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Missing 12-year-old Anaheim boy found safe

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Hugo C. Valdez, Victor Valley News

BARSTOW, Calif. (VVNG.com)- An Anaheim boy who had been missing overnight in the open desert near Stoddard Wells OHV area has been found safe.

Corporal Whiteside with San Bernardino County Sheriff’s says 12-year-old Zeke Schultz was found Thursday around 7:20 a.m. in the desert around the proximity of where he went missing.

The boy appeared to be in good condition considering he spent the night in temperatures that dipped into the low 30’s.

Schultz was reported missing around 3:00 p.m. Wednesday by his father after he lost sight of him while riding dirt bikes around the area of Stoddard Wells OHV area, between Victorville and Barstow.

“The juvenile was located by search and rescue members who were able to track his whereabouts from the location that he was last seen,” said Jodi Miller, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Spokeswoman.

Over 25 volunteers were in route to the location from the boy’s hometown, including volunteers from the local area.

At approximately 3:00 a.m., a Sheriff’s Department Reserve Deputy riding an off-road vehicle was involved in an accident and sustained major injuries. Scanner traffic reported the deputy as having a hard time breathing and was not able to feel his legs.

The Reserve Deputy from the Barstow station was airlifted to a trauma center where he remains hospitalized; his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

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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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Motorcycle crash shuts down 15 Freeway in Hesperia

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HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A motorcycle crash briefly shut down the 15 freeway Saturday afternoon in Hesperia.

The crash was reported at 6:10 p.m., August 8th, 2020, on the northbound 15 Freeway between Oak Hill Road and Ranchero Road.

According to the California Highway Patrol incident logs, a motorcycle rider was struck by a vehicle.

The impact sent the bike into the right hand shoulder of northbound 15 freeway and the rider into the center divider.

CHP logs reported that at least 8 motorcycles pulled into the center divider while 15-20 motorcycle riders stopped in lanes of traffic after the crash.

Northbound and southbound traffic of the 15 freeway was briefly stopped while a helicopter landed on scene.

The motorcycle rider was airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center in critical condition.

There were no other injuries reported. The freeway was reopened at 6:45 p.m.

The cause of the crash is currently under investigation. This is a developing story with no further details currently available.

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