Parker Dam, CA: Boat sinks along the Colorado River.

Parker Dam, CA: Boat sinks along the Colorado River.

A boat sunk along the Colorado River just south of Parker Dam, California before 4:30pm PT on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018.

Reports that all of the occupants got off the boat safely and nobody was injured.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, deputies from the Marine Enforcement are investigating a sunk boat.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station reminds the public to always remember to wear a life jacket while boating and have a Type 4 throwable flotation device accessable to the boat operator.

** Picture from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station: **

News Alert!!: California: California’s Electronic Benefit Transfer (E.B.T.) cards will not be available for 24 hours starting Saturday night.

News Alert!!: California: California’s Electronic Benefit Transfer (E.B.T.) cards will not be available for 24 hours starting Saturday night.

Recipients of food and cash benefits from California’s public assistance programs will not be able to use their Electronic Benefit Transfer (E.B.T.) cards for 24 hours, from 11:00pm PT on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 to 11:00pm PT on Sunday, June 24th, 2018, because of a planned statewide system outage.

According to the officials of the California Department of Social Service, people who have this card will not be able to make cash withdrawals or make food purchases after 11:00pm PT on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018.

The California Department of Social Service is recommended that people who have these cards withdraw the money necessary to buy their food before the 24 hour closing period to receive their benefits.

According to the California Department of Social Service, customers use the card issued by the state of California to receive food assistance and cash benefits from CalFresh.

The California Department of Social Service has sent letters to people who use the Electronic Benefit Transfer to inform them about the new service that will replace the current card operator system.

The decision to change the operator was made to improve the current card system, offering the service to more ATMs without surcharges and markets to use the Electronic Benefit Transfer benefits.

The new service, being called Fidelity Information Services (FIS), is committed to providing free and limited cash withdrawals within the network and balance inquiries.

For more information about this temporary closure of the Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) system, please contact the Customer Service Center at: 1 (866) 613-3777.

News Alert!!: Needles, CA: Deputies warning citizens to lock their vehicle, garage, and home doors following a string of burglaries.

News Alert!!: Needles, CA: Deputies warning citizens to lock their vehicle, garage, and home doors following a string of burglaries.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, deputies are investigating a series of thefts and burglaries which have occurred throughout Needles, California since Tuesday, May 1st, 2018.

Since that date, there has been an increasing number of burglaries and thefts from motor vehicles in the area of Coronado Street / De Soto Streets and R Street / California Avenue.

Many of these crimes appear to be occurring overnight and nearly all the vehicles targeted have been to cars with the vehicle doors left unlocked.

There have also been thefts from garages and homes which were left unlocked or open.

Deputies are urging citizens to lock their homes and their vehicle doors and to remove any items of value.

** List of Incidents: **

  • On May 15, 2018 deputies from the Colorado River Station arrested Timothy Pugh and Andrea Gardner both from Needles, Cali fornia, for possession of stolen property. Pugh and Gardner were found in possession of several items which had been reported stolen from a residential burglary in the 1900 block of Peru Street.
  • On May 30, 2018 deputies from the Colorado River Station arrested Darren Stevens and a 14-year-old male juvenile, both from Needles, California, for vehicle burglary and possession of a stolen firearm. The victim had parked his vehicle in a hotel parking lot near Needles Highway and R Street.
  • On June 2, 2018 deputies from the Colorado River Station arrested a 17-year-old male juvenile from Yucaipa, California, for theft of a vehicle in the 1900 block of Peru Street.
  • On June 14, 2018 deputies from the Colorado River Station arrested William Thompson, from Needles, California, for the burglary of a home in the 1900 block of Peru Street.

These thefts and burglaries are often crimes of opportunity where the thefts occurred only because the vehicles and/or homes were found unlocked.

The public is being reminded and asked to secure their homes and vehicle’s as well as to remain alert in their neighborhood, reporting anything unusual or suspicious to the police.

During an in-progress emergency, citizens should call 911 immediately.

If needing to file a theft or burglary report, citizens are asked to call: 1 (760) 956-5001.

** Press Release: **

https://local.nixle.com/alert/6640634/

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Needles, CA: Person arrested for possession of a controlled substance and unauthorized use of an access card.

Needles, CA: Person arrested for possession of a controlled substance and unauthorized use of an access card.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, at 9:38am PT on Thursday, June 21st, 2018, deputies served a search warrant at a residence in the 1200 block of Riverview Lane in Needles, California.

Deputies found evidence of drug sales and credit card fraud.

The resident, identified as 26 year old Heather Allred from Needles, California, was located at the residence and arrested.

Heather Allred was booked into the Needles jail for possession of a controlled substance for sale and unauthorized use of an access card and is being held on $50,000 bail.

