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Announcing DUI Checkpoints Ahead of Time Puzzles Viewer

Announcing DUI Checkpoints Ahead of Time Puzzles Viewer

Dear Jon – Periodically you here us announce that there'll be a DUI Checkpoint in your community. We've all been through these and sometimes they're called sobriety checks where officers check for drunk or unlicensed drivers. But why announce them ahead of time? Are we in the media the bad guys for doing this? No, notifying you is the law. More on that after the jump.

So Allen wrote to me and asked, "Dear Jon, Why do you inform drivers ahead of time that there will be a DUI checkpoint? This as you know could put drunks on alert to avoid main streets thus effectively keeping drunks on the road, and now using back roads! Would Like to know why warn them ahead of time. Thanks!"

Announcing DUI Checkpoints Ahead of Time Puzzles Viewer

Announcing DUI Checkpoints Ahead of Time Puzzles Viewer

Dear Jon – Periodically you here us announce that there'll be a DUI Checkpoint in your community. We've all been through these and sometimes they're called sobriety checks where officers check for drunk or unlicensed drivers. But why announce them ahead of time? Are we in the media the bad guys for doing this? No, notifying you is the law. More on that after the jump.

So Allen wrote to me and asked, "Dear Jon, Why do you inform drivers ahead of time that there will be a DUI checkpoint? This as you know could put drunks on alert to avoid main streets thus effectively keeping drunks on the road, and now using back roads! Would Like to know why warn them ahead of time. Thanks!"

Mail Fraud Summit

Mail Fraud Summit

MARINA, CA — Seniors are the easiest targets for mail fraud schemes, and Marina Postmaster Philip Tantillo plans to do something about it. On Tuesday, September 17, 2013, he will host a Senior Summit on Mail Fraud from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Rocky Han Community Center, 211 Hillcrest Ave., Marina CA 93933.

Joining Tantillo will be Postal Inspector Jason Crowe, Paul Moreno of Stordok Shredding and local Marina fire and police personnel. Seniors will be given critical information on mail fraud, lottery scams, home mail box and collection box security, document shredding and personal safety and awareness.

“We want our seniors to be able to protect themselves with the right information,” said Tantillo. “And the best source of that information is from the people dedicated to ensure the sanctity of the mail and those sworn to protect and serve.”

Man Shot in the Leg in Salinas

By April Valencia - email

SALINAS, Calif. -- Police are searching for the suspect who shot at a 26-year old man as he was leaving his residence on Tahoe Drive.

Investigators say the victim heard two shots in the early morning hours on Tuesday, then ran back to into his home. That's when the victim realized he was hit in the leg by one of the rounds. Police say the victim's injury did not appear life-threatening, and he was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Investigators say a suspect wearing a black ski mask and dark clothing was seen running Northbound on Tahoe Drive. The shooting is being investigated as gang-related.

Why Was There No Amber Alert Issued For Missing Hollister Teen Margarita Chaparro?

Why Was There No Amber Alert Issued For Missing Hollister Teen Margarita Chaparro?

HOLLISTER, Calif- Police are looking for a missing 14-year-old girl, who was last seen taking out the trash at her home Thursday morning. Despite the fact that Police are looking for Margarita Chaparro, many people are wanting to know why no Amber Alert was issued.

In order to issue an Amber Alert, the case must meet several requirements. According to Hollister Police Chief David Westrick, this case does not meet those requirements so they can't issue an Amber Alert. As of now, police are still not able to confirm that Margarita was taken against her will, so they can not issue the Amber Alert.

 

Mayor's Wife Releases Two Books

Lisa Eisemann's latest book, Roll Call - The Mayors of Salinas, will be released Thursday at the Steinbeck Library 6-7 p.m.  She will be giving a short presentation with stories of various mayors, city council members and the funny and tragic events that took place during their terms.

Two Salinas Men Convicted of Hate Crime in Castroville

Two Salinas Men Convicted of Hate Crime in Castroville

By Sarah Kennedy - email

CASTROVILLE, Calif.--Two Salinas residents were convicted on Friday of a hate crime motivated by the victim's sexual orientation.

According to the District Attorney, both 38-year-old Manuel Rivera and 45-year-old Ricardo Torres back in May of 2012 were in a gay and lesbian nightclub in Castroville. This is where the two men physically assaulted 33-year-old Aurelio Alvarado while yelling out homosexual slurs.

Following the altercation, the two stayed outside the night club and jumped Alvarado a second time, but this time they punched him about ten times in the head and slammed him into the concrete.