Selected items from 1-23-13 sheriff's blotter and booking logs

January 23, 2013

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

Off-roaders petition White House as Hammer time nears

January 23, 2013

FROM STAFF REPORTS

The website that promotes the annual King of the Hammers race is spearheading the latest effort to halt the U.S. Marine Corps’ expansion into the Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Area.

Ultra4 Racing is promoting an online petition to the White House concerning the planned expansion of the Twentynine Palms Marine Base into Johnson Valley.

The petition needs 25,000 signatures by Feb. 14. If they meet their goal, they will draw 10 names to win King of the Hammers merchandise for life, and other prizes are being donated. To find out more, go to:

Mustangs to the rescue: Students help residents during fire

January 23, 2013

By KRIS REILLY, Editor

LUCERNE VALLEY • “Heroic” is a word sports writers tend to misuse when describing athletes. But Mike Alarcon, Camden Beavers, Kenny Kaiser, Lonye Logan and Robert Rodriguez have earned the right to be called heroes.

In the wee hours of the morning on Jan. 12, the five Lucerne Valley High School student-athletes risked their lives to help a total stranger, and three of them ended up in the hospital for it.

Beloved local educator dies at 67

January 20, 2013

By KRIS REILLY, Editor

Longtime local educator and volunteer Julia Bell died at home Saturday afternoon, according to her family. She was 67.

Further information was not provided. The family members are asking for privacy at this time, but they wish to thank the community for its sympathy and support.

Bell cited health issues as the main factor in her decision to step down from the Lucerne Valley Unified School District Board last year.

Shooting suspect found in A.V. home

January 16, 2013

By KRIS REILLY, Editor

After a chase through an Apple Valley neighborhood Thursday, deputies arrested a Lucerne Valley man wanted for allegedly shooting at three people a month earlier.

William Lester Boone III, 22, was accused of firing a gun in front of a Lucerne Valley home on Dec. 12.

On Thursday, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Wendell Anderson and Deputy Shane Andersen got word that Boone was hiding out at a home in the 14500 block of Tonikan Road in Apple Valley.

Locals asking for more time to comment on solar projects

January 16, 2013

By KRIS REILLY, Editor

In an area of Lucerne Valley already prone to flash flooding, some residents are worried that a pair of planned solar projects could make the problem worse.

A firm called WDG Capital Partners is planning to build the two projects just west of Camp Rock Road and northeast of Highway 18.

The company has applied for conditional use permits with San Bernardino County to build a 10-megawatt project called Agincourt Solar and a 20-megawatt facility called Marathon Solar, both of which will produce energy with photovoltaic solar panels.

Velasquez: From ‘terrible student’ to standout teacher

January 16, 2013

By KRIS REILLY, Editor

She now has a master’s degree, but Cory Velasquez says that once upon a time she was “a terrible student.”

Velasquez, the Lucerne Valley Elementary School Staff Member of the Month, says she was more concerned with playing volleyball than doing schoolwork when she attended high school in San Luis Obispo County. She then went on to junior college in Cupertino, but academics still took a backseat to volleyball.

“I was supposed to be getting an education,” Velasquez said.

Selected items from this week's sheriff's blotter and booking logs (1-16-12)

January 16, 2013

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.Want the full story?

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