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UNLV campus shooting suspect arrested in Hesperia after carjacking

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HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) Kevin Michael Kealoha, a 34-year-old felon who was nabbed for a carjacking in Hesperia, is believed to be connected with a campus shooting at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas.

At 1:51 pm, Hesperia deputies responded to an armed carjacking at a Chevron on the corner of Main Street and 7th Avenue.

Authorities said Kealoha was involved in a minor traffic accident in the Chevron parking lot, exited his vehicle and then carjacked a victim at gunpoint.

When responding deputies spotted the stolen 2003 Honda Civic they initiated a pursuit that terminated nearly 15 minutes later after the suspect crashed into a fence in the 12700 block of Farmington Street.

“Following the collision, the suspect drove toward a marked patrol car and intentionally rammed the vehicle,” said a sheriff’s news release.

It was later determined the vehicle Kealoha ditched at the gas station was also stolen during an armed carjacking in Nevada.

“Detectives were told [Kealoha] was likely the suspect in the UNLV shooting,” said Sheriff’s Spokeswoman Cindy Bachman.

The UNLV campus was placed on a lockdown early Thursday after a Hispanic male allegedly fired 7-9 rounds at a woman and her 11-year-old daughter and then fled.

Kealoha was wanted for numerous crimes, including a string of violent carjackings in Nevada over the past three days. Deputies also discovered Kealoha has active arrest warrants in Hawaii.

Kealoha was taken into custody without incident and deputies will run the serial number on the recovered a handgun to determine if it’s connected to any other crimes.

Kealoha will be booked at High Desert Detention Center for Attempt Kidnapping, Carjacking, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Felony Evading, and the out-of-state warrants.

No injuries were reported at the UNLV campus shooting or in the Hesperia carjacking incident.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Hesperia Police, Sergeant Doug Hubbard at (760)947-1500. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to 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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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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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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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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