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SANTA CRUZ ROADWORK-5/18/14-1407-PMD

 

THE CITY OF SANTA CRUZ DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS WILL BE PERFORMING SURFACE REPAIRS TO THE SOQUEL AND WATER STREET BRIDGES.   THE RESURFACING BEGINS TODAY (MONDAY) AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY.  TRAFFIC AND PARKING RESTRICTIONS WILL BE IN EFFECT IN THE AREA. DELAYS SHOULD BE EXPECTED AS THE BRIDGES WILL BE CLOSED TO 1 LANE IN BOTH DIRECTIONS.  THE MOTORING PUBLIC IS ASKED TO AVOID THE AREA IF POSSIBLE.

 

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WATSONVILLE MAYHEM-5/18/14-1337-PMD

 

AN ALTERCATION BETWEEN 2 WATSONVILLE ROOMMATES  ENDED WITH 1 OF THEM HOSPITALIZED AND THE OTHER IN JAIL SATURDAY NIGHT.    AT ABOUT 9:40 P-M POLICE AND 1ST RESPONDERS ARRIVED AT THE INTERSECTION OF PENNSYLVANIA AND MAIN STREETS, TO FIND A VICTIM WITH SERIOUS HEAD WOUNDS.  WITNESSES TOLD POLICE THE VICTIM WAS CUT WITH A RAZOR BLADE DURING A FIGHT WITH HIS ROOMATE.  24 YEAR OLD MATHEW LEE HENDRIX WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY A FEW BLOCKS AWAY AND BOOKED INTO SANTA CRUZ COUNTY JAIL ON ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON AND MAYHEM CHARGES.

 

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SLNS ATMPTTD 187-5/18/14-1247-PMD

 

SALINAS POLICE INVESTIGATED AN ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE FRIDAY NIGHT.   AT ABOUT 11:20 P-M, PATROL UNITS ARRIVED ON THE 11-HUNDRED BLOCK OF CORTEZ STREET AFTER REPORTS OF GUNFIRE in the AREA.   POLICE SAY THAT A GATHERING OF UP TO 12 MEN AND WOMEN WERE APPROACHED BY A HISPANIC MAN IN HIS 20’S  ARMED WITH A SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOL.    THE SUSPECT TRIED TO FIRE INTO THE GROUP AS THEY WERE ESCAPING INTO THE HOME, BUT THE GUN MISFIRED.    THE SUSPECT CHAMBERED ANOTHER ROUND, FIRED AND MISSED.  HE THEN PURSUED AND CORNERED THE GROUP WHILE RELOADING AND EJECTING 2 MORE MISFIRING ROUNDS BEFORE FLEEING IN WHITE CAR , POSSIBLY A HONDA. ANY ONE WITHANY INFORMATION ON THE INCIDENT IS URGED TO CONTACT THE SALINAS POLICE DEPARTMENT.

 

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SC MOSQUITOES-5/18/14-1147-PMD

 

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY MOSQUITO & VECTOR CONTROL IS WARNING AREA RESIDENTS THAT CONDITIONS ARE RIPE FOR A DANGEROUS MOSQUITO SEASON. THE AGENCY SAYS THAT A DIE OFF OF MOSQUITO LARVAE EATING FISH CAUSED BY THIS YEAR’S SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS, COUPLED WITH RECENT LIGHT RAINS, AND WARM WEATHER IS A PERFECT STORM FOR MOSQUITO BREEDING.   WITH INTRODUCTION OF THE WEST NILE VIRUS TO THE AREA ANY INCREASE IN THE INSECT’S POPULATION INCREASES THE RISK OF CONTRACTING THE DISEASE THAT KILLED 15, AND SICKENED 379 PEOPLE LAST YEAR STATEWIDE. THE YELLOW FEVER MOSQUITO IS ALSO NOW A LOCAL CONCERN, IT IS A DAY TIME FEEDER, OFFICIALS URGE RESIDENTS TO REPORT ANY DAYTIME MOSQUITO BITES TO SANTA CRUZ COUNTY HEALTH SERVICES.  THEY ARE ALSO URGING EVERYONE TO ELIMINATE STANDING AND STAGNANT WATER TO ELIMINATE POSSIBLE BREEDING SPOTS.   FOR MORE INFORMATION you can contact Mosquito and Vector Control at 454-2590 or  GO TO    www DOT a g d e p t DOT com  FORWARD SLASH m v c

 

 

 

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TESLA DRVR PLDS IN FATALITY-5/16/14-1620-PMD

 

THE TESLA DRIVER CHARGED WITH KILLING A BICYCLIST IN A HEAD ON ACCIDENT ON HIGHWAY 1 HAS ENTERED A PLEA.  AN ATTORNEY FOR 63 YEAR OLD NAVINDRA KUMAR JAIN ENTERED AN OPEN PLEA OF NO CONTEST IN A SANTA CRUZ COUNTY COURTROOM EARLIER TODAY (FRIDAY). AN OPEN PLEA MEANS NO DEALS WITH THE PROSECUTION HAVE BEEN MADE. JAIN APPARENTLY FELL ASLEEP WILL DRIVING AND DRIFTED ACROSS THE ROADWAY, HITTING AND KILLING CYCLIST JOSHUA ALPER ON NOVEMBER 2ND. JAIN WILL BE SENTENCED ON JULY 18TH.   

 

  

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