Kevin Trudgeon City Editor The majority of the scams I write about in this column involve phone calls, emails, the internet or items in the mailbox.With technology making it easier than ever for con artists to robo-dial thousands of people in a matter of hours or spam millions of potential victims with phishing emails, the fear of a face-to-face scam seems greatly diminished.But people should still always keep their guard up.That's the message Ann Miner is pushing after she fell victim to a...
Kevin Trudgeon City Editor PHELAN — Authorities arrested two men here after they say they found an AR-15, narcotics and several stolen vehicles in September.Members of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department's High Desert Regional Gang Team were conducting proactive patrol in the Phelan area on Sept. 6 when they located a vehicle that had been reported stolen.According to authorities, deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the driver pulled into a residence in the 7000 block...
Kevin Trudgeon City Editor HESPERIA — A 19-year-old man was arrested in connection to a residential robbery and violent attack that injured an elderly couple here in September, authorities said.Deputies with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Hesperia Station originally responded to a report of a residential robbery in the 18000 block of Pitache Street at 4:50 a.m. on Sept. 23.According to authorities, deputies learned that a suspect had entered the residence while the homeowners were...
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Selecting a term
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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