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Suspects wanted for attempted murder near Bell Mountain arrested

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APPLE VALLEY, Calif. — Authorities arrested two suspects wanted in connection to the stabbing and carjacking of a victim in the desert area west of Bell Mountain Sunday morning.

Tyler Yeager, 25, and Elihue Lee, 21, both residents of Victorville were taken into custody on July 24, 2018, by detectives and gang deputies from the Apple Valley Station.

As previously reported, on July 22, 2018, at approximately 10:28 a.m. deputies from the Apple Valley Station responded to the 19300 block of Chuparosa Road in Apple Valley for a reported stabbing.

The victim reported he was in the desert area west of Bell Mountain with two acquaintances who he knew only by their names.

“While in the desert, Yeager confronted the victim with a large knife. During the confrontation, Yeager cut the victim along the side of his throat. Lee then sprayed the victim’s wound with pepper spray. Yeager and Lee took the victim’s car keys. They stole the victim’s car, leaving him to bleed in the remote desert area,” stated sheriff’s officials in a news release.

The victim was able to hike out of the desert and to a housing tract and flagged down a resident who summoned medical aid. The victim was transported to a hospital and stabilized. After several days in the hospital, the victim was able to speak.

On Tuesday, Elihue Lee was arrested after leaving a residence on the 16800 block of Tracy Street in Victorville. In addition to being wanted for this attack and carjacking, he had a felony warrant for vandalism. A short time later, Tyler Yeager was found driving the victim’s stolen vehicle in the area of Hesperia Road and Seneca Road. Evidence was recovered linking the two suspects to the crime.

Both subjects were booked at the High Desert Detention Center.

Yeager was booked on PC664/187 – Attempted Murder and PC215 – Carjacking. Bail is set at $1,000,000 and his court date is July 26, 2018.

Lee was booked for PC664/187 – Attempted Murder and PC215 – Carjacking. Bail is set at $1,025,000 and his next court date is July 25, 2018.

Anyone who has additional information is asked to contact the Apple Valley Police Department, (760)-240-7400 attention Detective Jon Andersen.

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Downed Power Lines Blocking Arrowhead Lake Rd in Hesperia

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HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Downed power lines are blocking a stretch of busy Arrowhead Lake Road near Randall Road in Hesperia.

At about 5:22 PM on August 11th San Bernardino County Fire responded to the scene and located the snapped utility pole with low hanging high-tension wires across the roadway. Firefighters requested law enforcement to expedite to the scene and shut down the roadway

Southern California Edison will respond to complete the repairs and at this time it’s unknown how long the roadway will remain closed for. According to CHP incident logs, officials are providing traffic control.

Additional information will be updated as it becomes available.

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Rollover crash in Hesperia shuts down 15 freeway Tuesday, 2 airlifted

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HESPERIA, Calif.(VVNG.com) — Traffic along the northbound I-15 freeway remains jammed after it was briefly shutdown to land two helicopters Tuesday.

It was reported at 11:53 a.m. on August 11, 2020, about a mile before Main Street in Hesperia.

For reasons still unknown, the four-door sedan rolled over and landed on it’s roof in a drainage ditch along the right shoulder of the freeway.

San Bernardino County Fire responded to the incident and located two people with critical injuries inside the tan colored vehicle.

Firefighters requested that the California Highway Patrol shut down traffic in order to allow the two helicopters to land on the freeway.

A Mercy Air helicopter landed first followed by a Reach helicopter and both occupants were airlifted to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.

The Victorville CHP is handling the investigation and anyone with information is asked to call 760-241-1186.

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Barstow man wanted for kidnapping, robbery arrested after pursuit

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BARSTOW, Calif. –A 24-year-old suspect wanted for kidnapping, robbery, and several outstanding warrants, was arrested following a pursuit in a stolen vehicle that ended with a crash in Barstow, officials said.

On Sunday, August 9, 2020, at 7:26 a.m. deputies responded to a residence in the Needles area where the victim reported a robbery and kidnapping that began at the Motel 6 at 1420 J St in Needles. 

Deputies investigating learned the victim was kidnapped at gunpoint from the Motel 6 and forced to go to a residence by the suspects.  “Once at the residence, the suspects stole items and then made the victim take them to an ATM where the victim was forced to withdraw money,” stated sheriff’s officials.

The victim was released by the suspects and deputies were able to track them back to the Motel 6. The three suspects were identified as Jamil King-Hobbs, 24, a resident of Barstow, Terra Thomas, 18, and 21-year-old Dantiaja Almanzor, both residents of Las Vegas.

Officials said due to the suspects being armed and previously committed a violent crime, the Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Division (SWAT) was called to assist. 

Prior to SWAT’s arrival, King-Hobbs got into a stolen vehicle and fled the motel.  Deputies attempted to stop him, but he led deputies on a high-speed pursuit on I-40 to Barstow. 

According to a sheriff’s news release, “King-Hobbs exited the freeway in Barstow and drove through neighborhoods where he intentionally rammed a marked Sheriff’s unit.” 

Valvalmarie Solis was driving by when she witnessed the ending of the pursuit and started recording with her cell phone. In the video, an unmarked white pick-up truck rams the suspect’s vehicle several times in an attempt to stop the suspect. The pursuit terminated when the suspect’s vehicle crashed into an apartment complex and was taken into custody. No injuries were reported as a result of the incident,

Deputies followed up at the Motel 6 in Needles where a search warrant was served and Thomas & Almanzor were arrested.  Weapons and evidence were located inside the motel room as well as inside the stolen vehicle driven by King-Hobbs.

King-Hobbs was booked into the Barstow Jail where he is being held pending a court hearing on $250,000 bail for PC 212.5 – Residential Robbery, PC207 – Kidnapping, CVC2800.2 – Felony Evading, PC 245 – Assault with A Deadly Weapon on A Peace Officer, and CVC 10851 – Vehicle Theft.  Hobbs was also found to have a no bail felony theft warrant and a $20,000 warrant for battery out of San Bernardino County.  He also has a no bail felony warrant out of Nevada for weapons violations.   

Thomas and Almanzor were booked into the Colorado River Station Jail for PC 207 – Kidnapping with bail at $250,000 each.      

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact Detective Brandon Abell or Detective Tim Preston at the Colorado River Station at (760)326-9200. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-788-CRIME (27463), or may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com

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