Time for the latest Weekly Dump! This week, SCPD investigates voter intimidation by a handful of disruptive kooks downtown, a woman steals from Safeway and nearly runs over SCPD doing it, a Watsonville man is arrested for filming himself sexually assaulting kids, pounds of drugs, a death at Deadman’s campground, Camp Bernal poster boy arrested for selling heroin, asking to get caught, skidding along Coral street, local couch potato arrested, getting jiggy with it, where to sign the recall petition this week, yacht rock at the Boardwalk, weekly shoutouts and thanks, and more!
SCPD Investigating Voter Intimidation Over Recall Efforts
SCPD Chief Andrew Mills reported on Thursday that the department has received voter intimidation complaints relating to a petition to recall City Council members Drew Glover and Chris Krohn. Mills said they are taking the complaints seriously and are investigating them. The woman collecting signatures is a personal friend of mine, and the woman stalking and harassing her is a real piece of shit. She went there with the intention of being a disruptive asshole, not to sign anything.
Good Morning Santa Cruz!
Friday morning around 9AM, SCPD stopped a woman in the parking lot of the Safeway on Mission street after getting a complaint about a woman who was reportedly regularly shoplifting over the past week from the store and was back doing her thing. The 42 year old transient woman from Georgia refused to comply with the SCPD officer’s commands and tried to drive off in her car, nearly striking the officer before she took off down Mission street with SCPD in chase. The officer broke the driver’s side window before she took off. Multiple units eventually detained her at gunpoint after the woman wrecked her car on Mission street in front of the Chase bank and continued to fight with officers exiting the car. She was booked into jail for assault on officers with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest, trespassing and shoplifting.
Watsonville Man Arrested For Filming Himself Sexually Assaulting Children
A 24 year old man was arrested at his apartment in Watsonville on Monday night after police charged him with filming himself sexually assaulting at least 2 children. Watsonville Police said the case was forwarded to them after the Silicon Valley Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force got a cyber tip of suspicious activity on his Google account from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Detectives worked with the ICAC Task Force to discover the man had created child pornography while sexually assaulting at least two children on separate occasions. The suspect admitted to sexually assaulting the children shown in the videos and both victims have been identified. He is facing multiple charges of child pornography and child sexual assault. He’s being held without bail because of a prior felony conviction.
Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Detectives NET Pounds of Illegal Drugs
Monday around noon, detectives with the Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested a 22 year old woman and a 29 year old man at a hotel on the 1700 block of Soquel Avenue after finding them with a gun and almost 4 pounds of heroin, cocaine, meth, and marijuana, prescription pills, and psilocybin mushrooms. The woman was on probation and the man had an active warrant out for his arrest. According to detectives, the man was arrested outside the hotel room near his vehicle trying to leave the hotel room. Detectives also found more than $9,000 in cash, as well as scales and packaging material.
Watsonville Man Killed at Deadman’s Campground
Early Thursday morning, a Watsonville man who entered the tent of a couple who was sleeping at Deadman’s Campground in the Stanislaus National Forest was shot and killed after an altercation, according to the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office reported the couple was sleeping in their tent when a 36 year old Watsonville man entered their tent around 2AM. The woman woke up to the Watsonville man on top of her. She screamed and woke her boyfriend who fought with and shot the man, who died at the scene, according to authorities. No arrests have been made.
Last Thursday just past noon, SCPD conducted a warrant check on a guy who’s well known to law enforcement, and he’s been on the news recently for being part of that made up by narcissists looking for attention grifters group (the local homeless “union”). He was part of the group of vagrants and freeloaders looking to sue to the city to keep the drug camp open. Glover’s buddy.
SCPD spotted the 54 year old transient riding a bike (probably stolen) in the area of Coral Street and the railroad tracks and knew he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest but he was gone before they got him. A Downtown Ranger and other Neighborhood Policing Team members located him soon after at the Santa Cruz Metro station in the 900 block of Pacific Avenue, where they contacted him about his outstanding warrant. As he was about to be taken into custody, he tried to toss ten bindles of heroin onto the sidewalk to avoid being caught with them. He was arrested for possession of heroin for sale as well as a felony probation violation, and booked into the Santa Cruz County Jail.
Giving Police a Reason to Pull Him Over and Arrest Him
A man is behind bars after Scotts Valley police said they found drugs and cell phones during a search of his vehicle. Wednesday night, a male was stopped by Scotts valley police after they noticed his vehicle’s registration expired more than two years ago. While officers talked to him, K9 Atlas alerted them that there were probably drugs in the vehicle. A search turned up meth, cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, concentrated cannabis and nine cell phones in the vehicle. He was arrested for having meth and cocaine for sale and was booked into the Santa Cruz County Jail.
Skidding Along on Coral Street
Tuesday afternoon around 3PM, a 44 year old man was arrested on the 100 block of Coral street (otherwise known as “skid row”) on a variety of charges, including battery, trespassing, resisting arrest, and making criminal threats. He was arrested and taken to jail.
Local Couch Potato Arrested
Friday night around 10PM, SCPD responded top a report of a bum sleeping on a couch left out on the curb on the 100 block of Post street. The caller reported the guy was high on meth and was likely to fight with SCPD. He ended up getting arrested peacefully.
Getting Jiggy With It
Last Friday, Santa Cruz Sheriff’s deputies stopped a person known to be on probation on the 5400 block of Jigger drive in Soquel. They found drugs and paraphernalia both on and nearby the person, who wasn’t checking in with probation. The person was also a suspect in an unlawful entry case. A probation hold was put on them and they were taken to jail.
Sign the Recall Petition!
Here’s where you can sign the petition to recall Drew Glover and Chris Krohn from the Santa Cruz city council this week!
Food Truck Party (Downtown)
Friday, July 19th
5 PM – 9 PM
Pacific Ave (between Water and Locust)
Westside Farmer’s Market
Saturday, July 20th
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
2801 Mission Street
Whole Foods (On Soquel Ave)
Monday, July 22nd
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Every Weekday Downtown:
745 Front Street Suite 115C
9 am -12 pm
Cruzio (Independent Suites)
877 Cedar St. Suite 150
Ask for Josie or Robert
Surf City Barber Shop
831 Front St
Pablo Cruise Plays For Free at the Boardwalk!
Who’s up for some Yacht Rock? Pablo Cruise is one of the captains. Free shows at 6:30 and 8:30PM.
Weekly Shoutouts and Thanks!
I just want to thank Surf City Barber Shop, Stockwell Cellars, Central Coast Welding and Fabrication, Java Junction Coffee Roasting, Union Foodie Truck, KSCO, Bone-A-Fide Dog Care, Brooks Properties, Carolyn Livingston Campaign Services, Damon Bruder Construction, Biomarcommunications, Jane Becker, and all the other local businesses and business owners who are actively supporting the recall efforts. Please support these brave local businesses, who are being stalked and harassed by recall critics for simply exercising their first amendment freedom of speech rights. They deserve our ongoing support and our business.
Weekly shoutouts to SCPD Officers Cole and Riddle! Keep up the fine work. And a shoutout to Jerome at Surf City. Telling it like it is on KSBW! Thank you sir for your collection efforts!
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