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Perris, CA: Parents arrested for torture and child endangerment.

Perris, CA: Parents arrested for torture and child endangerment.

According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, early morning on Sunday, January 14th, 2018, a 17 year old juvenile escaped from her residence situated in the 100 Block of Muir Woods Road in Perris, California and managed to call 911 from a cellular device she found inside the house.

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The teenager claimed her 12 brothers and sisters were being held captive inside the residence by her parents and further claimed some of her siblings were bound with chains and padlocks.

When officers from the Perris Police Department and deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department met with the juvenile, she appeared to be only 10 years old and slightly emaciated.

After a brief interview with the female, they contacted 57 year old David Allen Turpin and 49 year old Louise Anna Turpin at the residence where the teenager escaped.

Further investigation revealed several children shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks in dark and foul-smelling surroundings, but the parents were unable to immediately provide a logical reason why their children were restrained in that manner.

Deputies located what they believed to be 12 children inside the house, but were shocked to discover that 7 of them were actually adults, ranging in age from 18 year old to 29 year old.

The victims appeared to be malnourished and very dirty.

Perris Station Detectives were dispatched to the residence for further investigation.

All 13 victims, ranging from the age of 2 year old to 29 year old, were transported to the Perris Station and interviewed.

Both parents were detained and transported to the station for further investigation.

Child Protective Services (C.P.S.) and Adult Protective Services (A.P.S.) arrived to assist in the investigation.

The victims were provided with food and beverages after they claimed to be starving.

The 6 children were eventually transported to the Riverside University Hospital System (R.U.H.S.) for medical examinations and admitted for treatment.

The seven adult children were transported to Corona Regional Medical Center for an examination and admitted for medical treatment.

Both parents were interviewed in this matter and subsequently transported to the Robert Presley Detention Center (R.P.D.C.).

They were booked for violations of California Penal Code Section 206: Torture and Section 273a(A): Child Endangerment.

Their bail was set at $9,000,000.00 each.

Anybody with additional information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Master Investigator Tom Salisbury at the Perris Station by calling: 1 (951) 210-1000 or by email at: PerrisStation@RiversideSheriff.org

** Press Release: **

http://www.riversidesheriff.org/press/per18-0114.asp

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Mohave Valley, AZ: Investigation underway into vehicle and dumpster fires.

Mohave Valley, AZ: Investigation underway into vehicle and dumpster fires.

According to the Mohave Valley Fire Department, firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle fire with a structure endangered and a dumpster fire in the 10000 block of Mint Road in Mohave Valley, Arizona.

The fires reportedly occurred in the overnight hours of Thursday, January 11th, 2018.

Mohave Valley Fire Department as well as Fort Mohave Mesa Fire Department and San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to the fire.

The fires were put out and are under investigation.

If anybody has any information that can help with this investigation, please contact Fire Marshal Don Gibson at Mohave Valley fire: 1 (928) 768-9113.

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Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Death investigation into a body floating along the Colorado River near Jack Smith Memorial Park.

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Death investigation into a body floating along the Colorado River near Jack Smith Memorial Park.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 4:24pm PT on Sunday, November 5th, 2017, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station were dispatched to a body floating in the Colorado River just south of Jack Smith Memorial Park in needles, California.

A deputy with the Marine Enforcement Unit launched a patrol boat and made contact with the reporting party, who had stayed along side the body until the deputy arrived on scene.

The deceased was recovered from the river and transported to Jack Smith Memorial Park were he was released to the coroner.

The coroner was able to identify the male subject as 46 year old Chad Russell Elkins from Fort Mohave, Arizona with the assistance of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Department.

The cause of death is currently under investigation.

The investigation is ongoing and anybody 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.

Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-Tip Hotline at: 1 (800) 78-CRIME (27463) or leave information We-Tip Hotline online website at: https://wetip.com/

ZachNews was alerted late Sunday evening about something spotted along the Colorado River and fire department and rescue boat activity Jack Smith Memorial Park thanks to ZachNews fans Donna Johnson and Terry Powell from Needles, California.

Donna Johnson telling ZachNews by email, “My family and I went out on the boat for the first time today. While we were out boat my son seen something floating at about 4:30. I called 911 it was a dead body.”

Terry Powell telling ZachNews by email, “My mom and sister live in the house looking into Jack Smith Park. They noticed rescue boat docked, picked up 2 people and left to go out to river, then yellow + white ambulance or ME examr truck pulled up along with fire captain truck or smaller fire truck. Flashing lights but no sirens. Rescue boat returned but by then dark and they couldn’t tell what was happening.”

** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of Chad Russell Elkins from Fort Mohave, Arizona. **

** Press Release: **

https://local.nixle.com/alert/6245617/

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Needles, CA: Death investigation of a dead body found near River Toys Boat and R.V. Storage.

Needles, CA: Death investigation of a dead body found near River Toys Boat and R.V. Storage.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is a dead body that was found near River Toys Boat and R.V. Storage, located on the 300 block of Balboa Place, in Needles, California at 10:10am PT on Friday, June 2nd, 2017.

 

A news tips of police activity and crime tape seen near the River Toys Boat and R.V. Storage as well as an incident call posted on the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Media Summary page (NE171530007 NER1700578 DB (Dead Body)) had ZachNews contacting the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department for more information.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department only confirms to ZachNews that a dead body was discovered at the location and a death investigation was launched

ZachNews has learned that the person who was found dead is being identified as Steve Raskett, the on-site manager at River Toys Boat and R.V. Storage.

In a posting on the River Daves Place website to their customers, River Toys Boat and R.V. Storage said, “To our Valued Customers: It is with deep sadness that we are notifying you of the passing of Steve Raskett, the on-site manager at River Toys Boat and RV Storage, on Friday, June 2, 2017. Steve?s presence at River Toys will certainly be missed by all who knew him. In deference to Steve?s privacy and for that of his family and friends the details of his passing will not be made public.”

The posting from River Toys Boat and R.V. Storage continues saying, “The owners have engaged the services of Jimmy Murray to fill in for the next several days until the new on-site manager, Ricardo Ortiz, can make arrangements to settle in at the boat storage. You can contact Jimmy or Ricardo at 1.760.326.6363 if you wish to make appointments for taking your boat out. Should you have any immediate needs which cannot be handled by Jimmy or Ricardo, please contact Sue Guthrie at 909.882.3393 or sguthrie@crawford4funds.com. Thank you in advance for respecting Steve?s memory and privacy. Sincerely, RIVER TOYS BOAT & RV STORAGE.

** River Daves Place: Important – River Toys Storage in Needles: **

http://www.riverdavesplace.com/forums/showthread.php?169643-Important-River-Toys-Storage-in-Needles&p=2694380&viewfull=1#post2694380

** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of Steve Raskett. **

Anybody with information should contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station at: 1 (760) 326-9200.

 

 

Victorville, CA: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy is under investigation for threatening a man on video who was filing a report.

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Victorville, CA: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy is under investigation for threatening a man on video who was filing a report.

A San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy is under investigation for threatening man on video who was filing a report inside the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Victorville Station, located at 14200 Amargosa Road, in Victorville, California.

On Friday, January 20th, 2017, 34 year old Duncan Hicks from Victorville, California went inside the Victorville Station to file a report, but during his visit, a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy began getting rude and refused to take a proper report.

** Video courtesy of Duncanieray on YouTube: **

Duncan Hicks began recording the incident which the videos starts off with Duncan Hicks asking a question to the unidentified front desk clerk regarding a incident report.

Duncan Hicks, “What is this?

Front Desk Clerk, “That’s the incident report number.

Duncan Hicks, “Oh, this is the number.

Front Desk Clerk, “That’s the…. that’s it – that’s all there is to it.

Duncan Hicks, “It doesn’t explain what was done….. What I put down there…. Like all my other incident reports; it explains what happen. So why is not explaining what was the incident?

Front Desk Clerk, “That’s what the deputy put in.

Duncan Hicks, “Well, can I have the deputy’s badge number and his card please?

The Front Desk Clerk nodded yes and turned around to speak to the a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy in the back room near the front desk area.

The unidentified San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy walked up to the front desk area and Duncan Hicks began talking to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy about the report.

Duncan Hicks, “This is not explaining the incident sir.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy, “K Duncan – You know what, man? I’m about getting tired of you and you’re about to go to jail – just so you know.

Duncan Hicks, “What I’m going to jail for?

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy, “I’ll create something, you understand? You’ll go to jail, you understand that?”.

Duncan Hicks, “You can’t say that,  how can you create something – that’s against the law.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy, “Illegal – recording me like that – that’s illegal without my knowledge. You want to go to jail for that, too?

Duncan Hicks, “Listen, I’m doing this for my protection.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy is seen walking away well saying, “You’re recording me right now.

Duncan Hicks, “I’m doing this for my protection. You have a gun on your hip and I’m using this for my protection.

Front Desk Clerk, “Uh uh, you’re not starting that in my lobby” then shook her head.

Duncan Hicks, “I am….

