Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Boat fire at Jack Smith Memorial Park.

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Boat fire at Jack Smith Memorial Park.

A boat fire was reported at around 3:22pm PT on Sunday, March 19th, 2017 at Jack Smith Memorial Park in Needles, California.

 

** Video from Jociannah Elena Murillo: **

Jociannah Elena Murillo from Needles, California sent into ZachNews video of the boat on fire along a channel near the boat launching area at Jack Smith Memorial Park.

Witnesses as well as a from the San Bernardino County Fire Department Explorer tell ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez that firefighters were on the other end of Jack Smith Memorial Park when they seem the smoke and rushed over to the fire.

** Picture from Jociannah Elena Murillo: **

People who were at the park, barbecuing and playing along the Colorado River all rushed over to see the boat fire.

Mark Davis II from Needles, California was with family barbecuing when he saw the boat on fire and went to find a fire extinguisher, but couldn’t find any at the information kiosk.

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

The boat fire caught near by vegetation near mobile home at Verde Shores Estates.

Mark Davis II jumped into the water, swim across the channel, and got onto land to alert residents at the mobile home park that there’s a fire burning near by.

Mark Davis II is seen in the video (Video from Jociannah Elena Murillo) wearing black shorts as he is walked by firefighters to alert residents.

** Picture from Jociannah Elena Murillo: **

** Picture from ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez: **

Firefighters from San Bernardino County Fire Department arrived to the boat fire and began battling the fully involved boat fire, and began to call in other fire department crews from Mohave Valley Fire Department and Bullhead City Fire Department.

** Pictures from ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez: **

Witnesses as well as deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department telling ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez that everybody on the boat got off safely.

At this moment, the cause of the boat fire is not yet known.

** Stay tuned to ZachNews as more information is still coming in. **

Needles, CA: Needles Board of Public Utilities Meeting on Tuesday.

Needles, CA: Needles Board of Public Utilities Meeting on Tuesday.

A Needles Board of Public Utilities Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 inside the Needles City Council Chambers located on the 1700 block of J Street near the Needles Recreation Center and Bailey Avenue in Needles, California.

The Needles Board of Public Utilities Meeting will start at 4:00pm PT.

**** You can view the full agenda at the following City of Needles website addresses: ****

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/3%20UTILITY%20BOARD/03%20MARCH/Mtg%202/ub_032117-agenda_LINKED.pdf

**** 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 Board of Public Utilities Meetings, please contact Cheryl K. Sallis at the City of Needles at: 1 (760) 326-2113 Ext. 315.

St. Charles County, MO: Music legend Chuck Berry has died.

St. Charles County, MO: Music legend Chuck Berry has died.

The St. Charles County Police Department has confirmed that music legend, 90 year old Chuck Berry, has died on Saturday, March 18th, 2017 in St. Charles County, Missouri.

According to the St. Charles County Police Department, police responded to a medical emergency on Buckner Road at approximately 12:40pm CT.

Inside the home, first responders observed an unresponsive man and immediately administered lifesaving techniques.

The man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26pm CT.

The St. Charles County Police Department confirmed the identity of the deceased man as Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., better known as Chuck Berry.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri on Monday, October 18th, 1926, Charles Edward Anderson Berry learned guitar as a teenager.

After reform school and working on an assembly line at General Motors while studying cosmetology, he formed a trio with a drummer and pianist. Chuck Berry went on to revolutionize music with his melding of the blues, country and rock.

Some of Chuck Berry’s best-known songs are “Round and Round,” “Carol,” “Brown Eyed Handsome Man,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Back in the U.S.A.,” and “Little Queenie”.

Chuck Berry was one of the first round of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in January 1986.

The family of Chuck Berry has requested for privacy during this time of bereavement.

** Pictures from NBC News. **

 

Yucaipa, CA: Deputies arrested 3 people in during search warrants.

Yucaipa, CA: Deputies arrested 3 people in during search warrants.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, over the past 2 weeks, Yucaipa Police received information that the suspects were involved in the sales of weapons and narcotics.

All 3 suspects, identified as 34 years old Dale Viestenz, 27 years old Lexy Shay, and 31 years old David Johnson, live in a mobile home park within the 12400 Block of 4th Street in Yucaipa, California.

Dale Viestenz lives alone in a mobile home, and Lexy Shay and David Johnson live together in another mobile home directly across from Dale Viestenz’ mobile home.

On Friday, March 17th, 2017, Yucaipa Sheriff’s Deputies from the station MET Team and Detectives, and officers from the Redlands Police Department served search warrants at both residences.

During a search of the home of Lexy Shay and David Johnson, they located a large amount of suspected heroin, a large amount of US Currency, and several items indicative of sales.

During a search of the residence belonging to Dale Viestenz, they located a large amount of suspected methamphetamine, and items indicative of sales.

Investigators also located several weapons, including a homemade shotgun that had been manufactured from various pieces of metal.

Dale Viestenz is a documented criminal street gang member from a gang in San Bernardino, California.

Dale Viestenz was arrested for HS 11378 – Possess Controlled Substances for Sale and PC 33215 – Manufacture Shotgun.

Lexy Shay and David Johnson were arrested for HS 11351 – Possession of Narcotics for Sales and PC 182 – Conspiracy to Commit Crime.

All 3 suspects were arrested and booked into the West Valley Detention Center.

Dale Viestenz is being held in lieu $ 100,000 Bail.

Lexy Shay and David Johnson are being held in lieu of $50,000 Bail.

Anybody who may have information about this case is urged to contact the Yucaipa Police Department – MET Team at: 1 (909) 918-2305.

If you choose to remain anonymous, call We-Tip Hotline at: 1 (800) 78-CRIME.

