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Vehicular manslaughter (2011 MCO accident) 04/18/12 TDH

A salinas teenager facing charges of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated pleaded not guilty on Wednesday.  Giorgio traylor was involved in an accident this past December, on hall road in monterey county.  traylor collided head-on with a vehicle driven by 42-year-old george petroutsas.   Petroutsas was trapped in his vehicle and died at the scene.  Traylor was arrested at the scene for suspicion of D-U-I; he suffered minor injuries.  after entering his plea, traylor was remanded to custody, he had been free while the charges were pending.

 

Arrest in robbery of delivery man 04/18/12 8:25p.m. TDH

Authorities in monterey county arrested a 19-year-old man on Tuesday, a month after he allegedly robbed a pizza delivery man at gunpoint.  Monterey county probation officers, seaside police detectives, and pacific grove police officers all participated in the operation.  Uriel Ruvalcaba was arrested at his residence.  An investigation into the incident continues as detectives try to identify the other suspects in the robbery, which occurred in pacific grove.

Arraignment delayed 04/18/12 6:30p.m. TDH

The arraignment hearing has been delayed for a man accused of multiple armed confrontations on Sunday.     35-year-old Joseph louie Farrell allegedly fled from authorities, and hid in a tree near capitola village for several hours.   He had been wanted for brandishing a gun at 2 people in separate incidents.  Farrell, (a modesto resident), had his arraignment delayed after he requested to contact a private attorney, instead of accepting a public defender.    He is scheduled to return to a santa cruz county courtroom on Friday.   Farrell remains in santa cruz county jail with bail set at 50-thousand dollars.

P. G. High grad protests TSA by undressing 04/18/12 6:45p.m. TDH

A pacific grove native and graduate of pacific grove high school was arrested at an Oregon airport on Tuesday.     49-year-old john brennan disrobed in the security line, and refused to get dressed again.   Brennan told the san jose mercury news that he undressed to protest screening procedures used by T-S-A.   he was arrested for indecent exposure and disorderly conduct, and has since posted bail.   Brennan graduated from pacific grove high in 1980—he was set to fly from Portland to san jose.

 

Marina/W.V. Schools locked down (all lifted), separate incidents 04/18/12 5p.m. TDH

3-schools in marina were placed on lockdown this afternoon, while an armed man was chased by marina police officers.   Marina vista elementary school, marina high school, and los arboles middle school were all locked down at 1:30 p.m., following an armed robbery of an ice cream vendor.  That robbery occurred at the corner of carmel avenue and Everett circle.  The suspect shot the vendor multiple times in the leg; the victim is expected to recover.   A man described as a “person of interest” was taken into custody, however he is not a suspect, and the shooter has not been located.   the marina lockdowns were lifted at 2:45p.m.      meanwhile, in an unrelated incident, a report of a shooting in Watsonville caused authorities to place rolling hills middle school on lockdown.  No injuries were reported in that incident.  a shell casing was found at the scene that indicated that a shooting had taken place, however no victims or suspects were located. the lockdown was lifted at 4:07 p.m.