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Man’s Wardrobe Scares Chase Bank Employees

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VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) Employees and patrons at a local Chase branch were on edge after they had feared a man was dressed to rob.

Sheriff’s Dispatch received reports of a suspicious man at the local bank located at 12690 Hesperia Road, for the second time in the past week.

The first call last week indicated concerns over a man wearing gloves and covering his face with a bandana outside the facility.

“It turned out the man used the ATM and left, said Sheriff’s spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez in response to the first call.

On March 21, 2017, at about 10:30 a.m. dispatch again received a similar call reporting the same suspicious man wearing the same outfit.

Rodriguez told Victor Valley News that employees saw the man and locked the doors before he could enter the branch. Once again, the man used the ATM and left the location.

Deputies immediately began searching the area for the vehicle that witnesses described the man leaving in. The investigation led deputies to a nearby apartment complex where they located a van matching the description.

“Deputies were able to determine who the man was and where he lived. They also discovered that he had an account with Chase Bank,” stated Rodriguez.

Detectives spoke with the man at his home, and they discovered he recycles and wears a bandana and gloves due to the dirt and grime he encounters. They were also able to verify he used the ATM on those two days after he recycled and received the funds from doing so.

Detectives explained to the man the way he was dressed was alarming to bank employees and customers.

“The man expressed that in retrospect he could understand why people were alarmed,” said Rodriguez.

So, in an effort to avoid pandemonium next time please be sure to leave all bandanas and gloves inside the car while visiting the bank.

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

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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.

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Man found dead at High Desert Inn Motel in Hesperia

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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.

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

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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.

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