2 mothers, and some Watsonville Police Officers, worked together recently to teach 2 boys about “consequences”. Reportedly one woman’s son filmed the other woman’s son jumping onto the hood of a Watsonville police car, and then running over the roof, and jumping off the vehicle. The women brought their son’s down to the Department to apologize, and one mother explained that her son would do community service at a local food bank during spring break, while the other mother insisted that her whole family wash the patrol cars to make up for what her son had done. Police officers gave both mother’s kudos for turning it all into a learning experience.
A Santa Cruz couple, and their 3 year-old son are home safe and sound. That after the 3 were robbed at gunpoint while traveling in Mexico. The robbers are said to have taken everything the 3 had, including phones, wallets, clothing, and their truck.
Seven people are expected to speak Friday at an event tomorrow in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center in Santa Cruz. Although attendance of this “Event Santa Cruz”, called “Our Ocean”, is free, people are asked to register at EventBrite.com, to attend the 6-9 p.m. event at 35 Pacific Avenue in Santa Cruz.
The 5th grader, who barricaded himself in a classroom yesterday at a Santa Cruz school, was reportedly intending to injure 3 specific students. His Bay View Elementary School teacher managed to get the rest of the kids out of the classroom safely, and then Santa Cruz police officers extricated the 11 year-old…..and took him to a care facility. A firearm, that his parents owned, was removed from the boy’s home.
The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad used a robot to search the Salinas home of a man who wielded a sword at officers last week. Javier Rodriguez is still in a hospital, recovering from wounds he suffered during an officer-involved shooting last Friday. He is expected to recover.
Police are searching for a man who allegedly stabbed his girlfriend last night in king City. The incident took place just before 8:30 p.m. on the 100 block of Division Street. Authorities reported the victim sustained multiple stab wounds, which were inflicted by 23 year-old Giovani Velasquez. Velasquez fled the area in a grey Toyota, which was driven by 24 year-old Alonzo Marquez. The vehicle was stopped by CHP at Northbound Highway 101 off ramp at Canal Street. Velasquez fled on foot, and Marquez was taken into custody. Anyone with information on Velasquez’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact the King City Police Department.
(09:55) Monterey County - The Transportation Agency for Monterey County and the Monterey-Salinas Transit is seeking the public’s input on new transit services they believe are needed in their community. The first hearing will be at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 28, at 1428 Abbott Street, in Salinas. The second hearing will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, at 19 Upper Ragsdale Drive, in Monterey. For more information visit: tamcmonterey.org
A fundraiser is slated to be held this Friday, to help raise money to keep a shower trailer equipped for mid-county homeless people. The 3rd annual Great Chili Cook-Off is scheduled to run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Resurrection Catholic Community Meeting Hall at 7600 Soquel Drive in Aptos. Tickets for the event can be purchased at: BrownPaperTickets.com
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