Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Man arrested for setting fire to an apartment complex.

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Man arrested for setting fire to an apartment complex.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at about 7:45am PT on Sunday, May 21st, 2017, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station responded to an apartment complex at 1970 Clary Drive in Needles, California for a report of a fire.

At the apartment complex deputies and fire personnel from the San Bernardino County Fire Department located an upstairs apartment where a neighbor had extinguished a fire burning on the exterior patio.

Further investigation revealed the sole occupant of the apartment, identified as 27 year old Andrew Cisneros of Needles, California, attempted to set several fires throughout the interior of the apartment before closing the apartment doors, disabling the smoke alarms, and leaving the home.

A neighbor from a separate apartment saw the smoke and fire and extinguished the fire before it became out of control.

All occupants of the building were safely evacuated, and there were no injuries.

The fire only damaged personal property and debris belonging to Cisneros.

Deputy Bevan found Cisneros walking around the apartment complex, and he was subsequently arrested for arson.

A detective from the Sheriff’s Arson/Bomb Detail and an investigator from the San Bernardino County Fire Department were called to the scene to assist with the investigation.

Andrew Cisneros was arrested and booked into the Needles Jail for PC 452b – Unlawfully setting a fire. His bail was set at $25,000.

** Press Release: **

https://local.nixle.com/alert/5967805/

http://cms.sbcounty.gov/sheriff/MediaCenter/SheriffPressReleases/PressReleasesfor2017/May/Needles-UnlawfullySettingaFire.aspx

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News Update!!: Needles, CA: Groundbreaking has begun on the new AutoZone store.

News Update!!: Needles, CA: Groundbreaking has begun on the new AutoZone store.

Groundbreaking has begun on the new AutoZone store at the Needles Towne Center, located off East Broadway near Interstate 40, in Needles, California.

ZachNews received these pictures from Timothy Terral from Needles, California showing construction crews breaking up the ground on the site.

The construction equipment being used for the groundbreaking of the site appear to be from Phillips Construction of Needles, California, including a dump truck.

The contractor for the project said completion of the new AutoZone store is estimated to be 90 days.

** Pictures from Timothy Terral: **

Sports Alert!!: Las Vegas, NV: Needles varsity softball win the N.I.A.A. Class 2A State Softball Championship.

Sports Alert!!: Las Vegas, NV: Needles varsity softball win the N.I.A.A. Class 2A State Softball Championship.

According to MaxPreps, the Needles varsity softball team have won the neutral playoff game against Lincoln County during the 2017 NIAA Softball Playoffs – NIAA Class 2A State Baseball tournament held on Saturday, May 20th, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

**** Scores: ****

** Varsity Softball Game: Final: **

– Needles: 20

– West Wendover: 6

** Source: MaxPreps: **

** More Information on the 2017 NIAA Softball Playoffs is at the following MaxPreps website address: **

http://www.maxpreps.com/tournament/QsdcX2WGEea-8KA2nzwbTA/imwCO2WJEea-8KA2nzwbTA/baseball-spring-17/2017-niaa-baseball-playoffs-niaa-class-2a-state-baseball.htm

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Needles, CA: Detectives arrest suspects for commercial burglary.

Needles, CA: Detectives arrest suspects for commercial burglary.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, on Thursday, May 18th, 2017, 2 people identified as 59 year old Jon Godden and 51 year old Robert Westbrook from San Bernardino, California were contacted by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department personnel with their disabled vehicle near the intersection of West Broadway and D Street in Downtown Needles, California.

They had a flatbed trailer loaded with items that appeared to be from an automotive shop.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department detective on scene recognized some of the items on the trailer as being from an automotive shop located 101 East Broadway in Needles, California.

The owner of the automotive shop was contacted and identified the property as belonging to him.

Evidence was later found which connected the suspects to the location of the theft.

Godden and Westbrook were arrested for PC459-Burglary, a felony, and transported to the Colorado River Station/ Needles jail with their bail set at $25,000.00.

Needles, CA: Pulled pork dinner and Killer Keyz by Dueling Pianos Concert.

