ANTELOPE VALLEY: BRIEFLY : 4 ARRESTED IN GUN THEFTS.
The arrests were made at apartments and houses in San Bernardino and Lancaster, where deputies said they also found the weapons. Arrested were Eric Wallace, 22; Joshua Hueser, 19; Erika Kusek, 19; and a 17-year-old girl.
Wallace, Hueser and the unnamed girl were arrested in San Bernardino, where they had recently moved from Lancaster, officials said. Kusek was arrested at a Lancaster home.
Deputies said 10 handguns, rifles and shotguns were stolen March 15 from a home in the 43600 block of 21st Street West by a burglar who was scared off when the occupants awoke.
``These are the kinds of guns that end up in the hands of gang members,'' Deputy Chris Haymond said.
Wallace, reputed to be a street-gang member, is believed to have been the burglar, and the others are believed to have been accomplices, though it is likely that more than one person entered the house, he said. All four have been booked on suspicion of burglary and possession of stolen property.
SOURCE: Daily News Fire destroys cars, damages home
PALMDALE - Officials searched Monday for the cause of an early-morning fire that destroyed an expensive sports car, another car and a motorcycle, and damaged a home.
The fire, which apparently started in the garage of a home in the 37700 block of Rudall Avenue, destroyed a restored Ford Pantera sports car, a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a Ford Escort station wagon, officials said. The fire also damaged another Ford Escort parked outside the garage.
Firefighters said the blaze, reported shortly after 1 a.m., appeared to be accidental, but they were still trying to pin down the cause. Damage was estimated at $50,000 to the garage and home, and $80,000 to the structure's contents, mainly the vehicles.
SOURCE: Daily News Scholarship forms offered in Palmdale
PALMDALE - Applications for the city's academic scholarship program are available at area high schools.
Three $1,000 and 10 $500 scholarships are available. Applications are available from guidance counselors at Palmdale, Highland, Littlerock, Paraclete, Quartz Hill, Desert Christian, Bethel Christian, Landmark Christian, Desert and Our Lady Queen of Angels high schools.
Completed applications must be returned by April 25. For more information, students should contact their guidance counselors.
SOURCE: Daily News Lancaster offers flab-fighting class
LANCASTER - The Lancaster Parks, Recreation and Arts Department is offering an exercise program for people who are 30 pounds or more overweight.
The class meets at Jane Reynolds Park, 716 W. Oldfield St., at 5:30 p.m. Saturdays beginning April 18. The fee for the four-week course is $19 for Lancaster residents and $21.50 for nonresidents. Registration is held at the recreation counter at City Hall, 44933 Fern Ave.
For more information, call 723-6077.
SOURCE: Daily News 3rd teen to be tried as adult in attack
LANCASTER - A 16-year-old boy was ordered to be tried as an adult in the attack on a teen-ager who was beaten and stabbed with a screwdriver at Antelope Valley High School.
A juvenile court judge found Rich Bryant unfit to remain in juvenile court because of the seriousness and gravity of the offense, which prosecutors have classified as a hate crime. The victim is African-American, and Bryan and other defendants are white.
Of the six defendants, three have been moved to adult court and three remain in juvenile court.
The two others moved to adult court are Joseph Langford and Tim Williams, both 17, ordered to stand trial for attempted murder and assault in the Dec. 8 attack on 16-year-old Todd Jordan.
SOURCE: Daily News Jail counselor pleads not guilty
A Palmdale man pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he took $2,800 in bribes for smuggling electronic items including a cellular telephone to an inmate at the federal lockup in downtown Los Angeles, where he is a counselor.
Gary Jermone Moorehead, 41, is accused of approaching a Metropolitan Detention Center inmate in late January and offering to sneak in contraband for $200 an item, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Marc Harris.
The inmate notified the FBI, which set up a ``sting'' operation.
According to a federal indictment, Moorehead met March 4 with an FBI agent posing as the inmate's wife. She paid him to smuggle the cell phone, a compact fax machine and a compact computer and $200 in cash to her ``husband,'' according to the indictment.
SOURCE: City News Service