(13:50)SANTA CRUZ- Nearly 15 hundred people took place in the Human Race fundraising event on Saturday. The annual event has been the largest fundraiser in Santa Cruz County for nearly 30 years, with 130 non profits collaborating in this year’s campaign. The event had raised 310 thousand dollars by Saturday afternoon and is hoping to meet a 400 thousand dollar goal with online donations by the May 31st. For more information visit: scvolunteercenter.org.
(13:08)SALINAS- A suspected car thief was sentenced to 16 months behind bars on Friday. On March 4th of this year a Salinas patrol unit took Michael Silva into custody for prowling. Silva was then charged with driving a stolen vehicle, when it was found the vehicle he was driving was registered to a Modesto man who was out of the country. Due to current prison re alignment Silva will serve his sentence in the Monterey County jail.
(12:38) MARINA- Traffic was delayed on Reservation Road in Marina on Friday. The traffic was due to a partial road closure following an accident. Officials say a driver lost control of a vehicle and left the roadway ending up on top of another vehicle in a bank parking lot. At this time no injuries or arrests have been reported. The accident remains under investigation.
(12:17)SALINAS- A Salinas man convicted of DUI has been sentenced to prison. 29 year old Felix Gutierrez was found guilty of driving under the influence and causing great bodily harm in connection with a crash on San Miguel Canyon Road. Gutierrez had his two children in his van when he crossed the double yellow lines and collide with two vehicles both containing children, seven people sustained injuries during the crash.. Gutierrez will have to serve at least 85 percent of his 4 year and 4 month sentence.
(11:50)SALINAS-A fiery crash took the lives of three people near Salinas on Saturday. CHP officials say the collision took place shortly before 1 p.m. 2 miles east of Highway 101 on Espinosa Road, when a 61 year old Salinas woman driving at a high rate of speed collided with a semi-truck making a left hand turn. The vehicle then caught fire and the driver and two 33 year old passengers died at the scene. No other injuries were reported.
(11:24)WATSONVILLE- Watsonville police are investigating an armed robbery. Shortly after 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning patrol units responded to a report of an armed robbery at a convenience store on the 1400 block of Freedom Boulevard. At the scene, officers determined that three Latino males entered the business , two of the men grabbed beer while the third produced a pistol and demanded cash. The clerk complied and the robbers fled on foot with the merchandise and an undisclosed amount of cash.
(16:01) SANTA CRUZ- The remains of a missing Santa Cruz woman have been identified. 29 year old Jeannette Herum walked away from the Sutter Maternity Center on November 22nd 2012 where she had recently given birth to a baby boy. Because of her lifestyle she wasn’t reported missing until 2014. Herums remains were discovered in 2016 but only recently identified. The disappearance and death are being investigated as suspicious. Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Santa Cruz Sheriff’s office.
(11:11) Santa Cruz - The City of Santa Cruz has begun the East Cliff Emergency Repair Project. The project involves removing a portion of a damaged concrete sack wall and relocate 150 feet of failing handrail, sidewalk and sanitary sewer line away from the coastal bluff along East Cliff Drive near Alhambra Avenue. Traffic and parking are impacted near the project during construction which is expected to be completed in early June. For more information on this project call (831) 420-5428.