Barstow Desert Dispatch (Newspaper) - May 31, 1986, Barstow, California
Barstow Area Variable cloudiness Sunday afternoon and evening hours with a slight chance of thundershowers, otherwise fair West to southwest winds 20 to 30 mpli at times. Lows tonight 64 to 74. Highs Sundav 97 to 104. Death Valley low tonight 88, high Sunday 116. Friday’s high-low: 103-76. One year ago today: 78-54. Today’s sunset: 7:51 om Sunday’s sunset-sunrise: 5:43 a.m and 7:51 p.m. Monday’s
Mountain Areas Partly cloudy through Sunday with chance of afternoon and evening thunderstorms. Local strong gusty winds near thunderstorms. Continued warm Sunday. Highs 78 to 85. Lows near 40 in higher valleys to 50s
Los Angeles Area Low clouds night and morning hours, becoming mostly sunny Sunday afternoon. Lows tonight 58 to 62. Highs 75 to 80.
San Bernardino Area - Low clouds late night and morning hours becoming mostly sunny Sunday afternoon. Overnight lows 54 to 60. Highs in 80s.
Southern California outlook for Monday through Wednesday Desert Areas Fair through the period, except variable clouds afternoon and evening hours, with a slight chance of thundershowers. Gusty afternoon winds in northern deserts. Highs m Owens Valley 94 to 102. Lows m the 50s. Highs in upper deserts 95 to 105. Lows 62 to 72. Highs in lower deserts 104 to 112. Lows 66 to 76.
Coastal Areas Fair through the period, except low clouds and local fog night and morning hours. Highs at the beaches 68 to 74 and inland valleys 88 to %
Jacquie D. Gonzales, fourth
grade, Calvary Christian School
Mountain Areas Fair through the period, except variable clouds afternoon and evening hours, with a slight chance of thundershowers.
Temperatures indicate overnight low to 8 a. m. EDT
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Officers Arrest 22
BARSTOW — Investigations conducted by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s, Barstow Police, County Probation and State Parole Departments culminated in the arrest of 22 local people Friday on various
charges, said Sgt. Joe Perea.
The majority of those apprehended in the raid, 15, were arrested for outstanding warrants, others were arrested on suspicion of narcotics violations, posession of explosives and violation of probation and parole.
Three search warrants were issued to the law enforcement officers by judges of the Barstow Municipal Court. The search netted three ounces of methamphetamines worth about $6,000, illegal military explosives and gas grenades.
The searches and arrests were made at numerous locations within county and city boundaries, Perea sdid
Tlie suspects were booked at the Barstow Sheriff’s Station jail.
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National Temperature ExUemes
High Friday —108 at Lake Havasu City, Anz. Low SaturiLy morning - 30 at Gunnison, Colo.
Wells Farqo, Crocker To Merge
... .„„a„„-hased Midland Bank ^
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - About 5 000 people will be out of jobs as Wells Fargo & Co. integrates Crocker National Corp. into its operation, a Wells Fargo ex^utive announced in sealing the biggest
bank merger in the nation.
Wells Fargo president Paul Hazen said termination notices already were given Friday to 1,650 workers, most of them from Crocker, and further reductions will be made over the next two years as operations are
Wells Fargo completed its $l.i billion acquisition of Crocker from
the London-based Midland Bank PLC on Friday, making it the country’s 10th largest bank holding company and California’s third largest bank.
Displaced employees received a 30-day notice that their positions have been eliminated, and will be provided with job search assistance and given an opportunity to apply tor other jobs within the company.
If employees fail to find jobs during that period, they will be placed on a paid leave of absence ranging from two weeks to 21 months.
Of Interest In The News
RTÉ Buses Crash
LOS ANGELES (AP) - In the latest in a series of local bus accidents, a transit bus swerved to avoid a car and slammed into the rear of
another bus, injuring 26 people.
Ten passengers were treaty for minor injuries at local hospitals and released after the incident Friday, said spokesmen for the Medical Center of North Hollywood and St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank.
Fire Department spokesman Urry Jarvis said 16 other people also were injured but didn’t go to hospitals. , . . j
Investigators said they hadnt determined who was at fault in the 9‘ 15 a m. crash, but both bus drivers were ioeing tested for possible drag use said Jim Smart, spokesman for the Southern California Rapid Transit District, which owns both buses.
