News Alert!!: Needles, CA: Fatal vehicle crash along U.S. Route 95 near Lobecks Pass.

News Alert!!: Needles, CA: Fatal vehicle crash along U.S. Route 95 near Lobecks Pass.

A fatal vehicle crash occurred along U.S. Route 95 near Lobecks Pass in Needles, California at around 11:01am PT on Saturday, March 31st, 2018.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the reported party said the vehicle was heading towards them and the crash occurred, the vehicle collision occurred and debris was seen across the roadway.

The northbound lane of U.S. Route 95 was closed during the crash investigation and clean up.

The California Highway Patrol announced the vehicle crash has a fatality.

As of 1:39pm PT, the northbound lane of U.S. Route 95 was reopened.

More details including the identity of the fatality are still coming in slowly, stay tuned to ZachNews.

Live Traffic Alert!!: Needles, CA: Motorcycle down along Highway 95 near the South Needles Compressor Station.

Live Traffic Alert!!: Needles, CA: Motorcycle down along Highway 95 near the South Needles Compressor Station.

There is a report of a motorcycle down along Highway 95 near South Needles Compressor Station in Needles, California.

The California Highway Patrol is reporting that the drive is on the ground.

An ambulance from Mohave Valley Fire Department in Mohave Valley, Arizona is being called.

As of 4:32pm PT, a medical helicopter has been called. California Highway Patrol is saying that the driver has head and back injuries.

As of 4:52pm PT, an ambulance from Mohave Valley Fire Department has arrived at the location. Medical helicopter is going to land for pick up at Needles Airport.

As of 4:55pm PT, medical helicopter is 6 minutes away from landing at Needles Airport.

As of 5:04pm PT, the ambulance with patient is at Needles Airport. Command at location terminated. Fire department crews are heading back to station.

Live News Alert!!: Needles, CA: Route 66 Paranomal Investigators will be investigating Big Green House and KTOX Radio Station.

Live News Alert!!: Needles, CA: Route 66 Paranomal Investigators will be investigating Big Green House and KTOX Radio Station.

Route 66 Paranomal Investigators will be doing a live radio show on KTOX Radio starting on Friday, March 30th, 2018.

They will be talking about their investigation tonight at the Green House in Needles California and the KTOX Radio Station.

This is everyones chance to listen live to the Investigators thoughout the night as they investigate both locations.

You can call into the radio station from 7:00pm to 8:30pm PT on Friday, March 30th, 2018 to talk to the team and ask questions.

Tune into KTOX 1340AM/104.1FM or follow this link to listen to the live stream.

http://www.ktox1340.com/

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Needles, CA: Police pursuit ends with a person arrested and the recovery of a stolen vehicle and property.

Needles, CA: Police pursuit ends with a person arrested and the recovery of a stolen vehicle and property.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, at around 6:56am PT on Friday, March 30th, 2018, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station received information that stolen a 2005 Chevy Tahoe had entered the city limits.

The vehicle was stolen the previous day during a residential burglary.

Deputies conducted an area check and located the vehicle parked in front of a home in the 1200 block of Riverview Lane in Needles, California.

Deputies conducted surveillance on the vehicle until a white male approached the vehicle and drove away.

Deputies initiated a traffic stop at which time the suspect sped away from deputies, resulting in a pursuit.

The suspect driver, later identified as 25 year old Anthony Mayfield of Mohave Valley, Arizona led deputies into Arizona.

The pursuit ended shortly after when Mayfield caused the stolen vehicle to become stuck in soft sand.

Mayfield fled on foot but was taken into custody as he hid in a near-by shed.

Mayfield is on active parole in Arizona for vehicle theft and had an active no bail warrant for a parole violation.

Mayfield was turned over to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Department.

Stolen property from several residential burglaries that occurred in Needles, California was recoverd from inside the vehicle.

The victms of the burglaries were contacted and their property returned.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact Deputy Yates or Detective Caronna at the Colorado River Station/Needles Police Department located at 1111 Bailey Ave or call: 1 (760) 326-9200.

