King City Police are investigating a fatal shooting. Shortly after 6:30 a.m. Friday morning, patrol units responded to reports of a gunshot victim. When officers arrived on the 400 block of Jayne Street, they found 22-year-old Juan Manuel Ceja of King City, dead of a gunshot wound inside a parked car. Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact King City police.
(10:15) Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz CHP reported a fatal car crash took place yesterday afternoon on Highway 17. At around 3:30 p.m. 2 vehicles traveling northbound, just south of Mount Hermon Road, collided. One of the drivers, a 64 year-old woman, ran off the east shoulder, through the perimeter fence and across El Ranch Road, where she collided with a tree. The woman was transported to a hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
(08:45) Santa Cruz County - The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office reported that last night deputies completed 115 investigations which were comprised of both self-initiated and dispatched calls for service. Deputies safely detained a suicidal male. A total of seven arrests were made. 4 individuals were arrested for drug related crimes and 3 individuals had warrants out for their arrest.
(07:30) Santa Cruz - Caltrans announced a pavement storm repair project along Highway 17 will require the weekend closure of a lane on southbound Highway 17 between Summit Road and Glenwood Drive near Scotts Valley. Crews will be working from 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 24 until 6 a.m. on Monday, February 26. For lane closure information on this project call: 831-423-0396
(07:15) Watsonville - The Watsonville city engineer is scheduled to host a community meeting to discuss Freedom Boulevard improvements next week. Attendees will be able to review design alternatives and offer input. The meeting is Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Civic Plaza community room, located at 275 Main Street. For more information call: 831-768-3117.
(07:00) San Lorenzo Valley - The San Lorenzo Valley Water District is seeking applications for interested members of the community to participate as public members of district committees. The committees include: Budget & Finance, Administration, Environmental and Engineering & Planning. Committee members review items and provide feedback. Applicants must be residents of the San Lorenzo Valley Water District service area or customers of the San Lorenzo Valley Water District. For more information or to fill out an application visit: slvwd.com.
(06:45) Carmel Valley - A man was arrested yesterday after he was caught with drugs in Carmel Valley. Officers served a search warrant at an abandoned lodge located in Carmel Valley Village, and found Michael Sobel in possession of methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana. He was booked into Monterey County Jail.
(10:40) Santa Cruz - USA Basketball is making its first-ever appearance to Santa Cruz as Team USA competes to qualify for the 2019 World Cup. Led by Head Coach Jeff Van Gundy, Team USA's roster is comprised of top NBA G League players, including Santa Cruz Warriors forward, Terrence Jones. Cuba is scheduled to be in Santa Cruz on Friday, February 23 and Puerto Rico on Monday, February 26 - both games tipoff at 8:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased by visiting santacruzbasketball.com/teamusa.