TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH-SPEED CHASE

Deputies in Twentynine Palms arrested a Twentynine Palms man for felony evading. Millard said the deputy attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Stephen McCart, 37, for a routine traffic violation, at the corner of Adobe and Indian Trail about 4:10 p.m. McCart fled westbound on Indian Trail at speeds

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SHERIFF WARNS OF ARREST WARRANT SCAMS

Scam artists are still luring trusting area residents into parting with their hard-earned money. Reporter Ashton Henry says beware of the “Arrest Warrant” scam…

In this scam, con artists are taking advantage of technology that can change whatever is visible on Caller ID, and allow them to pose as the

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LANDERS MAN ACCUSED OF FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Landers man was arrested Wednesday evening, accused of beating up his wife. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to a home in the 58400 block of Lorraine Road about 6 p.m. when a woman said Joseph Arevalo, 25, who had drunk two cases of beer, had hit

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF DEALING HEROIN

A Twentynine Palms man suspected of dealing drugs was arrested early Tuesday morning. About 2:30 a.m., a deputy stopped a vehicle near Sullivan Road and Pine Avenue for not having a rear license plate. During the traffic stop, the deputy determined that the driver, Michael Massey, 22, was in possession

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TWO TWENTYNINE PALMS RESIDENTS ACCUSED OF SEX TRAFFICKING

Accused of operating a brothel and sex trafficking of a minor, two Twentynine Palms residents were arrested last week. According to the Sheriff’s Department, in June, deputies discovered a teen girl who had been abandoned in the desert in Twentynine Palms, and realized she had been the victim of sex

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A LOOK AT UPCOMING PROJECTS IN THE TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY

Development and construction of businesses and housing are bustling in Yucca Valley. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the Yucca Valley Planning Commission received an update at their Tuesday night meeting on the status of private development in the town… The Steak n Shake restaurant, set to go in by Home

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TWENTYNINE PALMS STRATEGIC PLANNING, DAY 2: PROJECT PHOENIX

Last night was part 2 of a three-day strategic planning session for the Twentynine Palms City Council. Reporter David Haldane said last night’s session was dominated by “Project Phoenix”… The buzz got even louder last night on day 2 of a three-day strategic planning workshop in Twentynine Palms. Foremost on

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER REORGANIZES, TO LOOK AT OTHER FEES

At last night’s regular monthly meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District, the board re-elected Sam Moore as president and Chauncey Chambers as vice president. Then, getting down to business, the board approved purchase of three replacement portable generators and formed an ad hoc committee to look at the district’s

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“THE SUNSHINE BOYS” CONTINUES ITS RUN AT THEATRE 29

The hilarious Neil Simon comedy, “The Sunshine Boys” continues its run at Theatre 29. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more… “The Sunshine Boys” focuses on aging Al Lewis and Willie Clark, a one-time vaudevillian team known as “Lewis and Clark” who, over 40-odd years, not only grew to hate each other,

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TWO ARRESTED, ONE CONVICTED, IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SEX TRAFFICKING RING

Accused of operating a brothel and sex trafficking of a minor, two Twentynine Palms residents were arrested last week. According to the Sheriff’s Department, in June, deputies discovered a teen girl who had been abandoned in the desert in Twentynine Palms, and realized she had been the victim of sex

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NEW BURRTEC TRASH TRANSFER AND MAINTENANCE YARD APPROVED IN YUCCA VALLEY

Commissioners Vickie Bridenstine and Jeff Drozd absent, the remaining three members of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission selected their new chair and vice chair at their meeting last night. Taking over as chair is Steve Whitten; vice chair is Jeff Evans. Managing editor Tami Roleff says Whitten, Evans, and Charles

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TWENTYNINE PALMS STRATEGIC PLANNING, DAY 1: PUBLIC SAFETY

The first of three strategic planning meetings for the City of Twentynine Palms were held last night. Reporter David Haldane says public safety was front and center… A three-night strategic planning workshop by the Twentynine Palms City Council got off to a spirited start Tuesday with a larger-than-expected crowd. At

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HALF A WATER TANK REPORTED STOLEN IN WONDER VALLEY

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating the theft of half of a water tank in Wonder Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man in the 87800 block of Amboy Road was notified that a water tank at his abandoned property had been cut in half, and the missing half was

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW IN TESTY REORGANIZATION; RATE INCREASES REVEALED

A testy reorganization and a look at new rate increases. Reporter Mike Lipsitz reports on last night’s Bighorn Desert View Water Board meeting… At last night’s regular board meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency, directors reorganized, but only after a tense nominating period and vote. In the end, Larry

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERING LOW-COST VACCINES AND MICROCHIP SERVICES

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in February for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AFTER HE THREATENED TO KILL HIS MOTHER

A 40-year-old Yucca Valley man was arrested Saturday evening after his mother said he threatened to kill her. According to a Sheriff’s report, Mynor Marroquin went to a home in the 7500 block of Bannock Trail about 8:30 p.m. and demanded that his mother give him $40. The woman refused

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STOLEN CIRCUS MOTORCYCLES FOUND, RETURNED

The show can go on with the circus in Yucca Valley thanks to an observant neighbor who noticed his neighbors suddenly had two new dirt bikes. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Wayne Greer, two performance motorcycles used in the circus were stolen sometime during the early morning hours Saturday. Officials with

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PUBLIC HEARING ON NEW YUCCA VALLEY TRASH FACILITY AT SUNNYSLOPE AND INDIO TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on a proposed new trash collection and transfer station and trash vehicle maintenance yard tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… A public hearing for an environmental assessment and conditional use permit for a new Burrtec transfer station and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS STRATEGIC PLANNING MEETINGS START TONIGHT

The first in three strategic planning sessions will be held tonight by the city of Twentynine Palms. Reporter David Haldane says the public is urged to get involved… A three-day strategic planning workshop for the City of Twentynine Palms kicks off tonight with an introduction and discussion of community safety

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WONDER VALLEY SQUATTER ATTEMPTS TO RUN OVER MAN, ARRESTED

A Wonder Valley man who was squatting at a home was arrested Saturday after he tried to run over a man. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man went to check on a friend’s home in the 2500 block of Marks Road in Wonder Valley about noon Saturday when he

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