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Embezzling Girl Scout Leader Arrested

It doesn’t matter if it’s the Boy Scouts or the Girl Scouts; the Scouts are something that many people put their kids in to learn valuable life lessons. In a statement by Girl Scout officials, “We are proud of the…


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The Watch Dog: Murdering Husband Surrenders

You may remember back in December we ran a story about a husband that murdered his wife and fled. In case you don’t remember what happened, here’s a quick little update. The suspect, Edly Atherley is accused of beating and&...


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The Watch Dog: San Bernardino Cracks Down on Human Trafficking

It seems that one of the worst things you can do is take away the innocence of a child. Kids do not know what they are doing, and some people take advantage of this when they are at their most…



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The Watch Dog: A Fitting Tribute to Fallen Officers

There are times when the world just doesn’t make sense. And almost a year ago, a tragedy happened that conveyed such meaninglessness. We all remember the massive manhunt that took place for Christopher Dorner back in February...


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Mother Parties, Leaves Son with Transients

It’s the start of a new year and this watchdog will be short and sweet because you may still be dealing with some post-party symptoms. You know, that massive headache brought about by having just a little bit too much&hel...


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The Watch Dog: Airport Shooter Held in San Bernardino Pleads Not Guilty

The holidays bring about crazy times as everyone rearranges their travel plans and the unpredictability of Mother Nature steps in. Not everyone gets the pleasure of traveling exactly according to plan, but some things just shou...



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The Watch Dog: Defenseless Elderly Woman Stabbed in San Bernardino

Robbery and murder are sad instances that almost always should never happen. Unfortunately, in the world we live in, these kinds of things happen very often. What really adds to the worst of situations is when these kinds of th...


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The Watchdog: Two Separate Murders in San Bernardino

It is nearing the end of the year and for many people, that means counting everyone on their Christmas list and making sure they’ve got a present for every person. Unfortunately, for one Inland Empire city, there will be 44&h...


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Murdering Husband on the Run

Domestic disturbances are never pretty, and if you’ve ever heard the yelling and screaming between a heated couple, you know things can turn sour on a dime. That’s the unfortunate case for 28-year-old Ashley Atherley, a wif...



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The Watchdog: Senseless Killing of a Neighborhood Watch Needs Answers

Don’t be afraid to speak up if you are out there and have witnessed a crime. Sometimes, people make the mistake of waiting to report something they witnessed because they think someone else will make the call to law enforceme...


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The Watch Dog: Man Arrested for Elderly Murder

Nobody likes to hear more news about the killing of innocent people, especially if they’re defenseless. Not that criminals should only attack able-bodied individuals, but targeting those you know can’t fight back, like the ...


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The Watch Dog: Former Cops Law Firm Plays Dirty

Cred: Daily Pilot It isn’t always the politicians that are dirty; it can be the cops as well. One such case involves an Upland law firm that is accused of double and even triple-billing police union clients across southern C...



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The Watch Dog: Moreno Valley Councilman Accepts Biggest Undercover Bribe

What is up with politicians in the Inland Empire these days and when will they learn that if you don’t play by the rules, you will get caught? My guess is never because no matter how many scandals/bribes/dirty politician stor...


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The Watch Dog: Violence Has Someone Fighting Back

It seems like every time you turn on the news there’s some kind of robbery, shooting or murder that happens somewhere in the I.E. No one likes to hear about these kinds of things, but it is a harsh reality…


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Two Black Eyes for the City of San Bernardino

This has not been a great week for the San Bernardino City Council, because two members have their names in the headlines—and it’s nothing to be proud about. Robert Jenkins and Chas Kelley are leaving the City Council, each...



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Update on Rialto Embezzlement: the Judith Oakes story You may remember the recent story about Judith Oakes, whom stole more than $3 million over the past 14 years from the Rialto district nutrition department. Due to a statute...


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Watch Dog: Sexual Abuse at High School in Eastvale

We all know that teenagers can be a troublesome bunch, but there are some things you shouldn’t have to worry about when sending your kids to school–you should trust them, their fellow students and the institution th...


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Watch Dog: Bullies Aren’t the Only Ones Taking Your Kids Lunch Money

. . . so is your District Accountant Isn’t it already bad enough that we have a car payment, bills, gas, a mortgage and we are constantly striving for the basic necessities like putting food on the table? This is…



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I.E. Crime is on the Rise

  Crime stats all across the Inland Empire have raised, especially property crime. San Bernardino had a 24 percent increase, Pomona had a 13 percent increase and Redlands had 14 percent increase in property crime, accordi...


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Twelve Charged with Numerous Crimes Against Children

Twelve Inland Empire residents face federal charges for some of the worst crimes imaginable. Committing acts of violence and theft between adults is one thing, but these residents did far worse: they stole the innocence away fr...


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Ex-San Bernardino Officer Arrested for Sex Crimes While on Duty

  This story takes us all the way across state borders for the arrest of a former San Bernardino Police Officer. Forty-six-year-old Jose Jesus Perez of Menifee was taken into custody without incident by local authorities i...



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Ex-Ontario Worker Embezzles $3.1 Million

We all wish for that dream job that will pay us millions of dollars for doing very little work, but who actually has that dream come true? Not too many of us; but, some feel the need to take the…


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Senseless Murder in Victorville

Janet Cruz,left, and Rosie Curonilla, mother of Daniel Olivera break down after watching a surveillance footage of her son death during a press conference at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Headquaters. Sheriff’s detec...


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Long Awaited Peace

Murdered Marine and wife finally get justice served Justice will be served for two of the four men that brutally murdered Marine Sgt. Jan Pietrzak and his wife Quiana Jenkins-Pietrzak back in October 2008. This story is extreme...



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Different Kind of Pet Problem

Riverside County woman houses over 30 dogs—some of them deceased A bizarre and unfortunate list of allegations has one Indio woman in custody and another notch on the crazy belt for the IE. “The craziness of the stories tha...


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Cry Me a Rios

Even with disgraced MoVall school board Mike Rios gone, the clusters keep comin‘ To those of us, who have been eagerly monitoring the Mike Rios case, like your trusty Watch Dog, there’s no end in sight to the weird directio...


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Knife-Wielding Man Killed By Cops, Prosecutors Clear Cops

The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office released another report Friday on a fatal officer involved shooting, this time clearing two police officers in the shooting death of a 43-year-old man after finding him hol...



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Colton Cops Cleared After Pursuit Ends in Shooting Death

We’re addicted to watching police pursuits here in California, for one simple reason: they rarely end well. And it’s that part of us that compels us to watch motorcycle crashes on YouTube or—at the risk of sounding clich...