THEFT FROM A YUCCA VALLEY COMMUNITY THEATER

The community theatre troupe, The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley, were the victims of a burglary. The Players perform in the parish hall at St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church at Church Street and Onaga Trail. About 12:30 p.m. Sunday, troupe members went behind the church to their storage

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BRICKS VALUED AT $10,000 STOLEN FROM COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a major theft at Copper Mountain College. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 3 a.m. Sunday morning, someone stole $10,000 worth of bricks from a pallet from a construction site at the college. Anyone with information should call the Sheriff’s Department at 760-366-4175.

ONE ARRESTED, TWO SOUGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY WALMART BURGLARY

A man was arrested in Yucca Valley Tuesday night, accused of helping to two other men steal merchandise from Walmart. According to a Sheriff’s report, a witness saw two men carrying electronics run out of Walmart’s emergency exit about 10 p.m., and get into a white van. The witness followed

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TWENTYNINE PALMS JUVENILE CAUGHT STEALING MAIL

A Twentynine Palms juvenile was arrested Monday afternoon, accused of stealing mail from mailboxes. According to Sheriff’s reports, a resident in the 74300 block of Cottonwood Drive saw a boy throw mail on the ground about 12:30 p.m. The resident noticed that several mailboxes on the street had been opened.

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ENFORCEMENT, MONITORING STEPPED UP IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK FOLLOWING THEFTS, VIOLATIONS

Joshua Tree National Park has experienced several cases of vandalism, thefts, and violations of closed areas in the park. Due to two separate incidents in recent weeks, the park is stepping up its monitoring and enforcement of those in violation of no-entry areas in around the Keys Ranch area. Four

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TWO JOSHUA TREE MEN ARRESTED FOR NUMEROUS BURGLARIES

Two Joshua Tree men were arrested early Wednesday morning, accused of breaking into multiple vehicles in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident in the 57200 block of Jarana Court called about 1:30 to report a vehicle burglary in progress. Arriving deputies learned that at least five vehicles

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SUSPECT IN YUCCA VALLEY MAKE-UP THEFT SOUGHT

Authorities are looking for what should now be a very well-groomed woman who walked out of the Yucca Valley Walgreens with nearly $700 worth of makeup Sunday afternoon. A sheriff’s report described her as having “short dark hair and wearing red shorts with a black top.” According to a witness,

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MULTIPLE VEHICLE THEFTS, BURGLARIES IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating multiple vehicle thefts and burglaries in Yucca Valley from the weekend. On Friday, a white Kia Optima was reported stolen from a driveway in the 8500 block of San Vicente Drive, a utility trailer was reported stolen from the 58700 block of Barron Drive, and

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PERRIS WOMAN GIVES FALSE NAME AFTER SHOPLIFTING AT WAL-MART

A Perris woman was arrested in the Yucca Valley Walmart Monday afternoon, accused of shoplifting and giving a false name to law enforcement. According to a Sheriff’s report, Walmart employees observed Tashianna Lewis, 23, along with two men, concealing food, liquor, and clothing under their clothes and in shopping bags.

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WOMAN WITH NEARLY $1.5 MILLION IN WARRANTS ARRESTED IN LANDERS

A Yucca Valley woman with seven arrest warrants of nearly $1.5 million dollars was arrested Friday morning, accused of petty theft. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man and a woman went to the Dollar General store in Landers just before noon Friday and allegedly left without paying for several

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SHOPLIFTING LEADS TO ARREST ON MULTIPLE WARRANTS

A transient was arrested Saturday on warrants after he was accused of stealing wine from a Joshua Tree convenience store. According to a Sheriff’s report, Eric Hurtado, 26, went into Sam’s Market at the corner of Hallee Road and Highway 62 about 9:30 Saturday morning and allegedly put two bottles

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN CAUGHT STEALING A WATER TANK

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday night, accused of trying to steal a water tank from a foreclosed home. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor called the Sheriff’s Department about 8 p.m. to report that a man, later identified as Rusty Scoggins, 53, was loading a large water

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SUSPECTS SOUGHT IN TWO TWENTYNINE PALMS THEFTS

Sheriff’s deputies are looking for up to three people who are suspected of stealing from the Dollar General and Rite Aid stores in Twentynine Palms Wednesday afternoon. According to Sheriff’s reports, two men and a woman entered the Dollar General store on Highway 62 about 2:30 p.m. They loaded their

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TWO TRAILERS REPORTED STOLEN IN JOHNSON VALLEY

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating the theft of two trailers from Johnson Valley. According to investigators, the owner of the trailers said that sometime between Friday and Tuesday, someone broke into a Conex box on property near Cole Road and Old Woman Springs Road where two trailers were being stored.

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MORONGO VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF STEALING CASH FROM NEIGHBOR

A man who was helping a neighbor clean up thought he hit the mother lode when he found a large amount of cash, but he was arrested when he refused to return it to his neighbor. According to a Sheriff’s report, Ronald Svidergol, 52, was helping his neighbor clean in

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ANOTHER CONEX BOX STOLEN IN JOSHUA TREE

Three Conex storage containers have been stolen in Joshua Tree since mid-December. On Tuesday, the owner of a home in the 62100 block of Two Mile Road called deputies about 4:10 p.m. to report a burglary. While surveying the damage to the home and yard, which included a ransacked home,

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SKY’S THE LIMIT OBSERVATORY THE VICTIM OF HI-TECH THEFT

Volunteers arrived at the Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center in Twentynine Palms this weekend to discover the theft of facility’s complete photovoltaic system. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more … The stolen system was the only source of power for the non-profit organization’s automated telescopes, computers, and Observatory dome.

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HALF A WATER TANK REPORTED STOLEN IN WONDER VALLEY

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating the theft of half of a water tank in Wonder Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man in the 87800 block of Amboy Road was notified that a water tank at his abandoned property had been cut in half, and the missing half was

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LARGE STORAGE CONTAINER ROBBED, THEN STOLEN

The owner of a Conex storage container that had been burglarized and completely emptied earlier this year, returned to his property Wednesday and discovered the storage container itself had been stolen. According to a Sheriff’s report, on November 9, the owner of the container in the 60300 block of Moonlight

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WALKER STOLEN FROM DISABLED ELDERLY WOMAN AT WAL-MART

A disabled and elderly woman had her walker stolen while she shopped at Walmart Friday. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman had just had open heart surgery and uses a wheeled walker to help with getting around. On Friday, she left the walker at the entrance with the store

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