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List of events happening in Adelanto this weekend



ADELANTO, Calif. (news release) —Adelanto and High Desert residents can expect a trifecta of events this coming weekend—all conveniently located at or near Adelanto Stadium.

The third annual Adelanto Rodeo will kick-off Saturday, October 21 for its two-day run just south of the Stadium along Stadium Way. The Rodeo, sanctioned by the National Police Rodeo Association (NPRA) charges $12 admission fee—with children age 10 and under admitted free—for guests to be treated to:

  • Bull Riding
  • Bronc Riding
  • Breakaway Roping
  • Tie Down Roping
  • Team Roping
  • Barrel Racing
  • Chute Doging
  • Kid Activites include Muttin’ Busting, Calf Scrambles and Boot Scrambles.

Friday gates open at 5:00 p.m. with the rodeo starting at 7:00. Camping is available at the stadium for $35 a space. For more information or to obtain tickets visit or contact Darryl Courtney at (760) 261-1240.

If Saturday’s rodeo activities aren’t hot enough, attendees can stop by the First Annual “Stars and Stripes” Chili Cook-Off hosted by the American Legion Leo Collins Post 229.  Lasting from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., the Cook-Off will have entrants competing for the “Mayor’s Choice,” “Council’s Choice,” and “People’s Choice” awards.  Guests can sample chili entries for free, for more information about the Chili Cook-Off contact Larry Baxter from American Legion

Last, city residents will also be able to participate in the last of three Community Clean-Up events held at the Stadium this year.  The City of Adelanto, in coordination with AVCO Disposal Company will allow residents to get rid of unwanted items for free—eliminating the need for a special trip to the landfill.  “They can bring mattresses, furniture, household trash, televisions, computer monitors, small tires (without the rims) paints, oil—just about anything that would find its way into a trash can, the landfill or worse…a field in Adelanto,” said Steven Peltier, Community Safety Manager. The only restricted item that residents cannot bring is hazardous waste.  The Clean-Up will begin at 8:00 a.m. and last until 1:00 p.m.

The last Community Clean-Up in July collected  54.7 tons of trash. For more information, contact:

Steven Peltier, Community Safety Manager (760) 246-2300, extension 3005

“We’re entering a busy time of year for Adelanto for events and activities, no one will be able to say there’s nothing to do in Adelanto,” said Kerr.

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Adelanto man asleep in Del Taco drive-thru arrested on weapon and drug violations



After responding to a medical aid call, deputies arrested Leon Earl for weapon and narcotics violations

ADELANTO, Calif. ( — Authorities arrested a previously convicted felon after they found him passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle at a fast-food restaurant, officials said.

It happened on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at about 1:00 AM at the Del Taco on Highway 395, near Palmdale Road in Adelanto.

Deputies Mora and Lopez from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station responded and located the suspect, later identified as 30-year-old Leon Earl, a resident of Adelanto, in the drive-through, asleep, and foaming at the mouth.

Officials said Leon appeared to be in distress and was woken by deputies to have him checked out by medical personnel.

“During the investigation, deputies searched his vehicle and located a loaded Glock handgun, high capacity magazine and a large amount of cash,” stated a sheriff’s news release. “Leon was found to be an ex-felon who is a documented gang member.”

Leon was arrested and booked at the High Desert Detention Center for the weapons violations. 

Deputy Mora authored a search warrant for his residence which was served later the same day. “During the execution of the warrant, deputies located narcotics for sale including suspected cocaine, packaging, scales, ammunition and an additional high capacity drum magazine were located,” stated authorities.

It was also discovered Leon was a wanted person by Corona Police for Assault with a Deadly Weapon with great bodily injury. Leon had bailed out of custody for the weapon violation but was arrested by Corona Police at the jail. 

After responding to a medical aid call, deputies arrested Leon Earl for weapon and narcotics violations
(Photo courtesy of Victor Valley Sheriff’s Department)

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station, (760) 552-6800. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can report information to WeTip by calling 1-800-78-CRIME, or by accessing the website at

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Adelanto man arrested for alleged child abuse of 3-month-old



ADELANTO, Calif. ( — An Adelanto man is facing child abuse charges after detectives say he caused multiple injuries to a 3-month old.

25-year-old Jose Aragon, was arrested at his home in the 10500 block of Florence Court in the city of Adelanto and charged with PC 273a(a)- Willful Cruelty to a Child on Tuesday, July 21st.

According to a sheriff’s news release, detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Specialized Investigations Division, Crimes Against Children (CAC) Detail were notified of a three-month-old victim who was admitted to Victor Valley Hospital with multiple injuries. 

Through the investigation, detectives learned the victim was in the care of Jose Aragon, and while under his care, the victim sustained multiple injuries consistent with child abuse caused by Aragon, officials said.

The suspect was arrested and booked into the Central Detention Center in San Bernardino and is currently being held in lieu of $100,000 bond. Officials said the case will be submitted to the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s office for review. 

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective Jonathan Cavender or Deputy Shelly Ponce at the San Bernardino County Specialized Investigations Division, Crimes Against Children Detail at (909) 387-3615. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463).

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Monday night rollover crash in Adelanto claims life of 47-year-old man from Coalinga



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A 47-year-old man from Coalinga, CA died as a result of his injuries in a Monday night crash. (google maps)

ADELANTO, Calif. ( —  A Monday night rollover crash in Adelanto claimed the life of a 47-year-old man from Coalinga, CA.

It happened at about 10:55 PM on July 13, 2020, in the area of Bellflower Street near Pansy Road in Adelanto.

San Bernardino County Fire responded to the incident and located a 2008 Ford Pickup truck approximately 30-50 feet off the roadway. The driver was trapped in the mangled wreck and required major extrication.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Lora Way told VVNG the pickup truck was traveling northbound on Bellflower, north of Pansy when it collided with the dirt embankment and rolled several times into the vacant field.

Way said the male was extricated and transported to Victor Valley Global Medical Center where he passed away. The driver was the only occupant in the vehicle.

The identity of the deceased male will be released by the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office pending notification of next of kin.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station at 760-552-6800.

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