FATAL CRASH EAST OF TWENTYNINE PALMS DISCOVERED THIS MORNING

A man was killed sometime during the night in a single-vehicle rollover crash east of Twentynine Palms. County Fire Captain Danny Stamps said the vehicle appeared to be traveling eastbound on Valle Vista near Bagdad Highway when the crash occurred. The vehicle was not spotted and called in until 6:44 a.m. this morning. Z107.7 News will have more information when it becomes available.

YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL TO TAKE UP MEASURES J AND K

The Yucca Valley Town Council will hold a closed and open session at its regular meeting tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff highlights some of the items on the council’s agenda…

Tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council will start with a closed session at 5:30 p.m. during which the council will conference with legal counsel over potential litigation. The regular meeting starts at 6 with a presentation from the California Office of Emergency Services on earthquake education and awareness. Then following a routine consent agenda, the council will hear an update from the California Welcome Center. The council will then discuss whether to pass a resolution to support or oppose Measure J or K, measures that revise the county’s charter. Town staff are recommending support of Measure J. And finally, the council will hear a year-end budget report.

Tonight’s meeting will be available online or in person in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center.

2 ARRESTED AFTER A 10-MILE PURSUIT THROUGH TWENTYNINE PALMS

Two people were arrested Friday following a pursuit through Twentynine Palms. About 10 p.m., a deputy tried to stop a white Honda Accord near Homestead Drive and Smoke Tree Avenue because it didn’t have a front license plate. The driver, later identified as Huot Kuot, 42, refused to yield and led deputies on a 10-mile pursuit through the city. Deputies say Kuot drove at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour through multiple residential areas and also drove through intersections without stopping. When the Honda finally stopped near Lori Lane and Mesa Drive, Kuot jumped out of the car and fled on foot. Deputies were able to capture him without incident. A passenger in the car, Angela Zamora, 39, also tried to run on foot but she was also detained. Huot Kuot was arrested for investigation of felony failure to yield and for multiple warrants, booked into the West Valley Detention Center, with his bail set at $100,000. Angela Zamora was arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest, cited, and released.

YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF MAKING DEATH THREATS, BRANDISHING A GUN

A Yucca Valley man was arrested last week, accused of threatening to kill another man. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Andre Brown, 33, approached a passenger in a vehicle outside the victim’s home in the 7800 block of Valley Vista Avenue in Yucca Valley just before 1 a.m. Saturday morning. The victim told deputies that Brown punched him in the face through an open car window and then pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at his head and said he was going to kill him. The victim quickly left and called deputies. Members of the Specialized Enforcement Division responded to the scene to assist deputies with serving a warrant on Brown. Brown was arrested without incident at his home in the 7400 block of Elk Trail about 11:45 a.m. that morning. During a search of Brown’s home, deputies located stolen firearms and narcotics. Andre Brown was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, making criminal threats, and brandishing a firearm. He was booked into Morongo Basin Jail and is being held on $50,000 bail.

COUNTY TO DELIVER 2,000 LAPTOPS TO SCHOOLS

When Governor Gavin Newsom ordered all California schools to begin the 2020-2021 school year via distance learning, school districts statewide began ordering electronic devices for students. The resulting glut of orders caused massive backorders from manufacturers. After months of waiting, San Bernardino County has received a shipment of electronic devices for students. Reporter Andrew Dieleman has the details on where those devices are headed…

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors allocated $1.4 million of CARES Act funding to purchase nearly 2,000 electronic devices for county students who either have limited access to technology or must share their devices with others in their home. The devices are scheduled to be delivered to the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools this week. Fourteen school districts, ROP programs, and charter schools were selected to receive a portion of the order, including Morongo Unified, which will receive 200 of the devices.

San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman delivered nearly 2,000 laptops for children in San Bernardino County Schools to Superintendent Ted Alejandre. Now students throughout the county can stay connected to their classes and teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Board of Supervisors used CARES Act funding to purchase the devices. Courtesy photo