(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 vehicle, kidnapping 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.