Anybody with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Jeremy Deruiter at 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 the 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: **

https://local.nixle.com/alert/6639258/

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Breaking News!!: Tulsa, OK: Wanted suspect arrested in Oklahoma for stabbing a woman at the River Gardens Apartments in Needles, California in December 2017.

Breaking News!!: Tulsa, OK: Wanted suspect arrested in Oklahoma for stabbing a woman at the River Gardens Apartments in Needles, California in December 2017.

The suspect wanted for stabbing of a woman at the River Gardens Apartments in Needles, California in December 2017 was arrested in Oklahoma.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, after a nationwide search, Jerry Endsley was located and arrested by the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Department in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Specialized Enforcement Division flew to Tulsa, Oklahoma and took custody of Endsley. He was then extradited to California and booked at the West Valley Detention Center on attempted murder charges and several outstanding warrants. Endsley has a no-bail hold and is pending court proceedings.

Endsley was discovered to be on supervised probation for a previous felony spousal abuse conviction as a result of California Ass embly Bill 109.

As part of Governor Jerry Brown’s Realignment Plan, or Assembly Bill 109, to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court decision requiring the state to lower its prison population by 30,000; offenders of non-violent, non-sexual and non-serious convictions will serve reduced sentences in county jails and be placed on local supervision through county Probation.

** Latest Press Release: **

https://local.nixle.com/alert/6638980/

** Back News Story: **

A woman was stabbed at the River Gardens Apartments, located at 1970 Clary Drive, in Needles, California before 6:00pm PT on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017.

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez reported from the scene of the was stabbed at the River Gardens Apartments.

According to a press release the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station released at 8:40am PT on Friday, December 8th, 2017, deputies were dispatched to a report of a stabbing at the apartment complex in Needles, California.

The investigation revealed that 38 year old Jerry Paul Endsley from Needles, California contacted the victim in the front door of her apartment demanding to see his child.

When he was denied entry into the home, Jerry Endsley forced his way into the apartment and stabbed the victim multiple times with an unknown stabbing instrument.

The victim suffered multiple stab wounds to her head, arms, and legs.

Jerry Endsley ran from the scene prior to the arrival of the deputies.

The victim was transported to the Colorado River Medical Center and treated for he r injuries.

An extensive search for Jerry Endsley was conducted at several locations throughout Needles, California with negative results.

The press release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station includes a picture for the suspect in the initial stabbing incident.

Anybody with information regarding the investigation or the wherabouts of Jerry Endsley is urged to call the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station at: 1 (760) 326-9200.

** Previous Press Release: **

https://local.nixle.com/alert/6293795/

** Picture from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station: **

News Update!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Deputies chase down and arrested a man on West Broadway near F Street.

News Update!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Deputies chase down and arrested a man on West Broadway near F Street.

ZachNews has just received more information regarding the a man that was arrested by deputies on West Broadway near F Street in Downtown Needles, California on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, at about 3:25pm PT on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018, Deputy Bengard was driving east on West Broadway near E Street in Downtown Needles, California responding to a radio call.

The suspect, identified as 32 year old Dane Jackson Perry from Needles, California, ran into the roadway with a rock in his hand and was about the throw the rock at the Sheriff’s vehicle.

Deputy Bengard stopped his vehicle and at this time Dane Perry turned and ran away.

Deputy Bengard gave chase and was able to catch up to Perry on W. Broadway Street and F Street.

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez arrived to the take down and began broadcasting live on Facebook.

Perry resisted arrest but was eventually taken into custody. Perry was arrested for obstructing/resisting an executive officer.

He was booked into the High Desert Detention Center. Perry was found to be on supervised release per AB 109 and a no-bail hold was placed on him.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Tyler Bengard at the Colorado River station at (760)326-9200.

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

** Press Release: **

https://local.nixle.com/alert/6637396/

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Needles, CA: Needles Planning Commission Meeting is today.

Needles, CA: Needles Planning Commission Meeting is today.

A Needles Planning Commission Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 inside the Needles City Council Chambers located off the J Street, next to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station sign and flag pole, at the Needles Civic Center located at 1111 Bailey Avenue in Needles, California.

Parking is located around the Needles Civic Center just off of J Street near the Needles Recreation Center or just off of Bailey Avenue near the San Bernardino County Needles Branch Library building.

The Needles Planning Commission Meeting will start at 4:00pm PT.

ZachNews on Facebook will be broadcasting live on Facebook the Needles Planning Commission Meeting starting at 4:00pm PT.

https://www.facebook.com/ZachNews/

**** You can view other City of Needles meetings agendas at the following City of Needles website address: ****

http://cityofneedles.com/Pages/Departments-Services/Boards/

For more information regarding the Needles City Council Meetings, please contact Cindy Semione, Secretary to the Board, at the City of Needles at: 1 (760) 326-2113 Ext. 327.