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Woman Arrested after Striking Gate Sentry Attempting to Enter Marine Corps Base


August 12, 2016

29 PALMS, Calif – On Wednesday, August 10, at 9:00 a.m., Michelle Anders was attempted to enter the 29 Palms Marine Corp Base, by way of the West Ocotillo Gate on Morongo Road in 29 Palms. Anders was stopped at the gate and a Provost Marshall Officer/Gate Sentry inquired into Anders’ purpose and paperwork as to why she wanted access onto the base. During the questioning, Anders drove past the PMO Sentry onto the base property, conducted a U-turn, and was attempting to exit off the base. The PMO Sentry stood in the exit and commanded Anders to stop. Anders accelerated and drove through the exit forcing the PMO Sentry to jump out of the path of Anders’ vehicle.

As Anders’ vehicle passed by, the driver’s side mirror struck the PMO Sentry’s left shoulder causing minor injury. The vehicle was described as a white 2007 Ford F-150 truck. Deputy Scott Andrews responded to conduct the investigation and was able to positively identify Anders as the driver based on paperwork the PMO Sentry still had in his possession from his contact with Anders. The vehicle description and Anders information were sent out to all San Bernardino County Sheriff - Morongo Basin Station patrol units to be on the lookout.

Throughout Deputy Andrews’ shift, he conducted follow-ups on leads, attempting to locate Anders. At 5:42 p.m., Deputy Andrews located Andres and her vehicle. Michelle Anders (age 47 of 29 Palms) was arrested for Penal Code 245c – Assault on an Officer with a motor vehicle and booked into the Morongo Basin Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Persons charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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