PEDESTRIAN KILLED ON OLD WOMAN SPRINGS ROAD IN YUCCA VALLEY

Updated 8:45 a.m. September 3

A man was killed early Wednesday morning when he was hit by a car on Old Woman Springs Road in Yucca Valley. The man, who has not yet been identified, was crossing Old Woman Springs Road, outside of a crosswalk, when he was hit by a 2018 Hyundai Elantra at 3:39 a.m. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Sheriff’s Department Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating. Anyone with information should contact Deputy Crowl at 760-366-4175.

SHOT FIRED DURING ATTEMPTED ROBBERY IN YUCCA VALLEY

A gun was fired during an attempted robbery in Yucca Valley early Monday morning. Deputies were called to the 55600 block of Macdonald Lane in Yucca Valley just before 1:30 a.m. The victim told deputies that the suspect, identified as Scott Bryant, 59, of Yucca Valley, had kicked in his front door and assaulted him. The victim, fearing for his life, grabbed a firearm for protection. During a struggle over possession of the gun, a shot was fired into the ceiling. Bryant was able to force the gun out of the victim’s hand, and then fled with the gun on a motorcycle. Deputies later located Bryant at his home in the 7300 block of Frontera Avenue in Yucca Valley where they found the stolen firearm. Scott Bryant was arrested for investigation of residential robbery, booked into the Morongo Basin Jail, with his bail set at $200,000.

VICTIM OF FATAL SHOOTING IN YUCCA VALLEY IDENTIFIED

The Sheriff’s Department has identified the victim of a fatal shooting in Yucca Valley last week. Residents reported hearing between 7 and 10 gunshots about 3:20 Thursday morning at the intersection of Antelope Trail and Sage Avenue. When deputies arrived, they found Bobby Coleman, 27, lying on the ground outside a sedan with the car’s front doors open. Detectives have asked for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in the shooting. Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect, or who witnessed the shooting, should call Detective Max Kunzman at 909-387-3589.

When Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of shots heard in Yucca Valley early Thursday morning, they found a deceased man lying on the ground outside a sedan. Tami Roleff photo

SHED FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY EARLY TUESDAY MORNING

An outbuilding is a total loss in a fire in Yucca Valley early this morning. County Fire Battalion Chief Ken Halseth said firefighters from Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, and Joshua Tree were called to the 7800 block of Victor Vista Avenue at 5:15 a.m. The shed was fully involved with flames when firefighters arrived. There were no injuries. The cause is under investigation.

NEW CALIFORNIA COVID-19 GUIDELINES HAVE LIMITED AFFECT ON SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

California’s new guidelines for counties to reopen specific business sectors offer a simpler, more limited set of metrics. The four-tiered, color-coded system ranks counties based on the number of virus cases and infection rates. The immediate impact on San Bernardino County residents and businesses is fairly limited, with most of the previous restrictions still in place. One exception: barbershops and hair salons, which previously could only offer services outside, may now serve patrons indoors (subject to specific modifications). Also, indoor shopping malls can open again with limited capacity.

Following are current rules (9/2/20) for San Bernardino County:

·  Hair salons: open indoors with modifications
·  Retail: open indoors at 25% capacity
·  Malls: open indoors at 25% capacity and food courts closed
·  Personal care services (nail salons, body waxing, etc.): outdoor only
·  Museums, zoos and aquariums: outdoor only
·  Places of worship: outdoor only
·  Movie theaters: outdoor only
·  Hotels: open with modifications
·  Gyms: outdoor only
·  Restaurants: outdoor only
·  Wineries: outdoor only
·  Bars and breweries: closed
·  Family entertainment centers: outdoor only, like mini golf, batting cages and go-kart racing
·  Cardrooms: outdoor only
·  Non-essential offices: remote work only
·  Professional sports: no live audiences
·  Schools: must stay closed