The Seaside police Department received the green light this week to begin installing a surveillance system that will be used to fight crime. Council members approved the decision during a meeting last night. Approval comes after the city received an anonymous check for $100,000 specifically for the program. Seaside Police Chief Vicki Myers says the cameras will help officers identify crime vehicles along with their drivers and passengers. The four cameras are expected to be installed within the month in public places.
A Seaside man working as a private security guard in Monterey was arrested on rape charges this week. The investigation stemmed from a December 30th incident when 26-year old Daniel Lee Bell was on duty as a uniformed guard patrolling apartment complexes in Monterey County in a marked security vehicle, when he reportedly contacted a woman and her male companion who were walking home from a local bar. Police say Bell escorted the woman to her home and that’s when the assault took place. He is being held at the Monterey County jail on a $150,000 warrant.
A MAN WAS STABBED DURING A ROBBERY IN SANTA CRUZ EARLIER IN THE WEEK. POLICE SOURCES SAY THAT AROUND 7:40 TUESDAY NIGHT, ON THE 5-HUNDRED BLOCK OF FREDERICK STREET A 31 YEAR OLD MAN WAS CONFRONTED BY 2 MEN WEARING HANDKERCHIEFS DEMANDING MONEY. THE VICTIM STATED HE HAD 1 DOLLAR AND AFTER HE HANDED IT OVER TO THE ROBBERS HE WAS BEATEN AND STABBED. THE SUSPECTS THEN FLED ON FOOT. THE VICTIM WAS TRANSPORTED TO AN AREA HOSPITAL WITH NONE LIFE THREATENING WOUNDS. ANYONE WITH ANY INFORMATION IS URGED TO CONTACT THE SANTA CRUZ POLICE DEPARTMENT.
A SOQUEL MAN IS IN JAIL AFTER HE ATTACKED A MAN IN SANTA CRUZ WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THE INCIDENT TOOK PLACE ON THE 9-HUNDRED BLOCK OF PACIFIC AVENUE AT AROUND 7 P-M WHEN 31 YEAR OLD JAMES DANIEL JOHNSTON HIT A MAN USING AN A-T-M IN THE HEAD WITH A SKATEBOARD; THE VICTIM FELL TO THE GROUND. JOHNSTON LOOKED UNSUCCESSFULLY FOR MONEY THEN FLED TO THE METRO CENTER WHERE HE MENACED A SECURITY GUARD WITH THE SKATEBOARD AND A KNIFE. POLICE ARRIVED AND HE WAS ARRESTED AND BOOKED INTO SANTA CRUZ COUNTY JAIL FOR ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON AND ATTEMPTED ROBBERY
YESTERDAY (THURS) THE SANTA CRUZ CITY MANAGER ANNOUNCED THE HIRING OF A NEW WATER DIRECTOR. 62 YEAR OLD ROSEMARY MENARD WILL START AS THE CITY’S WATER DIRECTOR ON JANUARY 27TH WITH AN ANNUAL SALARY OF ABOUT 160 THOUSAND DOLLARS. MENARD HAS PREVIOUS WATER RESOURCES EXPERIENCE FROM RENO, NEVADA. SHE ALSO HAS GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCE IN WASHINGTON STATE. MENARD WAS CHOSEN OVER 53 OTHER APPLICANTS.
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