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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MORONGO BASIN SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES SOLVE TWENTYNINE PALMS BURGLARY

Morongo Basin deputies solved a complicated burglary case in Twentynine Palms and made two arrests. According to the Sheriff’s Department, a man who owned a vacation home in the 6800 block of Eucalyptus Avenue in Twentynine Palms called deputies Monday, March 27, to report that the house had been burglarized

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF ASSAULTING SHERIFF’S DEPUTY

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Wednesday, accused of assaulting a Sheriff’s deputy. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to a fight between a man and woman near Lupine Avenue and El Paseo Drive in Twentynine Palms about 1:30 p.m. The man, Arsola Bell, 21, became uncooperative and

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SHERIFF’S WOMEN’S WARRIOR CHALLENGE IS BACK

Are you up for the challenge ladies? The Women Warriors fitness challenge, sponsored by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, is back October 8. Women can compete in the individual challenge, team challenge (for three to six women), and team challenge for sworn law enforcement personnel. These physical fitness challenges

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SHERIFF’S PATROL CAR CRASHED INTO PICK-UP TRUCK IN JOSHUA TREE

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a crash between a Sheriff’s patrol car and a pick-up truck just after midnight Saturday morning. Sheldon Cowles, 41, of Joshua Tree, was driving a 1999 Ford F-150 pick-up truck northbound on Park Boulevard. As he was crossing Highway 62, Deputy Wayne Greer was

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATING SHOTS FIRED IN YUCCA VALLEY THURSDAY

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of shots fired in Yucca Valley Thursday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 7500 block of Palm Avenue about 2:20 p.m. for shots fired. The resident told deputies that her boyfriend became upset when she told him to

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THREE ARRESTED AFTER A SHARP-EYED NEIGHBOR ALERTS SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES

An alert neighbor notified the Sheriff’s Department when he saw strangers going in and out of a neighbor’s home in Twentynine Palms Thursday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, the neighbor called about 9:20 to report that a man was seen taking items out of a home in the 72400

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MORONGO SHERIFF’S STATIONS WELCOMES NEW FACES, SAYS GOODBYE TO OTHERS

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station will be saying hello to some new faces, and saying goodbye to others. Detective Cory Emon was promoted to sergeant earlier this week, and will be leaving to work in one of the jails. Detective Marcel Silva and Deputy Brandon Abell are transferring to different

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SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES LOOKING FOR STOLEN MOBILE HOME

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case where someone allegedly stole a mobile home in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, the owner of a mobile home said he was in the process of moving his home from the Aztec Mobile Home Park in the 7400 block of Church

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FIRE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AT HOMESTEAD VALLEY COUNCIL MEETING MONDAY

Officials from the fire department and Sheriff’s station will be at the Homestead Valley Community Council meeting Monday, March 21, to answer residents’ questions. Residents are also encouraged to come to the meeting to talk about the county plan and new guidelines for the siting and permitting of industrial-scale solar

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SHERIFF WARNS OF ARREST WARRANT SCAMS

Scam artists are still luring trusting area residents into parting with their hard-earned money. Reporter Ashton Henry says beware of the “Arrest Warrant” scam…

In this scam, con artists are taking advantage of technology that can change whatever is visible on Caller ID, and allow them to pose as the

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY

Hear from Fire and Sheriff’s Department officials. Talk to the field rep for State Senator Jean Fuller. Hear about developments in the campaign for Scenic Highway status for Hwy 247. Guest comments are first on the agenda at the monthly public meeting of the Homestead Valley Community Council. Make your

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED FOR DEALING METH

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Thursday afternoon, accused of dealing methamphetamine. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 73800 block of Baseline Road in Twentynine Palms about 1:45 to take into custody Jeremy Shannon, 23, who was wanted on a felony arrest warrant. After Shannon was

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A SHERIFF’S WARNING ABOUT THE LEGAL USE OF OFF-ROAD VEHICLES

The Sheriff’s Department will be on patrol on dirt bikes and 4-by-4 vehicles this holiday weekend enforcing off-highway vehicle violations. Reporter Sara Snyder says that OHV riders should ride in designated riding areas and trails only. Please respect private lands… This time of year, the Morongo Basin will experience an

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NO ARRESTS MADE IN SPECIAL HOLIDAY ORV PATROL

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Department conducted off-highway vehicle enforcement last Friday and Saturday during the Thanksgiving Day weekend. Over the course of the two days, deputies contacted 250 people and responded to four calls for service, but made no arrests and issued no citations. They handed out pamphlets outlining rules

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PURSUIT ENDS UP IN HILLS OF NORTH JOSHUA TREE

A routine traffic stop led to a pursuit that ended in the hills in north Joshua Tree Thursday afternoon. About 3:18, Sheriff’s deputies Bruce Southworth and Erikson saw an older model Jeep Cherokee with an expired registration at the Circle K gas station in Joshua Tree. When the deputies attempted

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COUNTY SETTLES QUICKLY WITH BEATING VICTIM

A man who was beaten by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies has already settled with the Board of Supervisors. In order to avoid litigation expenses, the San Bernardino County Supervisors reached an agreement with Francis Pusock, 30, who was beaten by at least 10 Sheriff’s deputies April 9 in the

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ACLU SAYS BEATING BY COUNTY DEPUTIES PART OF LARGER PROBLEM

A spokesman for the American Civil Liberties Union says a federal investigation into the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has been too long in coming. The FBI announced Friday it would conduct a civil rights investigation into the televised beating of a man as he was taken into custody. Thursday,

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VIDEOTAPED BEATING CAUSES COUNTY SHERIFF INVESTIGATION

A disturbing videotape of San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies viciously beating a suspected horse thief near Hesperia has caused County Sheriff John McMahon to order a departmental investigation of the incident. “The video surrounding this arrest is disturbing, and I have ordered an internal investigation be conducted immediately,” McMahon said

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EXTRA ENFORCEMENT OF OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE LAWS THIS WEEKEND

The Sheriff’s Department would like to remind everyone that the Morongo Basin will see a higher number of OHV riders and RV campers this Easter weekend. OHV riders should ride in designated riding areas and trails only; and respect private lands. The Sheriff’s Department OHV Team and County Code Enforcement

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