Active Shooter Training was held at U-C-S-C today. It was the 5th consecutive year law enforcement officers (and firefighters) could prepare for a worst-case scenario. First Responders not only trained for having a shooter on a campus, but for how to help wounded people in such a scenario.
(09:50) Authorities reported that 3 people are injured after a head on collision on Saturday. The crash took place at 10:30 p.m. on Graham Hill Road in Felton. 48 year-old Todd Russo, of San Francisco, was driving under the influence of alcohol when he crossed over the double yellow lines and crashed head on with a Mazda. The driver of the Mazda was transported to the hospital and is in critical condition; the passenger was treated for moderate injuries. Russo sustained major injuries and was airlifted to Dominican Hospital. The collision is currently under investigation.
(08:40) Capitola - A man was taken into custody after he robbed a gas station in Capitola. The incident took place yesterday morning at 3:45 at the Shell Gas Station on 41st Avenue. The suspect reportedly brandished a knife at the clerk, demanded money and then fled on foot from the business. Officers located the suspect, Jesus Palafox, on 38th Avenue at Capitola Road, after searching the area for an hour. A knife and cash were recovered during the arrest. Palafox was booked in Santa Cruz County Jail.
(08:25) Santa Cruz - Agents with the Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team’s Gang Task Force arrested a man for carrying a loaded gun and possession of a controlled substance on Friday. Agents spotted a vehicle in downtown Santa Cruz, near Front Street, with tail lights blacked out and tinted windows. Inside the vehicle agents found 30-year-old Francisco Garcia in possession of 27.5 grams of heroin and loaded firearm. Garcia was booked into Santa Cruz County Jail.
(08:00) Boulder Creek - A car crashed into a power pole last night causing power outages and a road closure. The incident took place on Highway 9 at Spring Creek Road in Boulder Creek. PG&E is currently working to clear the downed power lines. There is no estimated time of when the road will reopen. Santa Cruz CHP reported the driver was taken to a hospital, but the extent of the injuries are unknown at this time.
(07:50) Monterey - The Transportation Agency for Monterey County announced that a 10-day construction phase on the Holman Highway 68 roundabout project began yesterday. The construction will cause a complete shutdown of the southbound Highway 1 on-ramp through next Tuesday. After that it will be closed at night through the early hours of June 29th.
The nearly 650-foot long cruise ship that has been docked in the Monterey Bay since Sunday is scheduled to leave on Wednesday. Passengers on the ship, named “The World”, created their itinerary. At each port, experts educate the passengers on the language, culture, and traditions, of the area.
“The World” is expected to make 4 trips this year, but this is the only one that is scheduled to dock in the Monterey Bay.
The Behavioral Health Bureau of Monterey County’s Health Department has been awarded 6 million dollars. The state funds will be used to provide more mental health services at 2 sites in south Monterey county; and to create a sobering center and offer other services. The 2 new mental health services sites are slated to be established in King City.
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