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Recent Crime News
Friday | via Victorville Daily Press
Two brothers were arrested this week on suspicion of the murder Daniel Yarbrough, a soldier with a National Guard unit in Barstow, who was shot and killed in September while reportedly sitting inside his car in Apple Valley. Logan Swank, 20, was apprehended in San Antonio on Thursday morning where he was apparently hiding out in an apartment complex, according to Texas U.S. Marshals. Comment?
Sunday Jan 25 | via Victorville Daily Press
I've lived in the High Desert for more than 11 years, but I'm still learning about the region. Some of what I learn is good, some not so much. Comment?
Monday Jan 19 | via Victorville Daily Press
The Barstow Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Academy principal posted bail over the weekend after his arrest for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl. Booking records show Mark Lesley Hassell was released from custody Saturday after Barstow police arrested him on suspicion of engaging in an unlawful sexual relationship with a Barstow Unified School District student. Comment?
Saturday Jan 17 | via CBS Local
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Friday Jan 16 | via Victorville Daily Press
Barstow Christian School Principal Heather Bradford said Thursday she was unaware of any additional allegations against a school secretary who was arrested earlier this week on suspicion of engaging in sexual acts with a teenage boy. Based on the school's legal advice, Bradford deferred all questions about Kristen Kay Blanton's arrest and investigation to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. Comment?
Tuesday Jan 13 | via KESQ-TV Palm Desert
A secretary at the Barstow Christian School is facing charges of child molestation, accused of committing sexual acts with a 14-year-old boy who was attending the school. Kristen Kay Blanton was taken into custody at the school on Monday, January 12, after the investigation revealed she took the victim to various locations in Barstow and committed lewd acts with the boy, according to a release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. Comment?
Monday Jan 12 | via Victorville Daily Press
When you try to break down the state of our criminal justice system in California, you might easily surmise two things: 1) That it oftentimes is criminal and, 2) Justice is a relative term. Three suspects were arrested in connection with the robbery, two who entered the restaurant wearing masks and holding guns and a restaurant employee who provided those two with key information before the holdup. Comment?
Tuesday Jan 6 | via Las Vegas Review Journal
Ousted Democratic Assemblyman Steven Brooks was sentenced to three years probation Tuesday on charges stemming from a domestic battery case . His attorney, Adam Gill, told Judge Kerry Earley that Brooks has already started stress impulse and anger management classes that should take six months to complete. Comment?
Tuesday Jan 6 | via Victorville Daily Press
As commuters and High Desert residents took to social media to express their frustrations with a holiday traffic headache, authorities were busy with drunken drivers and fatal crashes over the long weekend. California Highway Patrol officials said three people were killed in traffic collisions in the area from Oak Hills to Barstow during the CHP's New Year's Maximum Enforcement Period that ran from Dec. 28 to Sunday. Comment?
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