Adelanto, CA

Prison inmate sentenced for dealing meth from behind bars

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- An inmate serving time for dealing methamphetamine was convicted was sentenced Monday to an additional 29 years behind bars for running a drug trafficking operation from behind bars.Marco Antonio Avila, 37, was previously sentenced in 2018 to 26 years in prison for distributing large quantities of meth in the Rochester area. He was incarcerated in Victorville, California.Authorities say Avila continued his operations in prison by recruiting and directing at least one person to purchase meth from a Mexico-based drug supplier to distribute to customers throughout southern Minnesota. A search discovered 30 separate 1-pound packages of meth inside a Corvette stored in a Woodbury storage garage.Avila pleaded guilty in March to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. 
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Former Adelanto councilman guilty of bribing undercover FBI agents, paying to burn his own restaurant down

The former mayor pro tem of Adelanto faces several years in federal prison after being found guilty of attempted arson and bribery.Jermaine Wright, 46, of Riverside was found guilty last Wednesday of one count each of bribery of programs receiving federal funds and attempted arson of a building affecting interstate commerce, according to the Department of Justice. The case against Wright started with a 2017 federal investigation into possible corruption in the San Bernardino County city of Adelanto. During the investigation, Wright was introduced to two undercover FBI agents whose conversations in two separate plots were recorded, according to evidence presented...
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Toyota Flips Several Times From Frontage Road Onto The 15 Freeway

VICTORVILLE, CA. (Pain In The Pass) >> A driver has minor injuries after the SUV rolled over multiple times, landing on southbound Interstate 15, according to the California Highway Patrol. California Highway Patrol and Victorville Fire Department received calls for a roll over crash. The solo vehicle involved was a...

Woman driving U-Haul truck crashes 50 feet down a ravine in Oak Hills

OAK HILLS, Calif. ( — A woman was transported to a hospital after her U-Haul truck went approximately 50 feet over the side of a ravine Monday morning. It happened at about 6:07 am, on June 27, 2022, in the area of Baldy Mesa Road and Mesquite Street in the community of West Oak Hills.

Planned Parenthood in Victorville evacuated after bomb threat

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( — Planned Parenthood in Victorville was evacuated Monday afternoon after a bomb threat that was later determined to be unfounded, officials said. Just before 4:00 pm, on June 27, 2022, someone called Planed Parenthood located in the 15400 block of Park Avenue in Victorville. “It was...

Head-On Crash On Highway 138 Jammed The Sunday Afternoon Commute

PHELAN, CA. (Pain In The Pass) >> A male driver was airlifted after being injured in a two-vehicle head-on crash that happened Sunday afternoon on Highway 138. The crash happened at about 1:50pm Sunday June 26, 2022. About a mile from Interstate 15 at the sharp turn of the highway. The crash was on the Hesperia side of Hwy 138.

Shots fired from a home in Adelanto Sunday morning

ADELANTO, Calif. ( — At about 5:30 am, on Sunday morning 911 dispatch received multiple calls from residents after hearing gunshots in the area. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Gloria Huerta said deputies determined the shots were coming from a home in the 11600 block of Begonia Road. Huerta said PA...
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Fatal Motorcycle Accident on Phelan Road Kills One [Hesperia, CA]

Motorcyclist Fatally Struck in Deadly Collision near Baldy Mesa Road. Police responded to the scene around 6:08 p.m., just east of Baldy Mesa Road on June 24th. For reasons under investigation, a Harley Davidson and a brown 2014 Kia Optima collided. However, the events leading up to the incident remain unclear.

Apple Valley Animal Shelter temporary postpones acceptance of surrendered animals

The Apple Valley Municipal Animal Shelter has temporarily postponed the acceptance of surrendered animals at its facility on Powhatan Road. Town officials announced Monday that the shelter is at full capacity and will not accept owner-surrendered animals from residents through July 18. “Providing every opportunity for the animals in our care to be placed...