Needles, CA: Marine Enforcement Operation for Memorial Day 2016.

user36071-1464735649-media1

Needles, CA: Marine Enforcement Operation for Memorial Day 2016.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station Marine Enforcement Unit conducted it’s 2016 Memorial Day Weekend Operation, starting on Friday, May 27th, 2016 through Monday, May 30th, 2016.

The operation was conducted along the Colorado River from the California/Nevada state line to the Riverside County line.

The majority of the operation was focused on the waterways along with resorts, launch ramps and marinas along the river and lake.

A total of 10 patrol vessels, a Rescue Dive Team, 2 Gang Enforcement Teams, an O.H.V. team, and a Sheriff’s Department helicopter team were deployed throughout the area.

There was a total of 15 arrests made; 3 of which were for Boating Under the Influence.

At least 47 citations were issued for various boating law violations.

The majority of the citations written involved operators not having children under the age of 13 years old in personal floatation devices (P.F.D.) while riding in vessels.

All children under the age of 13 years old must wear an approved personal floatation device while on a vessel underway.

The Colorado River Station Marine Enforcement Unit is dedicated to providing a safe boating atmosphere for the public and urges everyone to boat sober and wear their life jackets.

** Picture from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. **

Downtown Needles, CA: Pit stop bring a child to show thanks to our military.

0530160956

Downtown Needles, CA: Pit stop bring a child to show thanks to our military.

On this Memorial Day, ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A Lopez was in Downtown Needles, California as soldiers from the Arizona Army National Guard made a pit stop near the Needles Chamber of Commerce Office just before 10:00am PT on Monday, May 30th, 2016.

 

0530160953a

Well there saying hello, 12 year old Braxton Webster of Needles, California stopped by to say hello and got to take a picture with the group in front of his favorite Humvee or High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (H.M.M.W.V.).

Braxton Webster later tells ZachNews that he wants to become a gunsmith and a soldier.

To all of the men and women in our military, thank you for your service to your country and protecting our lives and our freedoms.

God Bless America!!

Proud To Be An American!!

** Picture from ZachNews: **

 

News Alert!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Victor Valley Transit Authority announces new Needles Link Bus Service coming in June 2016.

13312834_1020270958021146_5691779686787324494_n

News Alert!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Victor Valley Transit Authority announces new Needles Link Bus Service coming in June 2016.

The Victor Valley Transit Authority has announced that a new weekly bus service from Needles, California to Barstow, California and Victorville, California will begin on Friday, June 17th, 2016.

The new Needles Link Bus Service will pick up people near the El Garces Train Depot in Downtown Needles, California and anybody in the Colorado River Tri-State area can ride this new bus service.

The new Needles Link Bus Service will cost $12.00 per person and up to 3 children per adult fare may ride for free.

Reservations are recommended for the new Needles Link Bus Service and required for curb to curb service to Needles, California residents.

VVTA_BUS-ROUTE-200

** Picture from the Victor Valley Transit Authority: **

According to Victor Valley Transit Authority, Route 200 will run from Downtown Needles, California, along Interstate 40, make a stop at the Bartsow Area Transit Bus Stop (Barstow Library near Court House) in Barstow, California where the Bartsow Area Transit Buses 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and Victor Valley Transit Authority Bus 15 pick up passengers, then head along Interstate 15, make a stop at the Victorville Superior Court House in Victorville, California where Victor Valley Transit Authority Bus 32 can be picked up, and make a stop at the Victorville Transfer Point (Costco) in Victorville, California when Victor Valley Transit Authority Buses 15, 22, 31, 32, 41, 45, 45X, 51, 52, and 55 can be picked up.

– Westbound and Southbound Route: The bus will leave Downtown Needles, California at 6:15am PT and arrive at the Bartsow Area Transit Bus Stop (Barstow Library near Court House) at 9:30am PT, arrive at the Victorville Superior Court House at 10:15am PT, and arrive at the Victorville Transfer Point (Costco) at 10:30am PT.

– Northbound and Eastbound Route: The bus will leave the Victorville Transfer Point (Costco) at 2:30pm PT, arrive at the Victorville Superior Court House at 2:45pm PT, arrive at the Bartsow Area Transit Bus Stop (Barstow Library near Court House) at 4:00pm PT, and stop in Downtown Needles, California at 7:15pm PT.

