Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 3 carjacking suspects Friday morning. The incident started shortly before midnight on Thursday, when the victims of a 2 week prior carjacking spotted their vehicle and began following it in the Watsonville area. The carjacking suspects fired at the pursuing car. A short time later the suspects opened fire at a pursuing deputy on Green Valley Road. The suspects were apprehended after an extensive manhunt near Corallitos at about 9 a.m. The suspects are facing multiple charges including attempted murder.
3 people have been arrested in connection with this morning's search of Travers Lane (in the Corralitos area) this morning. The vehicle was found on Travers Lane last night, and a search of That area continued this morning. Law enforcement officers are still processing That scene, and the one on Pioneer Road where the 3 suspects were located this morning.
Pacific Gas and Electric have been warning it’s customers of increased email and telephone scams during the tax season that try to fool people into sharing personal and financial information. More than twenty reports have been made on the central coast mostly targeting seniors. PG&E actively works with law enforcement to help stop any scams impacting their customers. Anyone who has received a call, email or visit from imposters claiming to be PG&E employees can report it immediately by calling 1-800-743-5000.
The Soberanes Canyon Trail that has been closed since the start of the Soberanes Fire in July of 2016 will be partially open to hikers again this weekend starting April 14th. The trail will be open from the main gated trailhead across from gate eight of the Garrapata costal trail allowing hikers to proceed to the back of the canyon. The access to the trail will only accommodate out and back hikes since, the rocky ridge portion of the trail is still closed due to poor conditions. The Soberanes fire ignited from an illegal, unattended campfire took almost three months to contain after burning one-thousand 127 acres. Destroying 57 homes and 11 buildings
The city council of Seaside has given the newly formed Seaside Homeless Committee thirty thousand dollars to spend by the end of the fiscal year in June to address the homeless issue in their city. The five members of the committee took an oath Thursday evening, and are hoping the plans to change the homeless issues in Seaside will have a positive ripple effect across the Central Coast.
The 61st annual Good Old Days celebration is returning to downtown Pacific Grove this weekend. The free two day event, is expected to draw over thirty five thousand people. The rotary club parade will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday with over one hundred entries. There will also be forty food vendors, a pie eating contest, a mustache contest, and the largest arts and crafts fair in the Tri County area with over 240 vendors from all over the country.
THE INCIDENTS THAT HAVE SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES SEARCHING TRAVERS LANE IN
THE CORRALITOS AREA HAPPENED A WEEK OR 2 AGO
AND LAST NIGHT. LAST NIGHT SOME PEOPLE WHO
HAD HAD THEIR VEHICLE CAR-JACKED A WEEK OR 2
AGO, SAW THE CARJACKER WITH THEIR VEHICLE.
WHEN THE CARJACKER SAW THEM, HE FIRED AT THEM.
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES RESPONDED
TO THE AREA LAST NIGHT, AFTER THE VICTIMS CALLED
THEM. DEPUTIES SAW THE VEHICLE INVOLVED, LOST
IT, AND THEN FOUND IT AGAIN ON TRAVERS
LANE....AND THAT'S WHY DEPUTIES ARE SEARCHING
THAT AREA NOW.
A 22 year-old Marina man has been found guilty of driving under the influence of methamphetamine. Jacob Rankin was seen speeding a vehicle through downtown Monterey last September, and then after he was booked into Monterey county jail he went into an hour-long rage. Rankin, who has 2 prior D.U.I.s, has been sentenced to spend 240 days in jail, and 5 years probation.