A Monterey man has been chosen to be on the U.S. Olympics Bobsled Team for the upcoming Olympic Games in South Korea. 32 year-old Nick Cunningham found out today that he’ll be 1 of the 3 men selected to pilot 1 of the 3 USA Sleds. Cunningham is a 2-time Olympian, as a push athlete in the 2010 Vancouver Games, and as a pilot in 2014 at the Sochi Games.
The Walgreens on Front Street in Santa Cruz was evacuated this morning. That after flames were reported shooting about 10 feet in the air from a truck (which was parked almost directly in front of the entrance to the store). The store was closed for about 45 minutes. Firefighters determined there was no damage to the store, and no one was injured in the incident.
One surfer was rescued by another after the first lost his board and got trapped against a rocky cliff near Santa Cruz this morning. The incident at Steamer Lane, was reported around 10:30 this morning. Beginners are encouraged not to surf this week, due to the high surf.
A 40 year-old man was arrested last night, at the end of a 6-hour stand-off in Salinas. The man faces charges of Domestic Violence, Resisting Arrest, and Theft. He was booked into Monterey county jail.
A 22 year-old woman, and her infant son, died early yesterday morning in a solo vehicle crash in Salinas. Yenny Carbajal and 8 month-old Joshua Carbajal were passengers in a vehicle that hit a tree along Constitution Boulevard. Yenny’s 23 year-old boyfriend, who was driving the car at the time, is still in critical condition at an area hospital.
A man was hospitalized early this morning after being shot outside a Salinas club. The incident reportedly occurred between 3 and 4 a.m. In a parkinglot off East Market Street. The victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
(11:50) Monterey County - Caltrans reported that Highway 1 along the Big Sur Coast, is closed at the Ranger Station North Ragged Point Inn at Mud Creek, from now until Saturday. Crews are working to repair damage from last year’s winter storms. For more information on this project and other Monterey County road maintenance projects visit: tamcmonterey.org.
(07:25) Gilroy - Authorities reported that 3 people were caught on surveillance video stealing from a clothing store in Gilroy. The incident took place around noon on Friday at the Polo Ralph Lauren Outlet. Employees reported the 3 individuals stole more than $2,000 worth of merchandise. They were last seen getting into a silver or tan colored Subaru, with License plate # 7UXP505, which was registered out of Fresno. A picture of the 3 can be seen on the Gilroy Police Department’s Facebook Page. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact authorities.
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