Local law enforcement groups have created a 3-day Safety Enhancement Zone in the city of Santa Cruz. It runs from the Clock Tower to Sycamore Street, and from Center Street to the San Lorenzo River. Triple Fines will be issued in that area for certain municipal code violations (such as having an open container, consuming alcohol in public places, and discharging a firearm). The Enhancement Zone will be in effect from 12:01 a.m. Saturday morning (October 29th) until 3 a-m Tuesday morning (November 1st).
AN AMBER ALERT HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR A WOMAN WHO IS SUSPECTED OF TAKING HER 7-MONTH-OLD SON YESTERDAY MORNING. THE BABY WAS IN HIS CRIB IN HIS GRANDMOTHER'S GUERNEVILLE HOME, AND SHE IS LEGAL CUSTODIAN. THE BABY’S GRANDMOTHER, CALLED AUTHORITIES AT 8:30 A.M. REPORTING THE BABY WAS MISSING FROM HIS CRIB AND THAT SHE BELIEVED HER DAUGHTER MAY HAVE TAKEN THE CHILD. 35-YEAR-OLD HANNAH RUTH ASHLEY, WAS LAST SEEN DRIVING A SILVER SUBARU FORESTER WITH CALIFORNIA LICENSE PLATE NUMBER 5 J K Z 2 5 5. SONOMA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICIALS SAID THE BOY IS NOT BELIEVED TO BE IN ANY DANGER, BUT ANYONE WHO HAS INFORMATION ABOUT THE WHEREABOUTS OF ASHLEY, OR THE BOY, IS ASKED TO CONTACT THE SONOMA COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT.
(12:30) Santa Cruz County - Public Works will begin road repairs this Friday. The construction will take place on Graham Hill Road at Postmile 2.97 near the intersection of Rollingwoods Drive. Motorists are being advised to find alternate routes or to expect delays between 8:30 a-m and 4:30 p.m. For more information call (831)454-2160.
(10:40) Santa Cruz County - The Santa Cruz Elections office has extended their office hours so that people can register to vote. The last day to register to vote is today. The Santa Cruz Elections office will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The county has seen an increase in the number of young voters. There are more than 40,000 voters between the ages of 18 and 35 and overall registration increase. People can go online or stop by the Santa Cruz Elections office to register.
(08:40) Santa Cruz - People gathered at the Santa Cruz town clock on Saturday to honor a man who was shot and killed by a police officer. About 100 people attended and lit candles in a peaceful protest for 32 year-old Sean Arlt who was shot during an altercation last week. Family and friends say Arlt struggled with mental illness. The message that attendees wanted to make was changes need to be made between the police departments and local citizens.
(12:42) MONTEREY- A water main break flooded parts of downtown Monterey on Saturday. The ruptured pipe was first reported around 2 p.m. on Alvardo Street near Bonifacio Place. Several area businesses were affected as roadways in the area were closed for several hours while work crews performed repairs to the pipe. The cause of the break is under investigation.
(12:18) SANTA CRUZ- The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office is warning area residents of a text scam. Investigators have been receiving reports of intended victims getting texts that claim to be from Wells Fargo Bank. The messages request financial information and provide a link to a phony site that appears legitimate. Anyone who receives any text request for information is advised to ignore the request, and instead to call the requesting institution.
(11:57) SANTA CRUZ- The Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in locating a suspected car burglar. The Sheriff’s Office believes Michael Biscovich is responsible for about a dozen vehicle break-ins in the Live Oak area. Biscovich was staying in his green Honda Civic in a parking lot near Soquel Drive and Soquel Ave. Biscovich fled on foot to avoid arriving deputies. Deputies searched his vehicle, finding stolen property from the break-ins. Several victims had their property returned. The investigation will continue as deputies will try to find the owners of the remaining property. Biscovich is believed to still be in the area. The Sheriff’s Office is asking if anyone sees or knows his whereabouts to call 911. A picture of Biscovich is posted on the Sheriff’s Facebook page.
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