Authorities: Trio arrested with stolen cars
Two men and a woman were arrested Sunday after a stolen Honda Accord was found on blocks in front of a home on Manfre Road.
The car's owner spotted it on the 200 block of Manfre Road and notified authorities, said Watsonville police Sgt. Brian Ridgway. A California Highway Patrol officer and police found the car on the property about 11:30 a.m.
Its wheels were on a 1999 Honda Accord not far from it. That car was stolen from San Jose, Ridgway said.
Police found two men and a woman on the property and questioned them.
Filiberto Perez-Hernandez, 21, Joaquin Garcia Martinez, 19, and Yaritza Munoz Alfaro, 19, were arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft, conspiracy, possession of stolen property and possession of burglary tools. All live in Watsonville.
Authorities recovered both cars.
Cops: Woman had gallon of rum in trunk, guns
Monterey County sheriff's deputies arrested a Watsonville woman early Monday morning with a cache of weapons in her car.
Deputies stopped Eileen Vel Holland, 31, in the area of Moro and Tustin roads in Prunedale after she was spotted driving erratically in a black and purple Chevrolet pickup. Holland had an open container of beer and an open gallon of rum in the truck, and deputies believed she was under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
California Highway Patrol officers were contacted for a DUI investigation.
A search of the truck turned up marijuana, tear gas, a dagger, a police-style baton and two concealed, loaded and unregistered pistols, according to Sgt. Brian Pickens.
Holland was determined to be on probation.
She was arrested on suspicion of violating her probation, as well as drug and weapons charges.
She was booked into Monterey County Jail.
Tree falls, knocks out power to 230
A large oak tree fell on power lines in Boulder Creek about 6 p.m. Monday and knocked out electricity for about 230 customers, authorities said.
The line failed near Camp Joy Road and Irwin Way, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. spokesman J.D. Guidi said. A utility crew had not arrived by 7:15 p.m. and it was unclear when power would be restored, Guidi said.
The oak appeared to be two feet in diameter, according to emergency dispatches.