A SPATE OF BURGLARY AND VANDALISM IN YUCCA VALLEY

Morongo Basin Sheriff’s deputies were busy Monday investigating at least four commercial burglaries and vandalism. According to Sheriff’s reports, deputies were called to the 56400 block of 29 Palms Highway about 8 a.m. where an unknown suspect broke through a back door and stole the cash register and cash, along

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN SUSPECTED OF ARSON IN HOUSE FIRE OVER A YEAR AGO

A Yucca Valley man suspected of arson in the fire of a home over a year ago was arrested Thursday night. On July 5, 2016, the owner of a home in the 1300 block of Inca Trail was told her rental home—from which James Shropshire, 65, had just been evicted—was

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29 PALMS ART GALLERY VANDALIZED

Deputies are investigating a case of vandalism at the 29 Palms Art Gallery. Volunteers called the Sheriff’s Department about 9 a.m. Saturday to report that unknown suspects destroyed the tiles to an old table on the gallery’s patio. The report states there have been ongoing issues with people showing up

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LANDERS MAN ACCUSED OF STABBING TIRES AT HOME DEPOT

A Landers man was arrested Wednesday morning, accused of stabbing tires. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the Yucca Valley Home Depot about 10:30 a.m. for a report of a fight. Witnesses said a man, later identified as Paul Maki, 40, was stabbing tires in the parking

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INTENTIONAL FLOODING OF HOMES IN YUCCA VALLEY AND 29 PALMS

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating two similar cases of vandalism in Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley. On Saturday, deputies were called to the 6500 block of Desert Queen Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 7:30 p.m. when neighbors noticed water in the front yard of an apartment building. Neighbors and the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF SLASHING TIRES

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Saturday morning, accused of slashing tires. According to a Sheriff’s report, residents in the 72100 block of Sullivan Road called deputies about 3:30 a.m. Saturday to report that someone had slashed the tires of a vehicle parked in front of the home. The

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WOMAN ARRESTED FOR DUI AFTER DRIVING INTO HER EX-BOYFRIENDS HOUSE

A 31-year-old woman ran into some trouble Sunday afternoon … quite literally. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Viridiana Garrett drove to her ex-boyfriend’s house in the 56100 block of Onaga Trail in Yucca Valley just before 5 p.m. Sunday. Garrett attempted to drive off after learning her ex-boyfriend was not

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MAN SUSPECTED OF VANDALIZING YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL ARRESTED

A 27-year-old man was arrested Wednesday, accused of vandalizing Yucca Valley High School. Deputies were called to the school about 6:40 p.m. Wednesday where a witness saw Justin Howe, of Yucca Valley, spray painting on the gym’s walls. Justin Howe was arrested for investigation of vandalism and being under the

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REWARD OFFERED AFTER DESERT HOT SPRINGS VANDALISM

A reward is being offered for information regarding vandalism at the Carl May Community Center in Desert Hot Springs earlier this month. On Sept. 5, police officers responded to reports of a shattered front door. They discovered that items had been stolen and thousands of dollars in vandalism. A

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BB GUN DAMAGE TO A JOSHUA TREE BUSINESS

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a third case of possible BB gun damage to a Joshua Tree business in a week. Monday, an employee of a business in the 61800 block of 29 Palms Highway reported an 8-foot-by-8-foot window was broken sometime during the night, possibly by a BB gun. Last

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VANDALS STRIKE BREHM SPORTS PARK

Vandals struck at the Brehm Sports Park in Yucca Valley Thursday. According to a Sheriff’s report, sometime between 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and 12:30 Thursday afternoon, the door to the handicapped stall in the men’s restroom was kicked off, and a concrete picnic table was damaged. Damages are estimated in the

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MORONGO VALLEY POST OFFICE VANDALIZED, MAIL POSSIBLY STOLEN

The Morongo Valley Post Office was vandalized and mail was possibly stolen from numerous post office boxes Monday night. Postal employees noticed when they arrived at work Tuesday morning that multiple post office boxes had been pried open. Stealing mail is a federal offense, and postal inspectors are investigating the

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VANDALISM TO JOSHUA TREE CIRCLE K

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating two incidents of vandalism in two days at the Circle K convenience store in Joshua Tree. About midnight Monday night, the front window next to the door was shattered by a high-powered BB gun. When the window was being replaced Tuesday afternoon, the store manager noticed

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YUCCA VALLEY POST OFFICE HAS 11 WINDOWS SHOT WITH BB’S

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating vandalism at the Yucca Valley post office Sunday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, an employee was working in the back of the post office when he heard a loud crash at the front of the building about 5:30 p.m. When he came out to

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YUCCA VALLEY PHARMACY BURGLARIZED

A Yucca Valley pharmacy was burglarized early Saturday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, a burglary alarm went off just after 3:30 a.m. at the New Pharmacy in the Town Center Mall on Highway 62. Video surveillance showed two suspects threw rocks through the pharmacy’s glass window and entered the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RESTAURANT VANDALIZED

A Twentynine Palms restaurant was vandalized Saturday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, an employee at the Pizza Hut in the 72500 block of 29 Palms Highway reported someone shot a bullet through the restaurant’s front window. A Sheriff’s investigation found it was not a bullet, but a marble, that

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A RASH OF BB GUN VANDALISM IN YUCCA VALLEY SATURDAY NIGHT

At least seven people reported vandalism caused by a BB gun to their businesses and vehicles in Yucca Valley Saturday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, sometime Saturday night, unknown suspects shot a BB gun at four businesses in the 56900 and 55600 blocks of Yucca Trail and three vehicles

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VEHICLE VANDALISM INCIDENT IN YUCCA VALLEY UNDER INVESTIGATION

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a case of vandalism to a woman’s car in Yucca Valley Friday. According to a Sheriff’s report, the unidentified woman was driving eastbound in the number 2 lane of Highway 62 near Palm Avenue in Yucca Valley about 7:15 p.m. Friday, when her car was struck

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TWO MEN ARRESTED AFTER POUNDING ON WINDOWS

Two Riverside men were arrested Friday night, after several residents called to report a man was pounding on their windows in Twentynine Palms. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies received multiple calls of a man pounding on and breaking windows in the area of Mimosa and Sun Valley Drive starting

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MORONGO VALLEY PLAGUED BY VANDALS AND BURGLARS

Just after midnight Friday, security cameras at the Morongo Valley fruit market caught two men who were breaking into the water dispenser machine outside the store. And also that night, a mirror was broken off a postal truck at the post office, next door to the fruit market. The previous

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