(08:55) According to the U.S. Geological Survey a 3.4 magnitude earthquake and a 3.0 magnitude earthquake hit near Gilroy and Hollister yesterday. The quakes hit at 11:09 a.m. and 11:10 a.m..
(08:25) Salinas - A man was killed in car crash last night in Salinas. The accident took place around 9:45 p.m. on Harden Parkway, near Regency Circle. Officers reported A 27 year old man driving pickup truck hit a concrete wall and a large tree. The name of the driver is being withheld pending notification of family. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
(08:00) Salinas - A man was arrested yesterday after he was caught with a loaded gun in Salinas. A witness reported seeing a man sitting in a vehicle holding a firearm at Natividad Creek Park. During a search of the vehicle officers located a loaded gun, which was not registered. The man was booked into Monterey County Jail on various gun charges.
(07:20) Santa Cruz - The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office announced that 3 dogs will be formally sworn in as K9 Officers today. Lola, Murph and Colt are scheduled to be sworn in at 10:00 a.m. at the Sheriff’s Office headquarters located at, 5200 Soquel Avenue, in Santa Cruz. The Public is invited to attend.
(06:50) Salinas - Authorities reported that 2 Salinas residents were killed in a car crash near Palm Springs, on Saturday. The crash took place at 1:00 a.m. on Interstate 10. The vehicle was heading east when the driver lost control, causing it to overturn. 3 9-year-old Fernando Gonzalez died at the scene, and 25 year-old Ernesto Vega passed away at Desert Regional Medical Center. A total of 6 people were in the vehicle, 3 of them were not wearing seatbelts and were ejected from the vehicle. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
The California Highway Patrol has reported a fatal collision with a pedestrian in the rural Boulder Creek area. The accident took place shortly before 9:30 a.m. Sunday near Highway 236 and Jameson Creek Road. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident remains under investigation.
A Santa Cruz County Superior Court judge issued a continuous for court proceedings against 57 year old Dr. James Kohut and his two co defendants. Kohut and 43 year old Rashel Brandon along with 30 year old Emily Stephens were all arrested last May after video evidence linked them to multiple child rape cases. The two nurses are facing 45 and 46 felony counts, while Kohut is charged with 48 felonies. Bail has been set at 15 million dollars each. Court proceedings will resume on June 4th.
A Salinas man has been sentenced for a 2016 crime spree. 35 year old Ramon Bernal was convicted in January for car break ins and burglaries that included brandishing a knife when confronted by victims. Bernal’s crimes included stealing children's’ piggy banks and entire families christmas presents as well as using his own child as a decoy. The convictions were his 3rd and 4th criminal strikes. On Friday a judge ordered him to spend 85 years to life behind bars.