WITNESS COMES FORWARD, WARRANTS SERVED IN CORWIN INVESTIGATION

A Twentynine Palms man claims to have seen Erin Corwin on the day of her disappearance. Corwin, a 20-year old pregnant Twentynine Palms woman, has been the object of an extensive search since she was reported missing on June 29, one day after she left her home aboard the Marine Base. Z107.7 spoke with Michael Beasley who told us he saw Corwin get into a new-looking and shiny red car. CBS News 8 in San Diego, who we are quoting with permission, reported that Beasley said he saw the young wife rendezvous with a man at the location, near the intersection of Valle Vista and Ranch Roads, around 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 28. Beasley told Z107.7 News yesterday he saw Corwin get out of her blue Toyota, lock her vehicle and get inside the man’s “brand new red vehicle”, a compact sedan, the two then drove away. Jessica Beasley, Michael’s sister, also remembers seeing the blue car before authorities found it. However, she remembers the vehicle being closer to the road than the location it was ultimately found by investigators. The siblings gave their statements to sheriff investigators at the scene when the Toyota was found June 30. According to records obtained by CBS News 8, Joshua Tree Court Judge Jon Ferguson signed four search warrants just after midnight July 1. While the probable cause affidavits associated with the warrants were sealed, attachments to the warrants were not. The attachments listed two vehicles and two on-base apartments in which investigators were authorized to look for personal artifacts, weapons, and electronic devices. There was no mention of a red car. “
A link to the CBS8 story can be found in this story at z1077fm.com:

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Y.V. TOWN COUNCIL VOTES TO PATCH AND PAVE BLACK ROCK CANYON ROAD

Everyone knows that Black Rock Canyon Road in Yucca Valley that leads to Joshua Tree National Park is in terrible shape, and everyone agrees that something must be done about it. At Tuesday’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council, Managing editor Tami Roleff says the Council discussed what should be done, and where to get the money to do it…
The Town Council was presented with three options for the badly deteriorated Black Rock Canyon Road after accepting it into the Town’s maintained road system: Patch and pave it with asphalt for about $100,000, which won’t do anything to control the water drainage problem; reconstruct the road, complete with drainage improvements, for about $679,000; or prepare construction plans at a cost of about $50,000 to $60,000, so it’s shelf-ready and continue to seek grants to build the road. The Council voted to take money out of reserves to patch and pave the road for $100,000, AND directed staff to prepare shelf-ready construction plans to make the project more competitive for grants.

29 PALMS MAN SUSPECTED OF NUMEROUS “DOOR-KICK” BURGLARIES

Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man who is suspected to be responsible for up to 20 residential burglaries. Deputy Scott Andrews said during the past month, multiple “door kick” style residential burglaries and attempted burglaries have occurred within the City of Twentynine Palms. The suspect would kick open the front door to residences, causing hundreds of dollars in damage and theft of property. Several of these attempted burglaries occurred when the occupants were home. Wednesday night 10:49, sheriff’s deputies responded to the 6400 block of West Court Way in the City of Twentynine Palms, the victim, Ttomona Austin, reported their front door had just been kicked in by a subject who then fled on foot. During the course of the investigation, deputies contacted Allen “A.J.” Sins at Cactus Drive and Oasis Ave. Evidence was discovered linking Sins to the “door kick” on West Court Way, as well as approximately 20 other residential burglaries and attempt burglaries. A.J. Sins was arrested and booked into the Morongo Basin jail for investigation of attempted residential burglary, with bail set at $25,000. Additional charges are expected to be filed against Sins.

KEEP YOUR KIDS SAFE IN A SWIMMING POOL

With the warmer weather, kids are heading to swimming pools. Reporter Cara Conway offers these pool safety tips…..

Keep children safe while enjoying time at the pool. Drowning accidents can be easily prevented and Safekids.org suggests steps toward accident prevention.

Constant adult supervision and teaching your child how to swim can mitigate chances of an accident. While noodles and floaty toys are fun for play, they are not safety tools. Use life jackets for weaker swimmers. For private pools, California law requires an enclosure separating the pool from the home or yard. Use self-latching gates away from children’s reach.

