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SALINAS STANDOFF WITH BURGLARS- 05-27-14 17:30 SG

A STANDOFF IN SALINAS ENDED WITH THE DETAINMENT OF SIX PEOPLE THIS AFTERNOON (TUES).    A MANHUNT BEGAN WHEN A WITNESS REPORTED A BURGLARY AT A HOME ON OLD STAGE ROAD.    THE SUSPECTS FLED THE HOME AND HID IN THE BACKYARD OF A HOUSE ON DEER STREET.     WHEN COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES ARRIVED ON THE SCENE, TWO JUMPED INTO THE GETAWAY CAR AND WERE IMMEDIATELY ARRESTED.   THREE PEOPLE RAN INTO THE HOUSE AND WERE DETAINED AFTER A TWO-HOUR-STANDOFF.    A SIXTH PERSON HID UNDER A SECOND HOME BEFORE FLEEING TOWARDS HIGHWAY 101.    HE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AFTER BEING TASED ON AN ONRAMP.

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S.C. COUNTY STILL SEEKING POLL WORKERS- 05-27-14 17:00 SG

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY ELECTIONS OFFICIALS ARE STILL LOOKING FOR POLL WORKERS FOR NEXT MONTH’S ELECTION.    THE DEPARTMENT NEEDS FIVE MORE PEOPLE TO WORK AS INSPECTORS AT POLLING PLACES, SEVEN MORE TO HELP MANAGE THE VOTING EQUIPMENT, AS WELL AS A DOZEN OR MORE CLERKS.    TO BE ELIGIBLE, A VOLUNTEER MUST BE A LEGAL RESIDENT AND A REGISTERED VOTER, OR A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT AGE 16-OR-OVER WITH AT LEAST A 2-POINT-5 G-P-A. ELECTION DAY IS JUNE 3RD.    FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT THE SANTA CRUZ COUNTY ELECTIONS DEPARTMENT.

 

 

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P.G. RESCUED ANIMALS FOR ADOPTION- 05-27-14 1630 SG

EIGHT OF THE TWENTY-TWO ANIMALS RESCUED FROM AN UNINHABITABLE HOUSE IN PACIFIC GROVE EARLIER THIS MONTH ARE NOW UP FOR ADOPTION.     S-P-C-A OFFICIALS FOUND FOURTEEN DOGS, PUPPIES, AND FOUR CATS IN THE HOME FILLED WITH CLOTHING, TRASH, FECES, AND URINE.    SEVEN OF THE DOGS AND ONE OF THE CATS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION.    FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT S-P-C-A-M-C-DOT-ORG.

 

 

 

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FELTON FIRE DOUSED- 05-27-14 16:30 SG

A FIRE IN FELTON WAS EXTINGUISHED THIS MORNING (TUES).       A 50-FOOT-BY-50-FOOT AREA OF VEGETATION CAUGHT ON FIRE BEHIND THE COUNTY’S JUVENILE HALL.    SANTA CRUZ COUNTY DEPUTIES ALMOST EVACUATED THE HALL BEFORE CREWS DOUSED THE FIRE.    FIRE CREWS BELIEVE THE BLAZE WAS STARTED IN A HOMELESS ENCAMPMENT.

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FIRE ON PARK PLACE IN S C - 05/26/14 23:11 S.S.

A FIRE DISPLACED 10 PEOPLE, AND DID ABOUT 100 THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF DAMAGE IN SANTA CRUZ THIS MORNING. THE BLAZE BROKE OUT BETWEEN 2 HOMES ON PARK PLACE, DESTROYING A SHED, AND DAMAGING BOTH HOMES. THE FIRE WAS CALLED IN AROUND 2 A-M, AND WHEN FIREFIGHTERS ARRIVED THEY FOUND THE SHED FULLY ENGULFED AND BOTH HOUSES (WHICH HAD BEEN CONVERTED INTO APARTMENTS) DAMAGED. THE FIRST HOME ONLY HAD EXTERIOR DAMAGE, BUT THE 2ND HAD “SIGNIFICANT INTERIOR DAMAGE”. NO PEOPLE WERE INJURED, HOWEVER A PET WAS LOST.       3 OF THE UNITS ARE CONSIDERED TO  BE UNINHABITABLE  DUE TO SMOKE  AND  FIRE DAMAGE.   THE CAUSE  OF THE  BLAZE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION.

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