(08:25) Scotts Valley - A man was arrested after officers spotted him smoking marijuana while driving in Scotts valley on Saturday. A search of the vehicle uncovered 14 pounds of marijuana, illegal prescription medications and $2,000 in cash. He was booked into county jail.
(08:00) Salinas - Salinas police arrested 3 men after a ShotSpotter was activated last night. The shots were detected just before 8:00 p.m. on the 900 block of Acosta Plaza. Officers attempted a traffic stop with a vehicle fleeing from the scene. The vehicle later crashed near Del Monte Avenue and Williams Road. 22 year-old Jonathan Ventura, 19 year-old Alexander Bautista and 18 year-old Jose Cerna were all booked into the Monterey County Jail. There were no reports of any injuries. The incident is being investigated as gang related.
(07:20) Santa Cruz County - The County of Santa Cruz Environmental Health Department announced the following water bodies contain high levels of bacteria and are unsafe for body contact: Aptos Creek at Rio del Mar Beach, Porter Gulch Creek at New Brighton Beach, Soquel Creek mouth at Capitola Beach, Schwann Lagoon at Twin Lakes Beach, San Lorenzo River mouth, and Neary Lagoon at Cowell Beach. For more information visit: scceh.com
(07:00) King City - The King City Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of San Antonio Drive and Campbell Street in regards to shots being fired from a vehicle. The shooting took place last night just before 1:00 a.m. When the officers arrived several shell casings where found in the intersection. During the investigation officers received a call from a man at a hospital who was suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg. The victim reported that he was in his vehicle, when a white Dodge, Chevy or GMC truck pulled up beside him and the passenger began to shoot. The victim sustained a non-threatening gunshot wound to his leg. Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact authorities.
The SPCA for Monterey County is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who abandoned a horse in Royal Oaks last week. The horse was found wandering on a Royal Oaks road on September 28th .Anyone with any information about this case or if you can identify the horse, please contact the SPCA at 831-373-2631
The City of Carmel is banning disposable plastic utensils. During last weeks city council meeting, members passed an ordinance requiring restaurants to only hand out plastic straws and utensils upon request. The law takes affect in January, until April when plastic items will be discontinued altogether.
An investigation led to the arrest of a Monterey man. On Friday,the Peninsula Regional Violence and Narcotics Team executed a search warrant on Casanova Avenue. Officers seized a gun, several hundred rounds of ammunition, over 4 ounces of cocaine, a scale, packing materials and more than12 thousand dollars. 29 year old Trevor Rains was arrested on suspicion of possession of narcotics for sale, felon in possession of a gun and felon in possession of ammunition.
CSUMB is warning students that a rapist has been targeting the campus. University officials have received two reports of rape and one of stalking, all alleged to have been committed by Julian Espinoza. Espinoza is described as 20 ish, slender with black hair, 6 feet tall. He is accused a raping female students on September 19th and October 3rd and electronically stalking another woman. Anyone with information on his where-abouts should contact authorities.