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August 12, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Several witnesses said they didn't hear gunfire or see a shooter immediately after a convenience store clerk in Victorville was shot to death outside of his work Sunday night, authorities said. Officials confirmed that Daniel Olivera, 26, of Hesperia, was fatally shot in the upper torso Sunday after getting off work at about 11 p.m. Olivera was chatting with a security guard outside the front doors of the AM/PM store at a gas station in the 15700 block of Roy Rogers Drive when he was killed, said San Bernardino County Sheriff's D epartment spokeswoman Cindy Bachman.
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April 3, 2014 | By Kate Mather
April Fools? San Bernardino County deputies aren't laughing. Three men were arrested Tuesday after authorities allege they staged a carjacking at a Hesperia In-N-Out, apparently in an effort to play a prank on their friend. The joke gone wrong began shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday, when a man standing inside the Bear Valley Road restaurant spotted his car speeding out of the parking lot, said Hesperia Sheriff's Station spokeswoman Susan Rose.  The man ran outside and found his friend on the ground, Rose said.
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November 13, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Authorities were excavating a grave site Wednesday in unincorporated Victorville after finding multiple sets of human remains in a deserted area. A motorcyclist stumbled upon the first set of remains Monday morning in the desert area between Quarry Road and the 15 Freeway, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.  Coroner's officials confirmed the remains were human and returned with homicide investigators Tuesday to continue the investigation.  Now, "investigators believe they have located the remains of more than one person," the Sheriff's Department said, adding that it appears the remains have been there for some time.
SPORTS
February 19, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Ramsey Lambert has been hired as the new football coach at La Canada. He most recently coached at Oak Hills. He also has coached at Silverado in Victorville.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
BUSINESS
April 29, 2013 | By Marc Lifsher
Federal securities regulators have accused the city of Victorville, an official, the airport authority and municipal bond underwriters of fraud stemming from a 2008 offering. The Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday accused the parties of inflating the value of properties -- mainly airplane hangars at the Southern California Logistics Airport --to secure $68 million worth of bonds. QUIZ: How much do you know about California's economy?  The bond underwriter, Kinsell, Newcomb & DeDios, also was accused of misusing more than $2.7 million in bond proceeds.
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July 18, 2013 | By Los Angeles Times Staff
A demonstration in Beverly Hills to protest George Zimmerman's acquittal snarled traffic but remained peaceful, while 17 people were arrested in Victorville were arrested after a rally in the San Bernardino County community turned rowdy. In Victorville, eight of the 17 people arrested Wednesday night were juveniles, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said. Most of the arrests were made on charges of unlawful assembly. A department spokeswoman said most of the 80 people who took part in the rally were peaceful.  PHOTOS: George Zimmerman trial verdict protests But 10 to 15 juveniles went into a store at a Chevron gas station near Bear Valley Road and Balsam Avenue and reportedly opened items and left without paying, authorities said.
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February 3, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A 31-year-old man accused of ambushing a deputy during a traffic stop in Victorville was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, authorities said Monday. Shawn Munoz allegedly opened fire in a "brazen attempt to take a uniformed deputy's life," according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. Department officials said the deputy was conducting a traffic stop Sunday night when he saw a new Chrysler 300 driving toward him on Hesperia Road near Green Tree Boulevard.
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October 24, 2013 | By Kate Mather
Homicide detectives are investigating after the body of a baby was found on a conveyor belt at a Victorville recycling plant Thursday, officials said. A caller reported that the baby's body was found wrapped in a blanket, San Bernardino County sheriff's spokeswoman Cindy Bachman said. Few other details -- including the baby's age and gender -- were immediately available, Bachman added. Investigators from the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner's Department remained at the plant, located in the 17000 block of Abbey Lane, on Thursday afternoon.
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November 12, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
A Victorville man has been arrested for allegedly planting an explosive device under his ex-wife's car, forcing authorities to evacuate a Redlands shopping center for nearly an entire afternoon, police said. Steven James Sunny, 28, was arrested Monday at a home in San Bernardino, just hours after the woman spotted something suspicious under her sport-utility vehicle, according to a statement from the Redlands Police Department.  He was arrested on suspicion of three counts of attempted murder and possession of an explosive device with intent to kill.
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July 8, 2012 | By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
Victorville hoped to strike it rich with a new hybrid gas and solar power plant near the old George Air Force Base, buying up homesteads for the site amid the High Desert's real estate boom. The city shelled out $375,000 alone to Chris Massey and his family in 2007 to buy a tiny house plopped on five desolate acres of scrub and Joshua trees - 10 times the property's assessed value. Today, the old Massey home sits abandoned, half-demolished by vandals, thieves and the merciless desert sun. The 500-megawatt power plant?
