Santa Cruz police received a report of a mountain lion sighting on Saturday. The sighting was called in from the Arana Gulch area north of the Santa Cruz Harbor, shortly before 11:30 a.m. Although the sighting was unconfirmed authorities are advising area residents to exercise caution and not to leave children or pets unattended.
A Salinas man is now the W-B-O Youth Featherweight boxing champion. In front of a capacity crowd at the Salinas Storm House, Salinas native, Ruben Villa IV won a unanimous 80 to 72 decision over Marion Olea for the championship belt.
The CHP is reporting that a 3 car crash on Highway 101 was caused by a wrong way driver Saturday night. Officials say that shortly before p.m. a vehicle heading south in the northbound lanes collided head on with another vehicle near Oak Road in Greenfield. The driver has been charged with DUI. No other information has been released at this time.
The Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team's Gang Task Force arrested a Soquel man on Saturday. At about 1 p.m. officers took Said Paredes-Cazares at his place of work, following the execution of an arrest and search warrant at his home on the 2800 block of South Rodeo Gulch. The search uncovered an illegal semi automatic pistol and gang related items. Paredes is facing three charges for alleged possession of the firearm, magazine, and gang participation.
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