Sheriff's Blotter 07-15-15

July 8, 2015

Tuesday, June 30

11:10 p.m. A High Road resident reported receiving annoying phone calls.

8:25 p.m. A man with a gun was reported in the area of Mesa Road and Foothill Road.

7:39 p.m. A drug-related arrested was made in the 32600 block of Highway 18.

11:55 a.m. A disturbance was reported in the 33000 block of Old Woman Springs Road.

11:45 a.m. A theft was reported in the 32000 block of Highway 18.

7:07 a.m. A burglary was reported in the 10000 block of Barstow Road.

Sheriff’s Marijuana Enforcement Team seizes 296 marijuana plants

July 7, 2015

Above: San Bernardino County Sheriff's Marijuana Enforcement Team seized 296 plants on Monday. Photo courtesy SBCSD

From staff and wire reports

LUCERNE VALLEY — The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Marijuana Enforcement Team seized 296 marijuana plants following a search warrant in Lucerne Valley on Monday afternoon.

The outdoor marijuana cultivation seizure occurred at 3:15 p.m. in the area of Mason Drive near Sunset Road.

Letter to the Editor: Applauding Lorane Abercrombie

July 7, 2015

Over a year ago, I read a short item in the Leader — that a member in good standing should come and volunteer to be on the board of directors of the Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce in order to serve this town and do something worthwhile and promote the business in Lucerne Valley.

So I started attending meetings and observing how the Chamber functioned. I came for a least 10 meetings as an observer. I came to really admire and respect Lorane Abercrombie, the acting president. She held herself with such honor and integrity in every way.

Valley Voices: A response to Pastor Michael Chandler

July 7, 2015

By Dr. Ron Chapman

I was looking forward to this week's edition of the Leader because I expected there to be at least one letter to the editor condemning the U.S. Supreme Court's split decision in Obergefell vs. Hodges. I was not disappointed. Pastor Chandler's column advises Christian ministers to refuse to marry couples of the same sex because homosexuality is contrary to God's law and he is fearful of the Noah-like consequences that may ensue. (Chandler, 2015)

Weekly Booking Logs: July 8, 2015

July 7, 2015

WARRANTS: On June 27 at 9:37 p.m. in Big Bear Lake, Kyra Ann Vaughn, 42, of Lucerne Valley was arrested on two $50,000 misdemeanor warrants. One was for resisting arrest, and the other warrant was for driving without a license.

SUSPENDED LICENSE: On June 24 at 8:55 a.m., Veronica Duron, 36, of Lucerne Valley was arrested on suspicion of driving on a suspended license. She was booked and released with credit for time served on June 29.

Recipe: Sparkling Sangria

July 7, 2015


Sangria is a fun summer spirit that makes a sweet and delicious addition to any barbecue, event, or special holiday. Today, I'm sharing my recipe for a sparkling white sangria that's loading with fresh fruits.

You'll start with two whole bottles of a sweet sparkling white wine, like a Brut.

Add in about half a bottle (two liter) of lemon lime pop.

And now for the fruit! Since 4th of July is coming up, and I’m going for a patriotic sparkling sangria, I’m using blueberries and strawberries. Tip: frozen blueberries help keep your wine cool.

Guest Commentary: California sets record in installed solar capacity

July 2, 2015

Above: Rhone Resch

By Rhone Resch

If California was a nation, it would rank 6th in the world in installed solar energy capacity. That’s pretty amazing – and one of the key takeaways from the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Report, which was just released by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

Thinking of heading up to Big Bear this weekend?

July 2, 2015

Smoke blankets the desert near Landers off of Highway 247 last week. Photo: Caroline Lieber

From staff and wire reports

While there will be many recreation activities — including some 4th of July events — this weekend in the local mountains, some areas will be closed due to the Lake Fire, according to the U.S. Forest Service.


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