L.V. couple sentenced

Defendants’ son, 5, found near drugs


VICTORVILLE • A Lucerne Valley couple was sentenced to jail time after deputies found boxes and bags of marijuana in their house with their 5-year-old son nearby.

Daniel Richard Lovejoy II, 25, and Kimberly Michelle Arnold, 27, each accepted the prosecution’s plea offer. Lovejoy pleaded guilty to one felony count of possessing marijuana for sale, while Arnold pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor count of willful cruelty to a child.

Former San Manuel chairman leads for 3rd District Supervisor

By Brooke Self, Special to the Leader

James Ramos was on track to unseat incumbent Neil Derry in the San Bernardino County 3rd District Supervisor race, with 59 percent of the vote, according to preliminary results released Tuesday night.

“The early numbers are very encouraging,” Ramos campaign spokesperson Andre Levesque said Tuesday night. “We’ll keep monitoring them but the early results show what we’ve seen on the campaign trail.”

Cook leads congressional race

Imus trails by 12,510 votes


Republican Paul Cook took an early lead in San Bernardino County to become congressman for the 8th District, with 60.81 percent of the vote as of 8:15 p.m., according to preliminary results released by the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters on Tuesday night.

Donnelly on track to land new Assembly seat


Republican Tim Donnelly was on track Tuesday night to secure his spot on the State Assembly, leading in the race to represent the High Desert in the newly drawn 33rd Assembly District.

Donnelly, who currently serves as Assemblyman for the 59th District, had 62.1 percent of the vote as of preliminary data released by the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters. The Twin Peaks resident was elected to the Assembly in November 2010 but moved to the 33rd District race after boundaries were redrawn during 2011 redistricting.

LVEDA meeting tonight

Tonight's Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association (LVEDA) meeting will feature a Robertson’s trucking representative speaking about the company’s driver safety and training program.

The meeting will be held at 5 p.m. tonight (Tuesday) at the Lucerne Valley Senior Center, 10431 Allen Way, off Highway 247 in Lucerne Valley, behind the library.

The meeting is open to the public and will also feature presentations and discussions with representatives of Lucerne Valley’s “cottage industries” and their importance to the town’s local economy.

Decision Time Nov. 6

Another polling place added by ROV


It should be a little easier for the people of Lucerne Valley to cast their votes this time around.

The San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters has added another polling place for the Tuesday (Nov. 6) election.

Some locals complained to The Leader and to the ROV that the only voting location in the June primary was too remote.

Frattura to take over as publisher

From Staff Reports

VICTORVILLE • Freedom Communications, Inc. announced last week that Al Frattura has been named publisher of a group of local newspapers including The Leader.

Frattura will take over Nov. 1 for Stephan Wingert, who is leaving for a new position after serving as publisher for the Daily Press and Desert Dispatch since 2004.

Sheriff’s blotter and booking logs 10-31-12

EDITOR’S NOTE: All information for these reports comes from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. The most recent events are listed first. We publish the names of those who are arrested in Lucerne Valley as well as Lucerne Valley residents who are arrested elsewhere in San Bernardino County.


Mustangs make playoffs


The Lucerne Valley High School football team is headed to the playoffs for the first time since 2006.

The Mustangs qualified for the CIF-Southern Section 8-man Division 1 postseason and will go on the road to face Thacher in Ojai on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Man shoots neighbor with air rifle

Two fought over property lines


LUCERNE VALLEY • A Lucerne Valley man assaulted his neighbor and then shot him with an air rifle after the two got into a fight over property lines, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials said Friday.

Aaron Kendall Wyatt, 54, is jailed at West Valley Detention Center on charges of assault with a deadly weapon causing great bodily harm and making terrorist threats.


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