SALINAS ANIMAL WELFARE OFFICERS ARE INVESTIGATING THE KILLING OF A DOZEN DUCKS.    THE TWELVE BIRDS WERE FOUND DEAD IN THE POND BEHIND THE CALIFORNIA WELCOME CENTER IN SALINAS YESTERDAY (TUES) MORNING.   THE DUCKS THAT WERE KILLED WERE DOMESTICATED.    A THIRTEENTH DUCK WAS FOUND INJURED.

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THE CITY OF SANTA CRUZ HAS IMPLEMENTED MORE CHANGES TO THE COUNTY’S NEEDLE EXCHANGE PROGRAM.   THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS APPROVED THE CHANGES YESTERDAY (TUES), INCLUDING REDUCING THE HOURS OF OPERATION AT THE EMELINE AVENUE EXCHANGE FROM FIVE DAYS A WEEK, TO TWO DAYS A WEEK.    SUPERVISORS ALSO APPROVED RESTARTING A NEEDLE HOME DELIVERY PROGRAM AND CREATING KIOSKS AT PHARMACIES.    THE CHANGES AIM TO ADDRESS THE EXCESSIVE LITTERING OF USED SYRINGES IN PUBLIC PARKS, BEACHES, AND NEIGHBORHOODS IN SANTA CRUZ.

 

 

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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING MULTIPLE BURGLARIES AS WELL AS AN ATTEMPTED BURGLARY IN THE SUMMITAREA LAST FRIDAY.   THE BURGLARIES OCCURRED ON JENSEN ROAD AND OUTER ZAYANTE ROAD.   THE ATTEMPTED BURGLARY ALSO OCCURRED ON JENSEN ROAD AT AROUND 10:40 A-M WHEN A MALE ATTEMPTED OPENING A HOME’S LOCKED DOORS WHILE THE RESIDENT WAS HOME.     THE RESIDENT CAME OUT OF HIS HOUSE AND SAW THE SUSPECT FLEE IN A SILVER FORD FOCUS WITH LICENSE PLATE 6-Y-N-M-3-9-3.    THE SUSPECT HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS 20 TO 30 YEARS OLD, AROUND 5-FOOT-7, WITH A DARK COMPLEXION, AND A MEDIUM BUILD.    POLICE ARE ADVISING SUMMIT RESIDENTS TO SECURE THEIR HOMES AND TO CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY IF THEY SEE SUSPICIOUS PERSONS OR VEHICLES.

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