A wanted man was arrested in Watsonville yesterday. There was an arrested warrant out for 27 year-old Ramon Ruiz, for brandishing an assault-type rifle at a group of people in Watsonville earlier this month. Ruiz was booked into Santa Cruz County Jail.
The evacuations have been lifted for the residents of the Bolsa Knolls community in Salinas. Because the evacuations have been lifted, the evacuation center, at the Northminster Presbyterian Church, will be closed.
A man, who shot 2 people in Salinas on Friday, is still being sought. The SHOOTINGS occurred on the 15-hundred block of Cottonwood Drive, just before 6:30 p.m. A 23 year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the head, which was determined to be a non-life-threatening injury….and a woman across the street suffered a bulletwound to her arm. The suspect has been described as a Hispanic male with long hair…who was wearing a baseball cap. The shooting is being investigated as gang-related.
The identity of the man who was shot and killed in Salinas on Saturday has been released. 35 year-old Juan Carlos Guido Lopez was near his home when he was shot multiple times around 10:30 that night. The suspects involved were only described as makes in dark clothing. Anyone with any information about this shooting is encouraged to contact the Salinas Police Department.
HIGHWAY 101 IS CLOSED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS AT COCHRANE ROAD IN MORGAN HILL. THERE IS NO ESTIMATED TIME OF RE- OPENING THE
HIGHWAY. A LEVEE THAT DIVERTS WATER FROM COYOTE CREEK (WHICH HAS BEEN CARRYING RUNOFF FROM ANDERSON RESERVOIR HAS BEEN BREACHED.
COYOTE CREEK WAS AT MODERATE FLOOD STAGE AT NOON TODAY AND IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO RISE AND REACH MAJOR FLOOD STAGE AND
REMAIN THERE UNTIL TOMORROW NIGHT.
(10:05) Santa Cruz county - The Northbound lanes on Highway 17 have been reopened. The lanes were closed for several weeks after the storms along the central coast created a massive mudslide. Caltrans reported that one southbound lane is currently closed due to roadway cracking near Sugarloaf Road. That area is currently being evaluated to of determine what repairs are necessary.
(09:40) Santa Cruz - Event Santa Cruz and Santa Cruz Works will be hosting an event for tech companies to come share their visions for Santa Cruz technology. A few of the organizations that will be attending the event are Plantronics, Digital Nest, Cruzio Internet, and Amazon Web services. The Titans of Tech event will be from 6-8:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Dream Inn, 175 West Cliff Drive. To purchase tickets go to eventbrite.com
(09:15) Edenvale - A flood warning continues today for Coyote creek near Edenvale. If flooding occurs the roads along Coyote creek will make traveling difficult. Those living and working, along or near the river should prepare for flood conditions and be ready to move to higher ground. A few things to keep in mind during a flood are: Do not let children play near floodwaters, especially around culverts and storm drains. Motorists should not drive through flood prone areas, low water crossings, or go around barricades.
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