NO ONE WAS INJURED IN A HOLLISTER HOUSE-FIRE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON. THE BLAZE, NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF C AND MOREY STREETS, WAS CALLED IN SHORTLY AFTER 4 P.M. ALTHOUGH NO NEIGHBORING HOMES WERE DAMAGED, BY THE TIME THE FIRE WAS CONTAINED IT HAD SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE HOME.
AN 18 YEAR-OLD SANTA CRUZ MAN WAS ARRESTED TODAY, AFTER HE DROVE A MOTORCYCLE THE WRONG WAY ON A 1-WAY STREET. DUSTIN LOCKLIN WAS SEEN DRIVING THE STOLEN VEHICLE THE WRONG WAY ON EAST CLIFF DRIVE AROUND 1 P.M. HE ALSO WASN’T WEARING A HELMET, DIDN’T HAVE A DRIVER’S LICENSE AND THE MOTORCYCLE DIDN’T HAVE LICENSE PLATES. LOCKLIN WAS BOOKED INTO SANTA CRUZ COUNTY JAIL, AND THE MOTORCYCLE (WHICH WAS REPORTED STOLEN IN 2007), WAS IMPOUNDED BY THE C.H.P.
A settlement was reached this week against a Salinas paperboard packaging manufacturer. The company, Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. has been accused of committing unlawful business practices by concealing work-related injuries and trying to prevent employees from filing worker’s injury compensation claims. The company has agreed to pay $100,000 in civil penalties, and another $4,200 in victim restitution after 2 former Smurfit-Stone managers, who were accused of violating worker’s injury compensation rights, pleaded no contest in March to misdemeanor charges of concealing events related to on-the-job injuries and conspiring to deny injured workers their benefits.
Several rounds were fired at a Salinas home early yesterday morning. Police say multiple shots were fired at the residence on the 700 block of Saint Ann Drive at around 1:40 a.m. While 2 residents inside the house were not injured, police suspect the shooting to have been gang-related.
AN 18 YEAR-OLD WOMAN WAS ARRESTED YESTERDAY IN CONNECTION WITH THE STABBING OF A TEEN AT A PARTY LAST MONTH. LESLEY SHELBY GARCIA IS BELIEVED TO HAVE STABBED THE OTHER TEEN 13 TIMES AFTER THE 2 GIRLS WENT TO THE AIDE OF THEIR FRIENDS, WHO WERE REPORTEDLY FIGHTING OVER A BOY. THE 17 YEAR-OLD VICTIM HAS SINCE RECOVERED FROM THE WOUNDS SHE SUFFERED MAY 30TH.
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