Man Fatally Stabbed
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 42-year-old father of four was mortally stabbed in a restaurant brawl that erupted because he was speaking
“It was a killing over absolutely zilch,” police Sgt. Richard Kalk said Roberto Figueroa, who came to the United States from El Salvador six years ago, was ‘‘shooting the breeze” with his uncle, Claude Garcia 55, inside Lucy’s restaurant Friday when a woman approached them and broke into their conversation, Garcia said.
“The lady was complaining because my nephew and I were miking (in) Spanish,” Garcia said. She said like, ‘Damn Mexican, how come
YOU don’t speak English?”’
Garcia said Figueroa answered her - in English - “‘Hey.^ English, Spanish and Italian. You got no right to come over here and
bother us * * *
Garcia'said he told his nephew, “Cool it, forget about it, let her ta^lk Pretty soon it all broke loose, Gar-
^*^ri escalated into shoves, and a knife flashed when the w^an s companion came to her side, Garcia said. Figueroa staggered out to the
street, mortally wounded.
“I tried to take them apart, then the lady knocked me down. I lost my glasses and everything; I couldnt see,” said Garcia.
“I was trying to protect myself. 1 couldn’t get to him (Figueroa) because I was busy with the other guy.”
Garcia’s knife wounds were treated by his doctor late Friday.
The woman followed Figuerw as he staggered out onto Pico Boulevard and beat the wounded man over the head with a trash can cover,
According to witnesses, she ^hen began rifling Figueroa’s pockets,
Kalk said. , .
Christine Rodriguez, 27, of Illinois, and a companion, Miguel Garcia, m, of Texas, were arreted for investigation of murder in the attack, police said. Miguel Garcia is no relation to Claude Garcia.
Figueroa, an unemployed laborer
living a few blocks from Lucy’s restaurant, died at Good Samaritan Hospital. He is survived by his wife and four children.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles police officer has been arrested in Northern California and was being held in lieu of $1 million Friday after local and federal authorities say they shut down a major yacht theft ring.
Officer William Leasure, 39, assigned to the Central Traffic Division, was arrested along with two other men on Thursday by Oakland police and federal agents, Crndr. William Booth, a Los Angeles police spokesman said. „ u *
Leasure, was arrested with Robert Kuns, 40, no home town given, and Eugene Yoncoski, 38, of New^rt Beach. The three were all held in lieu of $1 million for investigation of grand theft and conspiracy.
Leasure, a 16-year departmenmt veteran, owned two yachts, several townhouses and four airplanes, according to Booth.
U.S. Treasury agents are investigating to determine if the boats
were used in narcotics smuggling.
The three men were allegedly involved in a ring that was believed to have stolen at least 10 yachts during a three-year period, said Oakland police Sgt. Bill Goodwin.
The ring allegedly operated along the West Coast, but mostly in
California, Goodwin said.
The men allegedly stole the boats, removed identification numbers and sold them to unsuspecting brokers by cliaming the vessels were depreciated charter boats.
The men were caught after allegedly attempting to sell a craft that was sailed to the Northern California community of Richmond from San Diego.
The men reportedly contacted a broker and offered to sell him a 41-foot pleasure boat valued at $135,000 for only $65,000.
The broker called police, who sent officers and agents to meet the yacht when it landed Thursday.
The three men were being held in the Oakland City Jail.
Hazen said only 15 senior vice presidents and three executive vice presidents from Crocker were offered jobs with Wells Fargo. Crocker had an executive staff of 72.
He also announced that, during the next 12 months, 120 branches will be closed where overlaps exist and about 20 percent of the banks combined 2 million customers will be forced to relocate. About 50 branches in Southern California will be closed as will 70 in Northern California.
BARSTOW — One man was killed and another received major injimies Friday following a head-on collision that occured on Highway 58, said Highway Patrol Officer David
Rouse. , .7 on
The accident happened at 7:3U
a.m. on Highway 58 about one and one-half miles west of Harper Lake
The driver of vehicle one, Eugene John Polleck of Oakridge, Ore., was experiencing transmission troume and was being pushed by a second vehicle, driven by Roy Lee Foxworth of Emeryville, Calif.
Polleck was being pushed westbound, in excess of 60 mph, when he suddenly swerved into the eastbound lanes, into the path of the driver of a third vehicle, colliding head-on.
The driver of the third vehicle was killed instantly in the collision. His name is being witheld pending
notification of next of kin.
Polleck sustained major injuries and was transported to Barstow Community Hospital where he was stabilized and later transfered to San Bernardino County Hospital.
