Sheriff’s blotter and booking logs 09-19-12

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.

By KRIS REILLY
Editor

Missile defense test lights up morning sky

By Brooke Edwards Staggs, For The Leader

Many High Desert residents reported seeing a bright flash that lit up the eastern sky before the sun came up Thursday morning.

“It was a flash or an explosion with a silvery white light,” said Jon Ehart of Apple Valley. “It was dramatically large.”

Ehart said the smoky contrail lasted for an hour, until the sun came up and obscured the sight.

Imus, Cook speak to packed house at LVEDA

By KRIS REILLY
Editor

The two men vying to represent the High Desert in Washington spoke to Lucerne Valley last week.

Gregg Imus and Paul Cook, both Republicans, will run in November for the new 8th Congressional District, which will include Lucerne Valley. Both candidates spoke in front of a larger-than-normal crowd at the Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association Meeting on Sept. 4.

The audience included off-roaders who came from far and wide to talk about a key issue for Lucerne Valley: The proposed expansion of the Twentynine Palms Marine base.

Equipment stolen from high school

Suspects cut hole in wall of LVHS agriculture buildings

By KRIS REILLY
Editor

LUCERNE VALLEY • Unknown suspects apparently cut through walls last week and stole roughly $7,500 worth of equipment from Lucerne Valley High School’s agriculture program.

LVHS agriculture teacher and FFA adviser Troy Van Bavel said he believes the theft occurred the night of Sept. 4. The walls of two metal buildings on the school’s campus were cut open, the insulation was removed and the drywall was punched out.

Happy Trails Breakfast Club this Saturday

FROM SUBMITTED REPORTS

The Happy Trails Children’s Foundation will hold its sixth annual Happy Trails Breakfast Club event on Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Lucerne Valley Lions Club in Lucerne Valley.

This is a special fundraising event to benefit the abused children served by the foundation. This year they will celebrate the centennial of Dale Evans, Queen of the West (1912-2012), wife of legendary singing cowboy star, Roy Rogers. Roy and Dale were long-time residents of Apple Valley.

Sheriff’s blotter and booking logs 09-12-12

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.

By KRIS REILLY
Editor

Saturday's football game canceled

FROM STAFF REPORTS

LUCERNE VALLEY • The Lucerne Valley High School football team's Saturday game has been canceled by the opponent.

The Mustangs were scheduled to face La Verne Lutheran at 7 p.m. Saturday at Ron Peavy Field, but La Verne Lutheran back out of the game because the team does not currently have a coach and may not have enough players to field a team.

La Verne Lutheran also canceled its Week 1 game.

Next up for the Mustangs (0-2) is a trip to Immanuel Christian in Ridgecrest for a 1 p.m. game on Saturday, Sept. 15.

School board to discuss fiscal crisis

FCMAT suggests cutting positions, extending salary cuts, pushing for 2nd bond measure

By KRIS REILLY
Editor

The Lucerne Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees will meet next week to discuss ways to deal with its looming budget crisis.

The public is encouraged to participate in the meeting, which will start at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 12 (next Wednesday) at the district offices at 8560 Aliento Road.

The major issues facing LVUSD are declining enrollment (leading to reduced funding), state budget cuts and the district’s own debt.

Back to school events planned at middle, high school campuses

By KRIS REILLY
Editor

The Lucerne Valley Unified School District is ringing in the new school year with events at both campuses next week.

On Tuesday, Lucerne Valley Middle/High School will host a Sept. 11 memorial service featuring a raising of the flag and a special service honoring Army Sgt. Brian L. Walker, a graduate of the school who was killed in action in Afghanistan earlier this year.

Firefighters, police and military personnel are expected to be on hand, and the general public is encouraged to attend.

Sheriff’s blotter and booking logs 09-05-12

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.

By KRIS REILLY
Editor

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