STATE TO ENFORCE WATER CONSERVATION, HDWD OFFERS TIPS

With no relief in sight for the ongoing severe drought, yesterday the California Water Resources Control Board approved an emergency conservation regulation which will go into effect on August 1st. In January, Governor Jerry Brown declared a statewide drought and urged Californians to reduce their water use by 20%. As a result of diminishing water supplies throughout the state, the the emergency conservation regulation was passed Tuesday to ensure increased water conservation.
All Californians will be expected to reduce water waste by stopping the following:
• washing down driveways and sidewalks;
• watering of outdoor landscapes that cause excess runoff;
• using a hose to wash a motor vehicle, unless the hose is fitted with a shut-off nozzle;
• and using potable water in a fountain or decorative water feature, unless the water is recirculated.
Any violators of these new regulations may be issued fines of up to $500 per day.

Hi-Desert Water District spokesperson Jennifer Poland said their customers have already achieved the conservation levels that many other California communities are struggling to meet. The District encourages customers to continue with ongoing water conservation efforts. Yucca Valley water users can find water conservation information on HDWD’s main website at www.hdwd.com. Poland said Yucca Valley’s proposed centralized sewer system will recharge treated wastewater back into our underground aquifer, providing a clean additional source of water to draw upon in severe dry times like these. Learn more about it at www.protectgroudnwater.org. For more information, contact Hi-Desert Water District at (760) 365-8333.

SCHOOL BOARD MEETS THIS AFTERNOON

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education has called a special meeting for this afternoon, July 17, at 5 pm.  A single open agenda item, dealing with a piggyback contract for fuel, is sandwiched between two closed sessions — one on employee issues (including the employment of an Assistant Superintendent for Business Services) and existing or anticipated litigation, and the other a work study session billed as a Board Self-Evaluation.  The meeting will take place at Joshua Tree Elementary School.

PACIFIC RIM PLAYING AT “MOVIES IN THE PARK” IN 29 PALMS TONIGHT

The “Movies in the Park” series continues tonight at Luckie Park in 29 Palms. Reporter Taylor Thacker says grab a blanket or a lawn chair for the outside showing of “Pacific Rim”…….

The City of Twentynine Palms Recreation Department continues their free event, “Movies in Luckie Park,” with Pacific Rim playing on Thursday, June 17th, at 8:30pm. In this movie, deep beneath the Pacific Ocean, a fissure opens up, that leads to another dimension. Through the fissure, a giant monster appears, and destroys portions of San Francisco. After many days and countless lives, the creature is defeated by human military forces. However, what seemed to be an isolated attack builds, as more creatures begin to come through the fissure, attacking coastal cities around the Pacific. Come see what happens! This event takes place at the north side of the racquetball courts in Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms. Bring blankets, chairs, friends, and family!

FINAL WEEKEND FOR “A DOLL’S HOUSE” AT THEATRE 29

The riveting drama, “A Doll’s House”, directed by Kurt Schauppner, will have its final performances this weekend at Theatre 29. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to get tickets……

Regular tickets are now available for the fourth production of the Theatre 29 season, the classic “A Doll’s House,” a gripping drama by Henrik Ibsen. “A Doll’s House” is now running weekends through July 19. Performances will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday night. Directed by Kurt Schauppner, “A Doll’s House” tells the story of Torvald who loves his wife, Nora, but secretly considers her a child and possession. When a secret comes back to haunt Nora, her life becomes a battleground between societal norms and her growing hunger for self-determination. Tickets are $8-$12 and may be ordered online at theatre29.org, or by calling the Theatre 29 Box Office at 760-361-4151.

DONATIONS SOUGHT FOR HOMELESS VETERANS IN THE MORONGO BASIN

There are many homeless veterans in the Morongo Basin who are lacking the necessities to keep warm and fed. A new organization, Vets Cruzin for a Cause, is collecting jackets, blankets, and food to distribute to these homeless vets. If you have old jackets, blankets, and food you can spare, call Kevin at 760-368-8715, to make arrangements to donate help an American hero who has fallen on hard times.