CHP INVESTIGATORS SAY DEPUTY AT FAULT IN ROLLOVER CRASH

The California Highway Patrol has released additional information concerning an officer-involved crash on the Morongo Grade Monday. CHP Officer Mike Radford said that Sheriff’s Deputy Shane Crowl was driving a marked, 2011 Ford Crown Victoria westbound on Highway 62, west of Hess Boulevard about 7:12 p.m. Due to his unsafe

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN SHOT BY DEPUTY MONDAY ACCUSED OF BURGLARIZING HOMES, VEHICLES IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Sheriff’s Department has released more information about the deputy-involved shooting in Yucca Valley Monday morning. According to a press release, several residents called about 7:30 a.m. to report that a man and woman, dressed all in black and carrying a tan blanket, were running through back yards in the

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DEPUTY-INVOLVED SHOOTING IN YUCCA VALLEY UNDER INVESTIGATION

Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Jody Miller released more information about an officer-involved shooting in Yucca Valley Monday morning. Miller said deputies responded to the area of Amador and Navajo Trail shortly before 8:00 a.m. after dispatchers received reports of a man, dressed in black, running through backyards in the neighborhood.

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TWO PEOPLE—INCLUDING DEPUTY—INJURED IN SEPARATE ROLLOVER CRASHES ON MORONGO GRADE

Two people—including a Sheriff’s deputy–were injured in separate rollover crashes on the Morongo Grade. According to Morongo Valley Fire Engineer Ryan Murphy, a Sheriff’s deputy rolled his patrol car on the westbound side of the highway on the grade about 7:20 p.m. Monday night. Murphy said the patrol car rolled

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MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT FOR THIS NEW YEARS HOLIDAY WEEKEND

Police are planning DUI checkpoints and extra patrols to catch drivers under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, illegal drugs and prescriptions. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s will have DUI saturation patrols on New Year’s Eve; officers will be out in force. The California Highway Patrol starts its maximum enforcement period,

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DRIVER WHO HIT A PEDESTRIAN IN A 29 PALMS CROSSWALK AND FLED BEING SOUGHT

A man suffered minor injuries when he was hit by a car in a crosswalk in Twentynine Palms Saturday. According to a Sheriff’s report, the victim was in the crosswalk with the right of way at Highway 62 and Encelia Avenue just before 11:30 p.m. when he was hit by

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SHERIFF’S SWAT TEAM CALLED TO TWENTYNINE PALMS STAND-OFF MONDAY

The Sheriff’s Department sent in a SWAT team Monday following a report of a man who barricaded himself inside his home after stabbing a woman in the hand. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were sent to a home in the 6500 block of Oasis Avenue in Twentynine Palms about

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT TAKING DONATIONS FOR THE NO-KILL ANIMAL SHELTER

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Department is accepting donations of pet food, cleaning supplies, blankets and other pet-related items for donation to the Morongo Basin no-kill animal shelter in Joshua Tree. The shelter especially needs dry dog and cat food, all kinds of puppy and kitten food, cleaning supplies and pet

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT RECEIVES STATE GRANT

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has been awarded a $463,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department will use the funding for educational

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SOCIAL MEDIA THREAT TO KILL LEADS TO MORONGO VALLEY SCHOOL LOCKDOWN AND ARREST

A Morongo Valley man was arrested Wednesday morning for making criminal threats after he posted a photo on Facebook in which he threatened to kill people in a mass murder. About 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Robin Rennaker, also known as Robbie Rennaker, 21, posted a photo of a gun on Facebook

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THREE FOREIGN TOURISTS RESCUED NEAR A MARINE BASE LIVE-FIRE RANGE

Three Spanish tourists were stuck in the sand for hours Monday afternoon near the live fire range of the Twentynine Palms Combat Center. Just before 1 p.m., a Spanish-speaking man called to report that he and two companions were stuck in the sand in their silver Hyundai Sonata on board

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ARSON SUSPECTED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS VEHICLE FIRE

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of vehicle arson in Twentynine Palms Tuesday. Firefighters were called to the area of Smoke Tree Avenue and Joshua Drive at 12:37 for a vehicle that was fully involved in flames. The fire was extinguished in about five minutes. After the fire was

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THREE STOLEN VEHICLES RECOVERED, FOUR ARRESTED

Morongo Basin Sheriff’s deputies recovered three stolen vehicles this weekend, and arrested four people. Two Yucca Valley residents were arrested early Sunday morning after a deputy stopped a Toyota about 12:40 a.m. near Old Woman Springs Road and Highway 62. Inside the vehicle were Steven Hoyle, 27, and Leah Edwards,

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SHERIFF TO FILL A COP CAR WITH SCHOOL SUPPLIES THIS FRIDAY

School supplies are always in need, especially right before the beginning of fall semester. Reporter Eric Knabe has found a way we all can help… Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station announces their second annual fill-a-cop car with school supplies Friday, August 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Yucca Valley

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SHERIFF’S DEPUTY KILLED IN BIG BEAR PLANE CRASH

Two people, including a San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy, were found dead Sunday in the wreckage of a small plane that crashed Saturday in the Mountains near Big Bear. Rebecca Joan Raymond, 28, was assigned to the Barstow station, officials said. The name of the other victim, believed to be

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUNCIL APPROVES MOBILE AND FIXED LICENSE PLATE READERS

The Twentynine Palms City Council has made it harder to traverse that city without being noticed. Reporter David Haldane explains… If you ever steal a car, better not drive it through Twentynine Palms. That’s the main takeaway from last night’s City Council meeting at which something called the Automated License

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SHERIFF LAUNCHES “SAFE RETURN” PROGRAM FOR THE MISSING DISABLED

The Sheriff’s Department often receives reports of missing people who have a tendency to wander because of a disability such as autism, Alzheimer’s or dementia. The department has started a registry database, The Safe Return Program, where residents can register their loved ones who are at risk of wandering and

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VEHICLE THEFTS ON THE RISE, A REMINDER FROM THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

In addition to residential burglaries, theft from parked vehicles and vehicle theft is also going up here in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Anthony Abraria says the Sheriff’s Department is offering a reminder…

Crimes of petty theft from vehicles and stolen vehicles are on the rise. The citizens of the Morongo

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SHERIFF’S HOMELESS OUTREACH PROJECT ONGOING

The Z107.7 “Up Close” show Friday featured a lively discussion on the issue of homelessness in the Morongo Basin. In this follow-up, reporter Rebecca Havely outlines the Sheriff Department’s homeless outreach, Project Hope…

In June of 2016 the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department launched a public awareness campaign about homelessness,

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SHERIFF INVESTIGATING FOUR STOLEN VEHICLE REPORTS

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station is investigating four stolen vehicle reports in Yucca Valley from just Monday and Tuesday. According to Sheriff’s reports, the first vehicle, a gray 2008 Honda Accord was stolen from the driveway of a home in the 58600 block of Barron Drive sometime between June 30

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