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50-year-old Victorville man arrested after Tuesday morning pursuit

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VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A 50-year-old Victorville man was taken into custody after leading deputies on a pursuit while throwing narcotics from the moving vehicle, officials said.

At about 6:50 AM on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, Deputy S. Lenihan, with Victorville Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Division, observed the driver of a 2019 Cadillac XTS driving in excess of the speed limit.

The deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on D Street, near McKinney Way and the driver failed to yield, initiating a pursuit. The suspect, later identified as Kelvin Dion Ainsworth, a Victorville resident entered the 15 Freeway southbound, at D Street.

Sheriff’s officials said when he reached Mojave Drive, he exited and re-entered the 15 Freeway northbound. “The suspect exited and reentered the freeway multiple times, running red lights and stop signs, and reaching speeds in excess of 100 mph several times. During the pursuit, the suspect was seen throwing items from the Cadillac,” stated a news release.

The 11.7-mile pursuit came to an end when the suspect pulled over and stopped his vehicle on the I-15, between Dale Evans Parkway and Hodge Road. He was taken into custody without incident.

“Deputy A. Curtis located several baggies of suspected methamphetamine and heroin along the freeway, where the suspect was observed throwing items from the vehicle, officials said. “In addition to the over 1 ounce of heroin and over 2 ounces of methamphetamine located on the freeway, deputies recovered marijuana, cash, and other paraphernalia typically associated with the sale and use of illegal drugs, inside the vehicle.”

Kelvin Dion Ainsworth was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for evading a Peace Officer with disregard for safety, transport/sell of narcotics, and transportation of a controlled substance.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Deputy Lenihan or Deputy Curtis at the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463), or you may leave the information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.

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

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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

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FORT IRWIN, Calif. (VVNG.com) — 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 www.wetip.com.

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

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VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — 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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