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Joshua Tree man suspected of pointing gun at neighbor for being too loud

By in Press Enterprise on June 13, 2017

By Alex Groves

Deputies on Monday arrested a 68-year-old Joshua Tree man who they believe pointed a gun at his neighbor and his neighbor’s friend when they were being too loud.

Frank Nicholson, 68, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and making criminal threats. He was booked into West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga and remained there Tuesday afternoon with bail set at $50,000, according to online jail records.

Shortly after 11:30 p.m., a 31-year-old man in the 60800 block of Division Street told deputies that Nicholson confronted him and his friend because he thought they were talking too loudly, according to a San Bernardino County sheriff’s news release.

Nicholson “pointed a handgun at (the victim) asking him if he wanted to die,” the release said. “Nicholson then returned to his apartment before deputies arrived.”

A witness at the scene corroborated the victim’s version of events and Nicholson was taken into custody.


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