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Sudden Death of Local 11-year-old Girl Leaves Family in Shock



VICTORVILLE-( Beautiful, spirited, loving, Alexa Bailey danced her way into the hearts of all she knew in her short 11 year life. Those who knew Alexa knew her for her smile and spirit that could light up a room. Alexa’s father, Darvin Bailey and his fiance, Monica Masongsong lived together with Bailey’s children, Ivan and Alexa. Ivan and Alexa also have a sister named Arianna, who is 17-years-old. Alexa was also a very proud big sister to the couple’s one year old baby girl, Devyn.


Family portrait Christmas 2014 days before the death of 11-year-old Alexa Bailey  (photo credit: FB)

Ivan, the brother of Alexa, had battled Leukemia. In 2012 Alexa had become a stem cell donor to her older brother to attempt to save his life. Unfortunately, the transplant did not work and in July 2013 Ivan relapsed and on December 8, 2013, just weeks prior to Christmas Ivan died at only 14 years of age.

The tragic loss of Ivan was one that the family felt they would never fully recover from, a loss that because of his Leukemia, they were somewhat prepared for. Just over a year later, as the family just began adjusting to their new life tragedy struck again, tragedy no one could ever expect or even imagine.

The morning of December 28th, just four days after Christmas the family woke up ready to start their day. Darvin planned on making breakfast for the family. He went to Alexa’s room to wake her to ask her if she wanted to go to the store with him, but he noticed something different, something wrong. Alexa, was laying under her blankets as she normally would be, but this time her lips were blue and her body felt cold. He called for Monica, who started CPR on the 11-year-old child’s lifeless body.

The family is at a loss, “Alexa was strong, healthy as can be, always playing, laughing, doing cartwheels, no pain or sickness and she went to bed normally the night before,” said Masongsong.

There are no signs of what happened, how the young life was taken from the family that had already so recently lost a child. An autopsy will be performed and in a few months, the family gets answers. For now, they are left to bury another child, left to describe to young Devyn just how wonderful Ivan and Alexa once were and left to put the pieces back together yet again. “She was the perfect daughter, she was so happy, she was so loving and wanted to make people happy,” added Masongsong.

The beautiful “Talent Planet” dancer, will be missed by her friends, by her father Darvin, her mother Alyssa Gutierrez, her step mother Monica Masongsong, her sister Arianna, her baby sister Devyn and all the rest of her family. The shocking death of this strong, healthy and energetic child is not one that could have been predicted in any way. The family is now working on fundraisers and have a go fund me account started by a close family friend.  If you would like to help with a donation of any size, the family would appreciate the help to lay their beautiful little girl to rest.

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Helicopter lands on Amethyst Road for woman involved in crash



VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( A woman was airlifted with critical injuries following a crash late Friday night.

At 11:30 p.m., the Victorville Fire Department, deputies from the Victorville Police Department, and two American Medical Response (AMR) ambulances were dispatched to the intersection of Amethyst and La Mesa Roads for reports of a head-on crash.

– Photo Credit: Travis Dixon.

Upon arrival, firefighters located two vehicles with major damage; a gray 2018 Toyota Camry and a dark-colored sedan with a woman still trapped inside.

Firefighters extricated the woman from the vehicle and requested a helicopter to land near the scene to transport her to a trauma center.

The Camry sustained major front-end damage. – Photo credit: Travis Dixon.

The driver of the Camry, Jaalen “Jay” Thompson, told Victor Valley News that he was traveling westbound on La Mesa Road on a green light when he was struck by the dark sedan that was traveling southbound on Amethyst Road.

Although Thompson did not sustain major injuries, his girlfriend who is pregnant was taken to a local hospital for an evaluation.

“The dark colored sedan ran the red light and smacked my car,” Thompson stated, “She was also pregnant.”

The intersection was closed while authorities investigated the crash.

The cause of the crash is unknown at this time. – Photo Credit: Julio Solano.

As of 12:30 a.m. Saturday, the intersection was reopened.

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



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



FORT IRWIN, Calif. ( — 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

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