A 31 YEAR-OLD WATSONVILLE MAN WAS ARRESTED AFTER HE LED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ON A CHASE THROUGH WATSONVILLE. ROMAN CARLOS MARTINEZ REPORTEDLY STOLE A VEHICLE, LED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ON THE CHASE, AND THEN LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND CRASHED IT INTO 2 PARKED CARS AND A CARPORT. HE WAS ARRESTED AFTER A BRIEF FOOT CHASE, THAT LED FROM THE CRASH SITE NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF RIVERSIDE DRIVE AND WHITE STREET. MARTINEZ WAS BOOKED INTO SANTA CRUZ COUNTY JAIL.
A SHOOTING, THAT TOOK PLACE SATURDAY NIGHT IN MORGAN HILL, IS STILL BEING INVESTIGATED. THE 9:30 P.M. INCIDENT OCCURRED AT A RESTAURANT ON THE 17 THOUSAND 500 BLOCK OF MONTEREY ROAD, WHEN A MAN WHO WAS LEAVING THE RESTAURANT PULLED A HANDGUN FROM HIS WAISTBAND…AND SHOT A ROUND INTO THE GROUND (JUST INSIDE THE FACILITY). 29 YEAR-OLD MARCO ALANIZ-CHAVEZ WAS ARRESTED, AND BOOKED INTO MONTEREY COUNTY JAIL.
ANYONE WITH ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THIS INCIDENT IS ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT THE MORGAN HILL POLICE DEPARTMENT.
A 17 YEAR-OLD WAS LISTED IN CRITICAL CONDITION THIS MORNING. THAT AFTER HE WAS SHOT IN EAST SALINAS AROUND 8:20 THIS MORNING. ANYONE WITH ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHOOTING THAT WAS REPORTED AT ALAMO WAY, NORTH OF CLOSTER PARK, IS ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT THE SALINAS POLICE DEPARTMENT.
IT’S ELECTION DAY FOR THE 15TH SENATE DISTRICT RUN-OFF ELECTION. THE FEW POLLING PLACES (THAT ARE OPERATIONAL TODAY IN THAT DISTRICT) WILL BE OPEN FROM 7 A.M. UNTIL 8 P.M. THIS EVENING. ANYONE WHO STILL HAS A VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOT ALSO NEEDS TO GET THAT IN BY 8 P.M. TODAY.
IT’S TOO LATE TO MAIL THOSE BALLOTS, HOWEVER (IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY) THEY CAN BE TAKEN TO ANY POLLING PLACE IN THE COUNTY, OR INTO THE SANTA CRUZ COUNTY ELECTIONS DEPARTMENT, OR THE WATSONVILLE CITY CLERKS OFFICE BEFORE THE END OF THE BUSINESS DAY TODAY….OR DROPPED OFF IN THE WHITE DROP-BOX AT 701 OCEAN STREET IN SANTA CRUZ, OR THE GREEN DROP BOXES IN THE PARKING LOT BEHIND WATSONVILLE CITY HALL (OR IN FRONT OF THE WATSONVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT BUILDING ON UNION STREET.
A man who died last week while scuba diving in Mendocino County has been identified as a Watsonville native. 31-year-old Joseph Paul Ramirez, Junior encountered trouble while diving and spear fishing near Fort Bragg last tuesday. His dive-partner was unable to help him, and went for help, however Ramirez had died by the time it arrived. Ramirez had been living in Reno, Nevada, and much of his family remained on the central coast. A service is planned to be held on friday, from 1 to 6 p.m., at The Church of the Nazarene, located at 710 Green Valley Road, in Watsonville.
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