A CAPITOLA FAMILY WAS LEFT HOMELESS AFTER THEIR HOUSE WAS DESTROYED IN A FIRE OVER THE WEEKEND. FIRE CREWS RESPONDED TO THE 700-BLOCK OF MONTEREY AVENUE AROUND 9:30 SATURDAY NIGHT, TO DISCOVER MOST OF THE DAMAGE WAS COMING FROM THE BACK SIDE OF THE HOME. THE FAMILY WAS ABLE TO SAFELY EVACUATE AFTER BEING ALERTED BY THE HOME’S FIRE ALARMS. THE CAUSE OF THE BLAZE HAS YET TO BE DETERMINED.
No one was injured after a three-acre blaze was quickly contained Saturday in the Hollister Hills. Officials say 2.8 acres of vegetation burned before the fire was contained. According to Hollister Cal-Fire, the blaze broke out after a motorcycle had mechanical problems, and caused it to spread to the grass. 1,200 gallons of fire retardant were used by air tankers to contain the fire.
The cause of a single vehicle rollover accident that occurred over the weekend in Aptos is still under investigation. Police records show there were five people inside of the vehicle when it rolled over on Freedom Boulevard near Pleasant Valley Road around 3:45 p.m. yesterday. One person was air-lifted to a Bay Area Trauma Center. The extent of the victims injuries is not available.
A MAN SEEN ON SURVEILLANCE VIDEO ROBBING A SEASIDE 7-11 EARLY YESTERDAY, WAS ARRESTED LAST NIGHT. 42-YEAR OLD LEONARD JERRETH DUNLOP WAS CONTACTED BY OFFICERS AT 6 P.M. ON THE 200 BLOCK OF DEL MONTE BOULEVARD AFTER MATCHING THE WANTED DESCRIPTION OF THE ROBBERY SUSPECT. HE WAS FOUND IN POSSESSION OF THE STORE’S STOLEN PROPERTY, AND WAS BOOKED INTO MONTEREY COUNTY JAIL. POLICE SAY DUNLOP ROBBED THE BUSINESS ON FREMONT BLVD AT 2:15 A.M. YESTERDAY OF AN UNDISCLOSED AMOUNT OF CASH.
FIREFIGHTERS IN SANTA CRUZ BATTLED MULTIPLE BLAZES THAT BROKE OUT THROUGH OUT THE DAY YESTERDAY. THE FIRST REPORT CAME IN AT 3 A.M. OF A WILDLAND BLAZE AT U-C-S-C THAT BURNED AN ACRE OF BRUSH NEAR HELLER AND MEYERS DRIVE. THE BLAZE WAS CONTAINED AFTER 90 MINUTES. THE CAUSE IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN STARTED BY A CAMPFIRE. AT 12:30 CREWS WERE ON THE SCENE OF A STRUCTURE FIRE ON CHANDLER LANE IN WATSONVILLE THAT CHARRED 2 ACRES, DESTROYED A HOME AND THREATENED AN ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOOD. OVER HALF A DOZEN FIRE ENGINES FROM 3 DISTRICTS JOINED SEVERAL AIR TANKERS AND A HELICOPTER TO FIGHT THE BLAZE. NO ONE WAS HOME WHEN THE FIRE BROKE OUT, THE CAUSE HAS YET TO BE DETERMINED. IT WAS CONTAINED BY 3:15 P.M. FINALLY, A 1-AND-A-HALF-ACRE BLAZE WAS REPORTED AT 1:50 P.M. IN BIG BASIN. AIR AND GROUND CREWS ARRIVED AT LODGE ROAD AND HIGHWAY 236. CREWS WERE ON SCENE UNTIL 10 P.M. NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED AND THE CAUSE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION.
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