Salinas police responded to a hit and run, stabbing and shooting; all at the same location, when a party got out of control Friday night. Authorities say that patrol units responded to Lombard Circle just before 11:30 p.m. to reports of a crashed vehicle and street fights. At the scene officers found a crashed S-U-V and two female victims of the crash. The driver, 47 year old Arnulfo Guzman, was apprehended nearby and treated for a knife wound before being booked into Monterey County jail. Another stabbing victim was located at the hospital. An investigation is ongoing.
Santa Cruz police are investigating a shooting that took place Saturday afternoon. At about 2 p.m. police responded to a shooting at the intersection of Branciforte and Soquel. At the scene officers located a vehicle with gunshot damage. No injuries have been reported. At this time it is unclear whether or not the incident is related to the shooting of a Santa cruz man later in the day.
The Monterey County Health Department is asking the public’s help identifying illegal dumpers. Authorities are trying to identify the persons responsible for dumping 34 barrels of hazardous waste near Reservation Road, in Marina, and another 18 barrels on Johnson Canyon Road in Gonzales. The dumping is thought to have occurred on January 16th or 17th . Anyone with any information is asked to call the Monterey County Health Department at 831-755-4505.
Watsonville police are investigating a shooting that took place on Saturday. Patrol units responded to reports of a shooting on Walker Street and Lake Avenue. At the scene officers located a 37 year old Hispanic male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Police are looking for the driver of a sedan seen fleeing the area toward Riverside Drive. The victim is expected to fully recover.
A Santa Cruz man is hospitalized in critical condition following a Saturday shooting. Shortly before 7 p.m. patrol units responded to reports of a shooting on the 300 block of La Fonda. An investigation at the scene determined a 25 year old male victim had been shot multiple times and subsequently transported to the hospital, before being air lifted to a trauma center. At this time it is unkown if the shooting is gang related. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Santa Cruz police.
(09:30) A high surf warning is in effect for Northern Monterey Bay-Southern Monterey Bay and Big Sur Coast. High surf warning remains in effect until 4 pm this afternoon. A Large westerly swell of 14 to 18 feet with a period of around 15 seconds is expected through this afternoon. Extreme wave run up is also expected with these waves with long lulls in between wave sets, which will increase the risk of being washed into the sea by a wave. The public is advised to expect large and dangerous surf.
(08:15) Salinas - A recreational marijuana dispensary is scheduled to open today in Salinas. Officers would like to remind the public that Driving impaired — whether from alcohol, prescription medication, or drugs — has the same penalties under California law. Those caught driving impaired will face up to $10,000 in fines, fees and insurance costs, restricted licensing, days off work to go to court and a criminal record.
(07:50) Santa Cruz - Authorities reported that one of the people, who recently had items stolen out of their storage facility, was reunited with his belongings this week. Earlier this month, Stephen Kennedy and Mckelle Lloyd were arrested on the 3700 block of Soquel Drive, for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars worth of items out of a storage facility. Cleaning equipment that was valued at more than 40-thousand dollars was given back to its rightful owner this week.