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Officer Involved Shooting in Moreno Valley

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MORENO VALLEY: On January 15, 2014, at about 10:35 PM, an officer from the Moreno Valley Police Department responded to a Domestic Violence call in the 23800 block of Hemlock Avenue, Moreno Valley. While en-route to the incident, dispatch advised the officer the subject involved in the incident had a domestic violence warrant for his arrest.

When the officer arrived at the location, he encountered a male subject sitting inside a vehicle with the motor running. The officer asked the subject to turn off the engine. The subject complied with the officer’s request. The officer engaged the subject in conversation while waiting for his back up to arrive to safely affect the arrest.

As the officer waited, the subject started his engine and placed the vehicle into gear. The officer asked the subject to turn off the engine. The subject refused, turned his steering wheel towards the officer’s direction, and accelerated. Fearing that the subject was about to run him over, the officer fired two rounds at the suspect. The suspect was able to drive away from the location avoiding arrest.

The suspect and vehicle description was broadcasted to surrounding law enforcement agencies. Officers from the California Highway Patrol located the suspect vehicle driving south on Interstate 15. The suspect vehicle failed to stop and a vehicle pursuit was initiated by officers from the California Highway Patrol that led into San Diego County. The vehicle pursuit ended in the city of San Diego and the suspect was taken into custody. The suspect was treated and released for a non-life threatening injury and released to the custody of Investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Central Homicide Unit, who assumed control of the investigation.

The suspect was positively identified as 27-year-old Moreno Valley resident, Dejon Edwards. Edwards was arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for felony evading, resisting arrest, and a domestic violence warrant.

Investigators from the Moreno Valley Police Department and Investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Central Homicide Unit are conducting this on- going investigation. The involved officer has been placed on administrative leave per Department policy. The involved officer’s name is not being released at this time. No officers were injured during this incident.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Investigator Dean at the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777 or Investigator Rose at the Moreno Valley Police Department at 951-486-6700.

Source: Sheriff Coroner Riverside County news release

Hugo Valdez has been providing news coverage for Victor Valley News Group since 2012, and has been a resident of Victorville for over 30 years. He enjoys utilizing the VVNG.com platform to create a more informed and connected community. Hugo can be reached by email at Hugo@vvng.com

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State and San Bernardino County OK resumption of youth sports – with restrictions

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SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — The State Department of Public Health has issued long-anticipated guidance allowing youth sports and physical education – including school-based, club, and recreational programs – to resume, as long as they are limited to groups of participants who regularly gather, such as a class or organized team, and only when physical distancing of at least six feet can be maintained.

Activities should take place outside to the maximum extent possible.

Sporting events, assemblies, and other activities that require close contact or that would promote congregating, such as tournaments and competitions, are not yet permitted either indoors or outdoors.

“This is an opportunity for young people to stay healthy, stay in shape, and be ready when the State allows team and other group activities to resume,” said San Bernardino County Public Health Director Corwin Porter. The County Health Officer has approved implementation of the guidance within San Bernardino County.

(San Bernardino County Health news release)

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18-year-old U.S. Army Reservist Stationed at Ft. Irwin arrested on child porn charges

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FORT IRWIN, Calif. (VVNG.com) — An 18-year-old reserve with the United States Army National Guard stationed at Fort Irwin was arrested for possession of child pornography Wednesday, officials said.

Detectives from multiple agencies conducted a joint investigation involving the suspect, Neal McCoy, a resident of Fridley, Minnesota, and subsequently arrested him on Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

McCoy was booked at the High Desert Detention Center for PC 311.11(A) Possession of Child Pornography with a bail set at $100,000. McCoy is scheduled for arraignment on August 7th.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Specialized Investigations Division Crimes Against Children Detail (CAC), Barstow Sheriff’s Station, and the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) worked together in their investigation.

In January 2020, VVNG reported on similar arrests after Steven Berg, 38, was arrested by investigators who determined that child pornography was distributed from a home within the base at Fort Irwin.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Brian Arias of the Specialized Investigations Division, Crimes Against Children Detail at (909) 387-3615. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.

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18-year-old out on bail arrested again after a pursuit in Victorville

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VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — An 18-year-old out on bail was arrested again after leading Victorville deputies on a pursuit.

At about 2:28 AM on August 6, 2020, a deputy from the Victorville Police Station observed a vehicle run a red light at Amargosa and Palmdale Roads and attempted a traffic stop.

The driver, identified as Antoine Jackson, of Victorville, failed to yield and led deputies on a pursuit for approximately 7 miles, officials said.

During the pursuit, Jackson drove at high speeds, exceeding 100 mph at times. He also drove in opposing traffic lanes and ran several red lights and stop signs.

The pursuit came to an end in the 12500 block of Terrano when Jackson crashed into a parked car.

Jackson, who was out on bail from a July 28, 2020 arrest, was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for VC2800.2(A) Evading a Peace Officer with disregard for safety and PC12022.1(B) New Felony Offense while on bail.

His bail is set at $100,000 and is scheduled for arraignment in a Victorville courtroom on August 10, 2020.

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