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February 3, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A 31-year-old man accused of ambushing a deputy during a traffic stop in Victorville was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, authorities said Monday. Shawn Munoz allegedly opened fire in a "brazen attempt to take a uniformed deputy's life," according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. Department officials said the deputy was conducting a traffic stop Sunday night when he saw a new Chrysler 300 driving toward him on Hesperia Road near Green Tree Boulevard.
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December 19, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
Investigators in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties are searching Thursday for a woman who, using sleight of hand, was able to steal $150,000 worth of loose diamonds from one store and a 5.7-carat diamond ring from another, authorities said. The woman, who is believed to be between 50 and 55 years old, was described as about 5-foot-8 and weighing about 150 pounds, with short black hair and glasses, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. Officials said that on Dec. 6, the woman walked into Ozel's Jewelry in Victorville and showed an interest in purchasing high-quality diamonds.
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November 22, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
Investigators on Friday positively identified the bodies of the children found buried in the desert near Victorville as those of the two McStay boys. The findings come about a week after authorities announced that the other remains found in the shallow graves were those of the children's parents. San Bernardino County sheriff's officials said that DNA tests had confirmed that the bodies were in fact those of Joseph and Gianni McStay. At the time the family went missing in 2010, Joseph was 3 and Gianni was 4.  Earlier this month, a motorcyclist riding through a remote area off the 15 Freeway outside Victorville discovered bones and called authorities.
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November 19, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
The FBI is investigating the killing of an Aryan Brotherhood leader from Ohio inside a high-security federal prison in Victorville last week, officials said. David Snow, 53, was pronounced dead at the scene Wednesday. He had served as president of the Aryan Brotherhood in Ohio, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported . He was convicted of possessing 50 tablets of oxycodone and being a felon in possession of a firearm. According to Snow's 2005 federal indictment filed in Ohio, he had also been convicted of robbery in 1979 and aggravated assault in 1988.
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November 15, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
Two sets of skeletal remains found in Victorville this week have been identified as members of the missing McStay family, who mysteriously vanished from their San Diego County home in February 2010, a relative confirmed to The Times. San Bernardino County sheriff's officials told a family member Thursday that the remains had been identified as Joseph McStay, 42, and his wife, Summer, 45, according to Patrick McStay, the father of Joseph McStay. The remains of two additional bodies were also found Monday by a motorcyclist, off-roading through a remote area of San Bernardino County, near Victorville.
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November 13, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Authorities were excavating a grave site Wednesday in unincorporated Victorville after finding multiple sets of human remains in a deserted area. A motorcyclist stumbled upon the first set of remains Monday morning in the desert area between Quarry Road and the 15 Freeway, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.  Coroner's officials confirmed the remains were human and returned with homicide investigators Tuesday to continue the investigation.  Now, "investigators believe they have located the remains of more than one person," the Sheriff's Department said, adding that it appears the remains have been there for some time.
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July 13, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy was arrested for investigation of rape of a woman he arrested. The woman called 911 from jail to report the alleged attack, authorities said. Curtis Albright, 26, of Apple Valley, was taken into custody in Victorville on Thursday, said Sheriff's Lt. Pat Klootwyk. He was booked and released on $5,001 bail.
HOME & GARDEN
August 29, 2009 | Nicole Davidson and Alina Sookasian
With doors too small to be a child's playhouse and a roof too high for doggy digs, the mystery of the miniature model home is exactly what artists Wouter Osterholt, 30, and Elke Uitentuis, 32, wanted passersby to ponder. The Dutch design duo, artists in residence at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in West Hollywood, created a piece dubbed "McMansion" -- a model of a two-story, traditional-style Victorville home. The artists then wheeled the house across the high desert community, finishing their 12-day mobile experiment earlier this week after covering about 10 miles of city streets.
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November 12, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
A Victorville man has been arrested for allegedly planting an explosive device under his ex-wife's car, forcing authorities to evacuate a Redlands shopping center for nearly an entire afternoon, police said. Steven James Sunny, 28, was arrested Monday at a home in San Bernardino, just hours after the woman spotted something suspicious under her sport-utility vehicle, according to a statement from the Redlands Police Department.  He was arrested on suspicion of three counts of attempted murder and possession of an explosive device with intent to kill.
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October 24, 2013 | By Kate Mather
Homicide detectives are investigating after the body of a baby was found on a conveyor belt at a Victorville recycling plant Thursday, officials said. A caller reported that the baby's body was found wrapped in a blanket, San Bernardino County sheriff's spokeswoman Cindy Bachman said. Few other details -- including the baby's age and gender -- were immediately available, Bachman added. Investigators from the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner's Department remained at the plant, located in the 17000 block of Abbey Lane, on Thursday afternoon.
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