(06:40) Castroville - A man was arrested yesterday after he was found in possession of meth. Officers conducted a probation search at 39 year-old Marco Heredia’s home in Castroville. During the search several grams of meth was uncovered. Heredia was booked into the Monterey County Jail on Drug Charges.
The name of a Boulder Creek woman, who was declared dead at the scene of a vehicle-versus-pedestrian accident in Boulder Creek Sunday morning has been released. 60 year-old Marsha Nord was hit shortly before 9:30 a.m., when a vehicle crossed onto the shoulder of Highway 236 (where Nord was walking) and hit her. The 24 year-old Boulder Creek driver tried to assist Nord but E-M-S workers declared her dead at the scene. Although the cause of the accident is still being investigated, the driver was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Go fund me accounts have been set up for the 2 Salinas men that died in a rollover accident on Highway 10 near palm springs on Saturday. 39 year-old Fernando Gonzalez, and 25 year-old Ernesto Vega, were tattoo artists in Salinas. They were traveling with 4 central coast residents. 2 of whom were hospitalized, 1 who suffered only minor injuries, and the 20 year-old driver….who did not suffer any physical injuries in the crash.
A man was arrested in connection with 2 boulder creek churches getting tagged over the weekend. Rollin Easley was booked into Santa Cruz County Jail, after he was seen on surveillance video footage defacing at least 1 of the churches, and more evidence was found in his home. Easley faces 2 charges of felony vandalism.
Another shooting threat was found at a local school today. Graffiti was discovered in a bathroom at North Salinas High School (which is on Kip Drive in Salinas). Included in the message was: “there’s going to be a shooting. This is no joke. Everyone get out if you “here” shots. Salinas police officers are investigating this threat, which is similar to some found last week in a girl’s bathroom at Pacific Grove High School.
This past weekend’s Polar Plunge event raised $40,000 dollars that will go to help the 22,000 Special Olympic athletes and their families, to participate in sports across Northern California. Central coast and bay area law enforcement agencies teamed up with the community to raise that money and awareness of Special Olympics Northern California. The next Polar Plunge is happening march 17th in South Lake Tahoe.
Volunteer training for the Santa Cruz bird atlas will be held in March and April. A bird atlas, serves as a conservation tool for land use planners, public utility companies, community organizations and politicians concerned about the environmental impact of proposed developments. For now, the Santa Cruz bird club is the sole sponsor of the atlas project. More information can be found on-line at: SantaCruzBirdClub.org
(11:15) Seaside - Authorities reported that 2 suspects wanted in connection with an attempted homicide in Seaside, have been arrested. Officers found 23-year-old Deion Brown and 23 year-old Claudia Serrano at a motel this morning. They were both booked into the Seaside Police Department.