2 people have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery, in which the robbery victim also suffered multiple cuts. Christopher Beaty-Iverson was identified (by the victim) as the stabber. After further investigation, John Marshall was arrested as the second robber in the incident. Both Beaty-Iverson and Marshall were booked into Santa Cruz County Jail on charges of Robbery, Assault With A Deadly Weapon and Conspiracy. Beaty-Iverson also faces some drug-related charges.
2 suspects are being sought in connection with a string of robberies that have taken place on the Monterey Peninsula in recent weeks. The armed robberies have been at a motel, and 2 gas station convenience stores. Anyone with information on these robberies, or any others, is encouraged to call the anonymous tip line at:
A 30 year-old Salinas man has been sentenced to spend more than 4 years in prison for his part in 2 robberies, and an attempted robbery. In August, Julian Rangel Gasca robbed one gas station in Greenfield and another in Gonzales. The Attempted Robbery took place at a 3rd gas station in Monterey.
A judge has sentenced Antolin Garcia-Torres to Life In Prison Without The Possibility Of Parole, for the 2012 kidnapping and murder of 15 year-old Morgan Hill resident Sierra La Mar. 26 year-old Garcia-Torres was convicted in May of La Mar’s 1st degree murder, as well as the attempted kidnappings of three women back in 2009. La Mar’s body has never been found.
She was reported missing on March 16th of 2012, after she missed her bus to school that morning.
The season’s first “Spare The Air” alert has been issued by the Monterey Bay Air Resources District. It’s for the San Lorenzo Valley, and it began at 6 p.m. tonight, and runs through this coming Friday at noon. People are encouraged to avoid burning wood, manufactured logs, or other solid fuel, to heat their homes during that time. Air district staff will continue to monitor the situation, and provide updates if warranted.
2 males are being sought in connection with a homicide of a man in Salinas this afternoon. That after shots were reported around 4 p-m on the 700 block of Holly Street. They are believed to have fled the scene in a dark colored sedan. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Salinas Police Department.
The cause of yesterday’s fatal house fire in Capitola is still being investigated. That after firefighters found the bodies of 30 year-old Gabriel Harley Dixon, and a cat, inside the home on the 700 block of Sunset Drive. The fire occurred in a granny unit on the property.
Firefighters were able to keep the blaze from spreading to the main house.
Eriks Deli Café has donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross. The funds will be used to help offset the costs of fire relief efforts. The funds were raised from a percent of sales 1 day last month.
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