Greenfield residents will the chance today to meet the 4 candidates vying for the role of the city’s police chief. A 2-day assessment of the 4 candidates begins today when a meet and greet with community members will be held at the Greenfield Civic Center Council Chambers at 4 p.m. Potential chiefs include Comander Adele Frese, who’s worked for the Corpus Christi Police Department for 20 years, Deputy Chief of the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office Eduardo Lorenzana, Captain Ivan Minsal who’s had 32-years of law enforcement experience in Los Angeles and Chief James Mulhall who’s spent over 25 years working with various central coast agencies. Former Salinas Police Chief Daniel Ortega is the city’s current interim chief.
A Seaside man is now behind bars after an alleged rape attack that occurred at a Monterey Spa over the weekend. 31-year old Jose Mauricio Dominguez was arrested yesterday after police say he broke into a private area at the Sundance Spa on Kolb Avenue Sunday, where he allegedly attacked and sexually assaulted a 57-year old woman. Dominguez is also suspected of trying to break into Cypress Massage Parlor on Casanova Avenue in Monterey prior. He was booked into Monterey County jail on multiple charges including rape, kidnapping, false imprisonment and burglary.
No injuries were reported after shots were fired into a Lockwood home over the weekend. Monterey County Sheriff’s Deputies say six people escaped unharmed Sunday after the drive-by shooting occurred at about 7:15 p.m. on San Benito Street. The victims reported seeing an older, four-door Honda or Volvo drive up to the house before gun shots were fired from the car. Deputies say the victims believed four people were inside of the vehicle at the time of the incident.
Monterey Marine Biologist and the co-Owner of Monterey Bay Whale Watch, Nancy Black, was sentenced yesterday (mon) for violating the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Black was sentenced to 3 years of probation, $12,500 in fines, and 300 hours of community service. The fine was half of what prosecutors requested. Black initially faced a 27-year prison term and a $700,000 fine. The investigation began after complaints made by other whale-watch captains who said Black was too aggressive in her approach to whales in sanctuary. A video Black was reportedly using for scientific research, showed her feeding whale blubber to orcas to capture the whale’s feeding habits beneath the water’s surface.
ACCORDING TO WITNESSES REPORTING A RECKLESS, POSSIBLY INTOXICATED DRIVER LATE SUNDAY, A MAN DRIVING SOUTHBOUND ON HIGHWAY 101 LEFT THE ROADWAY AND COLLIDED WITH A GUARDRAIL AND CHAIN-LINK FENCE IN THE CENTER MEDIAN. THE CAR THEN FLEW INTO THE CREEK BELOW THE OVERCROSSING. HOWEVER, THE LOCATION OF THE VEHICLE AND THE INJURED DRIVER WERE NOT REPORTED UNTIL PEDESTRIANS UNDER THE FREEWAY CALLED 9-1-1 MONDAY MORNING. ATTEMPTS TO REVIVE THE DRIVER WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. DRUGS AND ALCOHOL ARE CONSIDERED A FACTOR IN THE ACCIDENT. NO CRIMINAL CHARGES ARE CURRENTLY BEING CONSIDERED.
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