(06:55) King City - A man was arrested yesterday after he burglarized 2 businesses in King City. 24-year-old Miguel Angel Silva broke into the 2 businesses on Broadway Street. After reviewing Surveillance footage officers located Silva on Bedford Avenue. Silva was arrested and booked into the Monterey County Jail for burglary, possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools and possession of narcotics paraphernalia.
(06:25) Salinas - A man is in the hospital after being hit by a train in Salinas. The incident took place last night just after 6:30 at East Alisal near Front Street. Authorities reported the man is in stable condition.
A convicted Gonzales child molester has been sentenced to prison. 25 year old Eliseo Noel Celaya was convicted of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, unlawful oral copulation with a minor and contacting a minor for the purpose of engaging in sexual acts. Celaya was sentenced to 3 years and 8 months in prison and will have to register as a sex offender for life.
A Seaside man has been convicted of robbery. 48 year old Kevin Williams pled guilty to two separate robberies on the same day in May. Williams physically assaulted a couple during a purse snatching then later used a replica gun to rob a drug store. Williams is expected to be sentenced to 19 years in prison on December 19th.
The Santa Cruz County public works department has announced that Hutchinson Road at the intersection of Summit Road will be subject to road closures. The closures are currently happening between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and will continue through February of 2018. The closures are necessary for storm damage repairs. Motorists are advised to avoid this area and use alternate routes.
Blue Whales are being spotted in the Monterey Bay. Blue Whales are the largest animals on earth and usually are spotted in the bay during the summer months. Earlier this week an estimated 50 whales were sighted by whale watching vessels off the coast of Monterey. Warmer ocean temperatures and an abundance of krill are believed to the reson behind the unusual fall presence of the whales.
An Injury accident shut down Highway 68 yesterday (Thurs). Shortly after 3:30 p.m. a two car crash between Highway 1 and Highway 218 sent four people to medical facilities with major injuries. The Highway was closed for several hours while the accident was investigated.
A roadway north of Boulder Creek was closed for several hours yesterday (Thurs). At about 3 p.m. a fallen tree and downed powerline blocked Highway 236 at China Grade. P, G & E crews were called in and the roadway was re-opened to through traffic at about 7 p.m.