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4 Suspects in Kohl’s Burglary Arrested; Stolen Vehicle Recovered

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The Honda being used by subjects was found to have been stolen from it’s owner’s home earlier in the day. (Hugo C. Valdez, Victor Valley News)

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) A burglary at a department store led deputies to the recovery of a stolen vehicle and the arrest of four suspects Thursday afternoon.

At 1:10 pm, sheriff’s dispatch received a report from loss prevention at the Kohl’s located at 14305 Bear Valley Road in Victorville.

“They were observed placing merchandise into four large bags. The subjects exited the store, leaving the bags behind, and had come back into the store,” stated a Sheriff’s press release.

Victorville Station deputies responded to the location and positioned themselves around the shopping center. CHP helicopter H82 responded and assisted ground deputies.

The helicopter pilot was able to observe the four subjects as they continued to enter and exit the store several times.

“At one point, two subjects exited the store, got into a green Honda Accord and began driving through the parking lot. Deputies conducted a felony vehicle stop and took the two into custody without incident,” officials said.

As deputies were conducting the stop on the vehicle the other two subjects ran out of the store, each carrying two of the bags filled with unpaid merchandise.

Deputies quickly ordered the pair to stop. Both dropped the bags and one complied with commands and was detained. The other subject began to run but was caught on Bear Valley Road, in front of the store.

The Honda being used by subjects was found to have been stolen from its owner’s home earlier in the day.

All four subjects, identified as Venetta Carrillo, 20, of San Bernardino, Nicholas Segura, 23, of San Bernardino, Rick Paez, 20, of Blythe, and Kevin Pratt, 31, of San Bernardino were booked at High Desert Detention Center for burglary and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.

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Woman airlifted from crash on Sheep Creek and El Mirage Roads Saturday night

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Traffic Accident on El Mirage and Sheep Creek Road
(Photo by Jessica Christopherson)

ADELANTO, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Several people were injured in a T-bone crash at the intersection of Sheep Creek near El Mirage Roads Saturday night.

According to the California Highway Patrol incident logs, the traffic accident was reported at about 9:30 PM on August 8th and involved a silver Chevy Tahoe and a silver Ford F-150.

San Bernardino County Firefighters responded and located the Tahoe with major damage to the passenger side and used extrication tools to remove a young child. A female adult sitting in the front passenger was critically injured and a helicopter was requested to airlift her to a trauma center.

A CHP helicopter H-80 landed in the roadway and subsequently flew the injured woman to Loma Linda University Medical Center.

Jessica Christopherson was on her way home from work when she drove up to the accident and heard children inside the SUV screaming and pulled over to call 911. Jessica said the little girl’s leg was pinned but when firefighters removed her from the vehicle she only had some scrapes.

According to Jessica, the dad in the Tahoe was okay and another little girl was shaken up and all three were taken by ground ambulance to LLUMC. The driver of the pickup truck sustained a gash to the back of his head.

Jessica told VVNG she’s almost been involved in several accidents on El Mirage Road due to people speeding and would like to see at least a 3-way stop sign instead of just one.

The California Highway Patrol Victorville Station is handling the investigation into the cause of the crash.

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Man found dead at High Desert Inn Motel in Hesperia

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HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Police said no foul play was suspected after a man was found dead at the High Desert Inn.

On Thursday, August 6, 2020, at approximately 1:02 a.m., deputies responded to High Desert Inn, located at 14320 Main Street, in reference to a medical aid call.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Taylor Reynolds said A 59-year-old male was found unresponsive at the incident location. “Deputies did not discover any signs of foul play,” stated Reynolds.

The spokeswoman said the investigation is being handled by the Coroner’s Division and had no other information available for release.

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At least 3 killed, 3 airlifted in 15 freeway crash near Baker

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BAKER, Calif. (VVNG.com) – At least three people have been confirmed killed, and three others were airlifted from a crash that shut down a stretch of 15 freeway Saturday evening.

It happened just after 7 p.m. on the northbound I-15 near Baker after an SUV crashed into the back of a semi truck and caught fire.

When firefighters arrived on scene they located the vehicle fully involved in fire with an unknown amount occupants still trapped inside.

Scanner traffic indicated that the fire quickly spread from the SUV to the semi truck, which was described as a 53-foot general cargo truck loaded with clothing.

Scanner traffic also indicated that three helicopters landed on the freeway to transport a 15-year-old, a child, and the child’s mother to Las Vegas University Medical Center.

In all, 1 person sustained critical injuries, 3 others sustained moderate injuries, and at least 3 people were pronounced deceased onscene with a possible fourth person still in the wreckage, scanner traffic reported.

Firefighters had a knock-down of the fire at about 9:45 p.m.

The identification of the deceased is not expected to be released until next-of-kin has been notified.

Officers from the CHP Barstow Station are handling the investigation into the cause of the accident.

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