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A Santa Cruz County  Sheriff’s deputy arrested a suspected identity thief on Friday. The deputy was on a routine after hours patrol of the Jose Avenue park where he spotted a vehicle occupied by a known felon. The officer performed a compliance search of the vehicle and recovered a stolen checkbook, social security card, ATM cards and a stolen driver’s license. 51 year old Richard Gilreath was booked into county jail on multiple identity theft related charges.




A Gilroy police officer has been arrested on suspicion of DUI.  Authorities say that 40 year old Geoffrey Geurin was off duty when he was taken into custody late last Wednesday in Hollister on suspicion of driving while under the influence. Sergeant Geurin is a SWAT team leader and a 19 year veteran of the Gilroy Police Department. He is presumed innocent presumed innocent until proven otherwise.


A Seaside man convicted of abusing his 83 year old mother has been sentenced to prison. 56 year old Daniel Johnson was found guilty of physically abusing his mother during a September 2016 incident. On Friday Johnson was ordered to spend two years behind bars.


A Salinas Union High School District bus driver has been arrested for sexual assault.  58 year old Bill Harvey is accused of raping developmentally disabled children on his bus route. Harvey was taken into custody following an investigation which was launched in connection with a February 22nd harassment call. Any one with any information on theses or other incidents are encouraged to contact Salinas police.


(09:00) Santa Cruz County - A man was arrested after he was caught with a loaded handgun and an unloaded rifle.  The incident took place earlier this week at Davenport Landing Beach parking lot.  Deputies on patrol found Craig Barriagan sitting in a vehicle with a loaded handgun in the center console and an unloaded rifle in the back seat.  The Sheriff’s Office reported that they have seized 7 firearms in criminal cases since March 3rd.

(08:25) Salinas - The Salinas Police Department announced that they will have extra police officers on patrol for Saint Patrick’s Day weekend.  The public is encouraged to plan ahead by calling an UBER, taxi, or having a designated driver.  Last year Salinas Police made 148 DUI arrests.     


(07:50) Santa Cruz - The Palo Alto Medical Foundation Department of Philanthropy announced that the third annual “Step into Fashion” fundraiser is scheduled to be held next month.  The designers will donate 25 percent of their sales to support cancer patients in Santa Cruz County.    Admission is $15 per person and includes free parking.  The event is scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 14, at the Coconut Grove, located at 400 Beach Street, in Santa Cruz.   To purchase tickets visit: StepIntoFashion.org.


(07:20) Santa Cruz County - The Santa Cruz County Public Works Department announced that Jamison Creek Road will be subject to road delays next week.   Crews are scheduled to work from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. starting on Monday through Wednesday, March 21st.   For more information on this project visit: sccroadclousure.org.   



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