19th NATIONWIDE PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY

19th NATIONWIDE PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 19th opportunity in over ten years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal on Saturday, October 24th, 2020, from 10 a.m. to2 p.m., at the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station 63665 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree (760) 366-4175. The…

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Pioneertown- Rape

DATE/TIME: January 14, 2020/ 4:30 p.m. INCIDENT: Rape, Lewd and Lascivious acts with a Child, False Imprisonment LOCATION: 5600 block Mountain View Trail, Pioneertown SUSPECT(S): Jonathan Linn, 55 year-old-resident of Pioneertown VICTIM(S): Confidential SUMMARY: On January 6, 2020, deputies from San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Morongo Basin Station, received a report of a sexual relationship between Jonathan Linn, a 55-year-old resident of Pioneertown and a 14-year-old child. School Resource Officer Michael Sellers immediately began an investigation. During the investigation, deputies…

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VENTURA COUNTY SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATOR TENTATIVELY ORDERED TO LIVE IN JOSHUA TREE

San Bernardino County officials have been notified that a Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) from Ventura County may be ordered to live in Joshua Tree. This person, Ross Leo Wollschlager, has no ties to San Bernardino County and his crimes were committed in Ventura County. Wollschlager committed multiple rapes and child molestation. In 1983, Wollschlager was charged with four counts of rape and subsequently convicted of two counts of rape through a plea agreement. After serving his sentence, he was paroled…

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Morongo Basin-H&S 11379 (a) – Transportation of Narcotics for Sales

DATE/TIME: 08/26/2019 – 11:40 pm INCIDENT: H&S 11379 (a) – Transportation of Narcotics for Sales LOCATION: N. Landers Lane & Reche Road, Landers SUSPECT(S): Eric Sponholtz , 47-year-old resident of Yucca Valley SUMMARY: : On Monday, August 26, 2019, at about 11:40 p.m., Deputy Singh conducted a traffic stop on a white Chevrolet Tahoe which had an inoperable license plate light. As Singh was attempting to stop the vehicle, the driver later identified as Eric Sponholtz, threw a plastic bag…

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Morongo Basin-Possession of Child Pornography

DATE/TIME: May 31, 2019/ 10:12 P.M. INCIDENT: Possession of Child Pornography LOCATION: 7500 Block of Valley Vista Ave, Yucca Valley SUSPECT: Jeordyn Diesel, 21-year-old resident of Yucca Valley VICTIM(S): Confidential SUMMARY: On May 31, 2019, at approximately 10:12 pm, deputies from the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station received information of a subject residing in the 7500 block of Valley Vista Ave. in Yucca Valley, possibly in possession of child pornography. During the investigation, detectives and deputies contacted Jeordyn Diesel, a twenty-one-year-old…

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Morongo Basin- Missing Person Located Deceased

  DATE/TIME: April 28, 2019 INCIDENT: Missing Person Located Deceased LOCATION: Amboy Crater National Natural Landmark, 87300 block of National Trails Hwy, Amboy VICTIM(S): Susan Schmierer, 65 years old, resident of Williamsburg, Virginia William Schmierer, 64 years old, resident of Williamsburg, Virginia SUMMARY: On Sunday, April 28, 2019, Search and Rescue personnel from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department located and recovered the remains of 65-year-old missing hiker Susan Schmierer, in the desert wilderness area east of the Amboy Crater…

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Morongo Basin-Problem Oriented Policing Proactive Patrol

DATE/TIME: Thursday, April 18, 2019 and Friday, April 19, 2019 INCIDENT: Problem Oriented Policing Proactive Patrol LOCATION: The Town of Yucca Valley SUSPECTS: Multiple SUMMARY: On Thursday, April 18th, and Friday, April 19th from 4:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., Detective Pennington and Deputy Stucki, from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Morongo Basin Station’s Problem Oriented Policing Team, conducted proactive patrol, in the town of Yucca Valley. Pennington and Stucki made 29 enforcement stops, which led to 17 arrests. The…

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Landers- Burglary

DATE/TIME: April 4th, 2019 / 11:38 p.m. INCIDENT: Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property LOCATION: Lum Lane/ Highway 247, Landers SUSPECT: Robert Jones, 34- year-old resident of Landers VICTIM: Multiple victims from the Landers area SUMMARY: On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Morongo Basin Station, were contacted by several citizens in the Landers area. The citizens had several reports of theft in Landers. The reports of included vehicles, gasoline and grand theft from unoccupied…

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Morongo Basin-Search and Rescue at Amboy Crater

DATE/TIME:  April 3, 2019/ 2:12 p.m.   INCIDENT:    Search and Rescue at Amboy Crater   LOCATION:   Amboy Crater National Landmark   VICTIM:          12-year-old male, resident of Moreno Valley   SUMMARY: On Wednesday, April 3, 2019, Andrea Tucker took her grandchildren on a day trip to Amboy Crater.  During the hike they became seperated. Around 2:00 p.m., the 12 year old’s sister returned to the parking lot alone, believing her brother had already returned. Tucker contacted law enforcement after her…

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Morongo Basin-Warrant Arrest

DATE/TIME: April 3rd,  2019 /  2:52 pm   INCIDENT: Warrant Arrest   LOCATION: 61693 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree   SUSPECT(S): Thomas Tabbert 61-year-old     SUMMARY: On Wednesday, April 3, 2019, deputies from the Yucca Valley Multiple Enforcement Team (MET) developed information regarding a wanted subject in downtown Joshua Tree.  Tabbert was wanted by INTERPOL for an armed bank robbery in his home country of  Germany.  Tabbert had an active US Marshals Federal warrant for his arrest.   Tabbert…

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