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WATSONVILLE TEEN ACCEPTS PLEA DEAL - 01/26/11 20:45 S.S.

AN  18   YEAR-OLD  WATSONVILLE  MAN  HAS  ACCEPTED  A  PLEA  DEAL   THAT  MEANS  HE  WILL  BE  SENTENCED  TO  SPEND  15  YEARS  BEHIND  BARS.      JOSUE  CASTANEDA  GRANADOS, WHO  WILL  NEED  TO SPEND  85  PERCENT  OF  THAT  BEFORE  BECOMING ELIGIBLE  FOR  PAROLE,    ADMITTED  TO  ATTEMPTED  MURDER AND  GANG  CHARGES,  CONNECTED  WITH  LAST  SUMMER’S STABBING   OF  A  MAN  WHO  HAD  DROPPED  OUT  OF  THE  GANG.       GRANADOS WAS  ALSO  ARRESTED  BACK  IN  2007  FOR  TRYING  TO  BEAT  UP  THE  SAME  MAN  WITH  A  BASEBALL  BAT.

 

THE  2  OTHER  PEOPLE,  WHO  HELPED  GRANADOS ATTACK  THE  MAN  LAST  JUNE,   HAVE  NEVER  BEEN  IDENTIFIED  BY  AUTHORITIES.   ANYONE  WITH  ANY  INFORMATION  ON  THEIR  IDENTITIES  IS  ENCOURAGED  TO  CONTACT  THE  WATSONVILLE  POLICE  DEPARTMENT.

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S C P C DELAYS VOTE - 01/26/11 19:30 S.S.

A  VOTE  HAS  BEEN  DELAYED  UNTIL  FEBRUARY  9TH,  ON  A  PROPOSED    ORDINANCE   THAT  WOULD  RESTRICT  MEDICAL  MARIJUANA  DISPENSARIES SANTA  CRUZ COUNTY.     COUNTY  STAFFERS  HAVE   BEEN  ASKED  (BY  THE  SANTA  CRUZ  COUNTY  PLANNING  COMMISSION)  TO  STUDY  INCREASING  THE  DISTANCE  DISPENSARIES  MUST  REMAIN  AWAY  FROM  SCHOOLS  (AND  OTHER  DISPENSARIES),   AS  WELL  AS  THE  POSSIBILITY  OF  ADDING  A  MANDATE  THAT  WOULD REQUIRE  DISPENSARIES  TO  TEST  THE  ‘SAFETY  OF  THEIR  PRODUCT’.

 

THE  SANTA  CRUZ  COUNTY BOARD  OF SUPERVISORS PLACED  A  MORATORIUM  ON  NEW  DISPENSARIES  BACK  IN SEPTEMBER,   PENDING  THE  CREATION  OF  A  PERMANENT  ORDINANCE TO  REGULATE  SUCH  SHOPS.

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BLANCA SANCHEZ VICTIMS SOUGHT - 01/26/11 18:00 S.S.

 

 

AUTHORITIES  IN  THE  TRI-COUNTY  AREA  ARE  ASKING  FOR  ASSISTANCE  IN  FINDING  PEOPLE  WHO  HAVE  BEEN  SCAMMED  BY  A  WOMAN  WHO  PRETENDED  TO BE  A  HOME  MORTGAGE  MODIFIER.      ALTHOUGH  SHE  WAS  ARRESTED  IN DECEMBER,  AUTHORITIES  BELIEVE  UP  TO  80  PEOPLE  MAY  HAVE  BEEN  VICTIMS  OF BLANCA  SANCHEZ.       ANYONE  WITH  ANY  INFORMATION  ABOUT  THIS  CASE,  OR  ANY  OTHER  POSSIBLE  VICTIMS,   IS  ENCOURAGED  TO  CONTACT  THE SALINAS  POLICE  DEPARTMENT.

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P G MAN ARRESTED ON CHARGES OF RAPE - 01/26/11 17:58 S.S.

A  57  year-old  Pacific  Grove  man  was  arrested  Tuesday,  after  he  allegedly  sexually  assaulted  a  woman  in  Marina  that morning.      The  female  victim  reported  that  she  was  assaulted  by  a  man  she  knew  at  11:15 a.m.          Benny  Torres was  booked  into  Monterey County  Jail.

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MOTHER ARRESTED FOR DRUG SMUGGLING 01-26-11 12:00 a.v.

A mother of an inmate at the Ben Lomond Conservation Camp was arrested after attempting to smuggle drugs into the facility this morning. Rhoda Nunley was spotted by Correctional officers at the Empire Grade Road detention facility, dropping 2 large bags on the ground near the entrance to the jail. 2 inmates, one identified as Nunley’s son, allegedly grabbed the bags that were said to contain methamphetamine, marijuana, tobacco, a cell phone and other items. Nunley was booked into Santa Cruz County Jail.

 

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