A reward is being offered for information about the driver in last week's fatal vehicle/pedestrian Hit-and-Run incident in Salinas. The family of 54 year-old Gretchen Knowles is offering $1500 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of that driver. People with information are encouraged to contact the Salinas Police Department.
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An officer-involved shooting, that took place last night in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, is being investigated. Rangers reportedly killed a Hispanic man, who had been firing a 10 millimeter handgun. It's unclear if he was firing at people on the Mount Manuel Trail, or into a neighboring campground. No one else was injured in the shootings.
One person was killed and another injured when a stolen vehicle crashed on Soquel-San Jose Road Friday morning. The accident took place at about 5 a-m, near Laurel Glen Road when the 15 year old driver lost control of the 2014 Prius and overturned before colliding with a tree. A 12 year old passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was transported to a trauma center with moderate injuries.
Recovery efforts are underway on Laurel Glen Road. That after 1 person died when a vehicle went over a cliff this morning near Soquel-San Jose Road. That accident was reported at 5:25 this morning.
The trial of a Hollister man has been delayed again. Jose Antonio Barajas is now due back in court next Thursday June 27th for a hearing to set his trial date. Barajas is accused of shooting, and killing, 19 year-old Ariana Zendejas back in august of 1014. He was arrested in 2018, in Guadalajara Mexico, and extradited back to stand trial. Barajas has also been charged with 3 counts of attempted murder, kidnapping, and shooting at an occupied vehicle. If convicted on all charges against him, Barajas faces a sentence of life in prison.
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