WRIGHTWOOD – On ongoing dispute between neighbors landed them both in jail Thursday afternoon. Authorities said that they have had numerous calls for service to the homes located in the 3400 block of Highway 2 in Wrightwood.
The tiny, quiet, and mostly tight-knit community has been anything but peaceful since July this year for two neighbors near Mountain Springs Road. The two residents,52-year-old Dave Carter and 55-year-old Lance Krig have been unable to agree on the property line and the road access. “This dispute concerns a shortcut residents in Wrightwood have used for half a century which runs through private property,” Sheriff’s officials said.
During the numerous calls for service to the homes, deputies have told the parties that their issue is civil. This civil disagreement has escalated and become uncivil, escalating to criminal acts. In late September, again there was a problem where there was vandalism and both parties decided to get a restraining order against each other. Rather than going their separate ways, tempers flared, and in early December there was again a report of vandalism and this time assault. Both parties were also found to be in violation of court orders.
On Tuesday Krig was working on his property, when subjects trespassed onto the property and a fight broke out. During the altercation, parties were sprayed with pepper spray. The following day, on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, deputies again were dispatched to the home for vandalism on Krig’s property. On Thursday deputies were flagged down by residents due to threats that had been made. Krig was arrested for assault with chemicals and Carter was arrested for criminal threats and being a felon in possession of pepper spray. Both subjects are being booked at the High Desert Detention Center.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Deputy Molly Leiker at the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Phelan Substation at (760) 868-1006. Callers 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 Hotline at www.wetip.com.
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