AN OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING IS BEING INVESTIGATED AFTER AN ARMED ROBBERY TOOK PLACE AT A SALINAS LAUNDROMAT YESTERDAY. OFFICERS RESPONDED TO A 911 CALL TO CITY SUDS ON PAJARO AND EAST MARKET STREETS AROUND 5:45 P.M., AFTER A REPORT OF A ROBBERY. OFFICERS CONTACTED A WOMAN MATCHING THE DESCRIPTION OF THE SUSPECT AND TOLD HER TO DROP HER WEAPON, WHEN SHE FAILED TO COMPLY, THE OFFICER SHOT HER. THE WOMAN IN HER 30’S WAS HOSPITALIZED. EAST MARKET STREET WAS SHUTDOWN FOR A BRIEF TIME. THE OFFICER HAS BEEN PLACED ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE. HE WAS NOT INJURED.
the dinosaur sculpture that has created controversy in carmel is leaving town. the owners of the statue have decided to end the debate over the 12 foot t-rex by striking a deal with kingstone fountains, the gilroy company they purchased the dinosaur from, will be taking the statue back. the carmel property owners still want a dinosaur statue, but are looking into something less controversial.
caltrans has announced a road closure in monterey on saturday the 21st. the closure is due to guardrail replacement, slated for the junction, of highways 1 and 68. the work is to take place between the hours of 6 a-m and 2 p-m. a detour will be posted and the c-h-p will be providing traffic control. motorist should expect delays of 15 minutes.
a soquel man was convicted for the second time on child molestation charges. 40 year old anthony achilles poletti spent 2 years in prison on a 68 year sentence after a 2010 conviction was overturned in an appeals court, he was released on 500 thousand dollar bail, but that court also order poletti re-tried on 11 of the 15 ORIGINAL charges. poletti was remanded into custody after the verdict. he is set to be sentenced october 17th and is facing 19 years in prison.
3 people were arrested on weapons and drug chargeswednesday. a home on the 300 block of ridge top road, in the santa cruz mountains, near old san jose and summit roads, was searched around 2:45 p-m, and deputies seized 22 firearms. the resident, 33 year old jason michael bowen along with 33 year old erin oneto of santa cruz and 32 year old jason andrew neil of boulder creek were allarrested on weapons and drug possessioncharges and transported to the santa cruz county jail.
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