CRIME & SAFETY
Four Suspects Arrested for Attempted Murder after Twentynine Palms Shooting
Four people were arrested after a shooting at a Twentynine Palms residence yesterday (November 27). According to the County Sheriff’s Department, Monday at 12:19 pm deputies responded to reports of gunshots fired in the 73000 block of El Paseo Drive in Twentynine Palms. The Department’s investigation revealed four suspects...
Dad Prevents Daylight Kidnapping Attempt in Twentynine Palms Desert
A snatch-and-rescue drama unfolded in the desert landscape of Twentynine Palms as a woman was arrested for allegedly attempting to abduct a 9-year-old girl right from her own front yard. The harrowing event took place on Smoke Tree Avenue when Jennifer Penaflor, a 44-year-old local, purportedly seized the child by the hand and forcibly dragged her away from the safety of her home, KTLA reports.
Identities released of Two who died in 11/20 Old Woman Springs Rd. collision
The identities of those killed in the November 20 collision on Old Woman Springs Road have been released. At 8:35 a.m., the California Highway Patrol reports that a Jeep Cherokee driving southbound on Old Woman Springs Road north of Olivine Road in Landers bypassed another vehicle over double yellow lines, colliding with a Kia traveling in the northbound lane. The CHP identified the driver of the Jeep as Josie Stijepovic, a 39-year-old female from Helendale, who suffered from major injuries.
Twentynine Palms man arrested again for suspicion of domestic assault
A man was arrested again on suspicion of domestic assault on Friday, November 17, in Twentynine Palms. Shun Young, 46, was arrested by County Sheriff’s Deputies in the 6600 block of Freedom Way in Twentynine Palms for investigation into injuring a spouse, domestic partner or date. Young, who goes by the alias “Little Dooby,” had been arrested for investigation into similar charges within the last seven years.
Fatal OWS collision leaves two 29 Palms residents dead
Update 11/21 @ 10:22AM – The CHP previously stated that drugs and alcohol were a factor in the collision, and have since updated their statement. A fatal collision on Old Woman Springs Road left two people from Twentynine Palms dead, and another suffering from major injuries. This morning (November...
Man charged for causing trailer fire
TWENTYNINE PALMS — A Yucca Valley man is facing a felony arson charge on allegations that he set fire to a mobile home at Valle Vista Road and Bluegrass Avenue in Twentynine Palms. The arson was reported around 8:50 a.m. Aug. 6. The Sheriff’s Department did not provide details...
Man Charged After Trigg County Stolen Gun Investigation
A Joshua Tree, California man was charged after an investigation into a stolen gun in Trigg County Wednesday afternoon. Trigg County Sheriff Aaron Acree says a woman reported her gun taken out of her barn by 38-year-old Shawn Smith who was on her property doing maintenance work for her. Smith...
Man suspected of attempting to fatally strangle his wife in Twentynine Palms
A Twentynine Palms man is accused of attempting to strangle his wife using a belt, according to sheriff's officials. At 5:15 a.m. Thursday, Morongo Basin deputies responded to an assault in the 6500 block of Mariposa Avenue in Twentynine Palms. The area is located south of Highway 62 and north of Old Dale Road.
Deputies arrest 29 Palms man for weapons and narcotics
TWENTYNINE PALMS — A Twentynine Palms man was jailed this week on several drugs and weapons charges. Robert Anthony Craft, 38, was arrested Wednesday morning, Nov. 15, after deputies served a search warrant at his home in the 74700 block of Diamond Bar Road. Deputies reported finding about 3.17...
Father of two fatally hurt in dirt bike accident
JOSHUA TREE — A dirt bike accident Nov. 4 has taken the life of a Yucca Valley man. Gary Austin, 22, was getting in one last ride Nov. 4 at the Sunfair dry lake bed in Joshua Tree when he crashed and hit his head on some rocks, said Ashley Garrett, Austin’s friend and employer.