ZachNews: Happy Halloween Everybody!

​** Happy Halloween Everybody! **

Zachary A. Lopez of ZachNews wishes everybody a fun and safe Halloween.

If you are driving, please watch out for kids trick or treating for Halloween in the community and do not text and drive.

If you’re going to a Halloween party, please be responsible and do not drink and drive.

** Take Care, Be Safe, and Enjoy Halloween Everybody. **

Needles, CA: New San Bernardino County Fire Station 32 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony today.

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Needles, CA: New San Bernardino County Fire Station 32 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony today.

A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new San Bernardino County Fire Station 32 will be held at 10:00am PT on Monday, October 31st, 2016 at 100 Safari Drive, near East Broadway (State Route 95) and just south of the Needles Riverview Cemetery and Interstate 40, in Needles, California.

City of Needles Officials as well as 1st District Supervisor Robert Lovingood and San Bernardino County Fire Department Chief Mark Hartwig will be at ribbon cutting ceremony.

For more information or to R.S.V.P., please call: 1 (909) 387-5950 or email at: tmartinez@sbcfire.org

Downtown Needles, CA: River’s Edge Community Christian Church’s Trunk or Treat 2016.

Downtown Needles, CA: River’s Edge Community Christian Church’s Trunk or Treat 2016.

The River’s Edge Community Christian Church will be having Trunk or Treat 2016 starting at 5:00pm on Monday, October 31st, 2016 at River’s Edge Community Christian Church located at 244 G Street in Downtown Needles, California.

There will be candy being handed out as well as giving away hot dogs and drinks.

There will be a pumpkin carving contest.

Carve your pumpkin at home and bring on down.

Pumpkins carved by those under 12 and over 12 will be entered.

The best pumpkin for each category will win a prize.

Great fun for kids and families to enjoy.

For more information regarding the Trunk or Treat event, please contact Pastor Fred Torres at: 1 (760) 221-7718.

Needles, CA: A firefighter, a bounty hunter, and presidential candidates came out to enjoy the 19th Hole Bar and Grill’s Halloween Party.

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Needles, CA: A firefighter, a bounty hunter, and presidential candidates came out to enjoy the 19th Hole Bar and Grill’s Halloween Party.

The 19th Hole Bar and Grill held a Halloween Party on Saturday, October 29th, 2016 at the 19th Hole Bar and Grill in Needles, California.

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ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez was there as many people enjoyed delicious food, great drinks, and hanging put with a walking soap and loofah, firefighter, pirates, and even Dog the Bounty Hunter.

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Donald Trump with Hillary Clinton even stopped by together to enjoy the great people of our community as well as the friendly service at the 19th Hole Bar and Grill.

A Halloween costume contest was held with gift certificate prizes.

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The 19th Hole Bar and Grill offers fresh food and stiff drinks by friendly staff as you enjoyed the beautiful sunsets view of the Colorado River.

The 19th Hole Bar and Grill is located at 144 Marina Drive, near the River Edge Golf Course, in Needles, California.

For more information, please contact the 19th Hole Bar and Grill at: 1 (760) 326-3343.

Downtown Needles, CA: Suspect arrested for transportation of marijuana.

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Downtown Needles, CA: Suspect arrested for transportation of marijuana.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, in the early morning hours of Sunday, October 30th, 2016, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station in Needles, California contacted 27 year old Tom Ngo of Los Angeles, California during a traffic stop at Front Street and I Street in Downtown Needles, California.

When contacted, deputies could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from Tom Ngo’s vehicle.

Tom Ngo traveled from Los Angeles, California to deliver a large amount of marijuana and marijuana products to a local marijuana retailer.

Tom Ngo would not disclose the name of the retailer nor did he have an invoice for the delivery or purchase of the marijuana.

A search of the rental vehicle revealed nearly two pounds of packaged marijuana, several pieces of marijuana consumables, along with two cell phones and over $1500.00 in cash.

Tom Ngo was booked at the Colorado River Station Jail with his bail set at $50,000.

