A woman faces vehicular manslaughter charges, after she killed her husband in Watsonville over the weekend. 46 year-old Eugenia Olivarez, and her 37 year-old husband Jaime Rodriguez, were at a party on the 300 block of Manor Avenue when they got into a verbal argument.
Olivarez left in her vehicle, but witnesses said Rodriguez tried to stop her by holding onto the car. When he fell, he was hit by the vehicle, and suffered fatal injuries.
A Greenfield woman was arrested this morning after she stabbed a man. 24 year-old Oney Martinez Perez was inside a local bar when she started waiving around a knife, and then stabbing a man. He suffered non-life-threatening stab-wounds to his head, upper torso and arm. Perez was booked into Monterey county jail, and she faces possible charges of attempted murder, drug and weapon-related charges.
A 17 year-old was shot and killed in Greenfield last night. The shooting is believed to have taken place on the 1-thousand block of Oak Avenue. It was the second homicide in Greenfield this year.
Several more credit card skimmers have been located in Gilroy. The new skimmers were found at a Chevron station on Westwood Drive. Several weeks ago skimmers were found at a Valero station on First Street. Police are advising those that have used credit cards at these stations to check their credit card statements. Any additional victims are encouraged to call the Gilroy Police Department at 408-846-0350.
A Salinas man has been convicted for two murders in 2015. In October of 2015 25 year old Brad Azcona was captured after a 12-hour standoff with law enforcement. Azcona had been wanted for two murders and two attempted murders that took place between August 21rd and September 23rd of 2015. On Friday he was found guilty of two counts of 1st degree murder, two counts of attempted murder, assault with a firearm, attempted robbery, negligent discharge of a firearm, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. A special circumstance was included for multiple murders.
A UC Santa Cruz undergraduate student has been arrested on one charge of felony arson. 18 year old Ryan Recalde was taken into custody after he allegedly burned a poster at a multicultural college dorm’s third floor last week. Recalde is also believed to be responsible for several other similar incidents. Investigators say the arson falls just short of hate crime statutes. Recalde is being held in lieu of 25 thousand dollars bail.
Beginning January 1ST the cannabis cultivation tax and excise tax will take effect. Cannabis businesses will be responsible for new tax rates and how they apply to their business activities. The current cultivation tax rates are 9.25 per dry-weight ounce of cannabis flowers, and 2.75 per dry-weight ounce of cannabis leaves. Retailers will be responsible for collecting the cannabis excise tax at the time of the retail sale and for paying the tax to the distributor, who reports and pays the cannabis excise tax to the CDTFA. For complete information visit: cdtfa.ca.gov.
Harbor officials are announcing one way traffic controls. The control will take place in the construction zone of East Cliff Drive from 5th to 7th Avenue. Motorists will need to use 7th Avenue North to Eaton Street, to Lake Avenue to access the parking area and businesses near the Crow’s Nest. The traffic will be restored to normal by April 2018.