Pinon Mesa Middle School Temporarily Locks Down As Sheriff’s Serve Search Warrant At Nearby Residence

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Sheriff's SWAT teams breach the old Head Start Preschool property as they serve a search warrant.

Pinon Mesa Middle School goes on lockdown on October 7 at around 11:00 am, as local law enforcement served a search warrant at the old Head Start Preschool located on the northeast corner of Sheep Creek and Nielson Roads across the street from Pinon Mesa Middle School and the Snowline District Office.

Moments prior, Snowline officials were notified of the pending warrant service and asked to lockdown Pinon Mesa Middle School and the surrounding buildings, including the District Office. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s, with the assistance of San Bernardino County Sheriff’s, served the warrant, and Snowline Police officers were tasked with temporarily closing surrounding roads for the duration of the event. Once the search was over, an all-clear was issued. And School activities resumed as usual.

Based on surveillance, law enforcement did not believe anybody was present at the location and decided to move in. They were correct; no suspects were present. The wrought iron fence surrounding the property was breached at the northwest corner of the property. A section of fencing was ripped open big enough to fit a vehicle through. Additionally, the iron gate at the Nielson Road entrance looked to have been knocked down. It is unknown at this time why the warrant was served.

Several months ago, the property, which had previously been a Head Start Preschool, went through renovations such as the addition of privacy fencing backed by bamboo poles placed behind the wrought iron fencing and wood slat fencing placed behind the fencing along Sheep Creek Road, making it virtually impossible to see past.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s were contacted for more details but had not responded as the writing of this article. More details will follow as this story develops.

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