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Monterey Bay Sardines Study 08/24/10 0800 E.A.

Local fisherman will be assisting a team of scientists in conducting a study of sardine populations along the west coast. Two fishing boats and a small plane from Watsonville will be used in a large-scale study of the sardine populations in order to help the fisheries industry better regulate fishing seasons. The survey will photograph transects at 15-mile intervals from Washington state to San Diego.

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GONZALES WOMAN ARR - update - 08/24/10 11:35 S.S.

A  40  YEAR-OLD  GONZALES  WOMAN,   WHO  WAS  ARRESTED  YESTERDAY  MORNING,  REPORTEDLY  WOULD  ONLY  HAVE  BEEN  CITED  AND  RELEASED,   IF  SHE  HADN’T  LEFT  THE  SCENE  OF  THE  HIT-AND-RUN  ACCIDENT  IN  FRONT  OF  LA  GLORIA  ELEMENTARY  SCHOOL. MARICELA  MEDINA  LEON TOLD OFFICERS  SHE  HAD  TO GO  HOME  AND  CHANGE  HER  CLOTHES  (AFTER  THE  CAR  SHE  WAS  DRIVING  HIT  A  9  YEAR-OLD  GIRL),   BUT  SHE  ALLEGEDLY  TOLD  A  WITNESS  SHE  WAS  GOING  TO  GET  HER  LICENSE.    LEON RETURNED  JUST  7 MINUTES  LATER.

 

THE  9  YEAR-OLD  WAS  AIR-LIFTED  TO  A  SAN  JOSE  TRAUMA  CENTER,   WITH   NON-LIFE-THREATENING  INJURIES.

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DONATIONS STOLEN FROM TEMPLE - 08/24/10 11:26 S.S.

A  NUMBER  OF PERSONAL CHECKS  WERE  TAKEN  FROM  THE  DONATION  BOX  AT  TEMPLE  BETH  EL IN  APTOS  OVER  THE  WEEKEND.     ALTHOUGH  THE  DOOR  THE  THIEF  USED  IS  USUALLY  LOCKED,  IT WAS  INADVERTENTLY  LEFT  OPEN  ON  SATURDAY.     THE  THEFT,  WHICH  WAS  CAUGHT  ON  VIDEO  SURVEILLANCE,   WAS  REPORTED  AROUND  4  P.M.   ANYONE  WHO  RECENTLY  MADE  A  DONATION  TO  THE  TEMPLE  IS  ASKED  TO  CONTACT  TEMPLE  STAFF,  AND  ANY  CHECKS  THAT  WERE  STOLEN  SHOULD  BE  CANCELLED.

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VANDALISM AT APTOS HIGH - 08/24/10 11:20 S.S.

3  LARGE  WINDOWS  WERE  SMASHED,  AND  TAGS  WERE  SCRAWLED  ON  WALLS  AT APTOS  HIGH  SCHOOL,    JUST  A  FEW  HOURS  BEFORE  STUDENTS  RETURNED  TO  SCHOOL  FOR  THE  BEGINNING  OF  THE  SCHOOL  YEAR  YESTERDAY.     THE  DAMAGE  WAS  ESTIMATED  AT  MORE  THAN  400  DOLLARS.      ANYONE  WITH  ANY  INFORMATION  ON  THE  VANDAL  (OR  VANDALS)  IS  ENCOURAGED  TO  CONTACT  THE  SANTA  CRUZ  COUNTY  SHERIFF’S  DEPARTMENT.

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MOTORCYCLE CRASH IN WATSONVILLE 11:18 08/24/10 S.S.

A  26  YEAR-OLD  MOTORCYCLIST  AMPUTATED  ONE  OF  HIS  FINGERS,   WHEN  HE  LOCKED  UP  THE  REAR  TIRE  ON  HIS  MOTORCYCLE  AND  CRASHED  INTO  A  GUARDRAIL  IN  WATSONVILLE.      THE  MONDAY  AFTERNOON  ACCIDENT  OCCURRED  AS  HE  EXITED  SOUTHBOUND  HIGHWAY  1 ON  THE  AIRPORT  BOULEVARD OFF-RAMP.         NO  OTHER  VEHICLE  WERE  INVOLVED  IN  THE  1:30  P.M.  ACCIDENT.  THE  MOTORCYCLIST  WAS  TAKEN  TO  WATSONVILLE COMMUNITY  HOSPITAL.

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