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The  case  of  the  man,  accused  of  attacking  a  woman  near  the  Santa  Cruz  Town  Clock,  has  been  suspended,  pending  a  behavioral  health  evaluation.   That’s  because  41  year-old  Daisuke  Muro  has  been  deemed  mentally  incompetent.   The  charges  against  Muro  are  on  hold  until  his  ability  to  stand  trial  is  assessed. Muro’s Competency Hearing is scheduled to take place in a Santa Cruz County  Court room June 25th.

Firefighters  quickly  put  out  a  small  conflagration  that  occurred  on  Capitola  Road  and  Soquel  Avenue  last  night.     The  blaze  was  reported  around  7:15 p.m.,   and  firefighters  were  able  to  contained  it  to  about  a  10 x 40  foot  spot.     The  cause  of  the  brushfire  is  still  being  investigated.

The  cause  of  a  wildfire,  that  burned  about  3  acres  of  land  in  Scotts  Valley  yesterday,  is  still  being  investigated.     No  structures  were  damaged,  and  Cal-Fire  firefighters  had  the  blaze  (near  Mount  Hermon  Road   and   Conference  Drive) knocked  down  by  around  4  p.m.

A  man  suffered  major  injuries  when  he  lost  control  of  the  vehicle  he  was  driving  in  a  Salinas  neighborhood  and  it hit  a  wall.    The  just  before  2  a.m.  crash  occurred  yesterday  in  the  area  of  Assisi  and  Damian  Way.  The cause  of  that accident is  still  under  investigation.

1  person  died,  and  3  more  suffered  major  injuries,  in  a  head-on   accident  on  Highway  101  in  Salinas.    3  were  traveling  in  a  Mercedes  that  was  hit  by  a  Chevy  Trailblazer  being  driven  the  wrong  way  on  northbound  Highway  101.     The  21  year-old  wrong-way  driver  was  arrested  for  being  under  the  influence.   She  was  also  injured  in  the  crash,  and  transported  to  Natividad  Medical  Center.

A  man  was  arrested  over  the  weekend  in  connection  with  a  June  7th  robbery  (and  attempted  murder)  in  Salinas.   21  year-old  Victor  Alejandro  Valdez  was  arrested  just  south  of  King  City.    Lopez  allegedly  shot a  man  once  in  the  lower  body,  after  that  man  refused  to  hand  over  his  money  and  credit  cards.  The  incident  took  place  on  the  1300 block  of  Rhode  Island  Street.

More than 5000 Law Enforcement personnel will be running the Special Olympics, “Flame of Hope,” in Northern California through June 22. The event is part of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run, a year round fundraising campaign that will culminate at the Special Olympics Northern California summer games, June 22-24 at UC Davis. On Wednesday the torch begins its journey in Watsonville at 08:00 AM before heading through Aptos, Capitola, Santa Cruz, and ending the day in Scotts Valley.

Beginning Today (Mon) motorists can expect traffic delays on Highway 1 south of the Crossroads. Cal Trans will be performing roadway repairs from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. through Thursday. Motorists should be prepared for delays of up to 10 minutes.

 

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