Couple found with pot near 5-year-old son


LUCERNE VALLEY • A couple who were both on probation were arrested again after deputies found boxes and bags of marijuana in their Lucerne Valley home with their 5-year-old son nearby, sheriff’s officials said Wednesday.

Kimberly Arnold, 27, and Daniel Lovejoy, 25, were booked in Victor Valley Jail on charges of possession of marijuana for sale and cruelty to a child.

This week in the print edition...

—The full sheriff's blotter and booking logs (only selected items appear online)

—An in-depth article about the football team's amazing homecoming win

—Names of this year's homecoming winners and nominees

—The What's Happening briefs keep you informed about upcoming events, including Halloween fun

—Jo Richards' Chapter 14 column

—Gary Schlenz's religion column

—Photos from Ride in the Rocks, the football game, the homecoming court, and more!

Campos, Goodrich honored by LVHS


Asked if he has a rivalry with his older brother, Chris Campos had a quick answer:

“With everything,” Campos said. “Football, academics — in everything we have a rivalry.”

Albert “Tank” Campos won the prestigious Crystal Mustang award — given to Lucerne Valley High School’s best all-around citizen — before graduating last year. Chris Campos said he tries to live up to that accomplishment, and the junior seems well on his way to doing so.

Strong turnout for Ride in the Rocks


LUCERNE VALLEY • The Ride in the Rocks fundraiser Saturday raised more than $12,000 for local students, organizers said.

This was the fourth running of the event, which features a grueling 22-mile mountain bike ride, a “tame” 10-mile ride and a family 5-mile ride/run/walk.

A large portion of the money will go toward the annual science camp trip for local fifth-graders, according to Millie Rader of the Mitsubishi Cement Corporation Educational 
Foundation, which puts on the event.

Sheriff's blotter and booking logs selected items 10-24-12

NOTE: The following are selected items from The Leader's weekly sheriff's blotter and booking logs. The full blotter and booking logs appear only in the print edition of the newspaper. 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.


MAC to present ‘A Snapshot in History’ tonight


Tonight's meeting of the Lucerne Valley Municipal Advisory Council (Tuesday, Oct. 23) will be a special historical presentation, featuring people who know the history of Lucerne Valley and those who’ve lived through it.

“Lucerne Valley — A Snapshot in History” will feature Millie Rader (moderator), Barbara LaGrange – (L.V. Museum) Bob and Sara Delperdang (Crossroads Garden Club), Barbara Veale and Chuck Rader.

The public is invited to the meeting, which will be held at 5 p.m. at the L.V. Community Center, 33187 Highway 247 East.

Voter registration deadline is Monday


Monday is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election, which will allow citizens to weigh in on who will be America’s next president along with multiple hotly contested federal, state and local races.

For the first time, voters can go online at to join the ranks of 836,233 adults registered to vote in San Bernardino County.

Man found dead; could be Duimstra


APPLE VALLEY • A man was found dead Saturday afternoon from an off-road vehicle crash in the desert just west of Lucerne Valley, and officials believe it’s the 65-year-old who went missing nearly a week before.

Rescuers were called at around 1 p.m. to the intersection of Wren Street and Laguna Seca Drive, according to Tim Franke with the San Bernardino County Fire Department. They found a white male dead at the scene.

Vazquez gets 25 to life

By TOMOYA SHIMURA, For the Leader

VICTORVILLE • A 20-year-old Lucerne Valley man was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison Friday for beating his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son to death in front of her other children.

Patricia Negrete said the defendant, Cesar Antonio Vazquez, was baby-sitting her four children while she was at the hospital. When Negrete returned to their small trailer in Lucerne Valley, Vazquez was playing a video game, she said. Then her 7-year-old daughter told her, “Mommy, Damian’s dead,” according to Negrete.

Mustangs prevail on final play


LUCERNE VALLEY • Lucerne Valley’s Daniel Stratton threw a 55-yard touchdown pass to Lonye Logan as time expired, then Stratton ran in the winning two-point conversion as the Mustangs beat Upland Christian 28-26 on Friday night.

“It was absolutely the craziest game I’ve been involved in,” Lucerne Valley coach Chris Klinger said. “To come back and score with 7 seconds left, and to have to get the two-point conversion to win ... By far the craziest game I’ve been in. I’m almost speechless.”


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