Janna Archuleta of Barstow was arrested on or about Thursday in San Bernardino County on suspicion of driving under the influence.
James Sedillo of Barstow was arrested on or about Thursday in San Bernardino County on suspicion of unknown offenses.
Russell Luse of Barstow was arrested on
SAN BERNARDINO • Trial delays continue in the case against Joe Gomez, the former Barstow mayor accused of misdemeanor sexual battery three-and-a-half years ago.
Trial for Gomez was scheduled to begin Tuesday in San Bernardino after it was pushed back in April, but Gomez’ defense attorney argued Friday he needed more time to re
MOJAVE • The Alta East Wind Energy Project to be located approximately three miles northwest of Mojave and expected to generate millions in local tax revenue was approved Friday by the Bureau of Land Management, according to a BLM news release.
Alta Windpower Development LLC was issued the right-of-way grant for construction, operat
VICTORVILLE • Questions surrounding the mental health of a man suspected of shooting a woman at an Armory Road bus stop have suspended criminal proceedings, court records show.
Antonio Mosby, 26, refused to be transported Friday from West Valley Detention Center to Victorville Superior Court for a pre-trial hearing, which caused the
JOSHUA TREE • A Barstow man is scheduled to be sentenced June 26 after a jury found him guilty of multiple teen sex crimes, court records show.
Darnell Brown, 32, was convicted of four felonies Thursday in connection with an alleged gang rape of a teenaged girl more than six years ago, including rape by force or fear and rape of a d
BARSTOW • The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2143 will host the annual Memorial Day Service at the Mountain View Cemetery on Monday at 11 a.m.
Guest speakers will be Barstow Mayor Julie Hackbarth-McIntyre, National Training Center 916th Support Brigade Commander Col. Jim Kazmierczak and the commanding officer of the Marine Corps Logi
COVINA • “We’ve been living on the edge, winning all these one-run games,” said Lady Aztecs head coach Richard Johannsen. “It was bound to catch up with us.”
If that was an inevitability, it came to pass on Thursday, as the Barstow softball team played in Covina, taking on Northview High School. I
BARSTOW • Barstow’s Assistant City Manager Oliver Chi estimates that he and his staff walked nearly 12 miles a day networking at the Las Vegas Convention Center this week.
City managers of the four cities of the Victor Valley and Barstow banded together for the first time to promote the region under the banner “Opportuni
BARSTOW • A defense attorney is available to meet with clients every Thursday inside the Barstow courthouse, even though the court has since ceased hearing criminal cases.
At least one attorney from the San Bernardino County Public Defender’s Office will be on-site weekly at 235 E. Mt. View from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to serve those
BARSTOW • In response to Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed May budget revision, which allocates no new fiscal relief to state courts, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Twin Peaks, is encouraging the Barstow-area public to make some noise.
“I would like everyone of your (Desert Dispatch) readers to send me an email about the fact tha
FORT IRWIN• The scheduled and highly anticipated June 8 Ludacris concert at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin has been canceled, according to a base news release issued Thursday.
“Regrettably, due to circumstances beyond our control, the ‘Ludacris and Friends’ concerts scheduled for Fort Bliss and Fort Irw
ANAHEIM • Students from Barstow Excelsior Charter School were in the stands to watch Angels baseball and even met with Angels third base coach Dino Ebel prior to the first pitch Wednesday evening.
Ebel, a former Barstow resident, spoke to the students “about his journey to the big leagues and his determination for success,&rdq
Denise Shaw of Barstow was arrested on or about Wednesday in San Bernardino County on suspicion of driving offenses.
Michael Whitlock of Barstow was arrested on or about Wednesday in San Bernardino County on suspicion of unspecified drugs.
Monica Isbell of Barstow was arrested on or abo
BARSTOW • Maintenance work on Interstates 15 and 40 near Barstow and Lenwood will be completed Thursday at about 3 p.m., according to Caltrans Spokeswoman Terri Kasinga.
Caltrans employees have been working since Monday applying a fog seal, an oil-based emulsion product that rejuvenates the asphalt, to a few of the lanes on both of
Have you ever listened to an advertisement listing the possible side-effects of a drug and then felt queasy? Reading about those effects can make you feel ill, as well.Dr. Lissa Rankin’s recently published New York Times bestseller, Mind over Medicine, in part, examines this disturbing phenomenon.
Reading Rankin’s thoug
BARSTOW • Michael Levens lost his only mode of transportation during Sunday night’s dog attack incident at Barstow Junior High, so two individuals have banded together to buy the 19-year-old a new one.
“It’s pretty much totaled, actually,” Levens said of his bicycle Wednesday, about 15 minutes before John Wil
BARSTOW • The only people more spirited Wednesday evening than the supporters of Silver Valley High School’s 2013 graduating class were the graduates themselves.
Fifty-nine students earned their diplomas inside the James R. Parks Gymnasium at Barstow Community College, entering into the gym to a roar of applause and hollers fr
RIVERSIDE • After leaving a settlement meeting this week without a resolution, representatives of Save Our Schools and the Barstow Unified School District Board of Education remain engaged in dialogue, according to an attorney for Save Our Schools.
“No, but we’re continuing to have discussions,” Attorney Raymond W.
Gabriel Acuna of Barstow was arrested on or about Tuesday in San Bernardino County on suspicion of assault.
Chandra Redding of Barstow was arrested on or about Tuesday in San Bernardino County on suspicion of petty theft.
Matthew Satterfield of Barstow was arrested on or about Tuesday in
These are difficult days for Obama Administration officials as a trifecta of scandals plagues the opening months of the President’s second term. The Benghazi dereliction of duty and cover-up, the IRS harassment of citizens critical of Big Government, and the Justice Department secretly obtaining the telephone records of Associated Press re
BARSTOW • After seeing a number of improbable comebacks, Barstow softball fans know better than to count their team out. On Tuesday, the Lady Aztecs showed why.
Last week, Barstow began the CIF-SS playoffs by winning its wild card game and officially entering the bracket. Once there, the Lady Aztecs beat their first-round opon
VICTORVILLE • The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office filed felony charges Tuesday against a Barstow woman in connection with a Sunday night pit bull attack, court records show.
Cheryl Morrow, 51, faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon and owning a mischievous animal which causes great bodily injury, accord
Augustine Vigil of Barstow was arrested on or about Monday in San Bernardino County on suspicion of unspecified charges.
Leroy Taylor of Barstow was arrested on or about Monday in San Bernardino County on suspicion of assault.
Terrance George of Barstow was arrested on or about Monday in S
BARSTOW • The Barstow Police Department is cracking down through June 2 on motorists not wearing seat belts, a violation with sometimes costly or deadly repercussions.
As part of the nationwide 2013 Click it or Ticket campaign, which began at the onset of the week, officers look to underscore the importance of buckling up by activel
BARSTOW • A new city ordinance banning the possession and sale of synthetic chemical drugs, commonly referred to as spice and bath salts, was unanimously approved by the city council on Monday night, according to city spokesman Anthony Riley.
The new ban will take effect June 19, approximately 30 days after its formal adoption, acco