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Flooding, Road Closures As Heavy Rains Fall On Saturated Ground

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(08:00) Santa Cruz - A man is hospitalized after being shot Sunday morning.  The incident took place just after 2 a.m. on the 700 block of Pacific Avenue in Santa Cruz.   Witnesses reported they saw a man shoot another man in the neck.   The 33 year-old victim was transported to the hospital by a bystander.  Officers say the victim was uncooperative, intoxicated, and refused to provide law enforcement with any suspect description.    Investigating officers recovered a .22 caliber casing at the initial crime scene on Pacific Avenue.   Currently, there is no suspect information on the shooting.   Anyone with information is encouraged to contact authorities. 

 

(06:55) Santa Cruz - A man was arrested after he was accused of stabbing another man in Santa Cruz.   The incident took place around 3:40 a.m. in the area of Soquel and Front Street near Plaza Lane on Sunday.  An Officer, patrolling the area, witnessed the incident.   After a long foot chase officers arrested 22-year-old Yemoh Anang and he was booked for assault with a deadly weapon.

(06:20)  Saratoga - The Santa Clara County Fire Department reported that a vegetation fire started shortly before 3:00 p.m. yesterday near Mount Eden Road and Orchard Meadow Drive in Saratoga.   Power was knocked out to the Orchard Meadow Drive neighborhood, but no injuries were reported and no structures were damaged or threatened.   As of 10:00 last night the fire has burned 10 acres and was 75 percent contained.   A Shelter-In-Place  was  ordered  just  after 5:00  p.m. in  the  Mount  Eden  Road  area.   We will keep the public updated as more information becomes available.    

 

A  35  year-old  San  Jose  man  died  Sunday,  while  saving  his  4 year-old  son  (and  5  other  children)  from  drowning  in  a  Morgan  Hill  pond.      Saul  Garcia  was  able  to  successfully  get  all  of  the  kids  out  of  deep  water  and  hand  them  off  to  safety,   before  sinking  to  the  bottom  of the  pond  near  Ogier  Avenue.

The  water  main  on  Bear  Creek  Road  is  now  scheduled  to  be  replaced  next  week.     The  nighttime  work  will  require  closing  Bear  Creek  Road  at  the  stoplight  between  9  p.m.  and  5  a.m.  for  5  consecutive  weekdays,   starting  next  Monday  (July 24th).    The  water  main  was  damaged  when  the  road  was  washed  out  by  heavy  rains  in  January. 

A  43  year-old  man  has  been  arrested  on  suspicion  of  stealing  a  vehiclekidnapping  a  child,  and  child  endangerment.    That  after  Raymond “Turtle”  Gutierrez  stole  a  vehicle  shortly  before  5  a.m.  this  morning  in  Soledad,   when  the  infant’s  father  ducked  back  into  the  house  to grab something  (after  securing  his  child into  his  car  seat.    An  “Amber  Alert”  was  broadcast  about  an  hour  later,  and  an  hour  after that  a  lady  called  the  San  Jose  Police  Department,  saying  there  was  a child  in  a  car  with  a  man  that  appeared  to  be  under  the  influence  of  drugs.    The  caller  reportedly  then  removed  the  carseat  (and  baby)  from  the  suspect’s  car,  and  the suspect  fled  the  scene  in  the  stolen  car.   The  baby  has  been  returned  to  his  parents,  and  later  in  the  day  Gutierrez  was arrested  after  he  was  spotted  in  Salinas….still  driving  the  vehicle  noted  in  the  Amber  Alert.  

Although  no  structures  are  threatened  and  no  evacuations  have  been  necessary,  a Shelter-In-Place  was  ordered  just  after  5  p.m.  today  in  the  Mount  Eden  Road  area.    That  was   in  connection  with  a  blaze  that  is  burning  on  the  western  edge  of  Saratoga,  headed  toward the  area  of  the  Mountain  Winery.   The  vegetation  fire  caused  some  commuters  to  have  a  difficult  time  during  this  afternoon’s  commute,  because  there  were  roads  they  could  not  travel  on.  The  blaze  was  first  called  in  shortly  before  3:30 p.m.

A  woman  was  transported  to  an  area  hospital  in  serious  condition  after  she  was  shot  in  Salinas  this afternoon.     The  shooting  took  place  around 2:30  p.m.  near  the  intersection  of  North  Filice  Street  and  East  Street,   while  the  victim  was  walking  on  the  sidewalk.     Anyone  with  information  about  this  incident  is  encouraged  to  contact  the  Salinas  Police  Department.  

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