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Badges in S.V. for June 06/03/12 8p.m. TDH

Drivers in scotts valley can expect to see more police officers and other authorities on the road this month.  The scotts valley police department is hosting the rotating “badges” program for the month of june, which targets aggressive drivers in different parts of santa cruz county.    multiple departments are set to participate in the increased enforcement, starting tuesday.   “b.a.d.g.e.s.” stands for “before aggressive drivers get everyone stopped”.  The program is funded by a state grant.

Beachgoers Rip currents 06/03/12 8p.m. TDH

Lifeguards in santa cruz county were kept busy on Saturday by a northwest swell that created multiple rip-currents, and left swimmers at various beaches in need of assistance.   2-boogie boarders were rescued at Manresa state beach, after being pulled away from the shore by a rip-current.  Less than an hour after that 3:20 p.m. incident, 3-swimmers had to be assisted at twin lakes beach in live oak.  And at 5 p.m., a person was aided at natural bridges state beach, after becoming stranded in a small cove when the tide came in.  No injuries were reported in any of the incidents.

 

Salinas chase, arrests 06/03/12 8p.m. TDH

2-people were arrested near salinas over the weekend on drug-possession and other charges.   members of the monterey county joint gang task force attempted to stop a vehicle on north main street near boronda road at 12 a.m. Saturday morning.  the driver fled onto highway-101, but, after he exited the highway, officers were able to end the chase by spinning the vehicle in what’s known as a “PITT maneuver.”  29-year-old luis Fuentes and 23-year-old edgar sosa were arrested on multiple charges including possession of methamphetamine with intent for sale. They were booked into monterey county jail.

 

3.5 quake; Morgan hill 06/03/12 8p.m. TDH

a magnitude 3-point-5 earthquake rattled portions of santa clara county sunday morning.  the u.s. geological survey reported that the epicenter of the 10:31 a.m. quake was about 15 miles southeast of san jose and 9 miles north of morgan hill.   No injuries or damage was reported.   The quake struck at a depth of 4-point-5 miles.

 

Soledad shooting 06/03/12 8p.m. TDH

Police in soledad believe that a murder sunday afternoon was gang-related.  Shots were reported at 3:30 p.m., by residents on the 3-hundred block of nestles road.  Soledad police officers found a man with several gunshot wounds lying in the street.  despite attempts by paramedics to resuscitate the man, the victim died at the scene.  No suspects were immediately located, and as of Sunday night, no arrests had been made.