Those wanting to remain anonymous can call the WeTip Hotline at: 1 (800) 78-CRIME (27463) or leave information online at: www.wetip.com

** Press Release: **

https://local.nixle.com/alert/6487521/

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Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from the Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting.

Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from the Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting.

A Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting was held on Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California.

The Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting was broadcast live at ZachNews on Facebook.

** Here is a summary and the voting results that occurred during the meeting: **

**** Executive Session: ****

  • Agenda Item A:

Conference with Labor Negotiator pursuant to California Government Code $54957.6 – Personnel – Agency Representative City Manager Rick Daniels – Employee Organizations: Needles Unclassified Employees Association (N.U.E.A.) and San Bernardino Public Employees Association (S.B.P.E.A.) Teamsters Local 1932.

 

**** Needles City Attorney Report on Executive Session: ****

  • Agenda Item A:

Needles City Attorney reports that there was no reportable action taken.

 

**** Public Appearances: ****

Pastor Jim Jones of Firehouse Ministries in Needles, California spoke about an issue he’s having regarding the Needles Planning Commission and a shipping container located on an undeveloped parcel of land located near the border of the Great West Truck Repair facility on Balboa Place that is going to be use as a food pantry.

The matter was discussed during the Needles Planning Commission Meeting was held on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018, under Agenda Item #7(A).

** More Information: **

https://zachnews.wordpress.com/2018/03/22/needles-ca-summary-and-voting-results-from-the-needles-planning-commission-meeting-21/

 

**** Presentations: ****

(Last Minute Add-On): Presentation to Chairman Timothy Williams, Fort Mojave Indian Tribe, for their continuous support and contributions to the City of Needles and its youth.

Needles City Mayer Edward T. Paget presented Chairman Timothy Williams, Fort Mojave Indian Tribe, with a plaque for the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe’s continuous support and contributions to the City of Needles and its youth.

 

**** Public Hearings: ****

  • Agenda Item #1:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana distribution facility in the C-3, Highway Commercial zone located at 3247 Needles Highway, APN 0660-091-09: Applicant, Robert Kaplan.

Resolution No. 2018-19 approving a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana distribution facility located at 3247 Needles Highway, Suite “E”, APN 0660-091-09.

** Agenda Item Information: **

 

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve Resolution No. 2018-19 approving a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana distribution facility located at 3247 Needles Highway, Suite “E”, APN 0660-091-09.

 

**** Recess The Needles City Council Meeting And Convene A Joint Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting: ****

**** Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority Consent Calendar: ****

All matters listed on the Consent Calendar are Considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion in the form listed. The Mayor or any member of the Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority may pull an item from the Consent Calendar for discussion. Prior to Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority action, a member of the public may address the Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority on matters Scheduled on the Consent Calendar. A 3 minute time limit per person applies. Recommended Action: Approve items #2 through #4 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative roll call vote.

  • Agenda Item #2:
  • Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority Action:

Accept the completed Labor Assembly portion of Outsource Utility Construction Corp for the Yoney Substation (aka Bush Street Substation) in the amount of $315,000 and authorize staff to file a Notice of Completion with the San Bernardino County Recorder.

** Agenda Item Information: **

 

  • Agenda Item #3:
  • Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority Action:

Accept the completed work of Outsource Utility Construction Corp for the Yoney Substation (aka Bush Street Substation) to Spikes Road Intertie Contract Labor portion in the amount of $1,204,561 and authorize staff to file a Notice of Completion with the San Bernardino County Recorder.

** Agenda Item Information: **

 

  • Agenda Item #4:
  • Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority Action:

Authorize the City Manager, subject to acceptable terms, conditions and pricing, to execute all necessary agreements that will enable the City of Needles to accept the Aqua Caliente Band’s allocation of Parker-Davis Project Firm Electric Service for the period April 30, 2018 to September 30, 2028, Contract No. 09-DSR-12046 Amendment No. 2 between Western Area Power Administration, Aqua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and the City of Needles.