** More information can be found at the following Victor Valley Transit Authority website address: **

http://vvta.org/bus/route-200/

More information for the new Needles Link Bus Service will be announced during a ribbon cutting event being held at 10:30am PT on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 at the Needles Chamber of Commerce Office located at 100 G Street near Front Street in Downtown Needles, California.

Refreshments will also be available during the ribbon cutting event.

** Flyer from the Needles Chamber of Commerce. **

Needles, CA: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Gang Team arrested 4 people following probation check at a residence.

wp-1464472222044.jpeg

Needles, CA: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Gang Team arrested 4 people following probation check at a residence.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 3:45pm PT on Friday, May 27th, 2016, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Gang Team conducted a probation check at a residence on the 2100 block of Lilyhill Drive in Needles, California.

While at the residence, deputies made contact with 4 people, which the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department identified the 4 people as 55 year old Jay Gardner, 37 year old Christopher Jackson, 31 year old Dana Litchfield, and 29 year old Anna Reyes, all from Needles, California.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department say that Jay Gardner who was found to have an outstanding warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia, Christopher Jackson was found to have a felony no bail warrant for violation of probation, Dana Litchfield was found to have an outstanding warrant for possesssion of drug paraphernalia, and Anna Reyez was found to have 2 outstanding warrants for possession of drug paraphernalia and under the influence.

All 4 people were transported to the Colorado River Station jail where they were booked and held pending court.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station at: 1 (760) 326-9200.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call We-Tip Hotline at: 1 (800) 78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at: http://www.wetip.com.

** Press Release: **

http://cms.sbcounty.gov/sheriff/MediaCenter/SheriffPressReleases/PressReleasesfor2016/May/Needles-4arrestedfollowingProbationCheck.aspx

**** The name or names of the suspect or suspects were released to the public and to media by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Anybody who doesn’t like he’s or her’s name or names of the suspect or suspects should contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department to have he’s or her’s name or names remove and reissue a updated press release to the public and media. Until then ZachNews will not remove the name or names and will not remove the news story until San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department to have them remove and reissue a updated press release without name or names of the suspect or suspects to the public and media. Thank You. ****

Needles, CA: Taco Night at the B.P.O. Elks Lodge 1608.

0530161339h

Needles, CA: Taco Night at the B.P.O. Elks Lodge 1608.

The B.P.O. Elks Lodge 1608 will be serving to members and their guest delicious tacos on Taco Night starting at 5:00pm PT on Monday, May 30th, 2016 at the B.P.O. Elks Lodge 1608 located at 1000 Lilyhill Drive just south of Interstate 40 in Needles, California.

Enjoy delicious tacos and a clod drink inside the cool indoor building.

For more information, please contact B.P.O. Elks Lodge 1608 at: 1 (760) 326-1608 or 1 (760) 326-4415.

Needles, CA: Video: Memorial Day service at the Needles’ Riverview Cemetery.

Needles, CA: Video: Memorial Day service at the Needles’ Riverview Cemetery.

A community came together to remember the fallen and to give thanks to all of the men and women in our military during a Memorial Day service held at Needles’ Riverview Cemetery in Needles, California on Monday, May 30th, 2016.

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

Needles, CA: Memorial Day service at the Needles’ Riverview Cemetery on Monday.

needles-ca-memorial-day-service-2015-pictures

Needles, CA: Memorial Day service at the Needles’ Riverview Cemetery on Monday.

The community is welcome to come and honor the man and woman who serviced and given their lives protecting and save lives and their country during a Memorial Day service being held at 11:00am PT on Monday, May 30th, 2016 at the Needles Riverview Cemetery located at 1101 Easy Broadway (Also known as Highway 95), near San Clemente Street and Interstate 40, in Needles, California.

** More information on the Memorial Day service at the Needles’ Riverview Cemetery can be found at the following ZachNews on WordPress website address: **

https://zachnews.wordpress.com/2016/04/17/needles-ca-memorial-day-service-at-the-needles-riverview-cemetery/

** ZachNews will have pictures of the Memorial Day service and video of the Memorial Day service will be posted afterwords at ZachNews on YouTube. **