Salinas police are investigating a Friday afternoon bank robbery. Shortly after 2 p.m. two men with covered faces entered the Monterey Credit Union in Harden Ranch Plaza. One of the men brandished a rifle, the robbers then demanded the tellers to empty their cash drawers into a bag. The suspects then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact Salinas police.
The Marina Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in identifying a suspect in multiple thefts. Authorities say there has been a significant increase in vehicle break ins and burglaries. Most of the vehicles were left unlocked and in cases, valuable property was in left in plain view. Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact Marina police.
An officer involved shooting investigation is underway in Santa Cruz County. Authorities say that a woman was hospital with gunshot wounds after she assaulted a deputy with his patrol vehicle after she slipped out of handcuffs. It happened at the Ocean Street Extension around 3:30 a.m. Friday morning after two patrol units detained a male and female with a stolen vehicle. The injured deputy was treated and released the woman was shot several times and is being treated in a trauma center. She will be charged with attempted murder when she is released from the hospital.
Tami Hunstman has been sentenced to spend two life terms in prison…..without the possibility of parole. Huntsman is the Salinas woman who pleaded guilty to the torture and killing of her young niece and nephew, and the torture and abuse of their older sister. 3 and 6 year-old Delylah and Shaun Tara’s bodies were found in a Redding storage unit in February. Although Huntsman’s plea deal spared her the Death Penalty, it also means she won’t be able to appeal this sentence.
A tentative contract has been reached between the Pajaro Valley Unified School District and their teacher’s union. If the teachers vote to ratify the proposed contract, it would take effect after the may 23rd vote of the district’s board of trustees. The tentative contract retroactively applies to the 2016-17 year.
3 men have been cited for possessing graffiti tools. That after they were spotted walking in an area of Soquel Drive that had recently been hit by taggers. More than 2 dozen cans of spray paint, additional spray nozzles, and other related equipment were found in their vehicle in an un-incorporated portion of Santa Cruz county.
2 Hollister residents are scheduled to return to a San Benito county court room next month so a date can be set for their preliminary hearing. 49 year-old San Ji and 45 year-old Jung Choi are accused of killing Ji’s wife Yoon in December. Ji and Choi have remained in San Benito county jail since they were arrested. Their bail is set at more than 2 million dollars.
A woman suffered major injuries this morning when she lost control of her vehicle on southbound Highway 101 in south Monterey county. The 7:30 a.m. solo-vehicle, roll-over accident, occurred north of the Jolon Road exit near Camp Roberts. The injured woman was transported to an area hospital.