Joshua Springs routs Lucerne Valley


LUCERNE VALLEY • Lucerne Valley High School lost its home opener 72-12 to perennial 8-man football powerhouse Joshua Springs on Friday night at Ron Peavy Field.

The Mustangs (0-2) took an early lead when quarterback Daniel Stratton capped a nine-play, 40-yard drive with a 3-yard touchdown run, but Lucerne Valley went on to surrender 72 unanswered points to the Lightning (1-0)

The Mustangs didn’t score again until Stratton threw a 19-yard TD pass to Lonye Logan with less than 2 minutes to play.

Local woman identified after Tuesday crash


The woman who died Tuesday in a traffic collision on Highway 247 (Barstow Road) has been positively identified as Diane Janett Rozar, a 59-year-old resident of Lucerne Valley.

Rozar's daughter, Bambi Price, died 15 months ago in a traffic collision on the same road.

An updated story will appear in next week's Leader.

Driver dead after crash on Barstow Road


LUCERNE VALLEY • A woman died Tuesday after she crashed into a utility pole and became trapped in her burning pickup truck, according to reports from the California Highway Patrol.

The unidentified driver was believed to be the sole occupant of the late model Ford F-150, CHP officials said.

The truck was heading north on Highway 247 (Barstow Road) just south of Rabbit Springs Road at about 2:50 p.m. when it swerved for unknown reasons. The vehicle rolled and knocked over a utility pole, downing live power lines.

Local man missing for three weeks

Anderson last seen Aug. 6, friend says


LUCERNE VALLEY • A local homeless man has been missing for three weeks, according to those who know him.

Michael Lynn Anderson, better known as Mike, often did odd jobs with his friend Bill Terrill.

Terrill said Anderson did not show up for a job on Aug. 6, and he hasn’t seen him since. Terrill said he filed a missing person report with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department last week.

Candidates to attend LVEDA


LUCERNE VALLEY • Two Congressional hopefuls are expected to show up and listen to local concerns at next week’s meeting of the Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association.

Candidate Gregg Imus has told LVEDA organizers that he plans to attend the meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 5 p.m. at the Lucerne Valley Senior Center.

Imus’ opponent, Paul Cook, has made tentative plans to attend but has not yet confirmed the appearance.

Local students can win a car just by showing up for school


Victorville Motors and Lucerne Valley High School hope that local teens will show up for school because they value education. But if that’s not enough, they’re offering a little something to sweeten the deal: A chance to win a brand new car.

Two new cars are among the prizes that will be given away as part of the “It’s a Gas to go to Class” event this year.

Volleyball faces tough foes; football team loses


The early part of the season may be a trial by fire for the Lucerne Valley High School girls volleyball team. Their coach believes the Mustangs will be better for it.

“Our preseason is probably the most brutal it’s ever been, and that’s good for us,” coach Steve Colangelo said. “It’s the league games that matter, and we want to be ready for league. We are playing nothing but top-notch teams.”

Sheriff’s blotter and booking logs 08-29-12

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.


Men arrested after gunfight at pot farm

691 plants found; four suspects put on immigration hold


LUCERNE VALLEY • Two Lucerne Valley men shot each other during an argument at a home where a large amount of marijuana was being grown, authorities said.

Felipe Jesus Gomez Alvarez, 30, and Antonio Carlos Zaragoza, 41, survived the Monday shootout and were each arrested on Tuesday. Zaragoza was shot in the left hand and Alvarez was shot in his left shoulder and above his left eye, according to a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department press release.

Move to eight-man football could pay off for LVHS


Facing declining student enrollment, the Lucerne Valley High School football team had no choice but to make a move to eight-man football.

The Mustangs have struggled in recent seasons, and one of the key reasons is a lack of depth. After a few injuries or a few cases of academic ineligibility, the school was struggling just to put a team on the field.


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