Arrest logs for July 31, 2012

July 31, 2012

All names listed are residents of Apple Valley, and all suspected crimes were committed in San Bernardino County unless otherwise stated, as reported by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

July 25
Robert Sergel was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Shanna Velasquez was arrested on suspicion of forgery including checks and/or access cards.

Timothy Bentley was arrested on suspicion of driving offenses.

Thurman Edmonds was arrested on a narcotics charge.

Samantha Thurmond was arrested on a narcotics charge.

Coleman steps down from Town Council

July 24, 2012

Only second council resignation in town's history

BY RENE DE LA CRUZ
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

In a move that sent shock waves through Town Hall, Mayor Pro Tem Ginger Coleman announced her plan to step down from her council seat effective July 26.

“I personally want to publicly thank the many citizens whom have I worked with for the benefit of the Town,” said Coleman, in her resignation letter sent June 17. “It has been an honor to serve with my fellow council members, and I wish them and the Town continued success.”

Q&A with Sid Hultquist: Hail to the new chief

July 24, 2012

Apple Valley Fire Protection District’s brand-new chief, Sid Hultquist, has deep roots in Apple Valley. His father’s family moved to Apple Valley in about 1948; his grandfather worked for the Apple Valley Dairy and his father worked at the Jess Ranch Turkey Farm.

Hultquist was born in Fort Hood Texas while his father was in the Army. The family moved back to the Victorville area in 1962 and has been in the High Desert ever since.

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Fate of Village district draws near

July 24, 2012

BY RENE DE LA CRUZ
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

With ballots in hand, Village property owners are now deciding whether to renew the special Property Business Improvement District created to improve the area five years ago, or pass and take on the burden themselves.

The PBID, which mailed out ballots on June 28, will need 50 percent “weighted yes votes” to continue the district through 2017, according to a PBID report.

On the road to economic recovery?

July 24, 2012

BY RENE DE LA CRUZ
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

Jason Lamoreaux brought a bit of economic good news to the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce during Wednesday’s luncheon.

“The commercial real estate market is back,” said Lamoreaux, president of Coldwell Bank Commercial. “Can I get an amen?

“Jess Ranch Market Place is almost at 99 percent occupancy,” Lamoreaux said. “We have a need for retail in Apple Valley and across the High Desert.”

Gypsy Dolls to take the stage at Sunset Concert Series

July 24, 2012

The Gypsy Dolls will take the stage as the sixth season of the Desert Valley Hospital Sunset Concert Series continues Thursday.

The pop/variety band will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Apple Valley Civic Center Park adjacent to Apple Valley Town Hall and across from Super Target.

The concert will also feature an array of food choices, a beer garden, and a sampling of farmers market vendors. The park has inclined lawn seating for more than 1,500 people, so concert goers should bring blankets or portable chairs.

Ranchos to host informational open house Wednesday

July 24, 2012

Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company will host an informational open house Wednesday at the Apple Valley Conference Center.

Ranchos management and staff from all departments will be on hand to talk one-on-one with residents and answer questions about water, utility operations, and other water related matters.

Community partners, such as the town of Apple Valley, the Apple Valley Fire Protection District and others will also be on hand to share information about water and community related programs and services.

Around Town: Adios, Ginger

July 24, 2012

By Pat Orr
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

Apple Valley Town Councilwoman Ginger Coleman resigned last week to take a job in San Diego County. The economy has been brutal on her and husband Randy’s planning and engineering business and it was widely known she would leave the area for a reliable income if it came to that — and it has.

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Arrest logs for July 24, 2012

July 24, 2012

All names listed are residents of Apple Valley, and all suspected crimes were committed in San Bernardino County unless otherwise stated, as reported by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

July 18
James Mejia was arrested on suspicion of assault.

Raul Ramirez was arrested on suspicion of felony theft.

Kelly Mcgill was arrested on unknown charges.

Sergio Lupian was arrested on unknown charges.

Charles Carr was arrested on suspicion of assault.

Tiarra Crafton was arrested on suspicion of assault.

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