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More arrests, thurs. homicide 07/01/12 11:40p.m. TDH

Salinas police detectives have made 3 additional arrests following last thursday's murder of a 26-year-old man.  On friday detectives arrested 28-year-old Irma Garcia at her van buren avenue residence.  She is believed to have driven 1 of the shooters to the hospital.   She was booked into monterey county jail on murder and other charges.  And on saturday, 19-year-old Roberto Flores turned himself in at the salinas police station.  He was also booked on murder charges.  a 17-year-old boy surrendered himself to authorities yesterday.  2 other people have already been arrested on suspicion of participating in the murder of Juan carlos franco hernandez. The incident remains under investigation.


Plane Crash, WV 07/01/12 11:40.m. TDH

2-people suffered only minor injuries after their plane went down in watsonville on saturday. just after takeoff at 1:10p.m. the plane experienced engine trouble.   the pilot made an emergency landing near highway-1 and airport boulevard.  the crash is being investigated by the national transportation safety board.  The crash comes a week after another plane went down near watsonville municipal airport.  That pilot was also able to walk away without serious injuries.


W.V. armed robbery 07/01/12 11:40p.m. TDH

2 men broke into a watsonville apartment saturday evening and robbed the occupants at gunpoint.  1 of the 3 victims suffered a head injury during the 5:20 p.m. burglary.  The 2-suspects fled from the rodriguez street apartment with several stolen items, including a cell phone and a bus pass.   anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact the watsonville police department.


Election Results Certified 06/29/12 5:30 p.m. TDH

The results in santa cruz county have been certified for june 5th's primary election.  Santa cruz county clerk gail pellerin said that the results show the 5th supervisorial district race is indeed headed for a runoff in November.  The race will be between eric hammer and bruce mcpherson.   Pellerin said voter turnout was an all-time low for a presidential primary election.  The official results are posted on the county clerk’s website, www.votescount.com.


Salinas Homicide arrests 5p.m. 06/29/12 TDH

Salinas police arrested 2-people yesterday following the 8 p.m. shooting death of a 26-year-old man.  Juan carlos franco Hernandez was found with multiple gunshots wounds in a residence on the 14-hundred block of teton avenue.  he was declared dead at the scene.  1-victim was found in a nearby intersection.   He was treated at a local hospital and released.    A 3rd person, 19-year-old jose sebastian was also shot, however he has been arrested for murder.  he arrived at a local hospital after the incident.   The murder victim’s sister, 21-year-old noemi Hernandez was also arrested for murder, as well as conspiracy and gang enhancements.


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