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Frank Covin of Victorville is being held without bail following a double homicide in Hinkley

SUSPECT: Frank Joseph Covin, 22, Resident of Victorville

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Wednesday 06/03/2015
Deputies respond to a shots fired call early this morning in San Bernardino and recover two loaded firearms
Posted: June 03, 2015

On Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at approximately 2:01 a.m., Sheriff’s Central Deputies responded to the report of a gun being fired in the apartment complex at 674 W. 41st St. in the northern portion of San Bernardino. Upon arrival, deputies were directed to the upstairs apartment where the suspect, Austin Washington,22, of San Bernardino, resides. Deputies knocked at the apartment door and announced their presence, initially being denied entry by Washington. The door was ultimately opened and deputies made entry, locating and detaining three female adults as well as Washington. Deputies also located and confirmed the safety of two juveniles sleeping inside the apartment. During the investigation, deputies located what appeared to be a bullet hole in the exterior wall separating the apartment from the balcony. Deputies followed the path of the bullet, leading them to the occupied, ground floor apartment directly below Washington’s. Deputies made contact with the residents and were allowed to inspect the interior of the apartment. Inside, deputies located a hole in the ceiling, consistent with the hole leading from Washington’s apartment. Deputies continued to follow the path, finding a strike mark in the frame of a cabinet located next to the open door of the lower apartment’s bedroom. Further inspection found what appeared to be a 9mm bullet on the floor near the kitchen area of the residence.

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CRIME ALERT! 14 new crimes 6/3
Posted: June 03, 2015

POSS OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE - PACIFIC ST / PALM AVE Highland Police 6/2/2015 8:58:00 PM Map It

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Morrell Legislation to Assist Veterans and Active Duty Service Members Moves to State Assembly
Posted: June 03, 2015

SACRAMENTO - Two bills authored by Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) - one to help active duty college students and another to keep Veterans Halls solvent - have passed out of the Senate on bipartisan and unanimous votes and now await review in the State Assembly.

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Victim attacked for color of his pants
Posted: June 03, 2015

On June 1, 2015 at approximately 8:10 a.m., the victim was walking by a residence on North E Street and was confronted by the suspect. The suspect exited the patio area of the residence, ran up to victim and asked him why he was wearing blue bandana pants. The suspect identified himself as a gang member and pulled out a chrome/silver handgun from his waistband. The suspect threatened to shoot and kill the victim, then punched the victim in his face and started hitting the victim in his face and head with the handgun. During the altercation, a round was fired from the suspect’s handgun. The victim suffered a broken jaw during the assault, but was not hit by the bullet.

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Tuesday 06/02/2015
Two men arrested for stealing pack of cigarettes at gunpoint
Posted: June 02, 2015

Two Redlands men were arrested early Tuesday morning, hours after a pack of cigarettes was stolen at gunpoint from a Redlands Boulevard convenience store.

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Sheriff's Aviation and SB County Fire rescue an injured hiker from the Etiwanda Preserve after he fell 50 feet
Posted: June 02, 2015

On Monday, June 1, 2015, Darren Taylor, 15, of Alta Loma was hiking with friends in the Etiwanda Preserve, just north of Rancho Cucamonga. Taylor attempted to climb down a steep cliff and fell approximately 50 feet into a creek bed. Friends hiking with Taylor immediately called 911 and requested assistance. Taylor was suffering from major injuries.

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Amazon hiring 1,000
Posted: June 02, 2015

Amazon announced today it is hiring for 1,000 fulltime positions at its fulfillment centers in San Bernardino, Moreno Valley, and Redlands in order to meet growing customer demand. These openings at Inland Empire facilities are in addition to the 6,000 full-time jobs Amazon announced it was hiring for across its U.S. fulfillment network just last week.

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San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital board votes to enter exclusive negotiations with Loma Linda University Health and Adventist Health
Posted: June 02, 2015

LOMA LINDA, CA., June 2, 2015 – Loma Linda University Health and Adventist Health have officially entered into exclusive negotiations with San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital (SGMH). The SGMH board voted unanimously to begin negotiations during its meeting Thursday, May 28.

