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MARINA STORAGE UNIT-2/27/14-1952-PMD

 A MARINA STORAGE LOCKER AUCTION LAUNCHED A POLICE INVESTIGATION. 2 STORAGE UNITS THAT WERE AUCTIONED OFF ON FEBRUARY 18TH TURNED OUT TO BE FULL OF CENTRAL COAST POLICE DEPARTMENT UNIFORMS AND OTHER POLICE GEAR. THE NEW OWNERS OF THE LOCKER OPENED THEM TO FIND UNIFORMS, HANDCUFFS AND RADIOS FROM MARINA, SALINAS, SANTA CRUZ POLICE DEPARTMENTS, AND THE MONTEREY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT. THE MARINA POLICE WERE CALLED AND TOOK POSSESSION OF THE LOCKERS WHICH TURNED OUT TO HAVE BEEN RENTED BY A FORMER EMPLOYEE OF THE MARINA POLICE DEPARTMENT. AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY.

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GANG MEMBR 187 CNVTED-2/27/14-1922-PMD

A WATSONVILLE MAN WAS FOUND GUILTY OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER YESTERDAY (THURSDAY). 26 ANGEL ANTONIO TORRES WAS THE 3RD GANG MEMBER CONVICTED FOR THE 2009 GANG INITIATION MURDER OF RICHARD CAMPOS.  CAMPOS WAS KILLED IN FRONT OF HIS ROACHE ROAD HOME BY TORRES AND LUIS MEZA.    MEZA AND GETAWAY DRIVER JOEL SANCHEZ WERE CONVICTED OF THE CRIME IN A 2013, BUT THE DEADLOCKED ON TORRES WHO IS ALLEGED TO HAVE FIRED THE FATAL SHOT.   DURING THE RETRIAL TORRES WAS ALSO CONVICTED WITH GANG ENHANCEMENTS AND FACES LIFE IN PRISON WHEN HE IS SENTENCED ON MAY 2ND.

 

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HWY 152 RDWRK-2/27/14-1905-PMD

MOTORISTS ARE BEING ADVISED OF TRAFFIC DELAYS ON HIGHWAY 152 BETWEEN WATSONVILLE AND GILROY STARTING MONDAY MORNING. ROAD CREWS WILL BE WORKING FROM 8 A-M UNTIL 4 P-M MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY UNTIL MID MARCH. WORKERS WILL BE REPLACING A CULVERT CAUSING TRAFFIC DELAYS OF ABOUT 20 MINUTES. A PILOT CAR WILL BE USED TO ESCORT MOTORISTS IN ALTERNATE ONE WAY TRAFFIC CONTROLS.

 

 

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SALINAS MN ARRSTD IN WTSNVL-2/27/14-1740-PMD

AN ARMED ROBBERY IN WATSONVILLE ENDED WITH THE ARREST OF 2 SALINAS MEN IN PRUNEDALE. THE INCIDENT BEGAN WEDNESDAY WHEN SHORTLY BEFORE 1 P-M AN ARMED MAN ROBBED AN INSURANCE COMPANY ON THE 14-HUNDRED BLOCK OF MAIN STREET IN WATSONVILLE. THE ROBBER JUMPED INTO A WAITING GETAWAY CAR. INVESTIGATORS WERE ABLE TO GET THE LICENSE NUMBER FROM VIDEO FOOTAGE, AND THE VEHICLE WAS LOCATED BY MONTEREY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES AN HOUR LATER AT A PIZZA PARLOR ON 8-THOUSAND BLOCK OF SAN MIGUEL CANYON ROAD IN PRUNEDALE. WITNESSES IDENTIFIED 26 YEAR OLD FERNANDO MARTINEZ PLACIDO AS THE ARMED ROBBER, AND 25 YEAR OLD RIGOBERTO GUERRA CASTILLO AS THE DRIVER. BOTH MEN WERE TRANSPORTED TO SANTA CRUZ COUNTY JAIL.

 

 

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