Pacific Gas and Electric Company has begun preliminary work on a pipeline safety and reliability project. The project is on California and Laurel streets in the City of Santa Cruz. The project which will install new pipe is expected to continue until late October. Work locations are on California Street near the intersection of Acadia Avenue, to Laurel Street, from Laurel Street to Felix Street, as well as to the end of Felix and Neary streets. Motorists should expect minor delays Mondays through Fridays 7 a.m until 5 p.m.
A joint investigation by the Carmel Police Department and Monterey County sheriff’s Office led to the arrest of a thief. Police arrested Jaimie Dyers at his Greenfield home. A search of his residence produced property from at least 10 car break ins in the Carmel and Pacific Grove areas, as well as a quantity of drugs and weapons. Dyer was booked into county jail.
A Prunedale man was arrested on multiple charges yesterday (Thurs). The Monterey County Sheriff’s SWAT team executed warrants at two residences on the 21 and 22 hundred blocks of San Miguel Canyon Road. A search uncovered 4 ounces of methamphetamine and illegal weaponry. 75 year old Arthur Gene Stillwell was arrested and booked into Monterey County jail.
The Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the man wanted in connection with a Ben Lomond shooting. At about 5:45 am, deputies responded to a report of a victim of a gunshot wound. A subsequent investigation determined that 28 year old Austin Combs shot another man in the face with a handgun. The victim sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries. There is currently a warrant for Combs arrest for attempted murder, anyone with any information on his whereabouts is encouraged to contact authorities.
(10:20) Ben Lomond - The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a gunman in the Ben Lomond area. a man was shot in the face at 5:45 this morning on the 8000 block of Hihn Road. The victim is being treated at a hospital for non life threatening injuries. Anyone with information on the gunman's whereabouts is encouraged to contact authorities.
(10:00) Soledad - A man accused of kidnapping an infant, sparking at Amber Alert out of Soledad, was in court yesterday. 43 year-old Raymond Guiterrez has been charged with kidnapping and car theft with an enhancement for a prior car theft. On Monday Guiterrez stole a car with 8 month old Emiliano Salinas in it. A few hours after Salinas went missing, he was found safe in San Jose, rescued by good samaritans. Bail for Guiterrez was set at $1 million.
(09:00) Hollister - Authorities reported that 4 juveniles were taken into custody for allegedly breaking into a school in Hollister earlier this week. The incident took place at Cerra Vista School. Officers found a 12-year-old, a 15-year-old and two 17-year-olds near one of the classrooms. During the investigation evidence was found linking the juveniles to another burglary that occurred at Calvary Christian School, a short distance away. All 4 subjects were booked into Juvenile Hall.
(08:50) Salinas - Salinas Police are investigating a shooting at Natividad Creek Park. A 20 year-old man was shot around 8:00 last night. His condition is unknown. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact authorities.