3 SALINAS RESIDENTS HAVE PLEADED GUILTY TO COMMITTING MEDI-CAL FRAUD. IRMA AND SARA MARTINEZ, AND MICHAEL CARILLO, WERE BOOKED INTO MONTEREY COUNTY JAIL. THEY ARE SCHEDULED TO BE SENTENCED JANUARY 28TH, AND ARE EXPECTED TO BE REQUIRED TO PAY RESTITUTION, AS WELL AS FACING A MAXIMUM OF 5 YEARS IN STATE PRISON.
A MAN, WO WAS KILLED IN A MULTIPLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT N SALINAS LATE LAST MONTH, HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED. 53 YEAR-OLD JOHN ALVIN COATES WAS DECLARED DEAD AT THE SCENE OF THE OCTOBER 30TH ACCIDENT ON ABBOT STREET. COATES WAS REPORTEDLY CROSSING THE STREET WHEN HE WAS HIT BY 2 VEHICLES.
A SCOTTS VALLEY HOME WAS DAMAGED BY FIRE TODAY. THE 2-ALARM BLAZE WAS CALLED IN AROUND NOON, AFTER A FIRE BROKE OUT IN A HOME ON TERRACE VIEW COURT. THE COUPLE WHO LIVE THERE WERE HOME, AND THEY WERE ABLE TO EVACUATE SAFELY. ALTHOUGH FIREFIGHTERS WERE ABLE TO KEEP THE FIRE FROM SPREADING TO OTHER HOMES, THEY SAID THE ROOF, 2ND FLOOR, AND THE BACK DECK OF THE HOME WERE NOT SALVAGEABLE.
A Monterey man has been convicted of first degree murder after a fatal stabbing 3-years ago. 24-year old James Torrey Hill was found guilty after stabbing Matthew Paul Finnigan in the back with a 5-and-a-half-inch carving knife at Hill’s Cassanova Avenue apartment on September 22nd 2010. Hill pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, but a jury found him legally sane when he murdered Finnigan. Hill will be sentenced on January 8th when he faces 26-years-to-life in prison.
A minor earthquake struck the East Bay around 9:30 this morning. According to The u.s. Geological Survey the quake registered 3.4 on the richter scale, and was centered about 1-mile northeast of San Ramon and had a depth of about 7 miles. There were reports of people feeling the quake around the Danville, Dublinareas along with Alameda County and Oakland, but no reports of injuries or damages. In addition, there were two other smaller quakes that occurred within minutes of each other yesterday afternoon that were also centered in San Ramon.
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