The Salinas Fire Department is warning businesses of a fire extinguisher scam. The scam has been ongoing for nearly a decade. Officials say that individuals approach business claiming to be inspectors or fire marshals. The department says only uniformed fire department members perform inspections, and to report any contact from fake inspectors to The Salinas Fire Marshal at 831-758-7466.
Santa Cruz police arrested a San Jose man on suspicion of drunk driving. Authorities say that shortly after midnight Thursday morning, a patrol unit investigating a 2017 Dodge Challenger on the train tracks near Chestnut Street found 27 year old Andrew Greteman near the vehicle. It was determined that Greteman had driven through a fence at a nearby basketball court before getting the car stuck on the tracks. Greteman was taken into custody and the vehicle was removed from the train tracks.
The Monterey SPCA is offering a reward in connection with an injured hawk in King City. The wounded Red Tailed Hawk was found on August 7th. A medical examination was performed and x-rays found numerous pellets lodged in the raptors’ body. Red-tailed hawks are protected under the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act. A 1 thousand dollar reward is being offered. Anyone with any information is encouraged to call the spca at 831-373-2631.
(07:15) Santa Cruz County - Motorcycle officers from Santa Cruz CHP, Scotts Valley PD, Watsonville PD and Capitola PD combined forces with the Santa Cruz Police Department in a citywide traffic enforcement initiative yesterday. The BADGES (Before Aggressive Driving Gets Everyone Stopped) operation addresses road traffic offenses, enforcement and education. There were 90 Citations issued, 24 Warnings, 4 Towed Vehicles, 1 Vehicle versus fire hydrant crash, and 1 Arrest for possession of drugs and driving on a suspended license.