** Press Release: **

http://cms.sbcounty.gov/sheriff/MediaCenter/SheriffPressReleases/PressReleasesfor2017/March/Yucaipa-Threearrestedduringsearchwarrants.aspx

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Yucaipa, CA: Man arrested for rape, digital penetration of a minor, and burglary.

Yucaipa, CA: Man arrested for rape, digital penetration of a minor, and burglary.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017, Yucaipa Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a report of a sexual assault against a 16 year old victim.

The victim reported that 19 years old Tyler Eagle from Yucaipa, California was at her residence and sexually assaulted and raped her.

Detectives began looking for Tyler Eagle, but were unable to locate him.

On Tuesday, March 7th, 2017, an unrelated victim contacted Yucaipa Police to report that Tyler Eagle had burglarized their residence in the 34400 Block of County Line Road.

It was reported that several items were taken from the residence.

On Friday, March 17th, 2017, Yucaipa Police Deputies located Tyler Eagle in Yucaipa, California and brought him back to the station for further investigation.

Detectives conducted an interview with Tyler Eagle.

At the conclusion of the interview, Tyler Eagle was arrested for all of the above charges.

Detectives were also able to recover some of the stolen property at another residence in Yucaipa, California.

Tyler Eagle was booked into the West Valley Detention Center.

Tyler Eagle is being held on all of the above charges, in lieu $ 325,000 Bail.

Tyler Eagle’s booking photo is being released, as detectives have information that Tyler Eagle may be responsible for other thefts in the community.

Anybody who may have information about this case is urged to contact the Yucaipa Police Department – Detective Division at: 1 (909) 918-2305.

If you choose to remain anonymous, call the We-Tip Hotline at 1 (800) 78-CRIME.

** Press Release: **

http://local.nixle.com/alert/5878638/

http://cms.sbcounty.gov/sheriff/MediaCenter/SheriffPressReleases/PressReleasesfor2017/March/Yucaipa-RapeandBurglaryarrest.aspx

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

News Update!!: San Bernardino County, CA: Suspect in San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Shooting connected to other shootings.

News Update!!: San Bernardino County, CA: Suspect in San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Shooting connected to other shootings.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is confirming that the suspect who shot a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy during a gas station robbery on Thursday, March 16th, 2017 in Hesperia, California is connected to other shootings in San Bernardino County, California.

During a news conference held on Friday, March 17th, 2017, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department gave more information on the suspect, 37 year old Kenneth Scott Welch from Redlands, California, and the on going investigation as well as the condition of the deputy who was shot.

The incident began when deputies responded to a robbery at 12:45am PT near a Chevron Gas Station located on Ranchero Road and Escondido Avenue in Hesperia, California.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Patrick Higgins confronted a robbery suspect at the gas station and tried to pepper-spray the man, who then brandished a gun and opened fire.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Patrick Higgins was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Kenneth Scott Welch and the vehicle he was driving, both captured on surveillance camera, was found on Thursday, March 16th, 2017 at his home on Colton Avenue in Redlands, California.

Kenneth Scott Welch was taken into police custody without incident. and the suspect’s vehicle involved in the shooting was towed from the location.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department John McMahon showed a picture of the vest worn by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Patrick Higgins and where the bullet left a mark on the left side of the vest.

“His soft body armor saved his life,” said San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department John McMahon.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Patrick Higgins was released from a hospital later on Thursday, March 16th, 2017.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department John McMahon confirmed that Kenneth Scott Welch is connected to other shootings in the Inland Empire, including a double shooting on Interstate 210 in Rialto, California earlier this week and a fatal shooting in Highland, California on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017.

In the double shooting on Interstate 210, at least 2 people who were in separate vehicles and traveling in opposite directions were shot and wounded by a gunman or gunmen just after 6:30pm PT on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017.

The first person was in a vehicle along westbound Interstate 210 near Sierra Avenue was shot in the upper leg and was hospitalized for non-life-threatening injuries.

The second person was in a vehicle along eastbound Interstate 210 near Ayala Drive sustained a gunshot wound to the lower arm and was hospitalized for the non-life-threatening injuries.

In the fatal shooting in Highland, California, 48 year old Mario “Tony” Figueroa from Redlands, California was pronounced dead after being found lying in the roadway at 6th Street and Central Avenue.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Officials said that they do not yet have a motive behind the alleged crime spree.

Kenneth Scott Welch is currently in jail and is being held in lieu of $25,000,000 bail.

ZachNews has learned from a news source that the parents of Kenneth Scott Welch live in the Lake Havasu City, Arizona area.

When asked for a comment, the mother and father said that they were too distraught to make a comment at this moment, but may be later.

**** Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this new story. ****

** Pictures from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Photojournalist Alex Vasquez, and NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4. **

Breaking News!!: Lake Havasu City, AZ: Authorities are asking for the public’s help to find Duston William Icenogle.

Breaking News!!: Lake Havasu City, AZ: Authorities are asking for the public’s help to find Duston William Icenogle.

According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, authorities are trying to find a 20 year old Duston William Icenogle from Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

Duston William Icenogle works at a restaurant in Lake Havasu City, Arizona and hasn’t been seen since Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 by colleagues.

Duston William Icenogle’s parents last saw him on Sunday, March 5th, 2017 when he left a residence in the 3100 block of Joyce Lane.

According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, Duston William Icenogle has a slower mental capacity and his mode of transportation is a skateboard.

Duston William Icenogle is a white man, 6’1″ and 210 pounds with blue eyes and long brown hair.

An attempt to locate was issued to law enforcement for Duston William Icenogle.

Anybody with information on the whereabouts of Icenogle is asked to contact the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office at: 1 (928) 753-0753 or Silent Witness at: 1 (928) 753-1234.

** Press Release: **

** Flyer Picture from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office. **

News from Needles, California.