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SEASIDE

Apartment fire injures woman

A woman was injured in a fire that started in a bedroom of her apartment about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, firefighters said.

The fire at the three-unit complex at 1013 Mescal St. was sparked by a faulty wall plug, firefighters said.

The woman, the apartment's sole occupant, was taken to the hospital with lacerations to her hand, burns and smoke inhalation, firefighters said. She suffered lacerations after she broke a window to get her dog out, firefighters said.

Firefighters extinguished the fire in about 10 minutes, but her two-bedroom unit was destroyed, with damage estimated at $50,000 to $70,000.

SALINAS

Homicide suspect's photo released

Salinas police on Wednesday released a photo of the man suspected of fatally shooting his brother-in-law on Christmas Eve.

Police said Francisco Navarro, 34, shot Salvador Garcia, 30, once in the body after an argument in Navarro's driveway in the 1200 block of Second Avenue. Garcia confronted Navarro over a previous family dispute, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Navarro, who fled in an orange 2002 Chevrolet Silverado, is considered armed and dangerous. Police said anyone with information should call 758-7226, detective Warner at 758-7129, detective Poulin at 758-7270 or the anonymous tip line at 800-78-CRIME.

SALINAS

Two arrested on burglary charges

Two people were arrested late Wednesday after a witness reported suspicious activity near a truck trailer in Salinas, police said.

The witness called police to report someone near the back of the trailer in the 1000 block of Industrial Street about 10:15 p.m.

Police found the trailer's door brackets pried off and several boxes removed. They contacted Cain Aguilar, 31, and Dolores Cabrera, 38, who had a prying tool, police said. They were booked into Monterey County Jail on burglary and conspiracy charges, police said.