Monthly Crime Stats: Five burglaries reported in LV

January 13, 2015

Senior Reporter

Five burglaries were reported in Lucerne Valley during the month of December, according to station commander Sgt. Van Putnam.

Other reported crimes included five grand theft auto, one assault, two assaults with a deadly weapon, two domestic violence incidents and two vandalism incidents.

Nine were arrested on narcotics charges, one person was arrested on a burglary charge and two were arrested for petty theft.


Woman airlifted after receiving serious burns

January 13, 2015


A Fern Road resident was airlifted after sustaining 2nd- to 3rd-degree burns over much of her body in an apparent attempted suicide.

At 4:02 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 5, emergency responders were summoned to a call of a woman on the ground with extensive burns to her body and face.

The woman was transported by ambulance to a Pioneer Park where an airship transported her to a regional hospital for treatment.

The woman’s current condition is unknown. The investigation is continuing.

Portal Motel hit by robbers

January 13, 2015

Senior Report

Sheriff’s deputies were called to the Portal Motel in the 31300 block of Highway 18 following a robbery at 3:52 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 11.

According to witness reports, two men armed with pistols used duct tape to tie up the residents before ransacking the motel and fleeing in an SUV.
For the last few years, the Portal has been the home of permanent residents rather than a commercial motel.

Renewable Energy: Stakeholders expand coalition

January 13, 2015

Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association chairman Chuck Bell leads a meeting last Tuesday to create a coalition. The group plans to form a unified voice for local stakeholders across the desert regarding the county’s renewable energy element to their general plan, known as SPARC, as well as the state’s Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan. Photo by DAVID PARDO

Senior Reporter

Cannabis extraction lab discovered in Landers

January 13, 2015

From staff and wire reports

LANDERS • The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station found a large-scale cannabis extraction lab while serving an arrest warrant last Sunday morning on Stearman Road in Landers.

Upon arriving and making contact with the residents at the location deputies discovered a concentrated cannabis extraction lab. Five suspects were detained and the Sheriff’s Narcotics Division Marijuana Enforcement Team responded to assist with the investigation.


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