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JUROR SELECTION NARROWS IN RUELAS MURDER TRIAL 09.12.13 0800 JJG

THE NUMBER OF POTENTIAL JURORS HAS BEEN NARROWED DOWN IN A 16-YEAR OLD MONTEREY COUNTY MURDER TRIAL.    HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WERE WHITTLED DOWN THIS WEEK TO 100 IN AN EFFORT TO FINALIZE 12 JURORS WITH TWO ALTERNATES FOR THE TRIAL OF 34-YEAR OLD JACOBO RUELAS.   RUELAS WAS CHARGED WITH THE 1997 MURDER OF MONTEREY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT, KRISTOPHER OLINGER.    HIS YOUNGER BROTHER, 24-YEAR OLD ANGEL RUELAS HAS PLEADED GUILTY TO SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES MURDER, KIDNAPPING, AND CARJACKING WITH GANG AND WEAPON CHARGES.   THE TRIAL FOR JACOBO RUELAS IS SET TO CONTINUE NEXT WEEK.

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MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM AZA AWARDS 09-12-2013 10:30 av

TWO NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS HAVE BEEN PRESENTED TO THE MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM FOR IT’S WORK WITH SEA OTTERS AND TEEN EDUCATION.  THE AQUARIUM RECEIVED THE AWARD FROM THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS FOR ESTABLISHING IT’S SEA OTTER AND CONSERVATION PROGRAM.  THE PROGRAM RESCUES AND CARES FOR STRANDED, ILL OR INJURED SOUTHERN SEA OTTERS THEN RELEASES THEM BACK TO THE WILD.   THE AQUARIUM’S WATSONVILLE AREA TEEN’S CONSERVING HABITATS PROGRAM WAS ALSO HONORED.  THE YEAR-LONG PROGRAM PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS TO EXPLORE LOCAL ECOSYSTEMS.   

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KC SHOOTING 09-12-2013 09:30 av

A MAN WAS HOSPITALIZED AFTER SUFFERING MULTIPLE GUNSHOT WOUNDS EARLY THIS MORNING IN KING CITY.    THE 4:40 A.M. INCIDENT OCCURRED ON THE 300 BLOCK OF ELLIS STREET.   THE VICTIM WAS FOUND BY POLICE AFTER BEING SHOT SEVERAL TIMES IN THE STOMACHE.   HE WAS AIR-LIFTED TO A NEARBY TRAUMA CENTER WITH LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES.  NO ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE. 

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MC TAX DELINQUENCY lLIST 09-12-2013 09:00 av

FIVE MONTEREY COUNTY BUSINESSES HAVE BEEN SINGLED OUT AS THE HIGHEST IN TAX DELINQUENCIES.   RANKED 55 ON THE LIST AT 1.7 MILLION DOLLARS IS DEALER DIRECT AUTOMOTIVE SALES AND LEASING ON ABBOTT PLACEMONTEREY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES WAS NEXT ON THE LIST AT 1.4 MILLION DOLLARS FOLLOWED BY SANG SUN PATTERSON, OWNER OF ULTRA MART IN SALINAS, AT NEARLY $750,000.   CARMEL’SSIMIC GALLERIES INCORPORATED WAS FOURTH AT JUST OVER $700,000, FOLLOWED BY SCOTT MOTORS IN MARINA WHO OWES NEARLY $700,000.  

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22 Y/O ARR FOR SEX W/MINORS - 09/11/13 15:16 S.S.

A  22  YEAR-LD WATSONVILLE  MAN  WAS  ARRESTED  LAST NIGHT.     GREGORY  UVALLES,  WHO  HAD  BEEN  VOLUNTEERING  AS  AN  ASSISTANT  CHEERLEADING COACH  AT  MONTEREY  HIGH  SCHOOL,   IS  ACCUSED  OF   HAVING  SEX  WITH  3  MINORS.     UVALLES  WAS  BOOKED  INTO  MONTEREY COUNTY  JAIL   ON  4  COUNTS  OF  HAVING  UNLAWFUL  SEX  WITH A  MINOR,  AND  2  COUNTS OF  DISTRIBUTING  HARMFUL  MATTER  TO  A  MINOR

ANYONE  WITH  ANY  INFORMATION  ON  THE  INCIDENTS INVOLVED,  OR  ANY OTHER  POTENTIAL  VICTIMS,  ARE ENCOURAGED  TO  CONTACT  THE  MONTEREY  POLICE  DEPARTMENT.    

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