YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING PURSUIT

Updated 1-12 9:26 a.m. with additional information.

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Monday following a pursuit. Deputies were called to the 63600 block of Broadway in Joshua Tree just before 2 p.m. by a resident who said that a strange man showed up at his house asking for a job. He said the man, later identified as Jaden Derry, 25, was acting odd before he left the home and that he may be related to a recent burglary in the Indian Cove neighborhood. Deputies located Derry driving eastbound on Highway 62 near Indian Cove Road at a high rate of speed and attempted to make a traffic stop, but Derry failed to yield. Deputies pursued Derry for nine miles and were finally able to stop him with a PIT maneuver near Amboy Road and Utah Trail in Twentynine Palms. Derry is currently on active parole for burglary. Jaden Derry was arrested on suspicion of felony failure to yield, booked into the Morongo Basin Jail with his bail set at $100,000. The investigation into the burglary is still ongoing.

SHERIFF ANNOUNCES “YOU ARE NOT ALONE” PROGRAM

The Sheriff’s Citizen Patrol launched its You Are Not Alone Program recently. Reporter Joshua King has more details on the free daily telephone reassurance service…

Being alone is one of the greatest stresses older adults may experience. Thankfully, the You Are Not Alone program, or YANA, is designed to help senior adults remain independent in their homes by providing a daily telephone safety check-in call. This service allows them to find comfort and security knowing that someone will be checking on them on a daily basis and, in the event that something does happen, family or friends will be notified.

The program goal is to promote safety, decrease isolation, provide socialization and decrease loneliness. Calls are made daily starting at 8 a.m. If the participant does not answer the phone after three attempts are made to reach them, a series of steps follow to assure their safety and well-being. When these attempts fail and contact with the participant cannot be made, local law enforcement is called to check on the participant’s well-being.

To sign up for this free service, call 760-366-4175.

WE EXPLAIN THE INCUBATION PERIOD FOR THE CORONAVIRUS

The incubation period for COVID-19 is the number of days between when you’re infected and when you might see symptoms. Managing editor Tami Roleff gives a break down of how long you should isolate if you are potentially exposed…

For COVID-19, symptoms show up in the newly infected person, on average, about five days after contact but symptoms may appear as soon as two days after exposure. Most people with symptoms had them by day 12. And most of the other ill people were sick by day 14. In rare cases, symptoms can show up after 14 days. Some people may have the coronavirus and never show symptoms. Others may not know that they have it because their symptoms are very mild. Researchers estimate that people who get infected with the coronavirus can spread it to others 2 to 3 days before symptoms start and are most contagious 1 to 2 days before they feel sick.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/faq.html

TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED FOR THE SECOND TIME IN A WEEK

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Sunday for the second time in a week. Deputies went to the 7300 block of North Star in Twentynine Palms about 12:15 a.m. Sunday morning with a search warrant. Deputies saw a .22-caliber handgun in plain view on a table inside the home. Also at the home was Jared Glover, 38. Glover had been arrested January 3 for allegedly setting a Jeep on fire at a home in Landers. Jared Glover was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm in violation of his bail terms; and on warrants for assault and brandishing a firearm. Glover was booked into the West Valley Detention Center with his bail set at $275,000.

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SCHOOL BOARD TO RECOGNIZE NUTRITIONAL SERVICE TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Trustees will hold its first meeting of 2021 tonight. Reporter Andrew Dieleman has the agenda…

The board will begin tonight’s meeting in closed session at 6 p.m. to conference with labor negotiators. In open session beginning at 7 p.m., the board will recognize the district’s Nutritional Services team for distributing more than 100,000 pounds of food to the community during school closures. The board will also approve the new salary schedule between the district and classified employees and award contracts for flooring, asphalt, and internet provider updates districtwide. The meeting will be held via YouTube Live from the official MUSD YouTube page.

MUSD YouTube page:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr4pFHMhO4Gdi3fIMnqqeyQ