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S.C. COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL RECEIVES GRANT- 07-03-14 9:30 SG

ARTS COUNCIL SANTA CRUZ COUNTY RECEIVED A GRANT THIS MONTH.     THE COUNCIL HAS BEEN AWARDED $50,000 TO SUPPORT ITS EBB & FLOW RIVER ARTS PROJECT. THE PROJECT IS A YEARLONG EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVE AIMING TO INCREASE THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE SAN LORENZO RIVER THROUGH THE ARTS.     THE CALIFORNIA ARTS COUNCIL BESTOWED THE GRANT TO SANTA CRUZ COUNTY OUT OF A POOL OF OVER 150 APPLICANTS.

 

 

 

 

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AAA OFFERS TOWING FOR THE TIPSY- 07-03-14 9:00 SG

AAA NORTHERN CALIFORNIA IS OFFERING A TOWING SERVICE FOR DRIVERS THIS WEEKEND.    ‘TIPSY TOW’ WILL BE AVAILABLE TO DRINKING DRIVERS FROM 6 P-M TOMORROW TO 6 A-M ON JULY 5TH.      THE SERVICE WILL PROVIDE A ONE-WAY RIDE TO THE DRIVER’S HOME.      FOR A FREE TOW OF UP TO 10-MILES, CALL AAA-HELP.

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S.C. STREET CRIMES UNIT BACK- 07-03-14 8:00 SG

THE CITY OF SANTA CRUZ HAS RE-INTRODUCED THEIR STREET CRIMES UNIT. THE UNIT IS NOW CALLED THE NEIGHBORHOOD ENFORCEMENT TEAM OR NET.     SINCE ITS COMEBACK, NET HAS COLLABORATED WITH OTHER DEPARTMENTS AND MADE 27 FELONY ARRESTS.     THE UNIT WAS TAKEN AWAY SEVERAL YEARS AGO DUE TO STAFFING SHORTAGES.

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POLICE ARREST DOWNTOWN S.C. ATTACKER- 07-03-14 7:00 SG

A SANTA CRUZ POLICE OFFICER WAS INJURED DURING THE ARREST OF A MAN IN DOWNTOWN SANTA CRUZ THIS WEEK.   AROUND 10 A-M TUESDAY,    22-YEAR-OLD NICHOLAS POLTENO FLED A BUSINESS ON LOCUST STREET AFTER ATTACKING ONE OF ITS EMPLOYEES.     POLICE FOUND THE TRANSIENT ON CEDAR STREET AND CAUGHT HIM NEAR CHURCH STREET.    HE WAS UNCOOPERATIVE AND SHOT WITH A STUN GUN.    WHILE BEING TAKEN TO THE PATROL CAR, POLTENO KICKED A FEMALE OFFICER ON THE SIDE OF HER KNEE.     THE OFFICER WAS TREATED AT A HOSPITAL AND REMAINS ON LEAVE.     POLTENO REMAINS IN JAIL IN LIEU OF $20,000 BAIL.

 

 

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MONTEREY STAND DOWN NEEDS VOLUNTEERS- 07-03-14 7:00 SG

ORGANIZERS FOR A SEASIDE EVENT HELPING HOMELESS VETERANS ARE SEEKING VOLUNTEERS.     THE 2014 STAND DOWN WILL TAKE PLACE AUGUST 1ST THROUGH THE 3RD.     VOLUNTEERS WILL HELP SET UP A TENT CITY JULY 30TH AND 31ST ON THE FORMER FORT ORD, WHERE INFORMATION ON SERVICES FOR VETERANS WILL BE PROVIDED.     TO LEARN MORE, VISIT MONTEREYSTANDDOWN.ORG.

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MONTEREY ORDINANCE TO CLEAR SIDEWALKS- 07-03-14 7:00 SG

MONTEREY CITY LEADERS HAVE APPROVED A NEW ORDINANCE TO KEEP THE SIDEWALKS CLEAR OF TRANSIENTS.    THE LAW PROHIBITS SITTING OR SLEEPING ON SIDEWALKS DURING SPECIFIC HOURS OF THE DAY.    THE ORDINANCE PASSED THIS WEEK FOLLOWING COMPLAINTS ABOUT PEOPLE LYING DOWN ON THE CITY’S WALKWAYS.     THE CITY NOW BANS SITTING OR LYING ON SIDEWALKS IN COMMERCIAL AREAS BETWEEN 7 A-M AND 9 P-M.

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FORMER POLICE EMPLOYEE ARRESTED- 07-03-14 6:30 SG

 

A MARINA MAN AND FORMER POLICE EMPLOYEE HAS BEEN ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY EMBEZZLING DEPARTMENT PROPERTY.     58-YEAR-OLD SANTOS BAUTISTA WAS FOUND IN POSSESSION OF NUMEROUS ITEMS INCLUDING POLICE UNIFORMS, FIREFIGHTER GEAR, RADIO EQUIPMENT, AND KEYS AND HANDCUFFS.     BAUTISTA WAS BOOKED INTO MONTEREY COUNTY JAIL ON CHARGES OF EMBEZZLEMENT AND STOLEN PROPERTY.

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ATTEMPTED MURDER HOLLY ST SALINAS- 07-03-14 6:00 SG

A SALINAS TEENAGER WAS UNINJURED AFTER A SHOOTING LAST NIGHT (WED).     OFFICERS RESPONDED TO REPORTS OF GUNFIRE ON THE 7-HUNDRED BLOCK OF HOLLY STREET AROUND 9:30.    A 15-YEAR-OLD TEEN WAS FOUND AT THE SCENE WITH NO INJURIES.    OFFICIALS SAY THE VICTIM WAS SITTING INSIDE A CAR WHEN TWO SUSPECTS APPROACHED AND SHOT AT HIM MULTIPLE TIMES.    BOTH SUSPECTS FLED ON FOOT TOWARD RIDER AVENUE.    ONE HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS A HISPANIC MALE, 6-FOOT-2, WITH A THIN BUILD.     ANYONE WITH ANY INFORMATION ON THE SHOOTING IS URGED TO CONTACT THE SALINAS POLICE DEPARTMENT.

 

 

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