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May 23, 2017: Body Found in Aptos Creek

(12:05) Aptos - The Santa Cruz County Sheriffs Office reported that a body was found yesterday morning in the Aptos Creek. A hiker spotted the body around 3 p.m. in the Aptos creek near Highway 1.  The identification and cause of death are pending an autopsy and further investigation. 

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May 23, 2017: Animal Film Festival

(11:55) Santa Cruz - The 4th annual Animal Film Festival is being held tomorrow in Santa Cruz.   Some of the films being featured include: Called to Rescue, Maybelle's Story and Hope the Blind Goat. The festival will take place from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Del Mar Theatre, located at 1124 Pacific Avenue, in Santa Cruz.  For more information, visit: www.animalfilmfestival.org.   

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May 23, 2017: Man Found Guilty of Child Abuse

(11:20) Monterey County - The Monterey County District Attorney’s Office reported that a man was found guilty of child abuse and battery yesterday.  24-year-old Omar Mendez-Sanchez, of Salinas, was found guilty of hitting two nine-year-olds with a belt at an apartment complex last June.  The two kids were playing with their squirt guns and accidentally squirted Mendez-Sanchez.  Mendez-Sanchez reportedly chased the two children and hit them with his belt.   Mendez-Sanchez will be sentenced on June 23, 2017.   He faces a maximum of two years in jail.

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May 23, 2017: Phone Scam

(11:00) Santa Cruz - The Santa Cruz California Highway Patrol reported that a man received a call Monday morning saying his daughter had been kidnapped.   Thomas Witz, of Santa Cruz, reported that the caller knew his daughters name, and was demanding money be wired to him.  CHP contacted his daughters school and confirmed she was safe.   CHP encourages people to secure their social media sites and double check their security settings. 

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May 23, 2107: King City: Missing Person

(10:50) King City - The King City Police is searching for a missing person.  On Friday, May 19th, 13 year-old Guadalupe Camacho was dropped off at the Salinas Valley Fair in King City around 2:00 p.m., and never returned home.  Camacho’s mother, Laura Calderon, reported she received a text from her daughter’s cell phone on Saturday, May 20th, at 1:00 p.m. saying she was with a friend.   Camacho is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 115 pounds and has long brown hair.  She was last seen wearing blue jeans, and burgundy jacket.   Anyone with information is encouraged to contact King City Police Department.

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