Yes, that’s a bullet hole he’s pointing at. This week, we’ve got a shooting at the Metro Center downtown, the Boulder Creep, breaking faces, the school of hard knocks, local grifter gets denied and dismissed, one for the road show, the gift that keeps on giving, 20 years ago, bumper cars at the Aqua Breeze, don’t pee on my rainbow, drunk joyride ends up in jail, hunger strikes, recall petition updates, a little Y&T, Weekly shoutouts and thanks, and more!
Argument Leads to Shooting at Downtown Metro Center
Wednesday around 4PM, gunshots rang out at the Metro Center in downtown Santa Cruz after an argument between two men resulted in one man shooting at least 4 rounds from a handgun, which was later recovered blocks away in nearby Birch Alley. According to SCPD reports, both the suspected shooter and a possible victim left the scene before they arrived. At least one unoccupied parked car was hit multiple times by gunfire and multiple shell casings were found at the scene. Nobody has been arrested and they have no suspects.
Boulder Creep Assaults 61 Year Old Man Downtown
This past Monday, a 20 year old bum thug from Boulder Creek assaulted a 61 year old man in the doorway of his home on the 100 block of Cedar street. He was hit with a river rock weighing almost two pounds. The attack on the victim appears to be completely random. The victim is recovering. Officers quickly located and arrested the suspect. SCPD was familiar with him since he was arrested three days earlier by the Sheriff’s office for being under the influence of drugs. He was arrested yet again for assault with a deadly weapon. Did you know the Chief told us crime is down and we’re overreacting here?
Pull a Knife and Get Your Face Broken
I heard a story from a friend whose son was walking with his girlfriend early Wednesday evening when they were confronted by some local shitbag on the levee behind the Sherwin Williams store off Front street. First he verbally threatens them, then he pulls a knife on them. My friend’s son, who isn’t a small guy or easily intimidated, quickly moved his girlfriend out of harms way and then took this thug down and broke his face. After they called 911 and SCPD responded, the guy with the bloody busted face was arrested. I like happy stories. The threat of a busted face is a pretty good deterrent. Just saying.
The School of Hard Knocks
Sunday night around 11:30PM, a 23 year old Felton man was arrested near Cathcart and Cedar streets in downtown Santa Cruz for pulling a gun on someone. To make matters worse, the gun wasn’t his. He was arrested for brandishing a weapon and possession of a stolen gun. His occupation is listed as “student” and last check he was still sitting in county jail.
Dubious Lawsuit Against the City of Santa Cruz Dismissed
The bum army (aka the local “homeless union”, led by a Saul Goodman doppleganger) that has been wasting taxpayer resources and money the city could spend in much better ways had their latest “appeal” denied in federal court on Wednesday.
“denied and dismissed“. That should sound familiar to some people. Grifters grift. Pretending to be a lawyer doesn’t make you a lawyer.
One For the Harm Reduction Road Show
This is what enabling junkies with free needles gets you.
The Gift That Keeps On Giving
Friday night around 5:30PM, SCPD responded to Plaza lane at Cedar street in downtown Santa Cruz and arrested a 39 year old transient for assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a controlled substance, and a probation violation. Sounds like the usual downtown vagrant!
It Was 20 Years Ago Today
Bumper Cars at the Aqua Breeze
Last Saturday night around 6:30PM reports came in about a vehicle smashing up parked cars in the parking lot of the Aqua Breeze Motel on 2nd. No word if anyone was arrested.
Don’t Pee On My Rainbow
Drunk Joyride Ends With Ride to Jail
Monday night, a Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s deputy was flagged down by a guy in Watsonville who had his Silverado pick up truck just stolen from him. After advising additional deputies on patrol, the pick up was spotted driving northbound on Highway 1 near State Park Dr. After stopping the vehicle and arresting the suspected thief, they requested CHP to conduct a DUI investigation. The driver is now in custody for stealing the vehicle, being in possession of a stolen vehicle and DUI.
Wednesday afternoon, a Watsonville man was driving a box truck on Freedom Blvd. near Petery Lane when he reached for some snacks in his cooler sitting on the passenger side floorboard. As he was distracted, the truck veered off the road and hit a telephone pole, flipping the truck and knocking the telephone pole down. Nobody was seriously injured but Freedom Blvd. was closed for several hours to clean up the mess he left behind.
Where to Sign the Recall Petition This Week!
We still need more signatures in the effort to recall Drew Glover and Chris Krohn from the Santa Cruz city council.
- Westside Surf and Skate, Summer Block Party
Friday, August 2nd
5:30 – 8:30PM
345 Swift Street
- Saturday, August 3rd
10AM – Noon
Mission street extension and Western Drive
- Whole Foods (On Soquel Ave)
Monday, August 12th
4:30PM – 6:30PM
Y&T Plays For Free at the Boardwalk!
Formed in Hayward in 1974, Y&T has sold over 4 million albums worldwide to date. Two 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.
The Santa Mierda Podcast Network
Be sure to check out the Santa Mierda Podcast Network! We’ve got the latest “Unfiltered” by yours truly, as well as a new podcast, “Untreated” from Sharona. You can find the Santa Mierda Podcast Network on SoundCloud. And Apple Music. And Spotify. It’s free so check it out and give it a listen! Next new podcast should be coming this Sunday night!
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