(18:26) MARINA- The Marina Police Department is investigating a rise in laundry room burglaries. Police say since February have responded to 12 reported burglaries, where the coin operated machines are targeted and broken into. Officials are asking anyone with any information on the crimes to contact the Marina police.
(17:53) SALINAS- Salinas police have arrested a man suspected in a fatal DUI hit and run. The incident took place yesterday (Thurs) at 2:40 a.m. on the 500 block of Work Street where 38 year old William Crabbe and 27 year old Aliso Castro were walking on a sidewalk when a Bronco veered onto the walkway stiking the pedestrians. Crabbe was pronounced dead at the scene, and Castro was hospitalized. Investigators located the Bronco at 5:30 a.m. and 24 Jamie Garcia was arrested and booked into Monterey County Jail for murder, vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, driving with a suspended license while on probation for DUI, hit-and-run causing death, and DUI.
(17:30)SANTA CRUZ- Registration for UCSC’s Summer Session is approaching. Summer session is open to all segments of the population including high school students, visiting students and seniors. Registration opens on April 1st more information and a schedule of classes can be accessed at: summer.ucsc.edu/
(16:50) LIVE OAK- A Santa Cruz man was arrested on drug and weapons charges yesterday (Thurs). Following an investigation into drug sales the Santa Cruz County Gang Task Force along with Santa Cruz Police served a search warrant at a residence on the 2300 block of Portola Drive. A search of the dwelling uncovered over a pound and a half of methamphetamine and a pistol with an illegal magazine. 42 year old Guillermo Garcia was booked into Santa Cruz County Jail for possession of methamphetamine for sale and possession of high-capacity magazines. A second person was detained and released.
(12:10) Santa Cruz - The Santa Cruz Police Department’s Neighborhood Enforcement Team (NET) and the Santa Cruz County Gang Task Force (GTF) arrested two individuals for being in possession of drugs and firearms this morning in Santa Cruz. The incident happened just after 4 a.m. on the 2300 block of Portola Drive. Officers served a search warrant that stemmed from a narcotic investigation that was conducted by SCPD NET. Officers located over a pound and a half of methamphetamine and also recovered a Glock handgun with several high capacity magazines during the search. The two individuals were booked into Santa Cruz County Jail.
(10:10) Capitola - The Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery will be launching their new Tinker Workshop this Saturday. There will be a preview of upcoming workshops, as well as some fun hands-on activities. The new Tinker Workshop is located next door to the Museum in the Capitola Mall. The event will be held this Saturday from 1-4 p.m.
(10:00) San Benito & Monterey Counties - Cal Fire announced a memorial service will be held today for a fallen fire Captain of San Benito-Monterey Unit. Fire Captain Julie Freeman passed away on March 5th, after a battle with cancer. Captain Freeman proudly served the Monterey Peninsula for the past eight years from the Carmel Hill Fire Station. A memorial service to honor Fire Captain Julie Freeman will be held this morning at 11:00 at The Church on the hill, 500 sands drive in San Jose.
(08:50) Santa Cruz - The Santa Cruz Police Department is inviting the community to join them for coffee and conversation. Coffee with a Cop was created to give the community an opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns and to get to know the officers in your neighborhood. Coffee with a Cop will be on Thursday, March 30, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Java Junction, located at 580 River Street in Santa Cruz.