(10:50) Salinas - The Salinas Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a woman who was caught on surveillance video stealing from a convenient store. The woman allegedly stole items from a 7/11 store on S. Sanborn Road on Saturday morning. A picture of the woman can be seen on the Salinas Police Department’s Facebook Page. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact authorities.
(09:00) Salinas - Authorities reported that 3 people were arrested over the weekend for an armed robbery in Salinas. The armed robbery took place on Saturday just after 4:30 p.m. at a taco truck on the corner of Sun Street and Commission Street. 33 year-old Raymond Cardenas and 30 year-old Jose Velasco demanded money and struck an employee with a handgun on the back of the head. The 2 were picked up by 24 year-old Virginia Espinoza. Hours later, Officers located the suspects traveling on North Main Street and Navajo Drive. Cardenas and Espinoza were arrested and booked into the Monterey County Jail. Velasco was arrested yesterday just before 8:30 p.m. on North Main Street near Alvin Drive. All 3 suspects face charges for Armed Robbery, False Imprisonment, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Conspiracy.
(07:25) Watsonville - Authorities reported that 2 suspects were taken into custody recently for theft and being in possession of narcotics. Deputies on patrol found Miguel Dominguez and Carlos Gamez standing near a car in the back of Safeway, in Watsonville. A search of the vehicle uncovered heroin, drug paraphernalia, and thousands of dollars worth of stolen items from Fleet Feet in Aptos. Dominguez and Gamez were booked into Santa Cruz County jail for various charges.
(07:00) Monterey - The Monterey County CHP reported a vehicle fatality occurred on Friday around 2 a-m, south of Watsonville. A 28 year-old man was traveling northbound on Elkhorn Road just north of Garin Road when it flipped over into a dirt drainage canal. The identity of the man is being width held pending notification of family.
The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s office is asking the public’s help in identifying a theft ring. Authorities say that an organized group stole an undetermined amount of merchandise from Toy Z R Us, last week. The group may be a family or poses as a family and uses sophisticated distractions as part of the planned theft. Surveillance footage of the theft can be seen on the Santa Cruz county sheriff’s face book page.
The Santa Cruz Harbor announced that several boats were damaged during recent large swells. An official with the harbor did not have an exact count on the number of vessels that had sustained damage. However it was announced that no vessels were lost due to damage. The large swell caused the most disruptive conditions in the harbor since the 2011 Tsunami surge.
Monterey area beaches have been closed due to a sewage spill. Nearly 5 million gallons of waste water made it into the bay because of an equipment failure at a Marina sanitation facility. The closures include: CarmelBeach at Ocean Avenue, Monterey Municipal Beach, Lover’s Point, Monterey State Beach, San Carlos Beach Sunset Drive at Asilomar, Spanish Bay and Stillwater Cove. The beaches will remain closed until testing confirms bacterial levels are within state guidelines.
Thousands of women marched in downtown Santa Cruz on Saturday. Police cordoned off the streets from Pacific Avenue to the Louden Nelson Community Center as a safety precaution for the march which started near the town clock and weaved through the downtown area before ending at the community center. Last year the march attracted an estimated 10 thousand partipants.
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