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Hesperia man hurts himself and lies to police about a hate crime involving 2 black men

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Assault with a deadly weapon/ Hate crime/ False report of a crime

HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A Hesperia man was arrested for a hate crime after he allegedly hurt himself and later reported a racially motivated assault involving two black males wearing masks, officials said.

On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at 10:47 p.m., deputies assigned to the City of Victorville responded to the report of an assault with a deadly weapon at Victor Valley Hospital. 

Deputies contacted the alleged victim, 25-year-old Daniel Davis, who was being treated for lacerations to his face and body. 

According to a sheriff’s news release, Davis reported he was driving on Old Woman Springs Road in Johnson Valley when two vehicles boxed in his car, forcing him off the highway. 

“Davis alleged two black males wearing masks confronted him, vandalized his vehicle, and slashed him with razor blade knives while yelling racial slurs.  Davis then drove to Hesperia where he later reported the assault to Sheriff’s Dispatch.  Davis’ injuries were treated and he was released from the hospital,” stated the release.

On June 3, detectives from the Morongo Basin Station followed up on the case. During the investigation, detectives determined the allegations made against the two alleged suspects were falsified. 

“Davis had concocted the entire incident for personal reasons, damaging his own vehicle, and caused the injuries upon his own person,” stated sheriff’s officials.

The case was forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for filing of charges.  An arrest warrant was issued for Davis for reporting the false assault and hate crime to law enforcement officials.

On June 5, 2020, detectives from the Morongo Basin Station arrested Davis in Joshua Tree for his active warrant.  Davis was booked at the Morongo Basin Jail and is being held lieu of $25,000.00 bail. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to cotnact Detective A. Halloway of the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station (760) 366-4175. Callers wishing to stay annonymous are urged to 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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Man arrested for the murder of his 30-year-old son in Victorville

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Deputies responded to a shooting in the 16700 block of Yucca Ave. (Hugo C. Valdez, VVNG.com)

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A 49-year-old Victorville man was arrested for the murder of his son, officials said.

At about 10:00 PM on Friday, August 7, 2020, deputies responded to the 16700 block Yucca Avenue regarding to 911 calls of gunshots heard near an apartment complex, officials said.

Deputies from the Victorville Police Department arrived and detained a male, identified as Clyde Buschbaum Sr., outside of the complex.

Deputies quickly located an unresponsive male victim, outside of the apartment, suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim, identified as Clyde Buschbaum Jr., was pronounced deceased at the scene, officials said.

Homicide Detectives responded to conduct the investigation and determined there was an altercation between Clyde Jr. and his father, Clyde Sr.

“At some point during the altercation, Clyde Sr. shot and killed his son outside of the apartment,” stated sheriff’s officials.

Clyde Buschbaum Sr. was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for murder.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Michelle Del Rio, Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail at (909)387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at 800-78CRIME or www.wetip.com

Clyde Buschbaum Sr., 49, was arrested for the murder of his son in Victorville. (Hugo C. Valdez, VVNG.com)
Clyde Buschbaum Sr., 49, was arrested for the murder of his son in Victorville. (Hugo C. Valdez, VVNG.com)

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Helicopter lands on Amethyst Road for woman involved in crash

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VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) A woman was airlifted with critical injuries following a crash late Friday night.

At 11:30 p.m., the Victorville Fire Department, deputies from the Victorville Police Department, and two American Medical Response (AMR) ambulances were dispatched to the intersection of Amethyst and La Mesa Roads for reports of a head-on crash.

– Photo Credit: Travis Dixon.

Upon arrival, firefighters located two vehicles with major damage; a gray 2018 Toyota Camry and a dark-colored sedan with a woman still trapped inside.

Firefighters extricated the woman from the vehicle and requested a helicopter to land near the scene to transport her to a trauma center.

The Camry sustained major front-end damage. – Photo credit: Travis Dixon.

The driver of the Camry, Jaalen “Jay” Thompson, told Victor Valley News that he was traveling westbound on La Mesa Road on a green light when he was struck by the dark sedan that was traveling southbound on Amethyst Road.

Although Thompson did not sustain major injuries, his girlfriend who is pregnant was taken to a local hospital for an evaluation.

“The dark colored sedan ran the red light and smacked my car,” Thompson stated, “She was also pregnant.”

The intersection was closed while authorities investigated the crash.

The cause of the crash is unknown at this time. – Photo Credit: Julio Solano.

As of 12:30 a.m. Saturday, the intersection was reopened.

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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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