SUSPECT SOUGHT AFTER ATTEMPTED RAPE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a man suspected of holding a knife to a woman’s throat while attempting to rape her in Twentynine Palms. According to the Sheriff’s Department, a woman was standing in the front yard of a friend’s home in the 7000

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED AT GUNPOINT FOR SUSPECTED SPOUSE ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested at gunpoint yesterday, accused of felony spouse abuse. According to Sheriff officials, a woman called 911 at 10:19 a.m. to report that she was fleeing from her boyfriend, Desjohn Mobley, 22, and had lost control of her car and crashed in the 2900 block

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FIREFIGHTERS MAKE SHORT WORK OF SMALL HOUSE FIRE THIS MORNING

Twentynine Palms fire fighters were called to a house fire about 12:30 this morning. According to Fire Chief Jim Thompson, the sole occupant of the home in the 4300 block of Mesquite Springs Road was awakened by a smoke detector, smelled smoke and called 911. Fire fighters, aided by the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 2: LIGHTING, COLLABORATION AND PUBLIC ART

The Twentynine Palms City Council meeting covered a wide range of topics. Reporter Dan Stork broke his report on the meeting into two parts. Today: Park lighting contracts, civic event collaborations, art on traffic signal boxes, and a warning about an oil pipeline… City staff described how approximately $50,000 was

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JOSHUA TREE BURGLARY SUSPECTS SOUGHT

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying two women who are suspects in home burglaries in Joshua Tree. A home surveillance camera in the 8400 block of Tortuga Road captured two white females who went to the vacant home and stole some tools from a utility

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AN EARLY TUESDAY MORNING MURDER IN THE YUCCA VALLEY HOME DEPOT PARKING LOT

A suspect is in custody following an early morning murder in the Home Depot parking lot in Yucca Valley yesterday. According to the Sheriff’s Department, a 77-year-old man, whose name has not yet been released, was stabbed in a recreational vehicle in the parking lot about 4 a.m. Tuesday.

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HUMAN SKULL FOUND IN ATTIC IN JOSHUA TREE GARAGE

A skull was found in an attic in a garage in Joshua Tree Tuesday afternoon. Workers for a heating and air conditioning company were working in the attic in the 6000 block of Latham Trail in Joshua Tree about 2:30 when they found a box in the rafters, and inside

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CORWIN MURDER SUSPECT ARRAIGNED, HIS LAWYER SPEAKS OUT

Christopher Lee, who is accused of murdering 19-year-old Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms and dumping her body down a 140-foot mine shaft in June, was in Joshua Tree Superior Court Tuesday afternoon. His lawyer pleaded “Not Guilty” to her murder, and denied the special allegations of “lying in wait.” The

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY AUCTION RAISES $7,000

The Twentynine Palms Historical Society Red Hot Auction on Saturday, August 23, raised $7,000. All of the money raised will be used to pay for the Hastie Bus restoration loan. Between the silent and live auctions, there were more than 150 items up for bid, with local art work and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS, PART 1: AN OVERNIGHT HOUSE AND A FEDERAL UPDATE

The Twentynine Palms City Council meeting covered a wide range of topics. Reporter Dan Stork broke his report on the meeting into two parts. Today: Presentations on a house raising, the workings of Congress, a briefing on the Corwin investigation, and consent agenda exceptions…

Fuller Center for Housing Jeff Moritz,

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UPDATE IN YUCCA VALLEY MURDER

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a murder early this morning in a motor home in the Home Depot parking lot in Yucca Valley. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the latest…

A suspect is in custody following an early morning murder in the Home Depot parking lot in Yucca Valley. According to

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EARLY MORNING MURDER IN HOME DEPOT PARKING LOT

Sheriff detectives are investigating a homicide that occurred in the Home Depot parking lot in Yucca Valley early this morning. About 4 a.m., an unidentified man was killed in an recreational vehicle in the parking lot. Another RV in the Walmart parking lot is somehow connected to the homicide. Investigators

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DETAILS OF SATURDAY’S DOUBLE FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASH

The California Highway Patrol has released more information about the fatal motorcycle crash on the Morongo Grade Saturday evening that shut down Highway 62 for three hours. About 7:25 p.m., Lorne Powers, 62, of Joshua Tree, was riding his 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound, just north of the traffic signal

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CORWIN MURDER SUSPECT SET FOR ARRAIGNMENT TODAY

Christopher Lee, 24 is scheduled to be arraigned at 1:30 today in Joshua Tree Courthouse. The County District Attorney’s office said Lee is scheduled to be arraigned on a murder charge in connection with the killing of 19-year-old Erin Corwin. The District Attorney’s Office also filed the special circumstance allegation

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT, CONGRESSMAN COOK TO REPORT

A visit from Congressman Cook and expenditures of a half-million dollars plus are on the agenda of the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting. Reporter Dan Stork has details… The August 26 meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council will start with two presentations: one by the Fuller Center for Housing,

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TWO ARRESTS, FIVE TICKETS, FROM TWENTYNINE PALMS CHECKPOINT SATURDAY

Nearly 850 vehicles were screened during a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint held by the Sheriff’s Department Saturday night in Twentynine Palms. From 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., deputies screened 847 vehicles at Highway 62 and Estrella Avenue and arrested Wayne Tsosie, 26, of Twentynine Palms, for suspected DUI. Tela Campbell, 26,

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CHRISTOPHER LEE RETURNED TO CALIFORNIA SUNDAY

Christopher Lee, the man accused of murdering Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms, and dumping her body in a 140-foot mine shaft east of the city, returned to California late Sunday. The 24-year-old murder suspect was booked into the Morongo Basin Jail and is being held without bail. Christopher Lee will

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MOTORCYCLE CRASH ON THE MORONGO GRADE SATURDAY NIGHT KILLS TWO

A motorcyclist and his passenger are dead after a crash coming up the Morongo grade Saturday night. The CHP said the motorcyclist lost control and collided with a vehicle on highway 62 shortly after 7:30 p.m. Responding emergency personnel found the 48-year-old female passenger dead at the scene, the rider,

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THREE INJURED IN A FRIDAY NIGHT TWENTYNINE PALMS CRASH

Three people were injured, two critically, in a crash Friday night in Twentynine Palms. According to Sheriff and Twentynine Palms Fire Department reports, Tammy Owen, 50, of Valparaiso, Indiana, was driving a black 2013 Ford Raptor pick-up truck westbound on the highway when about 10:20 p.m. a gray, 2008 Nissan

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COUNTY EMPLOYEE CRITICIZES SUPERVISORS ON WONDER VALLEY ROAD TAX

At its August 19 meeting, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to continue to a later meeting a public hearing related to a road tax vote in Wonder Valley. A measure to increase the annual tax for a restricted zone within Wonder Valley had been approved by

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