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Passenger Killed in Two Vehicle Collision
Posted: June 02, 2015

Loma Linda, Calif - On June 1, 2015 at approximately 6:51 p.m., Ashlee Euphemia Candelaria (20, female, Redlands) was driving a silver 2006 Mercedes Benz C230 eastbound on Interstate 10 approaching Mt. View Avenue in the #1 lane at approximately 65. The Mercedes experienced a flat tire and Candelaria drove to the center median and stopped. In an attempt to drive to the right shoulder, Candelaria accelerated to approximately 20 mph and began merging to the right. When doing so, Candelaria entered the #4 lane of I-10, directly into the path of a white 2000 Mack CH600 truck and trailer combination which was traveling at approximately 55 mph. The front of the truck struck the rear of the Mercedes. The impact caused the Mercedes to veer off the right road edge of the freeway and collided into a drainage canal.

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Highlander at Portuguese Fiesta
Posted: June 02, 2015

Every year, the Portuguese community gathers for the Fiesta do Divino Espiritu Santo, Festival of the Holy Spirit, at the Portuguese American Club (PAC) in Mentone. Since the early 1920’s, people of Portuguese descent from all over Southern California converge on the quaint little hamlet of Mentone to celebrate Queen Isabel of Portugal.

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EVWD approves Mura's goals, launches social media presence
Posted: June 02, 2015

The East Valley Water District (EVWD) Board of Directors unanimously voted to approve the goals and objectives of CEO and General Manager John Mura's contract for the next year at the May 27 regular board meeting. The Board was also updated on the District's new plan to build a stronger social media presence set to start May 27.

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Memorial celebration for Christina
Posted: June 02, 2015

A memorial celebration of the life of Christina Milian of Highland was held at the National Orange Show Monday, June 1, following the funeral service at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Redlands and burial at Hillside Cemetery in Redlands.

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Drought restrictions imposed
Posted: June 02, 2015

‘Immediate reduction’ called for

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Too much good stuff
Posted: June 02, 2015

The Highland Explorers rummage sale crowded the large lot at Mac’s Springs with everything from furniture to cups and beads, attracting a big crowd of shoppers on Saturday. Money from the sale will go toward helping Explorers participate in contests to check their law enforcement skills.

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CRIME ALERT! 10 new crimes 6/2
Posted: June 02, 2015

ADW - OTHER DANGEROUS WEAPON - 26800 BLOCK STRATFORD ST Highland Police 6/1/2015 10:21:00 PM Map It

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Monday 06/01/2015
Theft from a Retail Store, Conspiracy to Commit a Crime, and Resisting an Executive Officer
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 4:19 pm

On May 30, 2015, at approximately 7:27PM, Deputy Gapik from the Sheriff’s Central Station (Loma Linda Police) responded to a theft from the Rite Aid, located in the 25700 Block of Barton Rd., in the city of Loma Linda. When Deputy Gapik arrived on scene he observed a subject matching the description of a suspect given by a witness. Deputy Gapik attempted to contact the subject who was later identified as Anthony Flores, age 20 of Loma Linda, Flores fled on foot. A short foot pursuit ensued through the parking lot until Flores tripped and fell. Deputy Gapik was able to detain Flores after a brief struggle.

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CRIME ALERT! 9 new crimes 6/1
Posted: June 01, 2015

RESIDENTIAL-DAY, ENTRY BY FORCE - 7700 BLOCK GOLONDRINA DR Highland Police 5/31/2015 6:56:00 PM Map It

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Gas prices dip 6.6 cents
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 4:23 pm

June 1- Average retail gasoline prices in San Bernardino have fallen 6.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.81/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 567 gas outlets in San Bernardino. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.75/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Sunday 05/31/2015
CRIME ALERT! 11 new crimes 5/31
Posted: May 31, 2015

VANDALISM LESS THAN $400.00 - 7100 BLOCK ARGYLE AVE Highland Police 5/31/2015 12:45:00 AM Map It

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SB gang sweep
Posted: May 31, 2015

On May 29, 2015, approximately 90 Law Enforcement officers from throughout San Bernardino County participated in a Crime Suppression Program in the city of San Bernardino, which netted 79 arrests for a variety of crimes. During the program verities of suspects were arrested, the arrests ranged from possession of a firearm, to resisting arrest. Included in these arrests are, several probation/parole violation, as well as various outstanding warrants. The efforts were coordinated by the San Bernardino Police Department Gang Enforcement Unit.

