LIMITED INFORMATION ON STRUCTURE FIRE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

We have limited information regarding a structure fire in Twentynine Palms. According to a report from San Bernardino County Fire, the structure fire was reported around 8 a.m. in the 5500 block of Chahuilla Avenue. Fire crews have responded. Z107.7 will provide additional information as it becomes available.

TWO PEOPLE ARRESTED FOR STEALING VEHICLE OF MISSING WALNUT CREEK WOMAN

Two Twentynine Palms residents have been arrested for stealing the car that belonged to Erika Lloyd, a Walnut Creek woman who went missing in June of 2020 in Twentynine Palms. In June of 2020, detectives from the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station initiated a missing person investigation for Lloyd and found her 2006 Honda Accord abandoned on Shelton Road, north of Twentynine Palms Highway. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, along with the help of the community, conducted several search and rescue operations, attempting to locate Lloyd. In December of 2020, Detectives gathered information and found Lloyd’s vehicle was taken from the original location where she went missing. Lloyd’s vehicle was moved more than two miles from where she went missing, throwing off search and rescue operations in locating her. Unfortunately, Erika Lloyd’s remains were located in January of 2021.

Erika Lloyd

On June 6, 2021, Detectives identified Teala Campbell, 34, and David Krough, 28, as the suspects in the grand theft auto of the vehicle. Arrest warrants were issued for Campbell and Krough and on June 8, detectives served search warrants at their residence at the 4800 block of Falderman Avenue in Twentynine Palms. Teala Campbell was arrested for grand theft auto and possession of stolen property and booked into the West Valley Detention Center with her bail set at $1,000,000. David Krough was arrested for vehicle theft and being a felon in possession of a firearm and booked into the West Valley Detention Center with his bail set at $75,000.

JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF LEWD ACTS WITH A MINOR

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Saturday (July 3) accused of lewd acts with a minor. According to Sheriff’s reports, Deputies contacted Rogelio Granillo, 31, near the intersection of Sage Ave. and Antelope Trail in Yucca Valley around 9 p.m. During their investigation, Deputies determined that  Granillo had an outstanding felony warrant for lewd acts with a minor. Rogelio Granillo was arrested on his warrant for lewd acts with a minor under the age of 14 and was booked into the West Valley detention Center with his bail set at $500,000.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE CONDITIONS WORSEN, SOME TIPS FROM CALFIRE

A combination of high temperatures, increased power usage, and a statewide drought are adding to fire dangers in California. As conditions worsen, residents are urged to take precautions to prevent wildfires. Reporter Mike Lipsitz brings us CAL FIRE’s tips to do just that…

Dry conditions and higher temps create a situation where a fire could easily spark. CAL FIRE recommends the following:

  • Keep your vehicle properly maintained with nothing dragging on the road.
  • When towing, make sure trailer chains are properly secured.
  • Never drive on or pull over on dry grass, which can start a wildfire.
  • Get a campfire permit and check for local fire restrictions.
  • Keep grass, leaves, and other debris ten feet from your fire ring.
  • Completely extinguish a campfire before leaving.

For more ways to be safe this summer, go to fire.ca.gov or ReadyforWildfire.org.

TWO TWENTYNINE PALMS RESIDENTS ACCUSED OF MULTIPLE FELONIES

Update: 07-13, 5:27 a.m.

Two Twentynine Palms residents were arrested Friday (July 9) accused of multiple felony charges following an investigation into stolen property. According to Sheriff’s reports, Deputies were on active patrol near Sun Valley Drive and Hillside Avenue in Twentynine Palms around 3:30 p.m. Thursday (July 8) when they spotted a 2017 Pace trailer that matched the description of a trailer that had been stolen from the Vista Del Sol apartments in Twentynine Palms in Wednesday, June 30. Deputies confirmed the trailer had been stolen and issued a search warrant at the 73100 block of Sun Valley Drive where the trailer was located. Arriving deputies contacted Shawn Turner, 39 and Emily Colbert, 24 at the residence. During their investigation, deputies located a firearm, illegal narcotics, and multiple items related to identity theft. Shawn Turner and Emily Colbert were both arrested for investigation of possession of controlled substance with intent to sell, possession of a controlled substance while armed, felony child abuse, receiving a stolen vehicle, and identity theft. Turner was additionally charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. They were booked into the West Valley Detention Center with their bails set at $200,000 each.