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Flooding, Road Closures As Heavy Rains Fall On Saturated Ground

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Take A Look At Some Local Flooding

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(9:45)DAVENPORT- Rescue crews saved a group of people threatened by high tides near Davenport, Saturday night. Shortly after sunset emergency personnel responded to a report of 11 adults and two canines stranded on a beach by high tides. By 10:30 p.m. the adults and dogs had been pulled up the cliffs to safety. No injuries have been reported.

 

 

 

(10:30) Santa Cruz - The UC Santa Cruz Police Department is seeking the community's assistance in locating an at-risk missing student.   Tejas Kaladi was reported missing by his parents yesterday, after they came to campus to take him home for the summer.  Kaladi was last seen at 11:00 last night in downtown Santa Cruz.  Kaladi may be at-risk because of recent statements he has made about harming himself.  A recent photo of Kaladi can be found on the UC Santa Cruz Police Department website.  Anyone with information about his whereabouts is encouraged to contact authorities.

(09:20) Santa Cruz County - Mattresses can be recycled free of charge in the City of Santa Cruz thanks to a Mattress program.   Bye Bye Mattress is a free recycling program that was created to Help End Glut of Mattresses in landfills.  More than 50,000 mattresses end up in U.S. landfills each day.  The City of Santa Cruz is participating in the California Bye Bye Mattress recycling program to help decrease this statistic.  Old mattresses and box springs will be accepted from the public free of charge on Saturday, June 24, at 207 Natural Bridges Drive from 8 a-m to 1 p-m.  The City also accepts mattresses and box springs free of charge Monday through Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30  p.m. as at the Resource Recovery Facility, 605 Dimeo Lane.  To learn more about the California Bye Bye Mattress program, visit www.byebyemattress.com.

 

(09:10) Salinas - A suspect running from police was hit and killed while trying to cross Highway 101 last night.  Salinas Police reported that they spotted two men in a stolen vehicle at 6:30 p.m. on the 100 block on Laurel Drive.   After a short car chase, the two men abandoned the car and started running.  The driver was struck by a pickup truck as he tried to cross Highway 101.  Officers chased the passenger to the 100 block of Monroe Street, where he got away.   CHP reported that all lanes of Northbound Highway 101 reopened just before 10:00 last night.

 

(08:40) Salinas - Salinas Police are investigating a shooting after a "Shot Spotter" was activated last night.  The shots were detected just before 8 p.m. on the 700 block of Josephine Street.    A victim reported that he was in his car outside his home, when 4 men drove up and fired three rounds towards his vehicle.  The victim was armed with a legally possessed firearm and fired back in self defense.  Shortly after the shooting, officers were notified that two people were seeking treatment for gun shot wounds at Natividad Medical Center.   Salinas police believe the injured people, were 2 for the 4 people in the vehicle during the shooting, but the victim was unable to identify them.  The investigation is ongoing.

 

 

(07:55) Salinas - Salinas police arrested a man in connection to the shooting death of a man at a Motel last week.  25 year-old Seth Faulkner was arrested for murdering 28 year-old Alexander Durazo.  The shooting took place on Wednesday, June 7, at 9 p.m. near Motel 6, on the 100 block of Kern Street.  Faulkner was booked into Monterey County Jail and charged with first degree murder.  His bail was set at $3.3 million dollars.

                                                                                                          

(07:15) Santa Cruz County - Due to popular demand The California Highway Patrol is offering a third class for the traffic safety program for senior drivers.  The Age Well, Drive Smart Program is designed to provide drivers with the keys to driving safer and driving longer.  Topics of discussion will include: How to tune up driving skills, learning about normal, age-related physical changes and how to adjust to them and understanding the alternatives to driving.  The class will be held Friday, July 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Aptos Library, located at 7695 Soquel Drive.  To make a reservation call 831- 662-0511.

(06:50) Salinas - A man has been arrested for DUI after he crashed into another vehicle and fled the scene Thursday evening in Salinas.   A 64 year-old man was driving on Natividad Road when he crashed into 2 cars near Alvin Drive.  The victims followed the man until he stopped, took his keys, and held him until police arrived.  The 64-year-old driver was booked into the Monterey County Jail on felony hit and run charges, DUI, and driving on a suspended license.

 

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