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Lovingood backs children’s asthma program

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The County Board of Supervisors approved Arrowhead Regional Medical Center’s Breathmobile program to fight asthma among children around the County, According to Board Chairman Robert A. Lovingood.

VICTOR VALLEY – (PRESS RELEASE) The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors has approved funds for a children’s asthma program administered around the County, including at 14 High Desert schools, Board Chairman Robert A. Lovingood announced.

“Arrowhead Regional Medical Center’s Breathmobile program has been proven effective in sharply reducing emergency department visits, hospitalizations and school absenteeism,” Chairman Lovingood said.

The Breathmobile is an asthma clinic on wheels. Asthma is one of the leading causes of school absenteeism as well as the number one reason children go to the emergency room. The prevalence of asthma within the County of San Bernardino is higher than many other Southern California counties.

The Breathmobile staff consists of a pediatric specialty practitioner, a licensed vocational nurse and a respiratory therapist who are specially trained in asthma case management. ARMC currently operates two Breathmobiles, one visiting schools in the Inland Valley and the other in the High Desert area of the county.

The Breathmobile travels to 40 different school sites throughout the County of San Bernardino, rotating to each site every six weeks. During the school hours the Breathmobile staff sees patients that attend the school site as well as any child referred from the surrounding area. A complete evaluation, examination, care plan and extensive patient family education are completed at the time of the visit. Follow-up visits require a shorter time span than the initial evaluation. The average visit requires less than 30 minutes of the child’s day. Providing care at a familiar, convenient site, often within walking distance for parents without transportation, has greatly improved patient participation and compliance with follow-up care.

To contact the Breathmobile for an appointment, call (909) 498-6277. Following are Breathmobile sites around the High Desert. 

School Name Address
6th St Prep Elementary School 15476 6th Street, Victorville
Adelanto Head Start     11497 Bartlett Road, Adelanto
Apple Valley Head Start                          13589 Navajo Road, Apple Valley
Hollyvale Elementary School    11645 Hollyvale Ave., Victorville
Hesperia Head Start                    9352 East E Street, Hesperia
Joshua Circle Elementary          10140 8th Ave., Hesperia
Mesquite Trails Elementary  13884 Mesquite St., Hesperia
Morgan Kincaid Elementary                     13257 Mesa Linda Ave., Victorville
Phoenix Academy                                     15552 Wichita Road, Apple Valley
Phelan Head Start 4112 Neilson Road, Phelan
Quail Valley Middle School 10058 Arrowhead Road, Phelan
Trona Elementary School 83600 Trona Road, Trona
Victorville Head Start     14029 Amargosa Road #C, Victorville
Yucca Loma Elementary School              21351 Yucca Loma Road, Apple Valley

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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.

Additional information will be updated as it becomes available.

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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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Barstow man wanted for kidnapping, robbery arrested after pursuit

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(Photo credit: Valvalmarie Solis)

BARSTOW, Calif. –A 24-year-old suspect wanted for kidnapping, robbery, and several outstanding warrants, was arrested following a pursuit in a stolen vehicle that ended with a crash in Barstow, officials said.

On Sunday, August 9, 2020, at 7:26 a.m. deputies responded to a residence in the Needles area where the victim reported a robbery and kidnapping that began at the Motel 6 at 1420 J St in Needles. 

Deputies investigating learned the victim was kidnapped at gunpoint from the Motel 6 and forced to go to a residence by the suspects.  “Once at the residence, the suspects stole items and then made the victim take them to an ATM where the victim was forced to withdraw money,” stated sheriff’s officials.

The victim was released by the suspects and deputies were able to track them back to the Motel 6. The three suspects were identified as Jamil King-Hobbs, 24, a resident of Barstow, Terra Thomas, 18, and 21-year-old Dantiaja Almanzor, both residents of Las Vegas.

Officials said due to the suspects being armed and previously committed a violent crime, the Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Division (SWAT) was called to assist. 

Prior to SWAT’s arrival, King-Hobbs got into a stolen vehicle and fled the motel.  Deputies attempted to stop him, but he led deputies on a high-speed pursuit on I-40 to Barstow. 

According to a sheriff’s news release, “King-Hobbs exited the freeway in Barstow and drove through neighborhoods where he intentionally rammed a marked Sheriff’s unit.” 

Valvalmarie Solis was driving by when she witnessed the ending of the pursuit and started recording with her cell phone. In the video, an unmarked white pick-up truck rams the suspect’s vehicle several times in an attempt to stop the suspect. The pursuit terminated when the suspect’s vehicle crashed into an apartment complex and was taken into custody. No injuries were reported as a result of the incident,

Deputies followed up at the Motel 6 in Needles where a search warrant was served and Thomas & Almanzor were arrested.  Weapons and evidence were located inside the motel room as well as inside the stolen vehicle driven by King-Hobbs.

King-Hobbs was booked into the Barstow Jail where he is being held pending a court hearing on $250,000 bail for PC 212.5 – Residential Robbery, PC207 – Kidnapping, CVC2800.2 – Felony Evading, PC 245 – Assault with A Deadly Weapon on A Peace Officer, and CVC 10851 – Vehicle Theft.  Hobbs was also found to have a no bail felony theft warrant and a $20,000 warrant for battery out of San Bernardino County.  He also has a no bail felony warrant out of Nevada for weapons violations.   

Thomas and Almanzor were booked into the Colorado River Station Jail for PC 207 – Kidnapping with bail at $250,000 each.      

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact Detective Brandon Abell or Detective Tim Preston at the Colorado River Station at (760)326-9200. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-788-CRIME (27463), or may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com

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