A SHERIFF’S WARNING ABOUT THE LEGAL USE OF OFF-ROAD VEHICLES

Many people are traveling to the Hi-Desert to go off-roading in our desert this weekend. Reporter Diana Jones says the Sheriff’s department will be out there too… The Sheriff’s Department has a reminder; many off highway vehicle riders will be out riding in our desert during the holidays. The Sheriff’s

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, December 27, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for

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YUCCA VALLEY ELKS LODGE STATUE STOLEN, RECOVERED IN RANCHO CUCAMONGA

Three men were arrested last week following an investigation into the theft of large plaques and bronze statues—including the elk from the Yucca Valley Elks lodge—over the last several months. According to a Rancho Cucamonga police press release, deputies served a search warrant on homes in Claremont and Rancho Cucamonga

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MAN ARRESTED AT GUNPOINT IN YUCCA VALLEY TUESDAY WITH STOLEN CAR

A Desert Hot Springs man was arrested in Yucca Valley yesterday, after he was found with a stolen car. According to a sheriff’s report, a man called the Sheriff’s Department about 8 a.m. Tuesday morning to report that he saw his car—which had been stolen in Desert Hot Springs—in the

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MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS ABOUT THE LANDERS SOLAR FIELD

Following a meeting with representatives from sPower, the company that wants to build a solar field on 35 acres in Landers, a group of Landers residents collected enough money to file an appeal of the solar project permit granted by the county. The residents’ appeal was filed with the county

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CHP OUT ON MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT FOR THE HOLIDAY

A lot of people will be traveling during the holiday, which means the California Highway Patrol will conduct a maximum enforcement period. From 6 p.m. Wednesday, December 24, through midnight Sunday, December 28, all available officers will be out on the roads for enhanced enforcement efforts, and helping motorists wherever

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A SHERIFF’S WARNING ABOUT THE LEGAL USE OF OFF-ROAD VEHICLES

The Sheriff’s Department has a reminder; many off highway vehicle riders will be out riding in our desert during the holidays. The Sheriff’s Department will have OHV patrol units out meeting with riders and campers, educating them and issuing citations if needed. Riders need to obey all local, state, and

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YUCCA VALLEY MOTORCYCLIST INJURED IN ONAGA TRAIL CRASH

A motorcycle rider suffered major injuries to his leg yesterday when he was hit by a car in Yucca Valley. Shortly before 11 a.m., a man driving a Ford Fusion eastbound on Onaga Trail—who was not identified by the Sheriff’s Department—pulled over to the south shoulder of the road. After

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NEWLYWED ARRESTED FOR FELONY SPOUSAL ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms man who’s been married for just a week was arrested Saturday, accused of fighting with his new wife. According to a Sheriff’s report, Guy Evans, 43, of the 74700 block of Sunset Drive, and his wife, were arguing most of the day over their marriage. The woman

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COUNTY TAKING GRAND JURY APPLICATIONS

The county is looking for citizens interested in serving on their civil grand jury. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to find out more about the grand jury and put your name in… Volunteers for the 2015-2016 San Bernardino County civil grand jury are now being requested. Successful applicants will

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OVERTURNED BIG RIG WREAKS HAVOC ON I-10 LAST NIGHT

An overturned big rig carrying 10,000 pounds of wooden cabinets wreaked havoc on Interstate 10—both eastbound and westbound—in the low-desert last night. CHP officials said at 5:10 p.m., a semi-truck overturned west of Cook Street—just north of the Emerald Desert RV Resort in Palm Desert—onto a passenger vehicle, blocking all

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DÉJÀ VU FOR A SERIAL DRUNK DRIVER

It was déjà vu all over again when a man with previous convictions for driving under the influence was arrested again Saturday night for driving drunk. Sheriff’s reports indicate a deputy saw a white Dodge Ram pick-up truck leaving a Yucca Valley gas station at Highway 62 and Church Street

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A CARJACKING IN JOSHUA TREE, WITH THE VICTIM STILL IN IT

An argument between a Twentynine Palms man and his girlfriend over a car resulted in an arrest for carjacking Saturday. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, the woman told deputies that Darrious McCoy, 24, was arguing with her over her car and threatened her with a knife in the 61600

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GROUND AND AIR SEARCH FINDS MAN ACCUSED OF BEATING HIS MOTHER

Law enforcement searched on the ground and in the air for a Yucca Valley man accused of beating up his mother Sunday. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, Charles Pritchett, 29, a parolee who was high on drugs, hit his mother in the face at her home in the 7200

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COUNTY CLARIFIES HOW IT RESPONDS TO LOOSE DOG COMPLAINTS

A resident in the unincorporated Twentynine Palms area told Z107.7 News that he had complained to County Animal Control numerous times for nearly two years about a neighbor’s three loose pit bull dogs, which he found threatening to his young children. The resident did not feel that animal control addressed

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CMC FALSE ALARM RESULTS IN ARREST FOR STOLEN QUAD

Deputies responding to a burglar alarm at Copper Mountain College Saturday afternoon found a Joshua Tree man with a stolen off-road vehicle. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, deputies determined the burglar alarm was a false alarm, but while investigating, they found an RV with a stolen 1986 Suzuki quad.

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DISTRACTED DRIVING FACTOR IN FRIDAY MORNING CRASH

The California Highway Patrol says a man checking himself out in his rear-view mirror for shaving cuts is responsible for causing a two-vehicle crash that sent two women to the hospital Friday morning. According to the CHP, Katrin Mayer, 40, of Berlin, Germany, was driving a 2007 Toyota eastbound on

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SANTA IN JOSHUA TREE TONIGHT

Station 36 firefighters will be giving Santa a ride through Joshua Tree neighborhoods from 6 to 8 p.m. each night. Santa and his fire engine will be visiting neighborhoods on paved roads south of the highway, north of Alta Loma and east of Outpost. Then Monday, December 22, the fire

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HOLIDAY FUN IN THE PARK

The end of the year brings lots of visitors to our area. Joshua Tree Park Ranger Pam Tripp offers some suggestions on what you can do with your guests while they’re here…

Do you have relatives visiting over the Holidays and need to entertain them? Joshua Tree National Park invites

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK OASIS VISITOR CENTER MOVED

The visitor information desk and bookstore at the Joshua Tree National Park’s Oasis Visitor Center in Twentynine Palms will be moved to a temporary building just south of the visitor center while the park completes a seismic retrofit project. Visitor services will be unaffected and signs will provide directions to

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