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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.

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.

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. 

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?

Avoid the 20 DUI Task Force set

Avoid the 20 DUI Task Force set

SALINAS, Calif. - Those who take the risk to drink and drive stand a high probability of getting caught. Why? Because law enforcement is especially looking for the those driving under the influence between now and Labor Day. The 'Avoid the 20' task force is set to get starting Friday, August 15.

Expecting to arrest between 100 and 140 DUI suspects over 18 days, city and university police, sheriff’s deputies and California Highway Patrol officers in Monterey and San Benito Counties are beginning their summer mobilization.

The Avoid the 20 effort, named for the number of law enforcement agencies in the two counties, gets its funding from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, said Salinas police traffic Sgt. Gerard Ross.

Traffic alert: Drivers warned to heed road work or else

Beginning today, Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) are warning motorists statewide that the CHP is conducting maximum enforcement of traffic laws in active construction zones as part of a public safety campaign focused on work zone safety.

 

As part of this campaign, Caltrans will activate its electronic highway message signs in active construction and maintenance work zones around the state to display the following warning:

WORKERS AHEAD

CHP ON PATROL

MAX ENFORCEMENT

 

Holiday weekend DUI crackdown fast approaching

Monterey and San Benito County law enforcement are already planning a DUI crackdown for the Independence Day weekend.