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CREDIT CARD FRAUD WATSONVILLE 4/30/13 9:00a DMF

AN INVESTIGATION LOOKING AT MORE THAN 50 REPORTS OF CREDIT CARD FRAUD THAT TOOK PLACE LAST WEEK IS ONGOING.      BAY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION CUSTOMERS INITIALLY REPORTED THE FRAUDULENT TRANSACTIONS THAT CAME FROM GOMEZ GASOLINE AND AUTOMOTIVE AT 153 MAIN STREET IN WATSONVILLE.    A CREDIT-CARD SKIMMING DEVICE SIMILAR TO THOSE PLANTED AT OTHER GAS STATIONS IN THE REGION IS SUSPECTED TO HAVE BEEN USED.   GAS STATION CUSTOMERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO NOT USE CREDIT CARD READERS AT DAMAGED OR SUSPICIOUS GAS PUMPS.   ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON THE INVESTIGATION IS ASKED TO CALL THE WATSONVILLE POLICE AT 831-768-3544.

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OFF DUTY OFFICER D.U.I. 4/30/13 8:00a DMF

AN OFF DUTY OFFICER WITH THE SALINAS POLICE DEPARTMENT WAS ARRESTED FOR D.U.I. AFTER CRASHING FRIDAY AFTERNOON.    IT HAPPENED AROUND 4 P.M. AT WEST BLANCO AND RIKER STREET AFTER THE OFFICER LOST CONTROL OF HIS MOTORCYCLE AND ENDED UP ON THE PAVEMENT.    THE OFFICER WHO IS A 7-YEAR-VETERAN OF THE SALINAS POLICE FORCE SUFFERED ONLY MINOR INJURIES IN THE ACCIDENT.    HE WAS THEN CITED AT AN AREA C.H.P. OFFICE AND RELEASED.    THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS NOW CONDUCTING ITS INTERNAL INVESTIGATION.

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DUI/LICENSE CHECKPOINT RESULTS 4/30/13 7:00a DMF

2 PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED AND 28 CITATIONS WERE ISSUED IN A D.U.I./DRIVER’S LICENSE CHECKPOINT HELD IN GILROY.   ON APRIL 19th AROUND 550 CARS DROVE THROUGH THE CHECKPOINT AND ONE D.U.I. WAS ISSUED, A FELON ON AN OUTSTANDING WARRANT WAS ARRESTED, 20 UNLICENSED DRIVERS WERE CITED AND EIGHT SUSPENDED LICENSE CITATIONS WERE ISSUED.    THE GILROY POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS ANNOUNCED IT WILL CONTINUE THESE CHECKPOINTS IN EFFORTS TO CURB DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE.

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BURN BAN MONTEREY COUNTY 4/30/13 6:00a DMF

CAL FIRE HAS BANNED ALL OPEN BURNING IN AREAS UNDER CONTRACT TO THEM IN MONTEREY COUNTY.     SANTA CRUZ, SANTA CLARA, SAN MATEO, SAN BENITO AND ALAMEDA COUNTIES ARE ALSO AFFECTED.     OPEN BURNING SUSPENSIONS EFFECTIVELY REDUCE THE RISK AND OCCURRENCE OF LARGE FIRES.      SOME BURNING MAY STILL BE ALLOWED WITH A PERMIT FROM CAL FIRE, AND CAMPFIRES AT DESIGNATED CAMPSITES CAN CONTINUE.    FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WWW.READYFORWILDFIRE.ORG

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SUSPECT IN ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION - 04/29/13 20:40 S.S.

A  MAN,  WHO  IS  THOUGHT  TO  HAVE  TRIED  TO  ABDUCT  A  13  YEAR-OLD  GIRL  IN  SALINAS  THIS  MORNING,   IS  BEING  SOUGHT.       THE  ALLEGED INCIDENT,   WHICH  WAS  REPORTED  AROUND 9:30  A-M,   IS  SAID  TO  HAVE  OCCURRED  IN  THE  AREA  OF  CLAY STREET  AND  LINCOLN  AVENUE .      THE  MIDDLE-SCHOOLER  SAID  SHE  WAS  WALKING  TO  SCHOOL  WHEN  THE  SUSPECT  DROVE  UP  IN   A  10  YEAR-OLD  WHITE  HONDA  CIVIC,  AND  TOLD  HER  TO  GET  INTO  HIS  CAR.    SHE  DESCRIBED  THE  HISPANIC  MAN  AS  BEING  ABOUT  35  YEARS-OLD  WITH  A MEDIUM  BUILD.      ANYONE WHO  MAY  HAVE  WITNESSED  THIS  INCIDENT  IS  ENCOURAGED  TO  CONTACT  THE  SALINAS  POLICE  DEPARTMENT.

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