(17:30) GILROY- A teacher at a Gilroy college prep school has been arrested. 32 year old William Dawson was taken into custody Wednesday evening following an investigation into allegations he was having sex with an underage female student during the 2014-2015 school year at Gilroy Early College Academy. Dawson has been charged with seven felonies, including lewd and lascivious acts with a minor, unlawful sex with a minor and a count of harmful matter sent to seduce a minor.
(16:38) SANTA CRUZ- On Friday the Santa Cruz District Attorney’s Office announced that Oscar Cabrera was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The sentence was handed down for the March 13, 2006 murder of Joe “Jose” Cabrera (no relation). A jury previously delivered a guilty verdict on December 1, 2016, convicting the defendant of first degree murder and finding that the defendant personally used a gun during the murder and that the murder was carried out to further the activities of the Nuestra Familia, a notorious prison gang. Cabrera was sentenced to Life without the possibly of parole plus 30 to life.
(11:55) Scotts Valley - PG&E is making progress with restoring power to customers across the central coast. As of 11:00 today, PG&E reported there are 546 people still without power in Scotts Valley. Besides a few scattered customers in Santa Cruz and Monterey, most customers’ power has been restored. PG&E expects to have power restored, to most of its customers, in Scotts Valley by tonight.
(10:40) Salinas - The Salinas Animal Services is requesting that the public contact them if they are missing a pet. After the recent storm the shelter has taken in 21 dogs. The shelter is waiving several fees this week to make it easier for people to claim their pets. The Salinas Animal Shelter is located at 144 Hitchcock Road. The shelter is open Tuesday-Saturday from 12-5 p.m. You can also visit their website at www.salinasanimals.com.
(10:10) Greenfield - A man was shot and killed this morning in Greenfield. The incident took place just after midnight in the area of El Camino Real and Apple Avenue. 20 year-old Devon Henriquez Pajas was pronounced dead at the scene. This is an ongoing investigation. We will update the public as more information becomes available.
(09:15) Capitola - The Capitola police department announced that Park Avenue and Wharf Road (between Capitola Road and 49th Avenue) is now open. The roads were shut down earlier this week due to the storms.
(07:20) Salinas - A man was shot in killed in Salinas yesterday afternoon. The incident took place around 12:20 on Soledad Street in Chinatown. Officers found 52 year-old Robert Sanchez suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Sanchez was pronounced dead at the scene. This is the 9th homicide of the year. If anyone has information about the shooting they are encouraged to contact the Salinas Police Department
(08:40) Salinas - Salinas Police Chief Adele Frese spoke out at the immigration forum last night, reassuring members of the community that they would not cooperate with ICE. Frese stated that the role of their department is to protect members of the community and that they would not enforce immigration law.