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SUSPECTED YUCCA VALLEY DRUG DEALER ARRESTED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A suspected drug dealer was arrested Thursday night when he was found with a large amount of suspected methamphetamine, heroin, and cash. Deputies were patrolling the Motel 6 in the 72500 block of Highway 62 in Twentynine Palms just before midnight Thursday where they saw a man, later identified as Christopher Browne, 39, of Yucca Valley, sitting in his car outside the motel. Deputies stopped to talk to Browne and discovered he was on probation. During a probation compliance check, deputies found about four pounds of methamphetamine and two ounces of heroin, drug paraphernalia, and more than $4000 in cash. Christopher Browne was arrested on suspicion of sales of a controlled substance, for $200,000 in warrants, and for his probation violation. He was booked into the West Valley Detention Center and is being held on a no-bail probation hold.

FREE TENNIS CLASSES FOR CHILD 6-13

The Morongo Basin Tennis Association is offering free tennis lessons for children. Hilary Sloane has more information…

The Morongo Basin Tennis Association will offer free tennis lessons for children aged 6 to 13, starting 9 a.m. October 10, at Jacobs Park in Yucca Valley. The classes are designed for beginner and novice players. The main objective of the program is to learn to control the ball. Students should bring a tennis racquet and athletic shoes, although loaner racquets are available if needed. Sign up to reserve your spot by calling Al at 760-363-7137. Safe distancing will be practiced; masks are optional.

SUSPECTED YUCCA VALLEY DRUG DEALER ARRESTED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A suspected drug dealer was arrested Thursday night when he was found with a large amount of suspected methamphetamine, heroin, and cash. Deputies were patrolling the Motel 6 in the 72500 block of Highway 62 in Twentynine Palms just before midnight Thursday where they saw a man, later identified as Christopher Browne, 39, of Yucca Valley, sitting in his car outside the motel. Deputies stopped to talk to Browne and discovered he was on probation. During a probation compliance check, deputies found about four pounds of methamphetamine and two ounces of heroin, drug paraphernalia, and more than $4000 in cash. Christopher Browne was arrested on suspicion of sales of a controlled substance, for $200,000 in warrants, and for his probation violation. He was booked into the West Valley Detention Center and is being held on a no-bail probation hold.

Deputies found four pounds of methamphetamine, two ounces of heroin, and a large amount of cash in the possession of Christopher Browne, 39, of Yucca Valley. Sheriff’s Department photo

ELDERLY MAN TAKES SCOOTER FROM YUCCA VALLEY STATER BROTHERS STORE

An elderly man who went joyriding last month on an electric scooter from a Yucca Valley grocery store is wanted by the Sheriff’s Department. On August 27, the man entered the “new” Stater Brothers on the east end of town, got in an electric scooter, and used it as he shopped inside the store for a beverage and snacks. After purchasing the items, the man left the store driving the scooter. He has not returned the scooter to Stater Brothers. The suspect is described as white, about 80 years old, with thinning white or blond hair, and wearing dark sunglasses. Anyone with information about the man should call the Sheriff’s Department at 760-366-4175.

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying this man who drove off in a Stater Bros. scooter August 28. Photo courtesy Sheriff’s Dept.

BLOOD SUPPLY CRITICAL: BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Blood drives are considered an essential service, and blood donations are way down due to the public’s fear of coronavirus. Blood is desperately needed; a blood drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, September 26, at the Center for Healthy Generations, 57121 Sunnyslope Drive in Yucca Valley. Blood donations will also be screened for COVID-19 antibodies. The test does not detect if the donor currently has COVID-19. All blood donors must wear a face mask and will undergo a COVID-19 health screening on arrival. All donors should be free of infections or illness, weigh at least 115 pounds, and not be at risk for AIDS or hepatitis. Donors will receive a free cholesterol screening and incentives. To make an appointment to donate blood, call 800-TRY-GIVING.