A small Soledad home, that had been red-tagged, suffered fire damage this morning, after a couple of transients reportedly started an illegal warming fire inside it. The abandoned home is on Nestles Road near the Food Co. No one was inside the home when firefighters arrived, but there were signs that people had been crashing there. Property owners are reminded to secure their unused and vacant structures (against trespassers who may be seeking shelter from the colder weather).
(09:05) Santa Cruz County - The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department reported that a missing person has been located. 75 year-old Alice Magpie was reported missing at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, after she never arrived after destination in the Live Oak area. Magpie was found yesterday and reunited with her family.
(08:00) Santa Cruz - A fundraiser for the Santa Cruz Education Foundation will be held tomorrow evening. The event will have complimentary wine and a raffle. 20 percent of all sales during the event and online will be donated to the education foundation. The fundraiser will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Artisans Gallery, located at 1368 Pacific Avenue, in Downtown Santa Cruz.
(07:50) Boulder Creek - Joe's Bar is Scheduled to Host Valley Churches Fundraiser this weekend in Boulder Creek. The event will have a pasta dinner, raffle and music. The Valley Church United Missions Christmas Party will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Joe’s Bar, located at 13118 Highway 9.
(07:25) Soledad - A man was arrested yesterday for an attempted homicide in Soledad. The incident took place at 11:30 a.m. on Vosti Avenue. The victim was sitting in his car when 37 year-old Arturo Calderon fired several rounds into the vehicle. A brief stand-off took place when Caledron barricaded himself inside an occupied home on Vosti Avenue. Calderon was booked into the Monterey County Jail for attempted murder, parole violation, and discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle. The victim was uninjured.
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