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Car stolen at gunpoint from LA stopped in Victorville

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A San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputy seen comforting the children. (Hugo C. Valdez, Victor Valley News)

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) Police arrested a 24-year-old Van Nuys man in possession of a stolen vehicle occupied by four juveniles, police said.

Just before 2:30 p.m., on September 7th the Hesperia Police Department was alerted to a possible stolen vehicle traveling westbound on Main Street.

The vehicle, a green 2007 Nissan Sentra, was taken during a carjacking in Los Angeles on August 27th and the suspect was considered to be armed and dangerous, scanner traffic reported.

Deputies from the Victorville Police Department assumed the call when the suspect, Luis Gonzalez, drove the vehicle into the city of Victorville. Deputies initiated a felony traffic stop on the vehicle in the parking lot of Wendy’s on Bear Valley Road and Dunia Road.

“The vehicle was occupied by the suspect, his three minor children, and a 16-year old female who was related to the children. All occupants were unharmed, and the juveniles were released to the custody of a family member,” sheriff’s officials said in a news release.

Gonzalez was taken into custody without incident and booked at High Desert Detention Center for possession of a stolen vehicle. His bail is set at $50,000, according to arrest records.

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.

(Hugo C. Valdez, Victor Valley News)

(Hugo C. Valdez, Victor Valley News)

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Motorcyclist airlifted after crash on Pawnee Rd and Highway 18 in Apple Valley

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A motorcyclist was critically injured in a Tuesday night crash on Highway 18. (Hugo C. Mary's Valdez, VVNG.com)
A motorcyclist was critically injured in a Tuesday night crash on Highway 18. (Hugo C. Mary's Valdez, VVNG.com)

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A motorcycle rider was airlifted following a crash Tuesday in Apple Valley.

It happened at the intersection of Pawnee Road and Highway 18 at 7:35 p.m. and involved a minivan and black 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle.

When firefighters from the Apple Valley Fire Protection District arrived on scene they requested one airship to land at St. Mary’s Medical Center for the motorcycle rider, who sustained major injuries. Witnesses reported the rider suffered a serious leg injury.

The rider was subsequently airlifted to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, and a second ground ambulance was requested to the scene.

Westbound lanes of Highway 18 at Pawnee Ridge were shut down as authorities investigated the crash. Additional information will be updated as it becomes available.

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Downed Power Lines Blocking Arrowhead Lake Rd in Hesperia

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HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Downed power lines are blocking a stretch of busy Arrowhead Lake Road near Randall Road in Hesperia.

At about 5:22 PM on August 11th San Bernardino County Fire responded to the scene and located the snapped utility pole with low hanging high-tension wires across the roadway. Firefighters requested law enforcement to expedite to the scene and shut down the roadway

Southern California Edison will respond to complete the repairs and at this time it’s unknown how long the roadway will remain closed for. According to CHP incident logs, officials are providing traffic control.

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Rollover crash in Hesperia shuts down 15 freeway Tuesday, 2 airlifted

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HESPERIA, Calif.(VVNG.com) — Traffic along the northbound I-15 freeway remains jammed after it was briefly shutdown to land two helicopters Tuesday.

It was reported at 11:53 a.m. on August 11, 2020, about a mile before Main Street in Hesperia.

For reasons still unknown, the four-door sedan rolled over and landed on it’s roof in a drainage ditch along the right shoulder of the freeway.

San Bernardino County Fire responded to the incident and located two people with critical injuries inside the tan colored vehicle.

Firefighters requested that the California Highway Patrol shut down traffic in order to allow the two helicopters to land on the freeway.

A Mercy Air helicopter landed first followed by a Reach helicopter and both occupants were airlifted to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.

The Victorville CHP is handling the investigation and anyone with information is asked to call 760-241-1186.

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