Foxworth, driver of the vehicle that was pushing Polleck, was not
6:49 a.m. Woman on the 1300 block of Carson Street reports the theft of stereo equipment from her sons vehicle. Estimated loss $170.
10:06 a.m. Manager of Jack-In-The-Box Restaurant, 1370 E. Main St., reports a parked vehicle rolled into the restaurant’s drive through sign. Report taken.
2:39 p.m. Non-injury accident at the intersection of Barstow Road and Williams Street.
5:20 p.m. Manager of Super Eight Motel at Barstow Station Too reports the theft of a guest’s wallet from a locked room. Estimated loss $700.
5-35 p.m. Disabled vehicle abandoned in traffic at the intersection of East Main and Roberta Streets. Unable to locate driver, vehicle towed
away. , . .
8:20 p.m. Officer involved in pursuit of motorcycle, chase terminated on the 600 block of West Mam Street. Vehicle check shows the motorcycle to be a stolen vehicle, rider booked at the Barstow Sheriff’s Station jail on the suspicion of possession of a
10:07 p.m. Structure fire at the Diet Center, 1103 E. Main St. Cause of fire, arson. Investigation continuing.
3-31 a.m. Alarm at Mam Bike Shop, 615 E. Main St. Officers discovered broken plate glass window. Estimated loss $300.
Nipton exit. l‘7‘8ht-For-Life, am-bula
4:46 a.m. Vandalism reported at KIOT Radio offices on Highway 58.
Shrubs uprooted, report made.
10:17 a.m. Man in office to report an embezzled vehicle. .
3:56 p.m. Deputy assists Animal Control Officer in removal of vicious dogs from residence on 100 block of Yermo Road.
7:22 p.m. Woman on the 26^ block of Highway 58 in Hinkley reports two stray sheep.
5-28 a.m. Injury-accident on Irwin Road south of post boundaries. Ambulance rolling.
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lance and tow truck reouired^
8-52 p.m. Stolen vehicle spotted at Pike’s Restaurant in Baker located in suspects yard. Vehicle and suspect taken into custody.
10-28 p.m. Property-damage accident at the intersection of Grace Street and Barstow Road. Tow track required.
Paramedic And Fire Calls
6:01 a.m. Lightning «rt ,at the north end of Hinkley Road. Hmkley
Fire Department responding.
7:49 a.m. Traffic accident at Highway 58 and Harper Dry Lake Road. Hinkley Fire Department
responding. , „ ^
11:22 a.m. Medical aid call to 610
E. Main St. One unit responding.
12-27 p.m. Structure fire at 220 W. Mt. View St. Three units responding^ 1-39 pm. Vegetation fire at 25321 W. Main St. One unit responding.
2 04 p.m. Medical aid call to 25573 Anderson Ave. Two units respon-
2^31 p.m. Structure fire at 37223 Hinkley Road. Hinkley Fire
4-46 p.m. Mutual aid call to
Lucerne Valley, brush fire.
6:50 pm. Vegetation fire on Hinkley Road. Two units responding^
7 13 p.m Vegetation fire at 35072 Cedar Ri ad. One unit responding.
8-’7 p m. Medical aid call to 1572 Riverside Drive. One unit respon-
8^27 p.m. Medical aid call to 121 E. Main St. One unit responding.
9:44 p.m. Traffic accident at the intersection of Barstow Road and Virginia Way. Two units responding.
10:06 p.m. Structure fire at 1103 E. Main St. Five units responding.
11:04 p.m. Medical aid call to 1530 E. Main St. One unit responding.
11:44 p.m. Medical aid call to Harvey House Shell at Interstate 15 and Lenwood Road. One unit
responding. „ ,
11-47 p.m. Medical aid call to 1555 W. Main St. Three units responding. Today
1:13 a.m. Medical aid call to 900 S. Second Ave. Two units responding.
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Day In Sacramento
Friday, May 30 THE GOVERNOR Announced that an agreement hp been approved by the state and the City of Los Angeles and County of Los Angeles for the private development of an office building at the site of a staÍF office building damaged in the 1971 Los Angeles earthquake.
California Exposition and State Fair: Robert C. Fox, 44, of Newcastle as deputy general manager, at $54 180 a year; Judith M. King, 32, of Sacramento, as program manager, at $48,768 a year, and Karin M. M(®s, 39 of Sacramento, as marketing
manager, also at $48,768 a year.
THE LEGISLATURE No major action.
