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Woman’s remains found cemented in trash can at Victorville home; 4 suspects arrested

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Deputies arrested 4 people after skeletal remains were found partially cemented inside a trash can of a Victorville home. (Gabriel D. Espinoza, Victor Valley News)

UPDATE 7/18 @ 9:10 am – Sheriff’s officials have identified the female victim as Judith Ornelas, 47, of Victorville. No further details were released.

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Four people are under arrest after skeletal remains were found cemented inside of a trashcan at a Victorville residence, officials said.

The gruesome discovery was made on Sunday, July 8, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., when deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to a residence in the 15000 block of Sitting Bull Street in Victorville.

Due to the nature of the call, responding deputies requested the assistance of Deputy Moyer and his K9 Ellie.

“Ellie, a Human Remains Detection (HRD) dog hit on the trash container. Subsequently, deputies located skeletal remains inside the trash can which was partially filled with cement,” stated a sheriff’s news release.

Investigators from the Specialized Investigations Division-Homicide Detail were requested and began an investigation.

According to the release, detectives determined the victim had been deceased at the location for over a year and the suspects were friends of the victim at the time of her death.

The Coroner’s Division is attempting to identify the victim and determine the cause of death.

Detectives from the Specialized Enforcement Division – Gang Detail were requested to assist in the investigation.

On July 13th, detectives located and arrested Lori Rector, 57, Louis Chacon, 43, and Alphonso Lozano, 36, all residents of Victorville. The fourth suspect, Jayson Weiss, 31, was already in custody at the West Valley Detention Center on an unrelated charge.

The suspects were transported to the High Detention Center; Lori Rector and Jayson Weiss were booked for murder, Louis Chacon, and Alphonso Lozano were booked for accessory to murder.

On July 13, 2018, a 57-year-old woman was arrested for murder on the 15800 block of Sitting Bull Street, along with three other suspects. (Gabriel D. Espinoza, Victor Valley News.)

On July 13, 2018, a 57-year-old woman was arrested for murder on the 15800 block of Sitting Bull Street, along with three other suspects. (Gabriel D. Espinoza, Victor Valley News.)

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Gerad Laing or Sergeant Ryan Smith of the Specialized Investigations Division (909)387-3589. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to contact the We-Tip Hotline at (800)78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the website 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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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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