SHERIFF’S STATION COLLECTING DONATIONS FOR THE NO KILL ANIMAL SHELTER

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station is collecting donations for the Joshua Tree no-kill animal shelter. Residents can drop off dry dog and cat food, cleaning supplies, blankets, bedding, and other pet-related items at the Sheriff’s Station on the highway at Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. All donations will be brought

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THREATS MADE TO MORONGO BASIN SHERIFF’S STATION, MINORITIES

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a mailed letter that threatens deputies and minorities, and praises Donald Trump and the Islamic State. According to limited information from the Sheriff’s Department, the letter was addressed to the Sheriff’s Department and delivered to Twentynine Palms City Hall Monday morning. The letter made threats

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DON’T FALL FOR RENTAL SCAMS

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Department has received several reports of residents who have been the victims of fraud when trying to rent a home. The victims respond to an online ad, and send off a deposit and rent—usually by wiring money—Western Union, Moneygrams, or other untraceable payments. Sometimes the

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT CONDUCTING HOMELESS OUTREACH PROGRAM

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has launched a new public awareness campaign about homelessness, “Positive Change, Not Spare Change.” According to the Sheriff’s Homeless Outreach and Proactive Enforcement, or HOPE team, 65 percent of panhandlers are not homeless. The HOPE team says giving money to panhandlers contributes to the

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT COLLECTING SCHOOL SUPPLIES TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Station of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department will be collecting school supplies tomorrow. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to come fill a cop car… The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Department is holding its first fundraising event to provide area children with everything they need to go

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NATIONAL NIGHT OUT TOMORROW NOTES POLICE-COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Tomorrow is National Night Out, an event that highlights the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they protect. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation… The Morongo Basin will join communities across the country for National Night Out on Tuesday, August 2. This will be the first time any communities

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT SAYS DON’T GIVE MONEY TO PANHANDLERS

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is launching a new public awareness campaign about homelessness, “Positive Change, Not Spare Change.” According to the Sheriff’s Homeless Outreach and Proactive Enforcement, or HOPE, team, 65 percent of panhandlers are not homeless. The HOPE team says giving money to panhandlers contributes to the

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DEPUTY ARRESTED FOR HAVING SEX WITH INMATES

A Morongo Basin Sheriff’s deputy was arrested Friday, accused of having sex with female inmates at the jail. According to a Sheriff’s report, the Sheriff’s Department received information Friday, July 1, that Deputy Brian DerryBerry, 24, was engaging in sexual activity with a woman who was in the Morongo Basin

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MORONGO BASIN SHERIFF’S NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TONIGHT

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station will hold a Neighborhood Watch meeting in Twentynine Palms tonight (Wednesday, June 29). Learn how to start a neighborhood watch in your area, tips on safety, security, how to report suspicious activity, local social media information, online resources, and about becoming a Sheriff’s Department volunteer.

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SHERIFF’S “PROJECT HOPE” HOMELESS OUTREACH ONGOING

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has launched a public awareness campaign about homelessness, “Positive Change, Not Spare Change.” According to the Sheriff’s Homeless Outreach and Proactive Enforcement, or HOPE team, 65 percent of panhandlers are not homeless. The HOPE team says giving money to panhandlers contributes to the panhandler’s

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SHERIFF’S SGT. RICK MILLARD RETIRING, 20 YEARS AS DEPUTY AFTER 21 AS A MARINE

After serving with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department for 20 years, Sergeant Rick Millard will be retiring Friday, April 1. Millard has worked as a deputy, corporal/detective, and sergeant here in the Morongo Basin. He started his career with the Sheriff’s Department as a volunteer with search and rescue

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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TONIGHT

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station will hold a Neighborhood Watch meeting tonight, Wednesday, March 23, in the Twentynine Palms in the Community Services Building at 6:30 p.m. Learn how to start a neighborhood watch in your area, tips on safety, security, how to report suspicious activity, local social media information,

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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING IN YUCCA VALLEY TONIGHT, 29 PALMS WEDNESDAY

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station will hold two Neighborhood Watch meetings this week. The first one will be held tonight, Monday, March 21st in the Yucca Valley Senior Center with a meeting in Twentynine Palms in the Community Services Building on Wednesday, March 23. Both meetings will start at 6:30

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COUNTY SHERIFF IMPLEMENTING HOMELESS PROGRAM

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is launching a new public awareness campaign about homelessness, “Positive Change, Not Spare Change.” According to the Sheriff’s Homeless Outreach and Proactive Enforcement, or HOPE, team, 65 percent of panhandlers are not homeless. The HOPE team says giving money to panhandlers contributes to the

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DEPUTIES ACCUSED OF ASSAULT IN VIDEOTAPED BEATING PLEAD NOT GUILTY

Three San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies accused of felony assault by a peace officer all pleaded not guilty yesterday in San Bernardino Superior Court. A new hearing was set for April 13. Nick Downey, Charles Foster, and Michael Phelps are accused of using excessive force on Francis Pusok following a

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LAWSUIT EXPECTED TODAY AGAINST SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT FOR JAIL CONDITIONS

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said it expects a class action lawsuit to be filed against it today by a prisoner-rights organization, alleging that the conditions in the county’s jails violate the inmates’ civil rights. The Prison Law Office has been investigating conditions at the county jails for two

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SHERIFFS RECOVER THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN STOLEN PROPERTY, MAKE ARREST, MORE PENDING

Morongo Basin Sheriff’s deputies have made at least one arrest and recovered tens of thousands of dollars in stolen property this week. According to Sherriff’s Department press releases, deputies served a search warrant Tuesday at a home near the intersection of Sunny Sands Drive and Wesley Road. Deputies were investigating

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MAN PEPPER SPRAYED AFTER HE ATTEMPTS TO KICK OUT PATROL CAR WINDOW

A Los Angeles man is accused of felony vandalism after he tried to kick his way out of a Sheriff’s patrol car following an arrest for violating a restraining order. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 61500 block of Division Street about 11 a.m. when Nathaniel

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MORONGO BASIN SEARCH AND RESCUE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

The Morongo basin Sheriff’s Station is looking for volunteers to serve on the Search and rescue team. Reporter Ashton Henry has details… The Morongo Basin volunteer Search and Rescue team is looking for individuals who are interested in joining their team and serving the community. The SAR team is a

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT SEEKS WHEREABOUTS OF YUCCA VALLEY MAN WANTED FOR ARMED ROBBERY

The Sheriff’s Department has identified one of the men suspected of robbing the Stater Brothers in Yucca Valley last week. The Sheriff’s Department says Christian Trujillo, 29, of Yucca Valley, went to the “new” Stater Brothers grocery store on the east end of Yucca Valley on New Year’s Eve about

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