JOSHUA TREE MAN FOUND DEAD IN JAIL CELL FRIDAY

A man who was arrested Friday afternoon for being under the influence of a controlled substance was found dead in his jail cell a few hours later. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the Hi-Desert Medical Center about 11:35 a.m. for a report of a combative man.

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TWO ARRESTED TRYING TO SMUGGLE DRUGS INTO THE JOSHUA TREE JAIL

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Thursday, accused of smuggling drugs to an inmate during a jail visit. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Amy Simms, 43, was visiting with Brian Godden, 34, an inmate at the Morongo Basin Jail about 7 p.m. Thursday when Deputy Amanda Thomas noticed Simms sticking

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED FOR THREATENING PAPPY AND HARRIET’S OWNERS

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Wednesday evening, accused of making terrorist threats against his former employers. According to a Sheriff’s report, the owners of Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown contacted deputies about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday to report that Devon Murphy, 25, posted on Facebook that he was going to

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SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED IN 29 PALMS FOR NOT REGISTERING

A registered sex offender was arrested Friday for failing to register with the Sheriff’s Department. Sex offenders are required by law to register with local law enforcement either five days before or after their birthdays. Peter Wolik, of the 73400 block of El Paseo Drive in Twentynine Palms, was out

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LOCAL DEPUTY SAVES A JAIL INMATE ATTEMPTING SUICIDE

A Morongo Basin Sheriff’s deputy saved a Twentynine Palms man who attempted suicide in the Morongo Basin Jail November 30. According to a Sheriff’s press release, deputies made a traffic stop about 1:15 p.m. November 30 near Split Rock Avenue and Joshua Drive in Twentynine Palms. Inside the car was

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THREE MEN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH YUCCA VALLEY BURGLARIES; DETECTIVES SEARCHING FOR ONE MORE

Three Yucca Valley men were arrested Wednesday, and Sheriff’s deputies are searching for one more, following a burglary and drug lab investigation in Yucca Valley. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Wilson, a Sheriff’s task force served two search warrants at 9:42 a.m. at homes in the 5200 block of Warren

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TWO ARRESTED AFTER FAILURE TO YIELD AND FOOT PURSUIT

Two Twentynine Palms men were arrested Wednesday following a brief foot pursuit. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Deputy Wayne Greer was patrolling near Indian Trail and Morongo Road about 2 p.m. when he saw a green Camaro traveling eastbound on Indian Trail at more than 70 miles per hour. When

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ONE ARRESTED, TWO SOUGHT, IN JOSHUA TREE CAR THEFT

One man was arrested Wednesday, and Sheriff’s deputies are searching for two other suspects in an attempted vehicle theft. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, a neighbor saw a man acting suspiciously around a Chevy pick up truck parked in the 62200 block of Verbena Road

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DRUG ARRESTS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Two women were arrested Thursday morning for drug possession and other charges. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were following leads on another investigation when they went to a home in the 6900 block of Juniper Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 10:30. At the residence, they contacted Sabrina Norcross, 31,

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YUCCA VALLEY CAREGIVER ARRESTED FOR DRUGS, ELDER ABUSE

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Sunday morning after drugs were found in her residence. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 56800 block of Antelope Trail about 3:45 to execute a search warrant. During the search, deputies recovered methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. During the

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ONE IN CUSTODY AFTER MORONGO VALLEY STABBING MURDER

A suspect is in custody after a man was stabbed to death Saturday afternoon in Morongo Valley. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant James Porter, 911 received a call at 4:16 p.m. saying a Ford pick-up truck was parked on North Star Trail, just east of Big Morongo Road, with a male

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN BREAKS IN, HOLDS FATHER AT KNIFEPOINT

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Saturday after he broke into his parents’ home and threatened his father with a knife. According to a Sheriff’s report, William Peach, 60, forced his way into his father’s home in the 74700 block of Serrano Drive in Twentynine Palms about 7 p.m. Saturday.

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