Three Hesperia teens killed in Johnson Valley crash

February 3, 2013

UPDATE: Two other teens identified


JOHNSON VALLEY • Three Hesperia teenagers were killed by a suspected drunk driver in a head-on collision Saturday night, according to a report from the San Bernardino County Coroner.

Tyler Shane Correll, 18, of Hesperia, was driving a 2001 Saturn sedan southbound on Old Woman Springs Road (Highway 247) in the Johnson Valley area at about 8:10 p.m., the report stated.

Sgt. hopes local crime will drop with repeat offenders jailed

January 30, 2013


With some of Lucerne Valley’s most active criminal suspects now behind bars, Sgt. Wendell Anderson is hoping the town might have a little peace and quiet.

“I couldn’t be happier,” said Anderson, who oversees the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Lucerne Valley Substation. “I would certainly hope we’ll return to what would be normal levels of activity out here, if not somewhat lower, given the fact that a good percentage of the folks that cause the most problems are now in custody.”

Moss arrested after L.V. crime spree

January 30, 2013

Three other locals locked up during investigation


LUCERNE VALLEY • Authorities last week hunted down a local man accused of a long list of felonies, arresting three other men in the process.

GA Dakota Moss, 18, was arraigned Jan. 23 on seven felony charges: two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of receiving stolen property, one burglary charge and one count of making a criminal threat. He’s also accused of resisting or obstructing a peace officer, a misdemeanor.

Week of racing and events opens Friday in Johnson Valley

January 30, 2013


Racers, spectators and vendors are already congregating at “Hammertown” in anticipation of the 2013 Griffin King of the Hammers.

The “Hammertown” area at Means Dry Lake will open this Friday, Feb. 1, at 8 a.m., kicking off eight days of festivities and off-road racing competition at the Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Area.

The area is located east of Lucerne Valley and north of Highway 247. The main access point is Boone Road, which intersects with Highway 247.

The race schedule, according to, is as follows:

School district asking for input

January 30, 2013


The Lucerne Valley Unified School District is asking for a little advice.

On Feb. 6, LVUSD will hold a strategic plan workshop from 3 to 6 p.m. at the district offices, located at 8560 Aliento Road in Lucerne Valley.

With limited funding and low enrollment, LVUSD will likely have to make cuts in future school years.

According to LVUSD Board of Trustees President Jim Harvey, the board wants to the community to have a say in the direction the district will go.

Basketball team takes winning record into home stand

January 23, 2013


The Lucerne Valley High School boys basketball team finished up a long road trip with a winning record and was set to return home this week.

The Mustangs entered this week’s games with an 8-4 overall record, 3-1 in the Agape League.

Tuesday’s game against Excelsior was the first of five straight home games for the Mustangs. (The game was played after this week’s paper went to press.) Their next game is Friday at 7:30 p.m. against Hesperia Christian at LVHS’ Sgt. Brian L. Walker gym.


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