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SB murder
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 4:27 pm

On 5-30-15, at approximately 6:18 AM, San Bernardino Police dispatch received a call of a subject in a vehicle in the 500 block of W. Baseline. The vehicle was running and the victim, identified as Ashton Jackson Gaderson, 20, of Rialto, appeared unresponsive.

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DUI Checkpoint Nets 8 Arrests
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 4:26 pm

San Bernardino, CA – San Bernardino Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on 05-29-15, in the 600 block W. Mill Street in San Bernardino between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.

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Saturday 05/30/2015
CRIME ALERT! 7 new crimes 5/30
Posted: May 30, 2015

DUI-ALCOHOL, DRUGS (MISD) - 9TH ST / CUNNINGHAM ST Highland Police 5/30/2015 2:07:00 AM Map It

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Friday 05/29/2015
Deputies arrest a burglary suspect after he was caught on surveillance using the victims credit card to pay for gas
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 4:46 pm

On May 21st, 2015 between 6:55am and 7:45am an unknown suspect broke the front passenger side window of the victim’s vehicle and stole her purse containing several credit cards. The victim’s vehicle was parked in the parking lot of the Drayson Center which is equipped with surveillance video.

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Drought: The new normal?
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 4:32 pm

Molly Bogh of Highland, author of “Life after Lawns,” says California is in the worst drought in 1,200 years, and we should get used to it.

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EVWD passes water shortage Ordinance 395
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 4:38 pm

The East Valley Water District (EVWD) Board of Directors passed Ordinance 395 on May 27 declaring a continued water shortage condition and put into effect water conservation measures made mandatory by Governor Jerry Brown's executive order declaring a drought emergency and others designed to meet the state mandated 28 percent reduction in water usage by the EVWD.

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After a 3 hour stand-off deputies arrest several suspects & seize over 7,300 marijuana plants
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 4:22 pm

Over a two day period, members of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Marijuana Enforcement Team conducted investigations resulting in the service of seven search warrants at residential properties in the unincorporated areas of San Bernardino County, to include the community of Newberry Springs.

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Public Works Construction Update
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 4:44 pm

Greenspot Road Pavement Widening

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CRIME ALERT! 17 new crimes 5/29/2015
Posted: May 29, 2015

GRAND THEFT OTHER- FROM BOAT,YARD,PRVT RES - 26600 BLOCK 14TH ST Highland Police 5/29/2015 3:12:00 AM Map It

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Thursday 05/28/2015
Citrus Valley Blackhawk Theater shines bright
Posted: May 28, 2015

Citrus Valley High School (CVHS) was one of 24 high schools recognized at this year’s seventh annual John Raitt Awards for Youth (JRAY) on Saturday, May 23, at the Plummer Auditorium in Fullerton.

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Attentive audience
Updated: May 28, 2015 - 6:51 pm

First and second graders at Arroyo Verde Elementary School received special help in their reading on Friday when they were visited by Rim of the World Comfort Pets service dogs there to listen to the children read.

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Coffee with a Cop
Posted: May 28, 2015

Highland Police Chief and Sheriff’s Captain Tony DeCecio at far end of table), Lt. Todd Cole and a few deputies welcome visitors to Coffee with a Cop Thursday, May 28, at Starbuck’s in Highland. The Highland Police Department meets monthly with the public to hear comments or complaints and keep in touch with the community.

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San G seniors receive $750,000 in local and club scholarships
Updated: May 28, 2015 - 6:45 pm

Over 35 San Gorgonio High School college-bound seniors were rewarded for their hard work and success in high school with scholarships to help them continue into higher education. The students were presented their scholarships before an audience of supportive family and friends during a special ceremony held in San Gorgonio’s theater on Tuesday evening, May 26.

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Rhythmic drums rock Bradley
Updated: May 28, 2015 - 7:26 pm

On Friday, May 15, former Highland resident and music teacher Bryan Londot showcased his percussion ensemble before the beginning of a school meeting at Bradley Elementary School. Londot travels among San Bernardino school sites providing music instruction for melodic and percussion instruments.

