On Saturday, March 22, 2014 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., a multi-agency Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Enforcement operation took
place throughout the Morongo Basin. The
operation involved Rangers from the Bureau of Land Management, San Bernardino
County Sheriff's Deputies and San Bernardino County Code Enforcement Officers,
and was briefly supported by a sheriff's helicopter.
Personnel assigned to the operation targeted areas where
high volumns of complaints about off highway vehicle activity have recently
originated. Much of the operation
focused on the Yucca Mesa, Flamingo Heights and Landers areas.
During the nine hour operation, deputies responded to
three calls for service relating to illegal OHV use - none resulted in riders being contacted. Personnel made approximately 40 proactive
contacts with OHV riders. Fifteen citations
were issued to riders for violations including operating an OHV on the
roadway, expired green stickers, modified exhaust and operating an OHV without
a safety helmet. Two citations were
issued to riders for violating the San Bernardino County OHV Ordinance. Two juveniles were cited for operating OHV's
without having attended an approved safety course and one parent was cited for
allowing a juvenile, under 14 years of age, to operate an OHV without parental supervision
or required safety training.
This operation was paid for, in part, by grant funds
issued by the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation
Refer: Sgt. James Porter
Station: Morongo Basin Station
Phone No.: (760) 366-4175