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Mother and daughter killed in Highway 138 crash in Phelan identified

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PHELAN, Calif. (VVNG.com) The San Bernardino Coroners office identified a mother and her 17-year-old daughter tragically killed in a traffic collision on State Route 138 on Wednesday afternoon.

Reina Madrid, 53, and Gisseth Madrid, residents of Phelan, died after their Dodge Ram 3500 van drifted into oncoming traffic, struck the side of a Freightliner tractor-trailer and rolled multiple times, officials said.

It happened at 2:00 p.m., November 1, on Highway 138, approximately 6 miles west of the I-15, near Rockview Road.

Emergency crews arrived and pronounced Reina and Gisseth dead at the scene. A third passenger, also a relative in the van at the time sustained minor injuries.

According to Samuel Madrid, his family had recently moved to Phelan several months ago. On the day of the tragic crash, his mom and cousin had finished working and picked up Gisseth from Fontana High School, where she attended.

Samuel said his sister Gisseth had just learned she was accepted into a College University and was planning on giving the family the news when she got home.

The family has started a Gofundme account to raise money for funeral expenses. Anyone wishing to help can use the following link: Funeral for Reina & Giseth Madrid

The cause of the accident is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

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Can you help Victorville Police ID this suspect?

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VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — The Victorville Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted for grand theft earlier this year.

On Saturday, February 8, 2020, the female in the surveillance photos entered The Mall of Victor Valley at approximately 7:35 AM.

According to a sheriff’s news release, “she was seen on multiple surveillance cameras looking over counters and entering kiosks that were not open yet. She cut the cables to several credit card machines/readers and placed the machines into her large black bag, before exiting the mall.”

The suspect is described as 20-25 years of age, brown hair with blonde highlights, possibly missing bottom teeth. The female got into the passenger side of a waiting 2006 to 2007 gold Honda Accord, being driven by a White or Hispanic male adult.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Chad Gomez at the Victorville Police Station 760-241-2911.

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14 arrested, cash, guns, and marijuana seized during search warrant in Victorville

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VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Authorities arrested 14 people and seized over $30k in cash following a search warrant at a home in Victorville.

On Tuesday, August 11, 2020, deputies with Victorville Police Department’s Gang Enforcement Team served a search warrant on a home in the 13200 block of Soft Cloud Way in Victorville.

Deputies arrived and located multiple officers inside the location. During the service of the search warrant, multiple firearms were located, including one found to have been stolen in the state of Nevada.

“Also seized were illegal, high capacity firearm magazines, ammunition, approximately three pounds of marijuana and over $30,000 in cash. There was also evidence of illegal gaming being conducted in the home,” stated sheriff’s officials.

The following fourteen suspects were arrested for weapons-related crimes, receiving stolen property and outstanding warrants.

  • Edward Martin, 29 of Victorville
  • Terrance Thomas, 29 of Victorville
  • Reginald Ward, 27 of Victorville
  • Stephvontre Jackson, 26 of Adelanto
  • Richard Robinson, 22 of Adelanto
  • Trayvon Douglas, 24 of Adelanto
  • Derrion Wright, 28 of Adelanto
  • Travis Grisham, 28 of Victorville
  • Kevin Warren, 27 of Adelanto
  • Dailen Fletcher, 19 of Victorville
  • Daicory Gilbert, 23 of Victorville
  • Davion Flowers, 23 of Victorville
  • Ahmir Jackson, 20 of Victorville
  • D’Angelo Thomas, 23 of Adelanto

All the suspects were booked at High Desert Detention Center and the report forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for review and consideration of additional charges relating to illegal gaming.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.

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Motorcyclist airlifted after crash on Pawnee Rd and Highway 18 in Apple Valley

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A motorcyclist was critically injured in a Tuesday night crash on Highway 18. (Hugo C. Mary's Valdez, VVNG.com)
A motorcyclist was critically injured in a Tuesday night crash on Highway 18. (Hugo C. Mary's Valdez, VVNG.com)

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A motorcycle rider was airlifted following a crash Tuesday in Apple Valley.

It happened at the intersection of Pawnee Road and Highway 18 at 7:35 p.m. and involved a minivan and black 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle.

When firefighters from the Apple Valley Fire Protection District arrived on scene they requested one airship to land at St. Mary’s Medical Center for the motorcycle rider, who sustained major injuries. Witnesses reported the rider suffered a serious leg injury.

The rider was subsequently airlifted to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, and a second ground ambulance was requested to the scene.

Westbound lanes of Highway 18 at Pawnee Ridge were shut down as authorities investigated the crash. Additional information will be updated as it becomes available.

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