** Press Release: **

https://nixle.com/alert/5766494/

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Downtown Needles, CA: Trunk and Treat at the Eagles Aerie #2599 today.

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Downtown Needles, CA: Trunk and Treat at the Eagles Aerie #2599 today.

The Eagles Aerie #2599 will be having a Trunk and Treat at 5:00pm PT on Sunday, October 30th, 2016 at the Eagles Aerie #2599 located at 729 Front Street, near E Street, in Downtown Needles, California.

The trunks of the trucks and cars in the parking lot will be decorated for kids and candy will be handed out at the vehicles.

There will also be hamburgers and chili dogs served inside the Eagles Aerie #2599 for a donation.

For more information, please contact the Eagles Aerie #2599 at: 1 (760) 326-2599.

Needles, CA: Community enjoys Halloween fun during the Kiddie Parade and Carnival 2016.

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Needles, CA: Community enjoys Halloween fun during the Kiddie Parade and Carnival 2016.

Community enjoys Halloween fun during the Kiddie Parade and Carnival 2016 held on Saturday, October 29th, 2016 at Vista Colorado Elementary School in Needles, California.

A wonderful Kiddie Parade was held along Washington Street with this year’s Kiddie Parade’s theme being Memories of Needles Past.

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** Pictures from ZachNews: **

Kids and their parents were dress up in costumes ranging from cartoon characters to witches, and even 2 kids in a Cabbage Patch Kids toy boxes and a kid rolling down the roadway dress as a motorcycle rider all gave the line of people along the parade route joy.

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**** Kiddie Parade Winners: ****

** Single Walkers: **

– 1st Place: Lauren Rodriguez as Kitty Bee

– 2nd Place: Mariela Andrews as Little Red Riding Hood

– 3rd Place: Liam Rockwood as K9 Army Soldier with Lady Bug Dog

** Group Walkers: **

– 1st Place: Pokemon Characters

– 2nd Place: Beauty and the Beast

** Float: **

– 1st Place: Gypsy Caravan

– 2nd Place: Needles Recreation Department’s Dance Trax 51.

– 3rd Place: Cabbage Patch Kids Marching

** Marching: **

– 1st Place: Head Start

– 2nd Place: Biker Boston

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** Picture from ZachNews: **

The judges for the Kiddie Parade 2016 were Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams and local resident Keri Williams.

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After the parade, a carnival was held with Halloween fun, games, and as always delicious foods, including cakes and sweet treats for the cake walk.

 

Needles, CA: Man arrested for attempted murder.

Needles, CA: Man arrested for attempted murder.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 11:00am PT on Saturday, October 29th, 2016, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station responded to an unknown problem at the 4400 block of Needles Highway in Needles, California.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department say 72 years old Charles Garecht of Needles, California and the victim were involved in a physical altercation.

The victim was able to get away and run to her vehicle.

As she tried to drive away Charles Garecht told her if she left he would kill her.

Charles Garecht retrieved a weapon and shot at the driver’s side of the victim’s vehicle.

Deputies arrived at the residence and were able to talk Charles Garecht out of his residence.

Charles Garecht was arrested, without incident, and booked at the Colorado River Station Jail for PC 664/187 Attempted Murder.

** Press Release: **

https://nixle.com/alert/5765897/

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Needles, CA: 19th Hole Bar and Grill presents Halloween Party tonight.

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Needles, CA: 19th Hole Bar and Grill presents Halloween Party tonight.

The 19th Hole Bar and Grill will be having a Halloween Party from 7:00pm to 10:00pm PT on Saturday, October 29th, 2016 at the 19th Hole Bar and Grill, located at 144 Marina Drive, in Needles, California.

There will be a Halloween costume contest (No Masks) and Halloween themed drinks during the event.

Halloween costume contest prizes; 1st Place: $100 gift certificate, 2nd Place: $50 gift certificate, and 3rd Place: $100 gift certificate.

For more information, please contact the 19th Hole Bar and Grill at: 1 (760) 326-3343.