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Live oak fire-5/10/14-907-PMD

 

A MAN WAS INURED DURING A FIRE IN LIVE OAK FRIDAY NIGHT. AT ABOUT 10:30 P-M FIREFIGHTERS ARRIVED AT A MOBILE HOME PARK ON THE 12-HUNDRED BLOCK OF 38TH AVENUE TO FIND A HOME ENGULFED IN FLAMES. THE RESIDENT, AN UNIDENTIFIED MALE, IN CHARRED CLOTHING, ESCAPED TO A NEIGHBORS, AND WAS AIR LIFTED TO A BAY AREA BURN CENTER.  FIRE CREWS WERE ABLE TO EXTINGUISH THE BLAZE WITHIN THE HOUR.  THE HOME WAS TOTALLY DESTROYED; THE CONDITION OF THE VICTIM IS UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME.

 

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GILROY HIT N RUN -5/10/14-1824-PMD

 

A HIT AND RUN IN GILROY LEFT A PEDESTRIAN HOSPITALIZED AND POLICE LOOKING FOR A SUSPECT.   SHORTLY BEFORE 10 P-M FRIDAY NIGHT POLICE AND FIRST RESPONDERS ARRIVED AT THE SCENE OF A HIT AND RUN AT 10TH AND ROSANNA STREETS TO FIND A 24 YEAR OLD WOMAN WITH MAJOR INJURIES.    OFFICERS SEARCHED THE AREA FOR A LIGHT COLORED, FULL SIZE S-U-V MISSING THE DRIVER’S SIDE MIRROR, WHILE THE VICTIM WAS HOSPITALIZED IN SERIOUS CONDITION.  ANY ONE WITH ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE S-U-V OR ITS DRIVER IS ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT THE GILROY POLICE DEPARTMENT.

 

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COUNTERFEITER ARRSTD IN SV-5/10/14-1714-PMD

 

A WANTED FRESNO MAN WAS ARRESTED IN SCOTTS VALLEY FRIDAY.   AT ABOUT 1:15 P-M AN ANONOMOUS CALLER TIPPED AUTHORTIES THAT A FUGITVE WAS STAYING IN TOWN USING AN ALIAS. POLICE THEN CONTACTED THE OCCUPANT OF AN R-V PARKED ON THE 9-HUNDRED BLOCK OF DISC DRIVE, AN IDENTITY CHECK WAS PERFORMED AND IT WAS DETERMINED THE SUSPECT WAS INDEED 41 YEAR OLD RICHARD UPSHAW WANTED FOR BATTERY IN FRESNO COUNTY.   A SEARCH OF THE MOTOR HOME PRODUCED  EQUIPEMENT AND EVIDENCE OF CURRENCY AND I.D. COUNTERFEITING, AS WELL AS METHAMPHETAMINE, AND AN ILLEGAL WEAPON.  UPSHAW WAS BOOKED INTO SANTA CRUZ COUNTY JAIL.

 

 

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SLNS OFFCR INVLD SHOOT-5/10/14-924-PMD

 

2 SALINAS POLICE OFFICERS HAVE BEEN PLACED ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE FOLLOWING A FATAL SHOOTING SATURDAY EVENING.   AT AROUND 7:20 P-M PATROL UNITS INVESTIGATING A REPORT OF A MAN CHASING PEOPLE WITH A KNIFE ON THE 8-HUNDRED BLOCK OF ALISAL STREET, ARRIVED ON SCENE TO FIND AN UNCOOPERATIVE, COMBATIVE SUSPECT. WITNESSES SAY WHEN OFFICERS TRIED TO SUBDUE THE SUSPECT WITH A TASER, HE THEN PULLED A KNIFE AND ADVANCED ON AN OFFICER, WHERE UPON 2 OFFICERS RESPONDED WITH GUNFIRE.  THE SUSPECT WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE.  IT IS STANDARD PROCEDURE FOR OFFICERS INVOLVED IN A SHOOTING TO REMAIN ON PAID LEAVE WHILE THE INCIDENT IS INVESTIGATED.

 

 

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cmmnty sbstnc rcvry mtng-5/9/14-1900-pmd

The 2nd meetng in a series of community gatherings focusing on easing drug and alcohol related problems took place Thursday night.      Almost 1 hundred and 40 people showed up for the event at simpkins family swim center. The meeting was split into groups which each focused on issues such as; public safety, mental health and other public concerns that pertain to substance abuse and recovery from it.  Over half of santa cruz county’s annual jail bookings are related to drug and alcohol abuse.

 

 

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