Connect with us

All News

Candlelight vigil planned for couple found dead inside Hesperia home

Published

on

HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A candlelight vigil will be held tonight for a couple found dead inside their home in Hesperia.

Loved ones have identified the victims found deceased as 39-year-old Melissa Graetz and Jason Culberson, 44, both residents of Hesperia.

According to a Facebook post, the candlelight vigil is planned for Saturday, September 7th at 7:00 pm on C Avenue at Melissa’s antique shop in Hesperia. “Please come and show your love and support as this is a very horrific unexpected occurrence that has crushed us all.”

Authorities said in a press release deputies responded to the 9000 block of C Avenue on September 3, 2019, at about 6:03 pm to conduct a welfare check on the occupants of the home.

“Upon arrival, deputies located a deceased female and a deceased male inside the residence,” stated the release.

The thorough and lengthy investigation lasted nearly 24 hours as Crime Scene Investigators (CSI) photographed and collected evidence inside the residence, located next door to an antique shop. Jason’s white pickup truck parked in front of the location was dusted for fingerprints.

Authorities haven’t provided any information on the cause of death or if any foul play is suspected.

Loved ones have taken to social media to express their love, sadness, and frustration over the deaths.

“Melissa was my friend, I’ll always remember the talk’s we would have, her kindness, how funny she could be, and how much she loved animals. She would bring me beautiful birdhouse’s for my yard and the coolest toys for my grandson. That’s how I will remember her. She was beautiful inside and out,” commented Leila Ooley.

“They were both beautiful souls that were savagely taken from us. They will be greatly missed,” commented Sandra Hawkesworth.

“That is my brother and his girlfriend, they both were shot, murdered, they will be missed so much! Love always,” Ginny.

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact the Specialized Investigations Division, Detective David Carpenter at (909)387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at 800-78-CRIME or www.wetip.com.

To follow updates to this article and more, Join our newsgroup on Facebook with over 140,000 members, Like our Facebook page, and Follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

Related Article: Man and woman found dead inside Hesperia home, authorities investigate

All News

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

Published

on

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.

To follow updates to this article and more, Join our newsgroup on Facebook with over 140,000 members, Like our Facebook page, and Follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

Continue Reading

All News

Man found dead at High Desert Inn Motel in Hesperia

Published

on

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.

To follow updates to this article and more, Join our newsgroup on Facebook with over 140,000 members, Like our Facebook page, and Follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

Continue Reading

All News

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

Published

on

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.

To follow updates to this article and more, Join our newsgroup on Facebook with over 140,000 members, Like our Facebook page, and Follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

Continue Reading

Latest News

Trending