The Santa Cruz Community Traffic Safety Coalition (CTSC) has released a list of winter driving tips. The first thing on the list is for drivers to reduce speed. Most accidents are caused by excessive speed in slick conditions. Next is to inspect your tiers and tire pressure, windshield wipers and turn signal indicators. For more information visit: sc traffic safety.org.
The Santa Cruz Police is holding a press conference this morning (Mon). At the conference Chief Mills will announce the department’s implementation of proactive U‐Visa program. U Visas are issued to non citizens who are the victims of crimes. The event is at 11 a.m. at The Santa Cruz Police department’s Community Resource room at 155 Center Street
A San Jose man was arrested on several charges including impersonating an officer in Salinas. On November 2nd, 22 year old Fernando Campos is alleged to have used police lights, a badge, and a pistol to pose as a police officer following a minor traffic accident in Salinas. Campos reportedly used the lights to pullover a driver that had bumped his vehicle, Campos then brandished a weapon and the threatened to shoot the man. On Friday, Campos was taken into custody, several pistols, police vests and 3 badges were also seized. He was booked into Monterey County jail in lieu of 50 thousand dollars bail.
Investigators are seeking witnesses to an accident that injure four people on Highway 68 Thursday. The collision took place shortly after 2 p.m. When a Mustang crossed into on coming traffic and struck another vehicle. Both drivers were injured, and along with two passengers in the Mustang were hospitalized. Drugs and alcohol are not a factor however witnesses are asked to contact Monterey police.
(1030) Salinas- The Friends of the Salinas Public Library will be holding a blowout book sale tomorrow. All proceeds will benefit the Salinas library to acquire new equipment and provide new programs. Books of all genres are for sale, single books are priced between 50 cents and three dollars and a bag of gently used books is 5 dollars. The sale is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 10 Station Place in Salinas.
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