MAN PEPPER SPRAYED AFTER HE ATTEMPTS TO KICK OUT PATROL CAR WINDOW

A Los Angeles man is accused of felony vandalism after he tried to kick his way out of a Sheriff’s patrol car following an arrest for violating a restraining order. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 61500 block of Division Street about 11 a.m. when Nathaniel

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MORONGO BASIN SEARCH AND RESCUE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

The Morongo basin Sheriff’s Station is looking for volunteers to serve on the Search and rescue team. Reporter Ashton Henry has details… The Morongo Basin volunteer Search and Rescue team is looking for individuals who are interested in joining their team and serving the community. The SAR team is a

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT SEEKS WHEREABOUTS OF YUCCA VALLEY MAN WANTED FOR ARMED ROBBERY

The Sheriff’s Department has identified one of the men suspected of robbing the Stater Brothers in Yucca Valley last week. The Sheriff’s Department says Christian Trujillo, 29, of Yucca Valley, went to the “new” Stater Brothers grocery store on the east end of Yucca Valley on New Year’s Eve about

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT SEEKS WHEREABOUTS OF YUCCA VALLEY MAN WANTED FOR ARMED ROBBERY

The Sheriff’s Department has identified one of the men suspected of robbing the Stater Brothers in Yucca Valley last week. The Sheriff’s Department says Christian Trujillo, 29, of Yucca Valley, went to the “new” Stater Brothers grocery store on the east end of Yucca Valley on New Year’s Eve about

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SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT NEEDS PUBLIC HELP IN IDENTIFYING SUSPECTS IN ARMED ROBBERY

The Sheriff’s Department is asking the public’s help in identifying two Hispanic men who are suspects in an armed robbery at the “new” Stater Brothers grocery store on the east end of Yucca Valley. The armed robbery occurred about 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, the

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

The Sheriff’s Department will be on patrol on dirt bikes and 4-by-4 vehicles this holiday weekend enforcing off-highway vehicle violations. Reporter Sara Snyder says that OHV riders should ride in designated riding areas and trails only. Please respect private lands… This time of year, the Morongo Basin will experience an

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SHERIFF TO BE ON EXTRA OFF-ROAD VEHICLE PATROL THIS WEEKEND

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Department has a reminder over this Christmas and New Year’s holiday season. Many off-highway vehicle (OHV) riders will be out riding their OHVs in the Morongo Basin desert areas and they will have OHV patrol units out meeting with riders and campers, educating them, and issuing

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SHERIFF’S PROACTIVE PATROL NETS SEVEN ARRESTS

Two people were arrested Monday morning when drugs were found in their vehicle following a routine traffic stop in Yucca Valley. About 10:30, a deputy stopped a vehicle near the intersection of Primrose Drive and Airway Avenue. The vehicle’s owner, Cheryl Dvoracek, 26, was found to have two no-bail warrants

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LOCAL DEPUTY SAVES A JAIL INMATE ATTEMPTING SUICIDE

A Morongo Basin Sheriff’s deputy saved a Twentynine Palms man who attempted suicide in the Morongo Basin Jail November 30. According to a Sheriff’s press release, deputies made a traffic stop about 1:15 p.m. November 30 near Split Rock Avenue and Joshua Drive in Twentynine Palms. Inside the car was

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SHERIFF’S TOY DRIVE AND PANCAKE BREAKFAST SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station will hold a toy drive and pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m., Saturday, December 5, in their parking lot. Bring a new, unwrapped toy, or a monetary donation, and get a pancake breakfast prepared by Joshua Springs Bible College. The toys will be distributed

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SHERIFF’S NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING TONIGHT

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station will hold a neighborhood watch meeting in Yucca Valley on Monday, November 16. Learn how to start a neighborhood watch in your area, tips on safety, security, how to report suspicious activity, local social media information, online resources, and about becoming a Sheriff’s Department volunteer.

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SHERIFF’S OFFICE COLLECTING SUPPLIES FOR HUMANE SOCIETY ANIMAL SHELTER

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station is collecting donations of pet food, cleaning supplies, blankets, and other pet-related items for the Joshua Tree no-kill animal shelter. Donations can be brought to the Sheriff’s Station in Joshua Tree. All donations will be distributed to the animal shelter during Thanksgiving week. For more

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SHERIFF'S ASKING FOR HELP IN FINDING MISSING APPLE VALLEY WOMAN

The Sheriff is asking for help in finding an Apple Valley woman who has been missing since Halloween night; personal items and her truck were found here in the Morongo Basin. Investigators say Christina Bastian, 34, attended church with her family on October 31 and then went to a friend’s

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SHERIFF WARNING ABOUT KIDNAPPING SCAM, VEHICLE THEFTS

The Sheriff’s Department is warning the public about a new phone scam regarding false kidnappings. Several victims in the county have received phone calls from unknown suspects, claiming their child had been abducted, and that the child would be harmed or killed if the victims did not cooperate with their

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LOCAL SHERIFF’S CAPTAIN TO ANSWER QUESTIONS TOMORROW ON Z107.7

Many Morongo Basin residents feel that crime is on the rise in their neighborhoods. Tomorrow is your chance to air your concerns with Captain Jeff Joling of the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s station, who will be the guest on the Z107.7 Up Close Show from 10:00 am until 10: 50 am

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SHERIFF HOMELESS OUTREACH AND PROACTIVE ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM

The Sheriff’s Department’s Homeless Outreach and Proactive Enforcement team tries to stop the revolving door of arrest and incarceration, following the release of inmates who have nowhere to go. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the HOPE team also works with the homeless to get them off the streets… The Sheriff’s

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THREE COUNTY DEPUTIES CHARGED IN VIDEOTAPED BEATING

Three San Bernardino County deputies were charged Tuesday with felony assault in a highly publicized beating of an Apple Valley man in April. District Attorney Mike Ramos announced that charges were filed against Deputies Nicholas Downey, Michael Phelps, and Charles Foster. If convicted of assault by a public officer, each

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SHERIFF SAYS DON'T GIVE MONEY TO PANHANDLERS

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is launching a new public awareness campaign about homelessness, “Positive Change, Not Spare Change.” According to the Sheriff’s Homeless Outreach and Proactive Enforcement, or HOPE, team, 65 percent of panhandlers are not homeless. The HOPE team says giving money to panhandlers contributes to the

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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 Sara Snyder 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 the to pose as the

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SHERIFF SAYS DON’T GIVE MONEY TO PANHANDLERS

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is launching a new public awareness campaign about homelessness, “Positive Change, Not Spare Change.” According to the Sheriff’s Homeless Outreach and Proactive Enforcement, or HOPE, team, 65 percent of panhandlers are not homeless. The HOPE team says giving money to panhandlers contributes to the

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