Needles, CA: Pulled pork dinner and Killer Keyz by Dueling Pianos Concert.

The Needles Chamber of Commerce and the Needles Elk’s Lodge 1608 is presenting a free community concert with Killer Keyz by Dueling Pianos at 7:00pm PT on Thursday, June 29th, 2017 at the Needles Elk’s Lodge 1608, located at 1000 Lilyhill Drive just south of Interstate 40, in Needles, California.

There will be a pulled pork dinner for $8.00 will be sold before the event from 5:00pm to 6:30pm PT.

For more information, please contact either the Needles Chamber of Commerce at: 1 (760) 326-2050 or the Needles Elk’s Lodge 1608 at: 1 (760) 326-1608.

** Come on out for delicious food, great music, and friendly community. **

San Bernardino County, CA: National Boating Safety Week beginning and Marine Enforcement Unit will be out on the waterways.

San Bernardino County, CA: National Boating Safety Week beginning and Marine Enforcement Unit will be out on the waterways.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, with the boating season upon us, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Marine Enforcement Unit is gearing up for an increase in watercraft traffic on the Colorado River and lakes throughout the county.

The patrols and enforcing safety on the waterway by law enforcement kicks off National Safe Boating Week which runs from Saturday, May 20th, 2017 to Friday, May 26th, 2017.

The Marine Enforcement Unit will be looking for boaters under the influence and ensuring all operators are boating safely.

All vessels are required to have basic safety equipment on board.

This includes a type 4 throwable floatation device immediately available to the operator, a functioning fire extinguisher, life jackets for everyone on the vessel, and a sound signaling device.

With the increase of watercraft on the waterways, there will also be increased enforcement stops.

The Marine Enforcement Unit would like to remind the public that any vessel app roaching a stationary law enforcement vessel displaying an illuminated blue light, shall immediately slow to a wakeless speed, to not inhibit or interfere with the law enforcement vessel.

Failure to do so is a violation of the Harbors and Navigation code and the operator may be cited for an infraction.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department recommends taking a boating safety class before you begin boating.

For more information, visit the California’s Division of Boating and Waterways at: http://www.dbw.ca.gov/ or contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station Marine Enforcement Unit at: 1 (760) 326-9200.

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

Sports Alert!!: Las Vegas, NV: Needles varsity baseball and softball win during N.I.A.A. 2A State Tournament games.

Sports Alert!!: Las Vegas, NV: Needles varsity baseball and softball win during N.I.A.A. 2A State Tournament games.

According to MaxPreps, the Needles varsity baseball team won a neutral playoff game against West Wendover during the 2017 NIAA Baseball Playoffs – NIAA Class 2A State Baseball tournament held on Friday, May 19th, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

**** Scores: ****

** Varsity Baseball Game: Final: **

– Needles: 12

– West Wendover: 1

** Source: MaxPreps: **

** More Information on the 2017 NIAA Baseball Playoffs is at the following MaxPreps website address: **

http://www.maxpreps.com/tournament/QsdcX2WGEea-8KA2nzwbTA/imwCO2WJEea-8KA2nzwbTA/baseball-spring-17/2017-niaa-baseball-playoffs-niaa-class-2a-state-baseball.htm

Meanwhile, according to MaxPreps, the Needles varsity softball team won a neutral playoff game against Lincoln County during the 2017 NIAA Softball Playoffs – NIAA 2A State Softball” tournament held on Friday, May 19th, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

**** Scores: ****

** Varsity Baseball Game: Final: **

– Needles: 16

– Lincoln County: 14

** Source: MaxPreps: **

Needles advance to Saturday’s state championship game.

** More Information on the 2017 NIAA Softball Playoffs is at the following MaxPreps website address: **

http://www.maxpreps.com/tournament/u-Llj2r9Eea-8KA2nzwbTA/q3hHamsEEea-8KA2nzwbTA/softball-spring-17/2017-niaa-softball-playoffs-niaa-2a-state-softball.htm

**** Great Work Needles Varsity Baseball Team and Needles Varsity Softball Team. The Community Is Proud Of You All!! **** 

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