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BURN PERMIT FEES PROPOSED 7-21-14 1715 og

THE MONTEREY BAY AIR DISTRICT WILL HOLD ITS FINAL SCHEDULED PUBLIC INPUT MEETING TOMORROW (TUES) ON PROPOSED OPEN BURN PERMIT FEES. THE FEES WOULD BE EFFECTIVE IN MONTEREY, SAN BENITO, AND SANTA CRUZ COUNTIES AND INCLUDE BACKYARD, AGRICULTURAL, AND PRESCRIBED BURNS. THE PROPOSAL WILL ALSO BE ON THE AIR DISTRICT’S AGENDA IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER, WITH THE FINAL ADOPTION HEARING IN OCTOBER.

THE MEETING WILL BE HELD FROM 10:30 A-M TO 12 P-M, AT THE SAN BENITO COUNTY BLDG IN HOLLISTER.

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ANIMAL HOARDER BARRED FOR LIFE 7-21-14 1645 og

DISTRICT ATTORNEYS FROM 4 COUNTIES, INCLUDING MONTEREY, HAVE BEEN AWARDED A PERMANENT INJUNCTION AGAINST CRYSTAL KISICKI, THE ANIMAL HOARDER AND OPERATOR OF THE FAKE SAINT FRANCIS ALL CREATURE RESCUE AND SANCTUARY ARRESTED IN JUNE 2013. THE INJUNCTION BARS KISICKI AND THE SAINT FRANCIS RESCUE FROM POSSESSING, RESCUING, SELLING, OR ADOPTING ANY ANIMALS, REQUIRES ALL WEB PAGES AND PROFILES TO BE REMOVED FROM THE INTERNET, AND INCLUDES RESTITUTION TO THE SPCA FOR MONTEREY COUNTY, AMONG OTHER STIPULATIONS.

KISICKI PLEADED GUILTY TO TWO COUNTS OF ANIMAL CRUELTY IN JANUARY OF THIS YEAR. SHE WAS SENTENCED TO THREE YEARS PROBATION AND 10 DAYS IN JAIL.

 

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SALINAS AMTRAK VICTIM ID’d 7-21-14 1630 og

THE MAN KILLED BY A TRAIN AT THE SALINAS AMTRAK STATION ON JULY 13TH HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED BY THE MONTEREY COUNTY CORONER AS 31-YEAR OLD SALINAS RESIDENT, DENNIS DWAYNE RENEAU (REH-KNOW). THE ONLY DETAILS OF THE ACCIDENT RELEASED SO FAR ARE THAT THE AMTRAK PULLED INTO THE SALINAS STATION ABOUT 6:30 P-M ON THE 13TH AND RENEAU WAS HIT. HE DID NOT APPEAR TO BE AN AMTRAK PASSENGER AT THE TIME. THE UNION PACIFIC POLICE ARE HANDLING THE INVESTIGATION BECAUSE THE DEATH HAPPENED ON THE TRACKS.

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VACATION HOME SCAM IN SC 7-21-14 1600 og

RECENTLY, A CORTE MADERA FAMILY WAS VICTIM TO A VACATION RENTAL SCAM. THE FAMILY FOUND A RENTAL ON CRAIGSLIST FOR AN OCEAN FRONT HOME ON WEST CLIFF DR IN SANTA CRUZ AND, PER THE EMAILED INSTRUCTIONS, WIRED MONEY TO A BANK ACCOUNT. WHEN THEY ARRIVED AT THE HOUSE AT AN ARRANGED TIME, THE RESIDENT SAID THEY HAD BEEN SCAMMED AND THE HOME WAS NOT FOR RENT. THE CONSUMER AFFAIRS OFFICE OF THE SANTA CRUZ COUNTY D-A WARNS THAT THIS TYPE OF SCAM IS NOT UNUSUAL AND ADVISES PEOPLE TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS BY VALIDATING THE ACTUAL OWNER OR PROPERTY MANAGER AND PAYING WITH A CREDIT CARD FOR INCREASED SECURITY.

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MEMORIAL PROCESSION APTOS- 07-21-14 12:00 SG

A MEMORIAL PROCESSION TOOK PLACE IN APTOS THIS MORNING BETWEEN THE SANTA CRUZ C-H-P OFFICE AND TWIN LAKES CHURCH.     ATTENDEES REMEMBERED SERGEANT KEVIN A. ENOX, WHO SUDDENLY COLLAPSED AFTER RIDING HIS BICYCLE EARLIER THIS MONTH.    SERGEANT ENOX SERVED IN THE SANTA CRUZ AREA FOR 16 YEARS.   

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