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WATSON. CARD SKIMMERS- 04-04-14 7:00 SG

WATSONVILLE GAS STATION EMPLOYEES HAVE DISCOVERED ILLEGAL CREDIT-CARD-READING DEVICES INSIDE THEIR PUMPS.   THE CARD “SKIMMERS” WERE FOUND AT THE 7-ELEVEN ON FREEDOM BOULEVARD DURING ROUTINE MAINTENANCE. “SKIMMERS” ARE TOOLS USED BY IDENTITY THIEVES THAT SKIM INFORMATION FROM CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS WHEN THEY ARE SWIPED.   OFFICIALS SAY IT IS DIFFICULT TO DETECT WHAT PUMPS CONTAIN THE DEVICE AND ENCOURAGE CUSTOMERS TO REGULARLY CHECK THEIR ACCOUNTS FOR SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY.

 

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SOLEDAD TRESPASS INCIDENT- 04-04-14 6:30 SG

A MARINA MAN IS BEING EVALUATED AFTER TRESPASSING AND CAUSING A SOLEDAD HOMEOWNER TO FIRE HIS GUN YESTERDAY (THURS) AFTERNOON.   JUST AFTER 3 P-M, MONTEREY COUNTY POLICE RECEIVED A 9-1-1 CALL FROM HOMEOWNER PAUL SULLIVAN REPORTING A SUSPICIOUS PERSON.  SULLIVAN SAID THE SUSPECT RAN AT HIM AFTER THE CALL, PROMPTING HIM TO FIRE ONE ROUND FROM HIS HANDGUN, WHICH MISSED HITTING THE TRESPASSER.    ARRIVING DEPUTIES DETERMINED THE SUSPECT, IDENTIFIED AS SEAN PATRICK CANAVAN, AS A DANGER TO HIMSELF AND OTHERS. CANAVAN WAS TRANSPORTED TO NATIVIDAD MEDICAL CENTER FOR MENTAL EVALUATION.

 

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DMV AND SALINAS POLICE -4/3/14-1921-PMD

THE SALINAS POLICE DEPARTMENT IS GETTING HELP FROM THE D-M-V.   THE HELP COMES IN THE FORM OF A HOT LIST.  EVERY 2 WEEKS STARTING ON MARCH 28TH THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES HAS BEEN SENDING THE SALINAS POLICE A LIST.  THE LIST CONTAINS THE NAMES, ADDRESSES, AND VEHICLE TYPES OF AREA RESIDENTS WITH 2 OR MORE D-U-I CONVICTIONS AND WHOSE LICENSES ARE UNDER SUSPENSION.  POLICE WILL THEN PERFORM STAKE OUTS IN AN ATTEMPT TO GET THE ROUGHLY 75 PERCENT OF D-U-I SUSPENDED DRIVERS WHO CONTINUE DRIVE ANYWAY.

 

 

 

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SV ROBBERY AND ACCIDENT -4/3/14-1841-PMD

A SCOTTS VALLEY GAS STATION WAS ROBBED SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.   POLICE SOURCES SAY AN INTOXICATED MAN ENTERED A MOUNT HERMON GAS STATION, AND THREATENED THE CLERK WHO HAD REFUSED TO SELL HIM ALCOHOL.  THE SUSPECT THEN TOOK BEER AND FLED WITHOUT PAYING.  ABOUT 15 MINUTES LATER THE MAN WRECKED HIS CAR AND WAS LIFE FLIGHTED TO A BAY AREA HOSPITAL. BOTH THE ROBBERY AND ACCIDENT REMAIN UNDER INVESTIGATION.

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SOQUEL WATER FINES-4/3/14-1841-PMD

THE SOQUEL WATER DISTRICTS MANAGING BOARD APPROVED A PLAN TO REDUCE WATER USE.   THE PLAN TARGETS THE ROUGHLY 50 PERCENT OF THE DISTRICTS USERS, WHICH ARE USING MORE THAN 75 GALLONS OF WATER A DAY.   WHEN FULLY IMPLEMENTED, SOQUEL WATER DISTRICT CUSTOMERS WILL BE OFFERED INCENTIVES FOR USING WATER SAVING TECHNOLOGIES. THERE COULD ALSO BE FINES LEVIED FOR EXCESSIVE WATER USE.  THE GOAL OF THE PLAN IS TO REDUCE WATER USE BY 11 PERCENT

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