** Agenda Item Information: **

 

Members of the Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority unanimously voted to approve Agenda Items #2 through #4 on the Consent Calendar.

 

**** Adjourn Needles Public Utility Authority / Needles City Council and Reconvene Needles City Council: ****

**** Needles City Council Consent Calendar: ****

All matters listed on the Consent Calendar are Considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion in the form listed. The Mayor or any member of the Needles City Council may pull an item from the Consent Calendar for discussion. Prior to Needles City Council action, a member of the public may address the Needles City Council on matters Scheduled on the Consent Calendar. A 3 minute time limit per person applies. Recommended Action: Approve items #5 through #8 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative roll call vote.

  • Agenda Item #5:

Approve the warrants register through March 27, 2018.

** Agenda Item Information: **

 

  • Agenda Item #6:

Ordinance No. 603-AC approving a proposed zone change from a Family Residential (R-2) designation to a General Commercial (C-2) designation for the property located at 212 Bazoobuth, APN 0186-154-05 (2nd Reading – Adopt).

** Agenda Item Information: **

 

  • Agenda Item #7:

7) Approve the Agreement and issue Medical Investor Holdings, LLC a temporary Certificate of Occupancy for Building 2 (Suites A, C & E) located at 3247 Needles Highway, APN 0660-091-09.

** Agenda Item Information: **

 

  • Agenda Item #8:

Accept the work completed by Phillips Excavating Inc. for landscape work on the southwest side ollar General to Leonard Owensby Dr. for a total project cost of $24,997 and authorize said amount to be transferred from the sale of city owned property restricted fund and authorize staff to file a Notice of Completion with the San Bernardino County Recorder.

** Agenda Item Information: **

 

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve Agenda Items #5 through #8 on the Consent Calendar.

 

**** Regular Items: ****

  • Agenda Item #9:

Resolution No. 2018-17 amending Resolution No.’s 2017-86 through 2017-89 condition number 61, fence requirements, for the medical marijuana cultivation facilities located at 3253, 3259, 3265 and 3271 Needles Highway at the l-40 off ramp, APN 0660-091-10, 0660-091-11, 0660-091-12 and 0660-091-14.

** Agenda Item Information: **

 

Members of the Needles City Council voted 4 to 2 to approve Resolution 2018-17 amending resolutions 2017-86 through 89: fencing requirements for medical marijuana cultivation facilities at 3253, 3265 and 3271 Needles Highway at the Interstate 40 off ramp. Needles City Council Member Clayton Hazlewood and Needles Vice City Mayor Jeff Williams voted “No” on this Agenda Item #9.

 

  • Agenda Item #10:

Accept the resignation of Councilmember Dr. Robert Richardson effective April 24, 2018 and declare a vacancy with a term to expire December 11, 2018 and provide direction to fill said vacancy.

** Agenda Item Information: **

 

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to accept the resignation of Councilmember Dr. Robert Richardson effective April 24, 2018 and declare a vacancy with a term to expire December 11, 2018 and provide direction to fill said vacancy.

 

  • Agenda Item #11:

Approve a letter executed by the Mayor voicing the City’s objection to discontinuing long distance Amtrak Service and authorizing advocacy to retain it.

** Agenda Item Information: **

 

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve a letter executed by the Mayor voicing the City’s objection to discontinuing long distance Amtrak Service and authorizing advocacy to retain it.

 

  • Agenda Item #12:

Resolution No. 2018-18 adopting a Conflicts of Interest Policy related to City involvement in Marijuana Businesses is being revised and will be discussed at the April 10 Council meeting.

** Agenda Item Information: **

 

Agenda Item #12 will be discussed at the next Needles City Council Meeting being held on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018.

