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SBSD - Morongo Basin Sheriff's Department
Wednesday October 25th, 2023 :: 04:17 p.m. PDT


Deputies Work with School District to Investigate Report of a Man Attempting to Contact Children

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, October 25, 2023 / 8:00 a.m.

INCIDENT: Miscellaneous Incident

LOCATION: Morongo Unified School District - 5715 Utah Trail, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

INVOLVED PARTY(S): Adult Male, Resident of Twentynine Palms  

SUMMARY: On Wednesday, October 25, 2023, at approximately 8:00 a.m., the Morongo Unified School District received information of a man who attempted to contact children to give them Pokemon cards. The Morongo Unified School District notified the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s School Resource Officers of the information and an investigation was conducted. 

It was determined the man had not contacted any children, nor made an appearance at any district school site. The man advertised to give away Pokemon cards for free if parents wanted them for their children, via Facebook. The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station and the Morongo Unified School District continue to work together to ensure the safety of the district’s students, staff, and parents. 

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact  Deputy Joshua Merrell with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Morongo Basin Station at (760)366-4175. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may contact We-Tip at 1-888-78-CRIME.  

Refer: Deputy J. Merrell

Station: Morongo Basin

Phone No. 760-366-4175

Case No. 202301590

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Morongo Basin Sheriff's Department
63665 Twentynine Palms Highway
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Emergency: 9-1-1

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