YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF METHAMPHETAMINE SALES

Sheriff Deputies arrested a 26-year-old Yucca Valley man late Sunday afternoon for suspected felony possession of methamphetamine for sale. Joel Minasian was stopped at Paxton and Fortuna Avenue in Yucca Valley and was found to have outstanding warrants. A search revealed a quantity of suspected methamphetamine and paraphernalia. After investigation.

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FRIDAY’S FUGITIVE FINALLY FINGERED

A sharp-eyed deputy arrested 24-year-old Autumn Harris on Wednesday. Harris caught the deputy’s attention as she walked down the middle of Apache Trail near Santa Fe Trail in Yucca Valley. The officer recognized Harris from a recent “Fugitive Friday” poster at the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station. When the officer attempted

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN FOUND WITH A STOLEN TRAILER

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Saturday after deputies found him with a stolen trailer. About 10 a.m. Saturday, the owner of the trailer called Sheriff’s deputies to report that his stolen trailer was in a yard in the 3800 block of Balsa Avenue in Yucca Valley. When the deputy

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN SUSPECTED IN MULTIPLE BURGLARIES

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday in connection with multiple burglaries. According to a Sheriff’s report, detectives were conducting a follow-up investigation for several Yucca Valley burglaries and identified Thomas Brown, 37, as a suspect. When deputies located Brown in the 2900 block of Star Lane, he resisted arrest,

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TWO MEN ARRESTED AFTER YUCCA VALLEY PROBATION CHECK

Two Yucca Valley men were arrested Tuesday when deputies went to a home on a probation check. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 7300 block of Lucerne Vista in Yucca Valley about 5:30 p.m. Living at the home was John Killen, 52, and Robert

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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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YUCCA VALLEY MAN LINKED TO LANDERS BREAK-INS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday after two neighbors in Landers reported break-ins. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident in the 55900 block of Montara Road said sometime between 2:30 and 5 p.m. Friday, someone broke into a Conex storage container on the property and stole porcelain dolls,

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CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A convicted sex offender was arrested early Tuesday morning after deputies made a traffic stop in Twentynine Palms. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a vehicle near Star Dune Avenue and Highway 62 shortly before 4 a.m. for having an obstructed license plate. The deputy subsequently determined that

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ACCUSED OF IDENTITY THEFT

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested, accused of identity theft. According to a Sheriff’s report, Deputy Chris Jones made a traffic stop for a broken brake light just near Yucca Trail and Alta Avenue in Joshua Tree. The driver and sole occupant of the car Jilleen Davidson, 26, said she

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JOSHUA TREE MAN WITH $425,000 IN WARRANTS ARRESTED

A traffic stop resulted in the arrest of a Joshua Tree man wanted on $425,000 in warrants. About 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, a deputy stopped a vehicle near Park Avenue and Highway 62. Inside the vehicle was Demietreas Phillips, 35. The deputy determined that Demietreas Phillips had a $275,000 warrant for

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED ON $250,000 WARRANT

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Friday on a $250,000 warrant. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 62400 block of 29 Palms Highway about 8:45 p.m. where they found Joseph Anderson, 49. Anderson, who had a $250,000 felony warrant for his arrest for running

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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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FOUR ARRESTED DURING WARRANT SEARCH IN YUCCA VALLEY

Four people were arrested Thursday following a warrant search at a home in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies served a search warrant at home in the 5700 block of Linda Lee Drive about 9:10 a.m. During a search of the home, deputies located methamphetamine, heroin, and drug

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YUCCA VALLEY FELON FOUND WITH WEAPONS AND WARRANTS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Friday morning on firearms charges and various warrants. Limited information from the Sheriff’s Department indicates that deputies arrested John Stroschein, 52, of the 54600 block of Benecia Avenue about 3:15 a.m. for investigation of possession of a firearm with the serial number filed

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN HELD AFTER GIVING FALSE NAME

A Yucca Valley man who gave his brother’s name to a deputy following a traffic stop was arrested for false impersonation. According to a Sheriff’s report, the deputy stopped a black Acura about 6:40 p.m. near Joshua Lane and Hardesty Drive in Yucca Valley because the car didn’t have any

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TWO LA MEN LOST IN DESERT, FOUND ON MARINE BASE SATURDAY

Two Los Angeles-area men who got lost after leaving a party in Joshua Tree, got their truck stuck in the desert, and thought they’d walk to Big Bear, were guests of the county Saturday night until they were sober again. Marco Salinas, 21, of Los Angeles, and William Ruiz, 35,

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JOSHUA TREE FELON FOUND WITH DRUGS

A Joshua Tree man on felony probation was sent back to jail Saturday after he was found with drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy spotted Jason Brown, 35, pushing a bicycle in the 6400 block of Sunset Road. The deputy knew that Brown was on probation and had

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THREE ARRESTED FOLLOWING REPORT OF SUSPICIOUS FLASHLIGHTS IN YARD

Three people were arrested following a report of suspicious flashlights in a yard in Yucca Valley. About 4:30 a.m. Friday morning, Fred Garrido, 51, of Yucca Valley, called deputies to report that he saw flashlights in his yard in the 7600 block of Warren Vista Drive. When deputies arrived, they

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TWO ARRESTED FOLLOWING HIGH-SPEED CHASE FRIDAY NIGHT

Two people were arrested following a high-speed pursuit in the Morongo Basin Friday night. About 10:35 p.m., Deputy Shane Crowl noticed a Jeep Grand Cherokee with a vehicle violation near Highway 62 and El Reposo in Joshua Tree. When he attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver fled. Five Sheriff’s

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED AFTER ASSAULT, BURGLARY WARRANTS

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Monday, accused of threatening to hit another man with a large rock. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 75100 block of Mayfair Drive in Twentynine Palms about 5 p.m. to break up a fight involving three men. Deputies learned that

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