Homeless and Hopeless
Approximately 10:34 a.m., deputies responded to a welfare check in the 2800 block of Northern Avenue. The reporting party was concerned about the children and understood that there may not be utilities at the motor home on the property.
Upon arrival, deputies observed a parked motor home blocking the view from the road of a concrete slab in front of a steel building. Outside of the motor home were two large coolers with dirty dishes in stagnant water with flies swarming around. Deputies observed on the concrete slab a metal siding bent into a U shape and was being used for an outdoor shower. Near the shower, human feces were located on the ground and approximately fifty feet from the motor home’s front door.
Deputies contacted two female adults and four children. Deputies observed spoiled food and mattresses with mold inside the motor home. Investigations determined that Linda Ruby has been living in the motor home with three grandchildren and with her adult granddaughter Linda Reann and her two-year-old boy. Pinto and Pinto were taken into custody without incident.
Child Protective Services responded and took custody of two male children ages 11 and 2 along with two female children ages 12 and 9.
Planning and Zoning advised the motor home was in violation of zoning ordinances and will be contacting the property owner. Environment Health will also be contacting the property owner.
Linda Ruby Pinto and Linda Reann Pinto were transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.
With No Change in sight man steals food
Fort Mohave, CA– Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Andrew Nathan Sierra, 41, of Fort Mohave, Saturday (8/25) afternoon for shoplifting, misdemeanor. Deputies were investigating a delayed theft report at a convenience store located in the 4400 block of Highway 95.
The employees reported that a male subject had taken a package of ham and two packages of cheese after they reviewed surveillance footage of Thursday (8/23). Deputies reviewed the surveillance footage and determined the possible suspect.
Approximately 3:00 p.m., deputies responded to a residence in the 4300 block of Sunrise Vista Circle to make contact with Sierra regarding the theft.
Upon arrival, deputies contacted a juvenile in the garage and he advised that Sierra left recently. While deputies were speaking with the juvenile, they observed the trunk to the vehicle was partially opened and the vehicle moved slightly. Deputies approached the vehicle and observed someone was attempting to hide in the trunk. Deputies ordered the subject out of the trunk. Deputies detained the subject identified as Sierra.
Sierra was transported to the convenience store where store employee’s identified Sierra as the person that took the merchandize without paying. He was transported and booked into the Mohave County District II Substation.
Local man missing for three weeks
Anderson last seen Aug. 6, friend says
By KRIS REILLY
LUCERNE VALLEY • A local homeless man has been missing for three weeks, according to those who know him.
Michael Lynn Anderson, better known as Mike, often did odd jobs with his friend Bill Terrill.
Terrill said Anderson did not show up for a job on Aug. 6, and he hasn’t seen him since. Terrill said he filed a missing person report with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department last week.
Anderson is described as a 55-year-old white male, standing about 5-foot-11 and weighing about 140 pounds. He has short gray hair and blue eyes, and he usually has a mustache. He’s usually fairly clean and well-kempt, and he typically wears jeans and a T-shirt. Anderson has a tattoo on his left arm of a motorcycle with a rider, Terrill said.
Anyone with information about Anderson’s whereabouts can call the Lucerne Valley sheriff’s substation at (760) 248-7655.
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