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday afternoon following a high-speed chase through the Morongo Basin. About 2:30 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies and California Highway Patrol officers were called about a red sport bike that was speeding near Yucca Valley High School and crossed over double yellow lines to pass a

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SCHOOL LOCKED DOWN, THREE ARRESTED AFTER DESERT HOT SPRINGS PURSUIT

An elementary school was locked down and three people were arrested in Desert Hot Springs following a pursuit Thursday afternoon. Just before 3 p.m., police officers attempted to stop a car with no license plates near Palm Drive and Dillon Road. The driver refused to pull over and led officers

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MARINE ARRESTED AFTER 130 MPH PURSUIT FRIDAY

A high-speed chase from Joshua Tree to Morongo Valley Friday night resulted in the arrest of a 20-year-old Marine from Ohio. According to the California Highway Patrol, just before 11 p.m. Friday, Officer Casey Simmons attempted to stop a blue 2006 Yamaha R6 sports bike on Highway 62 near Sunburst

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH-SPEED CHASE

A Joshua Tree woman was arrested early Sunday morning, after she led Sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed pursuit for miles through Yucca Valley and Morongo Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy spotted a gray Chrysler van driving westbound on Highway 62 without headlights about 2:30 a.m., and attempted

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT THURSDAY MORNING

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early this morning after he led deputies on a high speed chase through Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle being driven by Levi Korhonen, 42, near Onaga Trail and Warren Vista about

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TWO ARRESTED FOLLOWING HIGH-SPEED CHASE FRIDAY NIGHT

Two people were arrested following a high-speed pursuit in the Morongo Basin Friday night. About 10:35 p.m., Deputy Shane Crowl noticed a Jeep Grand Cherokee with a vehicle violation near Highway 62 and El Reposo in Joshua Tree. When he attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver fled. Five Sheriff’s

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TWENTYNINE PALM MAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Thursday morning after he led Sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed pursuit. According to a Sheriff’s report, Deputy Sean Lenihan saw a white BMW without a license plate at the intersection of Adobe Road and Highway 62 about 12:20 a.m. Lenihan attempted a traffic

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Thursday morning after he led Sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed pursuit. According to a Sheriff’s report, Deputy Sean Lenihan saw a white BMW without a license plate at the intersection of Adobe Road and Highway 62 about 12:20 a.m. Lenihan attempted a traffic

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT THURSDAY MORNING

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested early Thursday morning after leading deputies on a high-speed chase through Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Deputy Alex Millan saw a reckless driver near Avalon Avenue and Highway 62 and attempted to make a traffic stop just after 2

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED FOR HOME INVASION AFTER HIGH SPEED CHASE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Thursday night, accused of a home invasion robbery and high-speed pursuit. The Sheriff’s Department said residents in the 6400 block of Goleta Avenue in Yucca Valley called just before 10 p.m. to report that a man had broken into their home and stolen their

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HIGH-SPEED CHASE IN LANDERS AND JOHNSON VALLEY RESULTS IN AN ARREST

A high-speed pursuit in Johnson Valley and Landers ended with the arrest of a Buellton man Sunday afternoon. The California Highway Patrol said Officer Caleb Miller was assigned to the King of the Hammers event, and was monitoring traffic in the area of State Route 247 and Boone Road. About

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TWO ARRESTED AFTER A HI-SPEED CHASE FROM LANDERS TO YUCCA VALLEY

At least two men were arrested early Monday morning following a high-speed chase that started in Landers and ended in a residential neighborhood in Yucca Valley. Just after 10 p.m. Sunday night, a man called deputies to report he had been robbed by an armed suspect. The man said his

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ONE ARRESTED FOLLOWING HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT THROUGH YUCCA VALLEY

At least one man was arrested early Monday morning following a high-speed chase that started in Landers and ended in a residential neighborhood in Yucca Valley. Just after 10 p.m. Sunday night, a man called deputies to report he had been robbed by an armed suspect. The man said his

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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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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH SPEED CHASE ON A DIRT BIKE SUNDAY

A Joshua Tree man was arrested early Sunday morning following a high-speed chase through residential neighborhoods in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies attempted to make a traffic stop on a dirt bike, ridden by Timothy Smith, 40, about 1:40 a.m. near Yucca Trail and Warren Vista Avenue.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH-SPEED CHASE MONDAY

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Monday afternoon, after deputies said he led them on a high-speed chase through the Morongo Basin. The chase started just after 1 p.m. as Thomas Stokell, 39, led deputies and CHP officers eastbound on the highway, before he was finally captured in the 6200

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14-YEAR-OLD BOY ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY FOLLOWING HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT

A 14-year-old boy was arrested Friday afternoon following a high-speed chase on a dirt bike through Yucca Valley neighborhoods. According to a Sheriff’s report, Deputy Shaunna Ables tried to stop the boy who was riding an off-road motorcycle on surface streets near Balsa Avenue and Onaga Trail about 4:30 p.m.

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