It’s the final days to collect signatures for the recall petition so if you haven’t signed yet, do it in the next 2 days! I’ll do a happy dance once the signatures are verified and we get this on the ballot. In other news, James Kohut hung himself in jail, we had an ex lovers spat that lead to an attempted stabbing, coffee with a cop, how Santa Cruz enables domestic violence, the usual madness at Safeway, Watsonville drunk sends 5 kids to the hospital, car torched off Bear Creek Road, the gifts that keep on giving, bums stealing beer, cruising around high in a stolen car on West Cliff, the end is near, weekly shoutouts, and more!
Sexual Predator Found Dead in County Jail
Sunday morning around 5:30AM, local suspected child rapist and sexual predator James Kohut was found dead in his cell at the Santa Cruz County main jail. He lived in a protective housing unit and was found alone in his cell. Indications are he likely took his own life but an autopsy will be performed later this week to determine the cause of death. He has been held in jail since May of 2017 when he was arrested on felony sex related charges. The former brain surgeon for Dominican Hospital was arraigned on multiple child sex charges including sodomy, oral copulation and forcible lewd acts upon five children 14 and under back in 2017. To quote the late great civil rights attorney Clarance Darrow, “I’ve never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure,”
Attempted Stabbing Leads to Arrest
Thursday afternoon around 1PM, Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 1600 block of Commercial Way in Santa Cruz for a report of a disturbance at a business. After arriving, they determined that a 34 year old female transient had attacked and injured a man with a stick before she pulled a knife and attempted to stab him. Apparently the two knew each other and had previously dated for about 5 years. The female was arrested on domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon charges and was taken to jail.
Coffee With a Cop
Saturday afternoon, Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a man who caused a disturbance at a local coffee shop in Live Oak before stealing and leaving with stolen items from the business. A few minutes later just down the street, the same guy and his girlfriend were apparently caught stealing stuff from a car and when confronted, brandished a knife at the witness. Nearby deputies arrested them both on numerous charges. He’s been arrested 8 times in the past 3 months alone. The message we are sending to guys like this are “come to Santa Cruz and get out of jail free”.
This is How Santa Cruz Enables Domestic Violence in the Community
Last Saturday afternoon around 2PM, SCPD arrested a 52 year old male on the 200 block of Dufour street on a number of charges, including domestic violence, disobeying a protective order, and a probation violation. He’s been arrested 7 times since 2013. He’s a frequent flyer on the county shuffle, arrest, drive to jail, kick to curb, arrest, drive to jail, kick to curb. I’m sensing a pattern of failure here.
The Usual Madness at Safeway
Last Thursday night around 7:30PM, Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 6200 block of Graham Hill Road to the Felton Safeway for a report of a male with a stay away order trespassing at the store. Deputies knew he was on searchable probation and when they searched him they found drugs (of course). They also determined he was under the influence of a controlled substance and he resisted arrest as they tried to get him into their patrol car. He was transported and booked in the county jail. The county shuffle. The circle of strife.
Watsonville Drunk Driver Sends Five Kids to the Hospital
Last Friday night, a 19 year old woman from Watsonville was driving a Chrysler 300 on Freedom Blvd. near Appletree Lane when she veered into oncoming traffic and collided head on with a Honda Odyssey carrying by five kids from Watsonville, who all suffered significant injuries as a result of the collision. She was arrested for suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol and causing great bodily harm.
Car Torched Off Bear Creek Road
Monday night around 7PM, someone apparently torched a car off Bear Creek Road in the Santa Cruz Mountains which briefly scorched about a quarter of an acre of nearby brush . Initial reports indicated that the car was likely abandoned, and there were no injuries according to Cal Fire.
The Gift That Keeps on Giving
Last Sunday around 2:30PM, SCPD arrested a guy on the 700 block of Ocean Street for vandalism. Actually, they didn’t technically arrest him, they cited him with a piece of paper he liked used to wipe his butt with a few hours later. Three days later, they arrested the same guy around noon on the 200 block of Front Street for being drunk in public. Again, he wasn’t technically arrested, he was given a ride to the drunk tank to sleep it off. He’s got three different mugshots from just the past 2 weeks. Enabling!
The Gift That Keeps on Giving Part II
Around 2:30AM on Wednesday morning, a 49 year old woman was arrested on the 900 block of El Dorado Avenue by Santa Cruz Sheriff’s deputies for three separate probation violations, violations that were considered to be revokable and reason to re-arrest again. So what happens? She’s out on bail. Is county probation really that oblivious? Apparently so. She’s been arrested 10 times since 2017. I’m seeing a pattern of failure here!
Just a Bum Wanting Free Beer
Thursday morning around 11:30AM, reports came in about a bum who was walking into convenience stores along Ocean Street near Water and stealing six packs of beer. SCPD responded with multiple units and arrived on scene quickly, catching up with the guy as he was running down Ocean Street with a six pack in his hand. SCPD got physical with the guy on Clay Street before he was detained in handcuffs and arrested. He was wanted out of Arizona, who won’t pick him up. Like flies on mierda, we’re a magnet for bums and criminals from all over the country.
Cruising Around High in a Stolen Car at 8:30 in the Morning
Wednesday morning around 8:30AM, a 40 year old male from Salinas was arrested by SCPD on the 700 block of West Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz for driving a stolen car and drug possession.
Down to the Wire!
Two days until the deadline for signatures to recall Drew Glover and Chris Krohn are due!
If you haven’t signed yet, please do so in the next 2 days! And if you have a petition with signatures, please get those petitions to the folks over at SCU ASAP! It would be a shame to have petitions that others have signed fail to make the deadline because the person collecting didn’t turn it in in time. Everyone who signed a petition is counting on the collectors to get every single petition turned in on time. Every single signature is critical and we need to make sure we leave no signature left behind. And thanks again to everyone who worked so hard on this. It will pay off. I believe this. No fucking quarter here.
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Weekly Shoutouts and Thanks!
I just want to thank Surf City Barber Shop, Stockwell Cellars, Central Coast Welding and Fabrication, Java Junction Coffee Roasting, 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.
Also thanks and kudos to David Plumlee, Terry Spodick, Don Reimann, Robert Stone, David Quesada, Scott Richards, Elizabeth Clifton, Carol Polhamus, and everyone else who has donated their time and money to the recall campaign. Your contributions are very much appreciated!
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