A Salinas man was found guilty Friday. 28 year-old Wilfred Urias Echevarria was found guilty of 2 counts of injuring his wife during an argument back in October of 2015. Echevarria faces a maximum sentence of 4 years behind bars when he returns to a Monterey county court room for sentencing.
ABOUT 1650 PEOPLE ARE IMPACTED BY A BOIL WATER ORDER THAT HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE 580 HOUSEHOLDS SERVED BY THE BIG BASIN WATER COMPANY. ALTHOUGH THE PROBLEMS CAUSING THAT HAVE NOW BEEN ADDRESSED, IT WILL TAKE SOME TIME FOR THE SYSTEM TO RE-PRESSURIZE WITH CLEAN WATER. THOSE RESIDENTS ARE ASKED TO BOIL WATER FOR AT LEAST 1 MINUTE BEFORE DRINKING IT, OR USING IT TO COOK WITH (IN ORDER TO KILL BACTERIA THAT COULD CAUSE INTESTINAL DISTRESS).
A SANTA CRUZ INTERSECTION, THAT WAS CLOSED FOR A WHILE LAST NIGHT, HAS SINCE RE-OPENED. THAT AFTER A SEMI-TRUCK REPORTEDLY CRASHED INTO A POWER POLE AT THE INTERSECTION OF PACIFIC AVENUE AND CENTER STREET.
A MAN WAS SHOT AND KILLED IN SALINAS VERY EARLY THIS MORNING. THE JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT SHOOTING TOOK PLACE NEAR THE 100 BLOCK OF NORTH HEBBRON AVENUE, WHERE SALINAS POLICE OFFICERS FOUND A 39 YEAR-OLD MAN SUFFERING FROM MULTIPLE GUNSHOT WOUNDS. HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE. ANYONE WITH ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THIS FATAL SHOOTING IS ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT THE SALINAS POLICE DEPARTMENT.
HIGHWAY 17 HAS PARTIALLY RE-OPENED. AS OF EARLIER TODAY, THE C.H.P. HAS RE-OPENED 1 LANE IN EACH DIRECTION. DRIVERS ARE ASKED TO DRIVE CAREFULLY.
(15:54) PACIFIC GROVE- Pacific Grove police arrested two people during a probation compliance check on Thursaday. Shortly before noon officers conducted a probation search of a residence on the 400 block of Grand Avenue. Police seized five firearms, high capacity magazines, ammunition, approximately two grams of methamphetamine, narcotics paraphernalia and over twenty morphine pills. Four of the firearms were reported stolen out of Monterey. 46 year old Herbert Stevenson and 40 year old Lorien Weaver were arrested for violation of probation, being in possession of a firearm, being in possession of ammunition, possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled substance while armed, child endangerment, possession of high capacity magazines and possession of a controlled substance. They were booked into Monterey County jail.
(11:15) Los Gatos and Monterey County - Due to unsafe road conditions school officials have announced that some schools will be closed TODAY. All schools in the Loma Prieta Unified School District, Cooper Elementary School and Apple Pie Preschool in Big Sur are closed.
(10:55) Santa Cruz County - California Highway Patrol reported at 9:45 this morning that highway 17 is shut down in all directions due to unsafe road conditions. Traffic going northbound can only go as far as Granite Creek, and southbound traffic can only go as far as Summit Road. Big rigs cannot pass over Soquel-San Jose Road, drivers are being told to use Highway 101. This is an indefinite closure; the mudslide location is extremely unstable. Highway 17 is expected to be closed for at least 24 hours, but it may take longer to reopen. For more information on road closures go to sccroadclosure.org