A traffic stop in Castroville resulted in the arrest of a wanted felon. A Monterey County Sheriff’s deputy pulled over a car for vehicle code violations and found that the driver was wanted for an outstanding felony charge for choking someone to unconsciousness. The man fled the car but was caught by the deputy. He was booked into Monterey County jail on the outstanding charges and resisting arrest.
Santa Cruz Police are searching for an elderly woman who has been missing since 8:10 am this morning. She is a white female named Virginia, age 77, wearing brown pants and a reddish long sleeve shirt with gray tennis shoes. She has shoulder length dark hair. She is visiting this area and has dementia. She has 2 medical bracelets on her wrist. If you see someone matching this description, please call 9-1-1.
A car stolen from a high school parking lot in Salinas was recovered less than an hour after the theft on Friday. Salinas Police received the report that a Cadillac Escalade had been stolen from Alisal High School at 3pm. An officer spotted the SUV nearby, and stopped it as it was turning back into the school parking lot. The school was momentarily locked down while officers arrested 25-year-old Aaron Jimenez. A passenger in the car was released after they were found not to be involved.
The 20-year-old man charged with the stabbing murder of a Monterey Taxi driver attempted suicide on Saturday. Joshua Claypole was arrested last Wednesday after he allegedly stabbed Daniel Huerta 20 to 40 times while riding in his cab. Claypole pled “not guilty” to the charges of murder and car jacking in a Monterey County court room on Friday. On Saturday afternoon, deputies found the suspect hanging in his cell. His attempt was not successful and Claypole was treated at a local hospital.
Four men were arrested on weapons and gang charges in Seaside on Saturday. Seaside Police officers were called to the 1900 block of Fremont Boulevard after receiving a report about a suspect brandishing a weapon. Officers spotted a vehicle matching the description of the suspects and stopped it. William Dominguez, Edwardo Munoz, Ramsal Navarro, and Jose Acosta, all between the ages of 19 and 21, were taken into custody. Two loaded guns were found in the car, as well as evidence of gang involvement.
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