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Two hikers lost on Mt. Baldy were found and rescued Sunday by San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies thanks to another hiker’s distress signal.Kathleen Hertzer, 42, of Los Angeles and Lindsay Zimmerman, 33, of Indianapolis, Indiana, made their way up Falls Road from Manker Flats about 9 a.m., according to a sheriff’s news release.They reached the summit about 1:30 p.m. and rested before beginning their descent.Miscalculations sent the duo into...
HESPERIA >> A traffic stop in Hesperia on Saturday morning took a gun, drugs and a convicted felon off the streets, sheriff’s officials announced Monday.Shortly after 11:30 a.m. deputies pulled over a Chevrolet Malibu after the driver failed to come to a complete stop at the intersection of Cashew Street and Third Avenue, according to a San Bernardino County sheriff’s news release.Sheriff’s officials said the driver, James McGilberry, 40 of Hesperia,...
DEVORE >> Bull riding, barrel racing, bronc riding and steer wrestling are among many events heading back to Glen Helen Regional Park September 22 through 24 for the 18th annual San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Rodeo.Tickets officially went on sale Tuesday at numerous locations throughout the county, sheriff’s spokeswoman Jodi Miller said.The...
San Bernardino >> A Colton man on trial for the 2010 slaying of Jose Luis Moya learned his fate Friday in a San Bernardino courtroom. Documented gang member Michael Joseph Monson Jr., 32, was found guilty of murder.On April 6, 2010, Moya was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head after a confrontation at a home in the 200 block of West Orange Avenue in Colton. Monson went to the home of his ex-girlfriend that afternoon where a dispute escalated between him and...
REDLANDS >> An SUV crashed into two Redlands homes Thursday morning, sending a 10-year-old girl who was asleep in her bed to the hospital with broken bones, police announced Friday.Shortly before 7 a.m. Thursday, a 20-year-old Redlands woman driving a 1997 Mercury Mountaineer lost control of the SUV she was driving west on San Bernardino Avenue, crashing through a home in the 1600 block of Occidental Drive, Redlands police spokesman Carl Baker said in a news release.The...
SAN BERNARDINO >> One person was arrested after firefighters responded to a vegetation fire in the bottom of the Santa Ana river on the outskirts of the city Wednesday.Shortly before 1:30 p.m. firefighters raced to Hospitality and Hunts lanes for a report of a brush fire.They quickly surrounded the blaze with hose lines and put the fire out, officials announced on Twitter.One person was arrested, but details were limited at the time of this report.
APPLE VALLEY >> A teacher at Lewis Center for Educational Research campus in Apple Valley who was found unresponsive in her classroom died Wednesday evening.Michelle Dale, 39, of Victorville, was found not breathing and unconscious in her classroom just before 4 p.m., sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindy Bachman said in an email.Dale was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital where she was pronounced dead.Sheriff’s officials didn’t release how Dale died...
Firefighters battled a house fire in Forest Falls on Wednesday afternoon.Shortly before 1:45 p.m., initial calls to 911 said the fire was in the treeline and burning a vehicle in the carport but those reports were false. Firefighters found heavy flames coming from the roof of a home in the 9200 block of Hemlock Drive, fire officials said on Twitter.Firefighters knocked down flames within minutes and kept the blaze confined to the home.A cause of the fire or an estimate...
The man detained in connection with a fire at an abandoned car wash in San Bernardino admitted to setting it, San Bernardino County fire officials said.Renee Hernandez Jr., 30, of San Bernardino was living in the vacant Happy Boy Car Wash in the 500 block of North Flores Street when the fire broke out, according to a county fire news release.According to the dispatch, Hernandez admitted to arriving firefighters that he started the fire.A county fire investigator...
HIGHLAND >> Four people were hospitalized after a violent three-vehicle crash Monday morning in Highland.A Nissan sedan and Honda Passport crashed shortly before 9 a.m. at the intersection of Pacific and Victoria avenues, sending the Nissan into a gas station marquee, according to a San Bernardino County sheriff’s news release.The Passport spun around in the intersection and crashed into a Honda CRV.Firefighters used the “jaws of life” to...