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Flooding, Road Closures As Heavy Rains Fall On Saturated Ground

After years of praying for rain, Santa Cruz County has had more than its fill. Looking for something to bet on now that the Super Bowl is in the past? Try betting on whether 17 will stay open!

Take A Look At Some Local Flooding

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(09:00) Soledad - Authorities reported that a 1-year-old boy that was abducted from Soledad this morning has been found safe.   1 year-old Emiliano Salinas was turned in to San Jose police, right before 8:00 a.m.   The location of the driver, who took Salinas from his home, is unknown at this time. 

 

 

(08:50) Marina - A fire broke out in Marina yesterday afternoon, after a fuse popped on a PG&E power line.   The 100 acre wildfire sparked on the East side of Blanco and the North side of Reservation Road, across from the Marina Airport.    Firefighters reported that the fire is 100 percent contained and they are currently cleaning up the area. 

 

(07:50) King City - A man was arrested in King City for possession of illegal narcotics and a loaded firearm yesterday.   Officers reported they received an anonymous tip that a person was selling drugs in the city's 700 block of Broadway.   During a search of the home police found 2.4 ounces of methamphetamine, 16 ounces of marijuana, and a loaded rifle.   34-year-old Lorenzo Velasquez was booked into the Monterey County Jail on several narcotics related charges.

(07:00) An Amber Alert has been issued for a 1 year-old boy that was abducted from Soledad this morning.  Emiliano Salinas is a hispanic child, 2 feet tall, weighs 23 pounds, has black hair and brown eyes, and was wearing a black and white shirt and gray pants.   Salinas was last seen in 1992 white Honda Accord with license plate 6RGB061.  Anyone with information on his whereabouts is encouraged to contact authorities. 

(06:45) Santa Cruz - A Santa Cruz man is in critical condition after being shot last night.   The shooting took place around 8:45 near the intersection of Barson and ocean Streets.  Authorities reported that 23 year-old Jose Mendoza was walking on Barson Street when he was confronted by two men in dark colored sedan.   One of the men produced a handgun and shot Mendoza twice.   He was airlifted to a trauma center.   Anyone with information is encouraged to contact authorities.  

(14:52) SANTA CRUZ- On Friday the Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Office reported that community were receiving calls from a scammer. The calls were from 415-347-9850 claiming they were members of the Sheriff’s office. The scammer then informed the victim that they had missed jury duty and if a fine is not paid they will be arrested. They instruct the victim to purchase Green Dot cards and that after payment is made they can go to the Sheriff’s Office to receive a receipt. The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public that no government agency would never ask for payment over the phone.

 

 

The California Coastal Commission upheld the original deed restrictions of the Moro Cojo development near Castroville. The low income development, which is comprised of 90 apartments and 175 single family homes, was constructed close to twenty years ago with deeds that stipulated the dwellings were permanently to be resold as low income housing. Recently, Monterey County Officials ruled the properties could be sold at full market value after twenty years. The decision was based on a lack of replacement affordable housing.


Santa Cruz City officials lifted a ban on water activities early on Friday. The ban on water activities was put in to place last Tuesday after a kayaker experienced an aggressive shark incident near a popular surf spot. The ban was lifted at 9 a.m. Friday morning after several days of monitoring by drone and water patrols showed the waters to be clear of threat.



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