 

**** Needles City Attorney’s Report: ****

  • Needles City Attorney John Pinkney:

**** Needles City Manager’s Report: ****

  • Needles City Manager Rick Daniels:

**** Needles City Council Requests: ****

  • Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson:
  • Needles City Council Member Louise Evans:
  • Needles City Council Member Clayton Hazlewood:
  • Needles Vice City Mayor Jeff Williams:
  • Needles City Council Member Tona Belt:
  • Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.:
  • Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget M.D.:

 

**** You can view the full Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting agenda packet at the following City of Needles website address: ****

http://cityofneedles.com/2018%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/3%20MARCH/MEETING%202/cc_032718-agenda%20all.pdf

**** You can view other City of Needles meetings agendas at the following City of Needles website address: ****

http://cityofneedles.com/Pages/Departments-Services/Boards/

For more information regarding the Needles City Council Meetings, please contact Dale Jones in the City Clerk’s Office at the City of Needles at: 1 (760) 326-2113 Ext. 345.

Needles, CA: Deputies arrested a person for domestic battery and burglary following barricade situation.

Needles, CA: Deputies arrested a person for domestic battery and burglary following barricade situation.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, at 11:44am PT on Tuesday, March 27th, 2018, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station responded to the 400 block of D Street in Needles, California reference a domestic disturbance and shots fired.

Upon arrival, a male subject, later identified as 27 year old Vincent Fernandez from Needles, California, barricaded himself, along with the victim and their child in the residence and refused to come out.

Deputies distracted Fernandez, which allowed the victim and child to get out of the residence.

Deputies contacted Fernandez at the rear door of the residence and began negotiating with Fernandez to come out.

Additional personnel breached the front door and entered the residence, and Fernandez was taken into custody without incident and transp orted to the Colorado River Station jail for booking.

Fernandez was booked on Domestic Violence and Burglary.

The victim was transported to the Colorado River Medical Center, via ambulance for treatment.

The child was taken and placed into the protection of Child Protective Services.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Needles Sheriff’s Station at: 1 (760) 326-9200.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call We-Tip Hotline at: 1 (800) 78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at: www.wetip.com

** Press Release: **

https://local.nixle.com/alert/6483471/

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Downtown Needles, CA: Short police pursuit ends with deputies arresting a person for felony evading and possession of controlled substance.

Downtown Needles, CA: Short police pursuit ends with deputies arresting a person for felony evading and possession of controlled substance.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, at 1:25am PT on Wednesday, March 28th, 2018, Sergeant Busto from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station/Needles Police Department attempted a traffic stop on a black Honda sedan for failing to stop at a posted stop sign at West Broadway and H Street in Downtown Needles, California.

The suspect sped away at a high rate of speed leading law enforcement through the city streets at speeds up to 50 miles per hour and failing to slow down or stop at any of the numerous stop signs.

The driver, later identified as 38 year old Jaime Vizcaino from Modesto, California, suddenly stiopped and jumped out of his car at B Street and Acoma, and ran between several houses.

Jaime Vizcaino was located moments later and arrested without incident.

A baggy of suspected methamphetamine was recovered from the driver’s compartment of his vehicle.

Additionally, his girlfriend and vehicle owner 32 year old Christy Pierce from Modesto, California, was found walking in the area by Deputy Vega.

When Vega contacted her, she was in possession of a controlled substance and arrested for HS11350(a).

Jaime Vizcaino was arrested and booked at the Colorado River Station Jail for felony evading arrest and possession of a controlled substance with his bail set at $100,000.00.

Christy Pierce was booked into jail for possession of a controlled substance and was set to be released from the jail with an order to appear in court per the cite-release.

** Press Release: **

https://local.nixle.com/alert/6483307/

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Needles, CA: Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting is today.

Needles, CA: Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting is today.

A Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 inside the Needles City Council Chambers located off the J Street, next to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station sign and flag pole, at the Needles Civic Center located at 1111 Bailey Avenue in Needles, California.

Parking is located around the Needles Civic Center just off of J Street near the Needles Recreation Center or just off of Bailey Avenue near the San Bernardino County Needles Branch Library building.

The Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting will start at 6:00pm PT with Executive Session at 5:30pm PT.

The Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting will be broadcast live at ZachNews on Facebook starting at 5:30pm PT and 6:00pm PT.

https://www.facebook.com/ZachNews/

**** You can view the full Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting agenda packet at the following City of Needles website address: ****

http://cityofneedles.com/2018%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/3%20MARCH/MEETING%202/cc_032718-agenda%20all.pdf

**** You can view other City of Needles meetings agendas at the following City of Needles website address: ****

http://cityofneedles.com/Pages/Departments-Services/Boards/

For more information regarding the Needles City Council Meetings, please contact Dale Jones in the City Clerk’s Office at the City of Needles at: 1 (760) 326-2113 Ext. 345.

News Update!!: Needles, CA: Needles City Council Member Dr. Robert Richardson resignation and filling vacancy action.

News Update!!: Needles, CA: Needles City Council Member Dr. Robert Richardson resignation and filling vacancy action.

As reported on ZachNews has learned that Needles City Council Member Dr. Robert Richardson has announced on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 that he will be resigning from the Needles City Council in April 2018 for family reasons.

Because of his resignation and unexpected vacancy, members of the Needles City Council will be discussing how to fill the seat on the Needles City Council.

The recommendations by the City of Needles Staff as well as the resignation letter by Needles City Council Member Dr. Robert Richardson and the results from the last elections for Needles City Council were provided to the public as part of the agenda packet (Pictures Above).

You can watch the discussion and action regarding Needles City Council Member Dr. Robert Richardson’s resignation as ZachNews will be broadcast live on Facebook the Needles City Council Meeting starting at 6:00pm PT.

Needles, CA: Weekly Arrests by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station.

Needles, CA: Weekly Arrests by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station.

In a press release, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station posted their weekly arrests that were made in the Needles, California area from Monday, March 19th, 2018 to Sunday, March 25th, 2018.

** Pictures of Press Release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station (@CORiverStation): **

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station said that they remain committed to a proactive approach to suppressing crime in the City of Needles.

Anybody with additional information regarding these investigations or any others are urged to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station at: 1 (760) 326-9200.

Anybody wishing to remain anonymous is asked to contact We-Tip Hotline at: 1 (800) 78-CRIME or via the We-Tip Hotline website at: https://wetip.com/

** Press Release: **

**** Information: Citizen Complaints: ****

Anybody who feels a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s employee has committed an act of misconduct should bring the matter to the attention of a department supervisor.

People may make a complaint in person at any San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Station or San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Internal Affairs regardless of where the incident occurred.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Internal Affairs is located at 655 East 3rd Street in San Bernardino, California.

If you do not wish to make a complaint in person, you may call San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Internal Affairs during normal business hours at: 1 (909) 387-3726 to have a Citizen Complaint form mailed to you.

** Website for Citizen Complaint: **

http://cms.sbcounty.gov/sheriff/Divisions/InternalAffairs/CitizenComplaintProcedure.aspx

** Citizen Complaint Form (English): **

http://cms.sbcounty.gov/Portals/34/Internal%20Affairs/citizen_complaint_form_02_english.pdf?ver=2016-12-19-081643-193

** Citizen Complaint Form (Spanish): **

http://cms.sbcounty.gov/Portals/34/Internal%20Affairs/citizen_complaint_form_02_spanish.pdf?ver=2016-12-19-081643-660

Please complete the Citizen Complaint form, print it, and mail it to the following address:

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Internal Affairs Division

655 East Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, if you feel more comfortable making a complaint in writing, and there is not enough room on the complaint form to fully explain your concerns, you may attach additional pages along with any documents you feel are relevant.

There is no set format, you may tell your story in the way which you feel comfortable.

Please remember it is important to include details such as when and where the incident occurred, the name of the employee involved if you know it and how we can contact you for additional information.

Please mail all the material directly to Internal Affairs at the address listed above.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, the allegation will be investigated, and appropriate action will be taken.

Through this process, anyone can help maintain the high standards of quality the department demands and the members of our community deserve.

** The weekly arrests press release was release by officials from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station to the public and all news media. Any complaints regarding this official public record documents should contact their local San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department or file the “Citizen Complaints” form as shown above, this includes any ages, names, and locations identified, spelling errors, grammar mistakes, misidentified names, or wrong times and dates. **