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  • Mo Co Bomb Threat-5/25/17-1757-PMD

    (18:40) CASTROVILLE- North Monterey County High School was locked down after receiving a bomb threat yesterday (Thurs). The call made by an anonymous female claimed there was a bomb on Read More
  • Salinas DUI Enforcement-5/25/17-1818-PMD

    (18:24) SALINAS- The Salinas Police Department is adding extra DUI patrols for the holiday weekend. The DUI officers have special training to help them detect when a driver is under Read More
  • Carmel Valley Fire-5/25/17-1650-PMD

    (17:02) CARMEL VALLEY- Cal Fire is working to contain a small fire in Carmel Valley. The blaze broke, near Schulte Rd at about 4 p.m. At this time Cal Fire Read More
  • Highway 17 Wreck-5/25/17-1629-PMD

    (16:41) SCOTTS VALLEY- A two car crash backed up traffic on Highway 17 yesterday (Thurs). The incident took place shortly before 1:30 p.m. when a motorist attempting to turn onto Read More
  • Suicide Prevention Grant-5/25/17-1606-PMD

    (16:22) SEASIDE- CSUMB has received a grant that will be used for suicide prevention. Yesterday (Thurs) Congressman Jimmy Panetta announced that California State University Monterey Bay will receive a federal Read More
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Flooding, Road Closures As Heavy Rains Fall On Saturated Ground

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(09:15) Santa Cruz - The Santa Cruz police Department recovered 2 stolen bikes earlier this week with the help of some good Samaritans.  44 year-old John Walkenbach was seen stealing a bike in the area of Ocean and Felker Streets.   A witness took a picture and turned it into the Santa Cruz Police Department.  Officers Located Walkenbach in the same area the next day and arrested him for grand theft.  During the investigation two bikes were recovered.  The first bike that was seen being stolen was returned to the police department by Walkenbach’s friends.   A second stolen bike was found stashed near the San Lorenzo Park. Both Bikes have been returned to their owners.

(08:40) Scotts Valley - The Scotts Valley Police Department is accepting registration for their Junior Police Academy.   Some of the things Participants will learn are first aid, defensive tactics, and the history of law enforcement.   There are three summer sessions to chose from, June, July, and August.   For more information on the Junior Police Academy, contact the Scotts Valley Police Department. 

(07:40) Capitola - The proposed Nissan dealership project at the corner of 41st Avenue and Soquel Drive has been changed and was pulled from the May Planning Commission meeting.   Before the new plan is considered, the owner of the dealership is hosting a community meeting to hear from the public.   The meeting will give community members an opportunity to see what the project is and to ask questions.  The meeting will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31, at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, located at 1255 41st Avenue in Capitola.

Former Salinas Councilman Jose Castaneda was found guilty today of domestic violence.  An ex-girlfriend accused Castaneda of stalking, kidnapping, sexual battery and physically injuring her.   The jury deadlocked on the sexual battery charge.   Castaneda faces a maximum sentence of nine years and eight months in prison. Sentencing is scheduled to be on June 22.

(06:55) Salinas - The Salinas Police Department announced that six new officers have been hired.  The six recruits graduated from the academy yesterday morning, and were sworn in the evening at City hall.  The  department will now have a total of 141 officers. 

After  a  4-month restoration,   a  well-known  trail  at  Point  Lobos  State  Natural  Reserve  has    been re-opened.     The  Sea  Lion  Point  Trail suffered  severe  erosion  during  the  winter storms…..and  members  of  the  California  Conservation  Corp  have  been  fixing  the  trails,   so  that  they  now  have  a  firmerflatter  surface,  and  better  drainage……which means  better  access  for  people  with  limited  mobility….and  all  in-time  for  the  Memorial  Day  Weekend.  The 3-quarter-mile  trail  is  now  a-d-a  compliant.

A  30  year-old  Monterey  County  Jail  inmate  has  been  found  guilty  of  battering  another  inmate.     Cory Jon  Lee  Lanite  is  said  to  have  led  4  other  inmates  in last months  attack.   The  other  4  have  all  already  pleaded  guilty  to taking part  in  the  attack.

A  number  of  motorists  saw  a  man,  dressed  as  a  clown,  standing  on  the  shoulder  of  Highway  101  this  morning.     61  year-old Larry  Allen  Tovey,   who  was  between  Prunedale  and  Aromas  at  the  time,   was  reportedly  holding  a  machete  over  his  head.     After  speaking  with  Tovey  for  a  while,  law  enforcement  officers  determined  that   although  he  had  a  sick  sense  of  humour,  he  had  not  committed  any  crimes. 

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