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Robobank robbed in Castroville

CASTROVILLE, Calif. Monterey County Sheriffs were called to area of Merritt Street at 10:44 a.m in Castrovile on reports of a bank robbery.

Highway patrol seeks witnesses to 183 accident

Highway patrol seeks witnesses to 183 accident

CASTROVILLE, Calif. - A major accident that left 6 with serious injuries continues to be investigated by the California Highway Patrol. Almost a month later, 3 persons remain in the hospital from this accident.

On October 12, at 2:45 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a call of a vehicle collision on SR-183 near Castroville. Upon arrival, they found a head-on collision with major injuries.

The victims in the hospital remain in the intensive care unit, including a 16 year old female from Watsonville.

The driver of one vehicle, 22 year old, Pedro Alonzo-Rodriguez of Salinas, was determined by officers at the scene to be under the influence of alcohol and was placed under arrest for felony DUI.

The CHP is asking for the public’s assistance in locating witnesses to this collision.

Update: Homicide victim in double shooting revealed

Update: Homicide victim in double shooting revealed

NORTH MONTEREY COUNTY, Calif. – A crime spree that began around 7 a.m. Friday morning across Monterey County has left one man dead and another person injured. Sheriff's deputies say three separate robberies occurred in the space of 1 to 2 hours and could all be linked to the same suspect!

Update: the Monterey County Sheriff's office has officially released the identity of the man killed in this deadly crime spree. Investigators say 59-year-old Paul Chung was shot and killed in his car by 19-year-old Anthony Romero. Chung was a local businessman and the owner of a 99 cents store in Salinas. 

Homicide in double shooting and 3 robberies stretches to Castroville

Homicide in double shooting and 3 robberies stretches to Castroville

 NORTH MONTEREY COUNTY, Calif. – A crime spree that began around 7 a.m. this morning across Monterey County has left one man dead and another person injured. Sheriff's deputies say three separate robberies occurred in the space of 1 to 2 hours and could all be linked to the same suspect!

The homicide victim was a business owner and was found shot inside of his car at Creekside Terrace and Reservation Road in south Salinas, just off Highway 68. Within an hour after that a man was robbed and shot in Castroville while walking to work on Del Monte Avenue. Then a North Monterey County High School student was robbed at a bus stop.

Deputies say the same black Honda was spotted at all three scenes. And now a 19 year old suspect is behind bars.

DEAR JON: Buses flashing red lights mean stop

DEAR JON: Buses flashing red lights mean stop

Students are back at school and traffic safety is a hot topic, especially around school buses. You’ve probably seen buses flashing red lights often. Most people stop, as they should, but police say many don’t. Nick sent me a note, “Dear Jon, without fail everyday I see drivers that do not understand what the lights on the school bus mean, can you help?”

The Salinas Police department’s Sargent Gerry Ross says this issue continues to be a problem, “Officers are not going just give you a warning if you pass a bus with its red lights flashing.” For me, that’s warning enough.

When you see a school bus what's the first thing that comes to your mind? Are you thinking, ‘There’s a road hog in my way!?’ Or do you see a bus as a vehicle carrying precious cargo, our children?

Fire Safety Equipment Inspection Scam Alert

Fire Safety Equipment Inspection Scam Alert

The Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture reported that a local business received a billing invoice from RMZ Fire Safety for $413.11. The invoice was for an “Annual State Required Fire Safety Equipment Inspection, Test and Certification”. RMZ has an address listed in Walnut Creek and a telephone number. This address is a mailbox located in The UPS Store in Walnut Creek and there is no answer at the telephone number listed. After researching online, we have discovered that this company has been sending these false invoices throughout Monterey and Santa Cruz counties as well as the Bay Area.

Velador back in court Wednesday

Velador back in court Wednesday

WATSONVILLE. Calif. A woman accused of *nearly* killing a 10 year old boy in March is expected in court tomorrow.

Watsonville police arrested Brenda Velador last week. They say she sped through a crosswalk and hit Jesse Ventura who was crossing Main Street with his family.

The boy remains in a coma at a bay area hospital.

Velador pleaded not guilty to reckless driving charges Monday. Prosecutors want to increase her bail from $60,000 to $250,000.