This week, a murder suspect returns to Santa Cruz, the city council gives us a lot of hot air and nothing, Santa Cruz attorney sentenced for spousal abuse, crowbar nuisance taken down, brawling at Bonesios, a literal dumpster fire, wearing the evidence, running like a Deere, burglar on the roof, no time for nonsense, picking up other states trash, Weekly Shoutouts, and more!
Murder Suspect Extradited From Mexico back to Santa Cruz
A murder suspect who fled to Mexico nearly ten years ago after stabbing a local teen to death near downtown Santa Cruz in 2009 has been caught in Mexico and was extradited back to Santa Cruz to await trial. Tyler Tenorio, a 16 year old junior at Santa Cruz High School, was stabbed to death after he and his friends got into an argument with a group of gang members outside the 7-11 at Chestnut and Laurel Streets. The 32 year old man has long been considered a suspect in the murder case. The District Attorney’s office extradited the man back to the United States to face murder charges this past Sunday. He is being held in custody on charges of murder and is awaiting arraignment in Santa Cruz Superior Court.
Santa Cruz City Council Fails Again
The Santa Cruz city council had another meeting this past Tuesday. The meeting began early in the afternoon and lasted until after midnight. And the city calls this a “part time” job. That’s laughable. Well, it might be if people like Chris Krohn and Sandy Brown didn’t ask 25 questions for every item on the agenda. I honestly wonder if they even prepare for these meetings in advance. I think Krohn does, I think the 25 question thing is just narcissistic tendencies and the fact he loves the sound of his own voice. Sandy Brown I think is just winging it 95% of the time. There was a lot discussed in another marathon 10 hour meeting, but the main topics I’m gonna talk about here are the fake “emergency” declaration that Sweety Muffin Top and his band of interns decided we needed to declare, and the closing (or should I say “non closing”) of Camp Bernal. The fake emergency declaration, which would have opened up a section of Delaware Avenue in west Santa Cruz as a free for all, RV and car campground, was defeated by a vote of 5-2. And it wouldn’t have just been RVs and cars. You’d get detached campers staking a long term claim along Delaware. You’d have tents, tarps, shopping carts, basically a shanty town in a section of town that is actually thriving with successful local businesses. How long would that last? Thank God saner heads prevailed here. But again, it was much ado about nothing. It wasn’t allowed before the meeting. It wasn’t allowed after the meeting. The whole stupid, misguided attempt here by SMT was a colossal waste of time and money. I guess Krohn sided with him on the losing side, I didn’t see the actual vote.
On the other matter, the city council decided to “rescind” the Camp Bernal eviction notice “until further notice”. That’s right. They caved in and showed no spine. They decided it’s better to continue to pollute the San Lorenzo River by leeching HAZMAT into the river and into the bay, better to let the homeless squat in a mud pit human sty filled with disease and drug addicts and dirty needles, it’s better to do NOTHING than to actually do something. The vote was 4-3, and Dr. Do Little cast the deciding vote. He could have made a statement, taken a stand, been bold, and instead he pandered and caved. The other 3 were predictably stupid, but I had hopes for the Doctor and he failed us here. He didn’t fail us by picking a side, or pushing an agenda. He failed us with complacency. He had the chance to FORCE the city and county to do something differently, which would benefit EVERYONE here, the homeless and the community at large, and he chose not to. He said the status quo is fine. Does anyone really think the status quo is fine here?
Santa Cruz Attorney Gets Two Years for Elder Abuse
This past week, a Santa Cruz County attorney was sentenced for elder abuse against his wife, in one of the most horrifying cases I’ve ever read about. In April of 2016, the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office and Adult Protective Services visited the home of the victim, who was dependent upon the defendant for care. They found her lying in bed emaciated and dehydrated. Her skin was fused to the bed sheets. She told authorities she had not been out of bed for two years. After the victim was taken to Dominican Hospital for treatment, the emergency room doctor testified during the trial that this was the worst case of elder neglect that he had seen in his 30 years of practice. At the sentencing, the defendant was in denial of his conduct and showed no remorse. And how much time did Judge Paul Burdick sentence this monster to serve? Two years. Welcome to Santa Cruz.
Crowbar Wielding Nuisance Gets Taken Down by SCPD
Saturday night around 8PM, reports came in about a guy in some kind of confrontation with a crowbar at Younger and 2nd. SCPD sent multiple units to shut down the area when the suspect took off running up 2nd street once he saw SCPD. After a short chase, SCPD got him. Paramedics also responded for possible injuries to the suspect.
Brawling and Baked Alaska at Bonesios
Friday night around 11PM, there was a report of some kind of brawl outside of Bonesios that required multiple SCPD units to respond. The main instigator was apparently from Alaska.
A Literal Dumpster Fire
Sunday afternoon, Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Deputies were responding to a report of a person who had just lit a dumpster on fire in the city of Capitola and was headed into the unincorporated county. They found the male suspect near the on ramp to Highway 1 at 41st Avenue, and turned him over to Capitola Police.
He’s Wearing the Evidence
A couple weeks back, the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office investigated a burglary at St. Abraham’s Classical Christian Academy in Aptos. Surveillance video from the school provided them with a good description of the suspect, who they were able to identify. Last Saturday night, deputies found their guy and arrested him for the burglary and warrants. If getting caught on video wasn’t enough, the suspect was wearing a stolen St. Abraham’s sweatshirt when he was arrested.
He Runs Like a Deere
This past week, Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Cabrillo College after their John Deere Gator was stolen. Deputies were able to identify a suspect from surveillance video cameras on campus. They tracked him to Watsonville, where they found him wearing the same clothes he was wearing in the video. They also found methamphetamine, a pipe, and burglary tools in his car. The Gator was discovered in Aptos and was returned back to Cabrillo College. The suspect was booked into the County Jail on charges including felony grand theft and drug possession.
Burglar on the Roof
This past Tuesday, Watsonville police arrested a 32 year old man wanted for a number of local burglaries after surveillance video helped police identify him. He’s been connected to 5 out of 6 rooftop burglaries in Watsonville. He broke into all of the businesses by accessing the roof to make entry. After he broke into the AT&T store on Rodriguez Street, a witness reported seeing him on the roof and called police. K9 Axel found the suspect hiding on top of a storage cabinet on the third floor. He was arrested, released, and ordered to wear a GPS ankle bracelet. According to WPD, this week he cut off his ankle monitor and broke into an office building on Main Street, where he stole a TV from the fourth floor. He was well known to Watsonville police and was arrested near West Lake and Walker Streets.
SCPD Has No Time For Nonsense
Wednesday morning around 4:30AM, a 63 year old woman was arrested in the lobby of the SCPD main station for basically being a nuisance. Reports show she called the dispatch phone from the lobby repeatedly after she was apparently told to stop, and was eventually arrested for trespassing and refusing to leave. At least they didn’t have to go far to arrest her. She came to them. I think she’s new to town. She’s been arrested 3 times in the last week but nothing before that.
Picking Up Other States Garbage
Sunday afternoon around 3PM, a 37 year old female was arrested at Pacific and Spruce on a homicide warrant. Out of New Mexico! Last check she was still in county jail.
Ben Lomond Man Killed While Walking on Highway 9
Thursday afternoon around 4:30PM, a 22 year old Ben Lomond man was walking southbound on Highway 9 north of Graham Hill Rd when he was struck and killed. The 47 year old driver from Boulder Creek stopped and was not arrested at the scene, and cooperated with authorities.
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