a watsonville man was arrested over the weekend with marijuana packages from 1 of 2 pot dispensaries that was burglarized early friday morning. members of the santa cruz county gang task force conducted a probation search at the home of 19-year-old ruben garcia and found a bin with marijuana and marijuana food items all marked with labels from the granny purps dispensary, (which was burglarized early friday morning). garcia was booked into santa cruz county jail on suspicion of possession of marijuana for sale. the gang task force is working with the santa cruz sheriff’s office to determine if the marijuana is linked to the 41st avenue dispensary burglaries.
THE VICTIM OF LAST FRIDAY’S FATAL ACCIDENT NEAR DAVENPORT HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED, AS 42-YEAR-OLD PAUL BRIAN LAZAR. THE NOVATO RESIDENT WAS DECLARED DEAD AT THE SCENE, AFTER HIS VEHICLE WENT OFF OF SOUTHBOUND HIGHWAY-1, AND DOWN A 2-HUNDRED FOOT CLIFF, (NEAR SCOTT CREEK BEACH). THE CAUSE OF THE WRECK IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION. THERE WERE NO OTHER VICTIMS IN THE CRASH.
The owner of a watsonville gas station and convenience store was denied in his effort to obtain an alcohol license FOR the business. After Watsonville police chief many Solano refused to endorse the request, the city’s planning commission voted 6 to 1 on Monday to reject the request. The site at main street and riverside drive is considered to be in a “high-crime area,” in which there are already 9-other outlets that sell alcohol. The owner of American fuels, ron ince, can appeal the decision.
A SALINAS MAN WAS ARRESTED ON SUNDAY, AFTER ALLEGEDLY STEALING ITEMS FROM THE KMART ON NORTH DAVIS ROAD. 30-YEAR-OLD RICHARD FLORES WAS SHOPPING WITH HIS 3-CHILDREN, WHEN HE IS ALLEGED TO HAVE PUT MERCHANDISE INTO A DUFFEL BAG, AND LEFT WITHOUT PAYING. HE DROPPED THE BAG WHEN SECURITY GUARDS GAVE CHASE. HE WAS ARRESTED LATER AT HIS HOUSE. FLORES WAS BOOKED INTO MONTEREY COUNTY JAIL ON SUSPICION OF BURGLARY, AND CONTRIBUTING TO THE DELINQUENCY OF A MINOR. 29-YEAR-OLD ROBERT MORALES WAS ALSO ARRESTED WHEN OFFICERS WENT TO FLORES’ HOUSE. MORALES HAD BEEN WANTED FOR OUTSTANDING WARRANTS.
The general manager of the boulder creek recreation and park district has resigned. Officials are now taking applications for the position, which was vacated after Christina horvat’s decision to leave. She had offered to stay on until june 15th, but board members decided to release her immediately, with the 2-weeks’ pay. Applicants for the general manager position are being accepted until june 30th. For an application, visit: w w w dot b c r p d dot org.
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