(07:50) The Monterey Regional Airport delayed or cancelled some of the flights yesterday due to hot temperatures. Staff at the Monterey Regional Airport stated that some planes are not able to take off when the temperatures are so high, because the air becomes thin that the wings on some planes can’t create enough lift to get airborne. Temperatures are expected to be dangerous over the next few days. For more information on flights visit: www.montereyairport.com
(06:45) Soquel - A man was arrested after he was caught trespassing on Sunday. The incident took place near Good Sheppard School in Soquel. 43 year-old Matthew Stevens was found to have a warrant for his arrest. In his backpack, Deputies found an ounce of meth, concentrated cannabis, scale, and packaging materials. Stevens was arrested for the warrant, drug sales, and illegal weapon possession.
An 18 year-old man was arrested in Santa Cruz this afternoon, in connection with a report of a domestic disturbance on Pearl Street. During a pat-down of Norberto Gonzales, Santa Cruz police officers discovered a loaded .22 caliber revolver. Gonzales was booked into Santa Cruz County Jail (for carrying a concealed weapon, and resisting arrest).
The Medical Board Of California has suspended a Santa Cruz brain surgeon’s medical license. Doctor James Kohut’s medical licenses were already suspended in Alabama and Arkansas. Kohut pleaded not guilty yesterday to 11 felony charges of sexually abusing children. The Santa Cruz county judge hearing the case decided yesterday that Kohut will be allowed to post bail after his Bail Hearing (which is scheduled to take place June 28th).
An 11 year-old girl was left behind on a Monterey School Bus yesterday, when the bus was parked for the school day. Bella, who has autism, was picked up for school, but not delivered to her classroom. Instead, the bus driver (who has been placed on administrative leave) failed to properly perform the mandatory sweep of the bus before parking it for the day, and the aide (who was busy with another student who needed extra assistance yesterday) failed to make sure that Bella got to class. More than 2 hours later, Bella was found curled up in the back of the bus.
A 19 year-old Aptos man was arrested after he was found with an open container of alcohol and drugs in his car. When Trevor Maddy was 17, he was driving an S-U-V when it hit a 25 year-old Aptos woman (paralyzing her from the chest down). Maddy, who initially drove away from the scene, admitted to officers that he had been smoking weed, and was drunk at the time of the accident. It remains to be seen what will happen with the new charges against Maddy, since it is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to drive with any alcohol in their system.
Active Shooter Training was held at U-C-S-C today. It was the 5th consecutive year law enforcement officers (and firefighters) could prepare for a worst-case scenario. First Responders not only trained for having a shooter on a campus, but for how to help wounded people in such a scenario.
(09:50) Authorities reported that 3 people are injured after a head on collision on Saturday. The crash took place at 10:30 p.m. on Graham Hill Road in Felton. 48 year-old Todd Russo, of San Francisco, was driving under the influence of alcohol when he crossed over the double yellow lines and crashed head on with a Mazda. The driver of the Mazda was transported to the hospital and is in critical condition; the passenger was treated for moderate injuries. Russo sustained major injuries and was airlifted to Dominican Hospital. The collision is currently under investigation.