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W.V. FIREFIGHTER DETAILS 06/08/11 7P.M. TDH

DETAILS WERE RELEASED WEDNESDAY, REGARDING A TENTATIVE AGREEMENT REACHED BETWEEN WATSONVILLE CITY LEADERS AND FIREFIGHTERS.   THE DEAL IS SIMILAR TO WHAT THE POLICE UNION AGREED TO, AND INCLUDES AN INCREASE OF FIREFIGHTER-CONTRIBUTIONS TOWARD THEIR RETIREMENT, SUSPENSIONS OF SCHEDULED RAISES AND CITY CONTRIBUTIONS TO HEALTH CARE, AS WELL AS A NEW PENSION PLAN FOR EMPLOYEES HIRED AFTER JULY 1ST.  IN TOTAL , THE AGREEMENT REPRESENTS A 9-AND-A-HALF PERCENT PAY CUT FOR FIREFIGHTERS.  THE WATSONVILLE CITY COUNCIL IS EXPECTED TO RATIFY THE AGREEMENT AT THEIR MEETING SCHEDULED FOR NEXT WEEK.  

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TEEN TRIED AS ADULT 06/08/11 6:25p.m. TDH

 A 15-YEAR-OLD BOY WHO IS ACCUSED OF HELPING A SHOOTER KILL 2-WOMEN IN GREENFIELD IN 2009, WILL BE TRIED AS AN ADULT.   THAT WAS THE RULING TUESDAY IN A MONTEREY COUNTY COURTROOM.   THE TEEN, JULIO ROJAS, IS ACCUSED OF PUSHING OPEN THE DOOR AT A MOTEL ROOM, ALLOWING AN ACCOMPLICE TO FIRE SEVERAL SHOTS INTO THE ROOM.   THE SUSPECTED TARGET WAS NOT HIT, BUT 2-WOMEN WERE SHOT, AND DIED FROM THEIR WOUNDS.   THE SHOOTING OCCURRED AT THE PUEBLO INN.   THE SUSPECTED SHOOTER, 18-YEAR-OLD FRANCISCO TAMAYO, IS STILL WANTED BY AUTHORITIES.

 

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Salinas burglary arrest 06/08/11 6:25p.m. TDH

A salinas man was arrested on Tuesday, after allegedly charging 13-hundred dollars to a stolen credit card.  Officers responded to a report that a person had bought several chainsaws and weed-whackers with an account at swede’s saw shop on summer street.   After identifying 22-year-old nolyn latham as the suspect.   He was arrested at his rosarita drive apartment, after officers say he tried to flee.  He was booked into monterey county jail on suspicion of burlgary and violating probation.

 

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Wanted man arrested 06/08/11 6p.m. TDH

A wanted man was arrested today in the santa cruz mountains.   26-year-old micah felipe howard was wanted for an outstanding warrant, and was arrested at gunpoint, after he began to pull his car away from where officers had stopped it.  Members of the santa cruz county gang task force discovered the outstanding warrant, before allegedly finding a stolen, gun, and methamphetamine in the car.   Howard was booked into santa cruz county jail, on several charges, which carry gang-enhancements.  Also arrested was 21-year-old Brittany trueblood, who was suspected of being under the influence of drugs.

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biker found dead 06/08/11 4p.m. TDH

A 25-year-old bicyclist was found dead wednesday morning, off of empire grade road.   The body was found by another cyclist, at 8 a.m, just north of the ucsc arboretum.   The victim was later identified as santa cruz resident Zachary Parke. The incident is believed to be a hit-and-run, and authorities are looking for a maroon or burgundy Nissan vehicle, with damaged headlights and side mirrors.  Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact the santa cruz police department or the California highway patrol.

 

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