The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office raided an opium poppy field near Moss Landing over the weekend. Authorities say that 27 thousand plants were eradicated from an acre plot on the 500 block of Dolan Road. More than 16 thousand harvested plants were also destroyed along with 13 pounds of raw opium capable of producing about a pound of heroin. The case is being forwarded to the Montery County District Attorney’s Office.
The Watsonville Police Department will be conducting a Bike & Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations on Thursday. The operation will focus on enforcement of collision causing factors involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists, and will be conducted at two high incident occurrence locations in an effort to prevent future injury and death.
Santa Cruz police have made several arrests in connection with a Saturday night stabbing. At about 10 p-m, patrol units responded to a reported stabbing near The Beach Boardwalk. At the scene, officers located a 17 year old male victim suffering multiple stab wounds to the torso. The victim was transported to a bay area trauma center, and has since been released. Investigators have arrested 3 juveniles along with 18 year old Oscar Lopez Ramirez on attempted murder while participating in a street gang charges.
Watsonville police arrested two known gang members on Saturday. Shortly befor 8:30 a.m. Patrol Officers performed a vehicle code violation stop in the area of Main Street and Riverside Drive While Officers began removing the occupants out of the vehicle, one of the passengers discarded a concealed loaded firearm and an additional loaded high capacity magazine. A search of the vehicle revealed Marijuana and additional ammunition. 27 year old Eduardo Montes of Hollister and 25 year old Angel Sanchez were arrested for multiple charges and booked into the Santa Cruz County Jail.
Santa Cruz police have arrested a suspect in connection with a fatal shooting on Sunday. At about 6:40 p.m. patrol units responded to a reported shooting at 2nd and Cliff Streets. At the scene officers found 19 year old Isaac Lopez of Vacaville, suffering from a gunshot wound. Lopez was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. 18 year Javier Calvo, also of Vacaville, has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting. At this time he is charged with voluntary manslaughter.
Santa Cruz police are investigating a Saturday night stabbing. At about 10 p.m. patrol units responded to a reported stabbing at the Beach Boardwalk. At the scene officers located a 17 year old male victim suffering multiple stab wounds to the torso. The victim was transported to a trauma center. $ people have been detained while the incident is investigated.
Morgan Hill Police are asking the publics help in identifying an attempted kidnapper. Authorities say that shortly after 3 p.m, on Thursday a 15 year old male was grabbed from behind on the 400 block of Burnett Street near Sobrato High School. The juvenile was able to break free and escape to safety. A police sketch of the suspect can be viewed at facebook/kscoam1080. Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact Morgan Hill police.
A recent study is showing record levels of election interest by college students. The Panetta Institute's "Youth Civic Engagement Survey" is an annual survey in its 20th year. The poll is conducted at colleges across the nation. This year the poll indicates the highest level of interest in a primary election ever recorded. The result is linked to concerns over personal finances, with a third of pol-lees reporting skipping meals due to finance constraints.