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Honor Flight
Updated: May 28, 2015 - 5:35 pm

World War II Veteran Marty Sherbecoe, 95, shares his Highland Community News with Bernie Underwood of Highland, who served as a guardian for a mission to take World War II veterans to Washington, D.C.

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Fun, food and fireworks for the Fourth
Posted: May 28, 2015

The second annual fireworks show at Immanuel Baptist Church will be another spectacular event.

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Drought tolerance pleases customers
Updated: May 28, 2015 - 5:24 pm

Robert and Barbara Robbins have lived in their trim Highland home for 29 years, but have made a major change in landscaping this year.

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‘Light reflected off the jewel (Highland) is bright’
Updated: May 28, 2015 - 5:10 pm

Mayor Larry McCallon opened his state of the Community address Tuesday with the admission that, although this was his fourth time to deliver the address, “I could just say ditto, ditto.”

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Probation Chief Brown receives Governor Brown appointment
Updated: May 28, 2015 - 5:05 pm

Governor Brown has appointed San Bernardino County Chief Probation Officer Michelle Scray Brown to the State Advisory Group on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (SAC-JJDP). The appointment does not require Senate approval.

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Malloy: ‘We can do this’
Updated: May 28, 2015 - 4:59 pm

Kelly Malloy, public information officer for the East Valley Water District, came before the Highland City Council Tuesday, May 26, to give a preview of the public hearing to be held on Wednesday, May 27, outlining new water restrictions.

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New Survey Shows California Small Business Economic Sentiment in Unprecedented Geographic Detail
Posted: May 28, 2015

Broad Improvement Seen Over 2+ Years of Data Collected So Far Shows a Slow and Steady Recovery

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SBD to host air show
Updated: May 29, 2015 - 7:21 am

For the second time since Norton Air Force Base closed and was converted into a civilian airport, a major air show is planned for Oct. 17.

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How it gets done
Updated: May 28, 2015 - 3:53 pm

Mayor Pro Tem Penny Lilburn meets with Pete Pitassi and Matt Jordan of Diversified Pacific Homes on Thursday, May 28, regarding traffic patterns around their new development at Water and Aplin streets in Highland. They spread maps and talked about traffic calming strategies. They also may have talked about calming resident concerns about extending Aplin Street north to connect with Water Street.

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Triple threat
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 1:20 pm

Anne Viricel, Rose Narcisse and Lisa Henley visit Coffee with a Cop Thursday at Starbuck's. Anne is talking, Rose is thinking,"Don't take my picture," and Lisa is thinking, "How long do I have to be here?"

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Felony Possession/Manufacture of a Weapon
Updated: May 28, 2015 - 10:13 am

On May 27, 2015, while on patrol in the City of Loma Linda, deputies from the Central Station contacted the suspect, Charles Stille, 48, of Loma Linda while he was riding his bicycle in violation of State Vehicle Code. Stille was found to be on active Felony Probation out of San Bernardino County for the Possession of Stolen Property.

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CAL FIRE Suspends Outdoor Residential Burning
Updated: May 28, 2015 - 3:58 pm

San Bernardino, Inyo and Mono Counties – As drought conditions continue to increase fire danger in the region, CAL FIRE has suspended all burn permits for outdoor open residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of San Bernardino, Inyo and Mono Counties. This suspension takes effect at 0600 hours on June 1st, 2015 and bans all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris including branches and leaves.

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Man charged with killing his mother
Updated: May 28, 2015 - 3:59 pm

VICTIM: Xochilt Escobar, 42, Rancho Cucamonga

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CRIME ALERT! 19 new crimes 5/28
Posted: May 28, 2015

ASSAULT-SIMPLE, HANDS, FIST, FEET - 7600 BLOCK CUNNINGHAM ST Highland Police 5/27/2015 6:48:00 PM Map It

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Wednesday 05/27/2015
Revised Clean Water Rule Released
Updated: May 28, 2015 - 3:59 pm

Center for Rural Affairs encouraged by improvement

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