Front Desk Clerk interrupted Duncan Hicks and said “No” well waving her finger at Duncan Hicks as he continued to talk.

Duncan Hicks, “I have joint custody and I came here for an incident report.

Front Desk Clerk then mumbled something well she turned away.

Duncan Hicks continued saying, “And you’re telling me….

Front Desk Clerk interrupted again and said to Duncan Hicks, “Step back from my window.

Duncan Hicks continued saying, “And you want to create an incident?

Front Desk Clerk repeated to Duncan Hicks, “Back from my window. Somebody else is waiting here.

Duncan Hicks, “I am in der-rest, I’m in der-rest in…. that is not…. constitutional what he just did, what he just said.

Duncan Hicks walked away from the window and said, “Call the police then – I am in der-rest, I am not aggressive, I have not…. I am not a threat to you.

Duncan Hicks then said, “You can’t do that” as he waited in the lobby area.

Responding to the recording, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department John McMahon said in a statement, “Since viewing the video, our employees’ response to the citizen is not consistent with my expectation of customer service. Additionally, the deputy’s responses are not consistent with the interpretation of the law. As a result we are conducting an administrative investigation into this incident, and the four other previous contacts with the citizen to ensure all previous contacts were professionally handled. We will be re-contacting the citizen and addressing his concerns. Once we determine the outcome of our investigation, appropriate action will be taken.

In the pass, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department John McMahon has publicly said that despicable acts by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department employees – civilian or deputy – will not be tolerated.

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News Update!!: Kingman, AZ: Positive identification of human remains found are of missing Sidney Cranston Jr.

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News Update!!: Kingman, AZ: Positive identification of human remains found are of missing Sidney Cranston Jr.

According to the Mohave County Medical Examiner’s Office, the human remains found in a remote area east of Kingman, Arizona have been positively identified as 40 year old Sidney Cranston Jr. who has been missing since June 2015.

The human remains were found on Saturday, January 7th, 2017 and authorities have ruled the death a homicide.

After being found, the human remains were turned over to the Mohave County Medical Examiner’s Office for a positive identification.

Days later, the Mohave County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the identity of the human remains after utilized dental charts for verification.

At 2:04pm PT / 3:04pm MST, Kingman Police Department posted the positive identification information on their Facebook page.

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Sidney Cranston Jr. was last seen on Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 in the area of Interstate 40 and Stockton Hill Road and was believed to be showing an unknown property to an unknown client at the time.

According to the Kingman Police Department, at around 4:00pm MST of Wednesday, January 11th, 2017, 61 year old Alfredo Blanco (aka Al Blanco) of Kingman, Arizona was arrested at a care facility in Youngtown, Arizona (a Phoenix, Arizona suburb).

Alfredo Blanco was booked into the Maricopa County 4th Avenue Jail in Phoenix, Arizona.

Kingman Police Detectives obtained a First Degree Murder warrant from the Mohave County Attorney’s Office.

The warrant was sent to the Federal Bureau of Investigation who responded to the care facility and took Alfredo Blanco into police custody on the warrant.

Alfredo Blanco will be extradited back to Mohave County, Arizona in the near future.

The case is still an open and active investigation.

**** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the families and friends of Sidney Cranston Jr. ****

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Mohave County, AZ: Death investigation and asking for the public’s help in identifying unknown female.

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Mohave County, AZ: Death investigation and asking for the public’s help in identifying unknown female.

According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death investigation / possible homicide of an unknown female who was located on north Highway 93 between Kingman, Arizona and the Hoover Dam.

The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your assistance in identifying the subject described as an African/American or Biracial female, black/dark brown hair, between the ages of 13 to 17, approximately 5 ft 7 inches tall, between 105 and 130 lbs, pierced ears, no scars or tattoos were noted.

According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, due to exposure and decomposition no photo was obtained.

The body was discovered on Thursday, September 28th, 2016 and estimation of exposure time was a week to 2 weeks.

Dental records were obtained and are being uploaded into the National database.

Deoxyribonucleic acid (D.N.A.) samples were obtained and are being processed for profile.

Attached are reconstruction images from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and a reconstructionist from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations.

These images are reconstructions and may only resemble the true image.

The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating leads with the assistance of National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and agencies from Nevada and California.

At this time, the Mohave County Medical Examiner has been unable to determine cause of death.

If you have any information please contact Det. John Goodwin or the Detective Division at the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office at: 1 (928) 753-0753 ext. 4288.

** Press Release: **

https://resources.mohavecounty.us/File/Sheriff/PressReleasesArchives/2016/11-23-2016_Press_Release.pdf

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