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1 child, 2 adults airlifted after head-on crash on National Trails Highway



HELENDALE, Calif. ( — One juvenile and two adults were airlifted to trauma centers following a head-on traffic collision in Oro Grande Thursday morning.

It happened at about 8:20 am, in the 20800 block of National Trails Highway, near Robinson Ranch Road.

First responders arrived and located a white Ford Escape and a red Hyundai Sonata SUV with major damage and parties trapped.

Firefighters with San Bernardino County Fire responded to the scene and extricated two adult patients, a 37-year-old man in a red 2017 Hyundai Sonata and a 39-year-old woman in a white 2001 Ford Escape, both residents of Helendale.

A 7-year-old girl in the Escape was helped from the vehicle and transported by ground ambulance to Victor Valley Global Medical Center and later flown to Loma Linda University Medical Center.

San Bernardino County Fire Batallion Chief Kenny Halseth, said two airships landed at the scene and transported both adult patients classified as ‘immediate’ to trauma centers down the hill.

“There was a dead dog in one of the vehicles,” said Halseth.

According to California Highway Patrol Officer Michael Mumford, the Ford was traveling north and the Hyundai was traveling in the opposite direction.

“For reasons still under investigation both vehicles collided head-on in the northbound lane,” stated Mumford.

Drugs or alcohol are not believed to be a factor in this collision and all occupants were properly restrained, officials said.

The official cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Victorville CHP station.

CHP Officers are asking anyone who might have witnessed the crash to contact the Victorville office at (760)241-1186.

**Correction** A previous update indicated the Ford was traveling southbound. However, after speaking with witnesses CHP officials determined the Ford was traveling north. 

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State and San Bernardino County OK resumption of youth sports – with restrictions



SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — The State Department of Public Health has issued long-anticipated guidance allowing youth sports and physical education – including school-based, club, and recreational programs – to resume, as long as they are limited to groups of participants who regularly gather, such as a class or organized team, and only when physical distancing of at least six feet can be maintained.

Activities should take place outside to the maximum extent possible.

Sporting events, assemblies, and other activities that require close contact or that would promote congregating, such as tournaments and competitions, are not yet permitted either indoors or outdoors.

“This is an opportunity for young people to stay healthy, stay in shape, and be ready when the State allows team and other group activities to resume,” said San Bernardino County Public Health Director Corwin Porter. The County Health Officer has approved implementation of the guidance within San Bernardino County.

(San Bernardino County Health news release)

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18-year-old U.S. Army Reservist Stationed at Ft. Irwin arrested on child porn charges



FORT IRWIN, Calif. ( — An 18-year-old reserve with the United States Army National Guard stationed at Fort Irwin was arrested for possession of child pornography Wednesday, officials said.

Detectives from multiple agencies conducted a joint investigation involving the suspect, Neal McCoy, a resident of Fridley, Minnesota, and subsequently arrested him on Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

McCoy was booked at the High Desert Detention Center for PC 311.11(A) Possession of Child Pornography with a bail set at $100,000. McCoy is scheduled for arraignment on August 7th.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Specialized Investigations Division Crimes Against Children Detail (CAC), Barstow Sheriff’s Station, and the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) worked together in their investigation.

In January 2020, VVNG reported on similar arrests after Steven Berg, 38, was arrested by investigators who determined that child pornography was distributed from a home within the base at Fort Irwin.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Brian Arias of the Specialized Investigations Division, Crimes Against Children Detail at (909) 387-3615. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at

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18-year-old out on bail arrested again after a pursuit in Victorville



VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( — An 18-year-old out on bail was arrested again after leading Victorville deputies on a pursuit.

At about 2:28 AM on August 6, 2020, a deputy from the Victorville Police Station observed a vehicle run a red light at Amargosa and Palmdale Roads and attempted a traffic stop.

The driver, identified as Antoine Jackson, of Victorville, failed to yield and led deputies on a pursuit for approximately 7 miles, officials said.

During the pursuit, Jackson drove at high speeds, exceeding 100 mph at times. He also drove in opposing traffic lanes and ran several red lights and stop signs.

The pursuit came to an end in the 12500 block of Terrano when Jackson crashed into a parked car.

Jackson, who was out on bail from a July 28, 2020 arrest, was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for VC2800.2(A) Evading a Peace Officer with disregard for safety and PC12022.1(B) New Felony Offense while on bail.

His bail is set at $100,000 and is scheduled for arraignment in a Victorville courtroom on August 10, 2020.

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