Most of Keurig Green Mountain's facilities are in low water risk regions, except for the one in Castroville, California. That facility is located in Monterey County, which, like nearly the entire state, is suffering a severe drought. However, to achieve that goal, the company is "testing key design concepts for a K-Cup pack that can be easily separated and readily recycled," as stated in its report. To that end, Keurig is investing $5 million over five years in coming up with solutions to achieve its goal through the Closed Loop Fund.
UPDATE 12:31 p.m.: NewsChannel 5's Mariana Hicks reports deputies are trying to hail a man out of a home on Blevins Way in Castroville. A K9 has been deployed to help in executing an eviction notice on the home. PREVIOUS STORY: Monterey County Sheriff's Deputies say they have a perimeter set up on Blevins Way in Castroville as they try to arrest a suspect with a warrant for arrest. Nearby North Monterey County Middle School is not on lockdown. NewsChannel 5 has a crew on-scene and will continue updating information as it becomes available.
School officials say they believe the email threat is not coming from a credible source and even called it a hoax, but said they opted to close the school as a precaution, according to the North Monterey County Unified School District's website. No new threats have been received, John Thornburg, a spokesman with the sheriff's office, said Monday. There have been no injuries or incidents recorded since the threat was made Thursday, Thornburg said. Ana Ceballos can be reached at 726-4377.
A second threatening email was sent to North Monterey County High School Friday and caused the school near Castroville to go on lockdown for the second day in a row. Friday's email threat was the third time in three months a Central Coast high school was threatened with a mass shooting. Santa Cruz High School closed for one day in November after the principal received an email detailing a planned shooting on campus. The FBI's cyber crime team attempted to trace the email back to its sender, but so far no suspects have been identified.
CASTROVILLE, Calif. - A man is in custody after leading Monterey County sheriff's deputies on a high speed chase that ended in Castroville. The Monterey County Sheriff's Office told News Channel 5 they got a call about a suspicious person at a home in north Monterey County. When deputies arrived at the home, Timothy Rice took off and led them on a chase on Southbound Highway 101 in Salinas. The chase ended when Rice crashed into a guard rail. Rice had a felony warrant out for his arrest.