On Saturday (November 20), investigators from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Specialized Investigations Division, Crimes Against Children Detail, conducted an investigation in Twentynine Palms regarding an injured eight-week-old male victim. The victim was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC), where he was diagnosed with several fractured ribs, fractured leg, ankle, and knee bones, arm and elbow fractures, a skull fracture, and a clavicle fracture. The victim’s injuries were found to be consistent with child abuse.
At the conclusion of the investigation, Edwin Roman Vega, 24, of Twentynine Palms was arrested and booked at Central Detention Center for investigation of willful child cruelty to a child with serious bodily injury. His bail was set at $100,000.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division, Crimes Against Children Detail, (909) 387-3477. Callers who wish to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or www.wetip.com.
The 2020 California Citizens Redistricting Commission has released draft maps for the state’s Congressional, Senate, Assembly, and Board of Equalization districts. The maps are redrawn every ten years to assure that citizens’ political representation evolves with the public’s changing demographics. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has what you need to know to review and comment on the maps…
The draft maps are considered to be a starting point for public discussion. The deadline for the commission to present final, certified maps is December 27. Public input was evaluated throughout the summer and is a key element in updating district boundaries. Now input is again sought for any final revisions.
26 people were arrested, and 22 illegal marijuana grow operations countywide, including one in Wonder Valley and two in Joshua Tree, were shut down during the twelfth week of illegal marijuana grow raids. According to Sheriff’s reports, deputies and investigators from the San Bernardino County Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) served 22 search warrants at properties in Lucerne Valley, Wonder Valley, Joshua Tree, Oro Grande, Helendale, Newberry Springs, Barstow, Huntington Beach, Westminster, Anaheim, Muscoy, Adelanto, and Phelan from November 15 through November 21 as part of Operation Hammer Strike, week twelve. During this time, investigators arrested 26 suspects and eradicated 204 greenhouses. Deputies seized 29,794 marijuana plants, 1,842 pounds of processed marijuana, four guns, and over $57,000 in cash.
The raids came as a result of numerous complaints received regarding large outdoor marijuana cultivations in the areas. The suspects were cited or booked on charges of illegal cultivation of cannabis and possession of marijuana for sales. A complete list of suspects and raided properties is available below.
#1 – 7500 Block of Fullforce, Lucerne Valley #2 – Parcel with no address, Lucerne Valley #3 – Parcel with no address, Lucerne Valley #4 – Parcel with no address, Lucerne Valley #5 – Parcel with no address, Lucerne Valley #6 – 78700 Block of Amboy Road, Wonder Valley #7 – Parcel with no address, Joshua Tree #8 – Parcel with no address, Joshua Tree #9 – 22200 Block of Copa de Oro, Oro Grande #10 – Parcel with no address, Helendale #11 – 46200 Block of Palma Vista, Newberry Springs #12 – 35800 Block of Ord Street, Newberry Springs #13 – 47700 Block of Kiloran Street, Newberry Springs #14 – 35100 Block of Marks Road, Barstow #15 – 2200 Block of Blake Street, Muscoy #16 – 4700 Block of Warner Avenue, Huntington Beach #17 – 9200 Block of Mirage Avenue, Westminster #18 – 100 Block of S. Magnolia, Anaheim #19 – 9800 Block of Beekley Road, Phelan #20 – Parcel with no address, Phelan #21 – Parcel with no address, Adelanto #22 – Parcel with no address, Phelan
Yuhang Wang, 27 year old male resident of Flushing, NY. Location #1 Lianqiu Zhao, 62 year old male resident of Monterey Park, CA. Location #1 Yunchuan Jiang, 55 year old male resident of Alhambra, CA. Location #1 Hongliang Xie, 60 year old male resident of Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Location #1 Hongyue Yang, 54 year old male resident of Flushing, NY. Location #1 Yongshu Hu, 35 year old male resident of Monterey Park, CA. Location #1 Feng Xu, 36 year old female resident of Houston, TX. Location #1 Vinne Tran, 77 year old male resident of Los Angeles, CA. Location #8 Abel Torres, 40 year old male resident of Huntington Park, CA. Location #8 Junqun Yu, 52 year old male resident of Rosemead, CA. Location #11 Thoth Nokham, 56 year old male resident of West Covina, CA. Location #12 Anthony Bagnon, 25 year old male resident of Bakersfield, CA. Location #12 Sebastian Maltos, 44 year old male resident of Highland, CA. Location #14 Jose Carranza, 25 year old male resident of Barstow, CA. Location #14 Froylan Camarillo, 40 year old male resident of Muscoy, CA. Location #15 Ebert Adame, 34 year old male resident of Huntington Beach, CA. Location #16 Angel Dieguez, 49 year old male resident of Guatemala. Location #17 Mizury Alvarez, 42 year old female resident of Mexico. Location #18 Noel Rendon, 22 year old male resident of Perris, CA. Location #20 Leonel Arias, 33 year old male resident of Mexico. Location #20 Baokia Song, 65 year old male resident of Oakland, CA. Location #20 Linx Qu, 63 year old male resident of Flushing, NY. Location #20 Luis Alvarez, 29 year old male resident of Phelan, CA. Location #22 Jose Castro, 26 year old male resident of Phelan, CA. Location #22
Caltrans will pause roadwork on Highway 62 this week, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Work on the Highway will continue next week, beginning November 30, with a schedule expected to be released later this week.
For holiday travelers this week, you can plan your drive and view live traffic conditions using the Caltrans Quickmap.
Since enacting a moratorium on new applications for short-term vacation rentals, the town of Yucca Valley is holding its first public hearing on the controversial matter. Reporter Jef Harmatz tells you how to voice your opinions and what to expect at tomorrow night’s meeting.
Tomorrow night’s (November 23) regularly scheduled meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission will be the first time the town will be hearing from the public on the subject of vacation rentals since the Town Council approved the moratorium. The moratorium was enacted on November 2 to give the town time to reconsider its policies on vacation rentals. Any amendments to the town’s housing or zoning code will originate with Planning Commission, before being brought to the council. At tomorrow night’s meeting, the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on an amendment to code that would clarify procedures and repercussions for problematic vacation rentals. The Planning Commission seeks input from the public for this and upcoming regulations regarding short-term vacation rentals. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. tomorrow night at the Yucca Valley Community Center and can be attended online via the link below.
To attend the meeting via Zoom, use this link https://zoom.us/j/95927442162?pwd=ZmhoZjR5TEVtNzF1L1A2eDViMkpHZz09 with meeting ID: 959 2744 2162 and Passcode: 436931 or by phone at (669) 900-6833