(08:15) Salinas - A recreational marijuana dispensary is scheduled to open today in Salinas. Officers would like to remind the public that Driving impaired — whether from alcohol, prescription medication, or drugs — has the same penalties under California law. Those caught driving impaired will face up to $10,000 in fines, fees and insurance costs, restricted licensing, days off work to go to court and a criminal record.
(07:50) Santa Cruz - Authorities reported that one of the people, who recently had items stolen out of their storage facility, was reunited with his belongings this week. Earlier this month, Stephen Kennedy and Mckelle Lloyd were arrested on the 3700 block of Soquel Drive, for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars worth of items out of a storage facility. Cleaning equipment that was valued at more than 40-thousand dollars was given back to its rightful owner this week.
(06:20) Salinas - A teenage boy who was shot and killed on Wednesday night in Salinas has been identified. 14 year-old Enrique Sosa was walking home on Russel Road around 6:30 p.m. when he was confronted by a group in a dark-colored SUV. The homicide is being investigated as gang related. No arrests have been made. Anyone with information in regards to this case is encouraged to contact the Salinas Police Department.
Salinas police are investigating a bank robbery that took place yesterday (Thursday). Authorities say that shortly after 10 a.m. an armed man enter a credit union on south Main Street where he brandished a pistol and demanded money from the tellers. The suspect, described as a Hispanic male in his 50’s, fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact Salinas police.
Hollister police have identified a suspect of an October sexual assault. After posting a picture of the suspect the department has identified 31-year-old Cory Dean Daughtery of Fresno as the assailant. A 130 thousand arrest warrant ahs been issued. Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact Hollister police.
Santa Cruz County crews will be working on Highland Way starting on Monday. Motorists can expect delays of up to 2 hours between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., through Friday. The work is necessary to restore roadway surfaces. The motoring public is advised to use alternate routes.
The identity of a Hollister man killed in a three car accident on Highway 25 last week has been released. 57 year old Efrain Moreno, of Hollister, was killed when a truck involved in an accident was knocked into oncoming traffic colliding head on with Moreno’s Prius. At this time no charges have been filed in connection with the fatal accident.
A two-day firearm recovery operation resulted in the seizure of a pistol. Santa Cruz County law enforcement agencies teamed up with agents from the California Department of Justice (DOJ) Bureau of Firearms to locate guns owned by individuals who are prohibited from possessing firearms. The operation was scheduled as a compliance measure and was not in response to any specific threat or incident. Investigators found a high-degree of compliance with firearms laws in Santa Cruz County. During the two-day operation beginning January 16th officers checked 47 addresses, and seized one semi-automatic handgun leading to the arrest of an individual who was not allowed to have a gun due to a domestic violence restraining order.
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