WHEATLAND, Calif. (AP) — T^o amateur archeologists have located the site of Johnson’s Ranch, from which the rescuers of the Donner Party set out and where the survivors were brought.
Sacramentaos Jack Steed, a bre^ deliveryman, and his son Richard, found it near Wheatland, about 95 air
miles northeast of San Francisco. ^
It is in the area of Johnson s Crossing which — despite the official terminus at Sutter’s Fort to the south - served as the functional end of the Overland Trail for several years after 1845.
William Johnson, a native oi Boston, came to California in 1840 and acquired the property from the . estate of a John Sutter employee The Donner party survivors reached it in early 1847.
“My son and I are Indian war buffs .. But we had never been to Camp Far West, the oldest Army fort in California,” Jack Steed said.
Cantonment Far West, on the north side of the Bear River just over a mile from Johnson’s Crossing, was erected by the 10th Military Department at Monterey in 1849 for protection against the potentially hostile Indians.
Once while crossing the Horst-Daman ranch to the camp, a ranch employee happened to remark to the Steeds, ‘‘By the way, this is the site of Johnson’s Crossing.”
The ground has been grazed and trampled flat. No sign of buildings exists, but some time between mid-1850 and early 1851, J.L. Burtis, a settler at Johnson’s Ranch, had built a hotel near the crossing and Johnson’s adobe home.
Among the items recovered from a location that an 1856 land plat indicated was the likely site of the Burtis hotel. Steed said he and his son recovered:
Over 100 square nails of varying sizes, a hinge and latch, several wagon-bed braces, two harness rings, a number of carriage bolts and nuts, three horseshoes, a number of barrel hoops and many thick pieces of iron cooking vessels, among others.
MOSCOW (AP) - Soviet pop star Alla Pugacheva, declaring ‘‘we want to give our hearts,” kicked off a benefit concert before 30,000 people to aid victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and help pay for the vast cleanup now under way.
The concert, the Soviet Union s first rock benefit, was held in Moscow Friday night at an indoor stadium built for the 1980 Olympics.
The 2‘;^-hour show mixed hard rock and some touches of the 1940s, and presented acts ranging from the new wave band Bravo to more typically Soviet variety numbers and a poetry recital by actor Mikhail
Spectators in stands that began 80 yards from the multitiered stage were quiet in comparison with crowds at Western concerts. They remained in their places and applauded most performances warmly, but not wildly.
“Money is money, but we want to give our hearts,” Ms. Pugacheva told the audience, then opened the evening with a song called “Twentieth Century.”
The red-haired singer then introduced a Soviet journalist.
Vladimir Svetov, who presided over a satellite television link with Kiev.
He presented a parade of people who had done cleanup work around the stricken nuclear power plant 80 miles north of the Ukrainian capital.
“Come on, let’s applaud every time we hear the name of that town!” Ms. Pugacheva urged as miners, firemen and others sent greetings to the Moscow audience and performers.
A Chernobyl worker later expressed ‘‘our heartfelt thanks” to balladeer Alexander Gradsky, whose set won a long ovation from the Moscow audience.
An explosion and fire at the Chernobyl power plant on April 26 spewed a radioactive cloud into the air that ultimately worked its way around the world. ^ ,
U.S. physician Dr. Robert P. Gale, in Moscow to help treat victims of the accident, said Thursday that 23 people had died, including two people killed instantly when the reactor was torn by the explosion.
Soviet authorities evacuated people from within an 18-mile radius of the plant, and began efforts, to encase the damaged No. 4 reactor in
concrete and decontaminate land or objects affected by radioactivity.
Also featured at the Moscow benefit were the hard rock groups Kruiz and Avtograf, the only act with experience in benefit shows. Avtograf took part in the Live Aid concert last July. *
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BARSTOW - Beatrice Warden, a long-time resident of Barstow, died hereThursday.Shewas57.
Warden was born in New Mexico and made her home in Barstow for thirty years. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by two sons. Clay Belew and Ralph Saldana Jr. of Barstow; one daughter, Cynthia Ullibarri of Barstow; her mother, Geliciana Olguin of New Mexico-, two brothers, Lalo and Ernest Gomez of New Mexico; one sister, Lena Romero of Barstow; and seven
All Hi-Desert Corvette Owners come join a Corvette Club for social/meeting, Rosita’s Lounge, Tuesday, June 3, 7:30
Hi-Pesert Veftes LTP
Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. Sunday. A Scripture service will be held 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Barstow Funeral Home.
Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Mt. View Memorial Park.
Barstow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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