Newberry Springs Shooting  Leads to Child Cruelty and Drug Possession Arrests

Newberry Springs Shooting Leads to Child Cruelty and Drug Possession Arrests

NEWBERRY SPRINGS – A 911 call reporting a Newberry Springs shooting on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, led to three arrests officials said.

At around 7:57  a.m. a 46-year-old woman reported that she had been shot in the 34100 block of Piute Road. When they arrived they noticed that the female victim was suffering from a gunshot wound to her arm, which she said was caused by Crystal Jimenez, 39, of Newberry Springs. Jimenez was nowhere to be found. Deputies went to Jimenez’ home in the 44300 block of Bedford Road, but she was not there. While there they found the home to be in deplorable condition for the children who were living there. A search warrant was obtained and served on the home. Kenneth Smalley, 43, a resident, who was home at the time of the search was arrested for Willful Cruelty to a Child.

The following day Jimenez was located at a home in the 32900 block of Dune Road. A second search warrant was obtained and served. “ Suspected methamphetamine and other items commonly associated with the sales of narcotics, including syringes and scales, were located on the property,” Barstow Sheriff’s Station officials said. Jimenez was arrested for possession of narcotics for sales as well as attempted murder. Michael Fowlkes, 45, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Barstow Sheriff’s Station at (760) 256-4838. Citizens wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

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  • Crystal Jimenez: Facebook