Members of the Gilroy Fire Department are working to rescue 9 passengers stuck on the monorail at Gilroy Gardens. The Sky Train Monorail, which travels through the parks greenhouse, got stuck this evening. The passengers are in no immediate danger….they are just stuck on the ride because the monorail stopped moving.
An auto-body shop owner has been arrested for defrauding elderly clients. 42 year-old Scotts Valley Resident Grant Peuse, who owns G-N-P Speed And Machine in Santa Cruz, faces 5 counts of grand theft, theft from an elder, money laundering, forgery, and possession of automatic weapons. Reportedly Peuse would take money up-front to restore or build cars for elderly people….and then would use the money to pay off his personal debt.
It’s Shark Week on the Discovery Channel this week…and one of the episodes is based at the Moss Landing Marine Laboratory. The episode is about unusual sharks around the world, and several years ago 2 local researchers discovered the Ninja Lantern Shark, and this past year they found the Goblin Shark.
No one was injured in what was reported to be a drive-by shooting early this morning in Salinas. The incident is said to have taken place on the 400 block of Park Street around 12:30 a.m. The car that was allegedly involved was described as a 1980 to 1990 white compact. Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to contact the Salinas Police Department.
A 64 year-old woman died in a 2-vehicle crash on highway 68 this morning. The 10:25 a.m. Accident occurred east of Corral De Tierra. The woman who died was driving one of the vehicles. The other driver, a marina man, suffered moderate injuries in the incident.
(08:55) Firefighters reported that the Santa Clara County Wildfire, near Gilroy, is 100 percent contained. The blaze began around 4:00 Sunday afternoon near the intersection of Castro Valley Road and Highway 101. Firefighters were able to fully contain the fire around midnight on Sunday. Firefighters originally reported the fire burned 150 acres, but after a remap of the area, the total came to 125 acres. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
(08:30) Cal Fire reported that as of this morning the Park fire burning at the border of Fresno and Monterey Counties is 99 percent contained. The fire started around 6:30 p.m. at Parkfield Road and Highway 198 on Monday, July 17th . The fire has burned 1,649 acres of brush and is threatening 5 structures. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
(07:55) Monterey - The Monterey Post Office is changing their business hours next month due to the homeless issue in the Monterey County. The Postmaster announced the last day for 24 hour access will be on August 13th. The new hours for the P.O. Box area will be from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. On Sundays the hours will be between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The new hours were put into place in an effort to keep customers and employees safe.