The Repercussions Have Finally Arrived
After months of blood sweat and tears from local volunteers led a divisive (and often nasty) campaign to get a recall measure on the ballot and decided by voters, the results are in. And they aren’t good for Chris Krohn or Drew Glover. By a fairly solid margin, both city council members will have their names listed for recall on either a special election ballot (less likely, too expensive) or on the March 2020 ballot (more likely, cheaper). This is a pretty big deal obviously. As far as I know, no Santa Cruz city council member has ever even gotten their name on a ballot for recall, and now we have 2 at the same time. History makers! And gee, what a coincidence. It’s the same two guys who were accused of bad behavior towards female city hall staff workers.
So buckle up. This Giant Dipper of a story just crested the top of that first hill and we’re getting ready to sail down and yank us out of our seats.
The Turd is Gone Again!
Well that didn’t take long to flush! In less than a week (actually one day after I published last week’s Dump), the city of Santa Cruz moved in and closed down the bum camp behind Ross at Gateway Plaza. I’m not even gonna dignify it with a name beyond “bum camp behind Ross at Gateway Plaza” because it was over as soon as it got started. It probably didn’t help that a Divine doppleganger was barking out orders in a bullhorn and acted like the law didn’t apply to her and her shit didn’t stink. She was wrong twice. SCPD showed up with a large group and promptly told everyone to move or be arrested for trespassing. Only one person was arrested. A mentally ill homeless woman that Bad Mom and Keith McDouchebag recruited to come up here from Ventura. They probably even bought her a bus ticket, only to watch her get arrested for their dumb vanity grift. What kind of assholes would manipulate and use a mentally ill homeless person, set them up to get arrested, and then just leave them in jail for a WEEK? I’ll tell you who. Bad Mom. That’s who. Keith McDouchebag. That’s who. Bob Noise. That’s who. They left this dirt poor, mentally ill homeless woman stuck in jail while they slept in their nice warm beds all week. Three hots and a cot is better than their shameful grift.
Apparently Raping Children Isn’t Newsworthy Anymore
Last Friday, Santa Cruz Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 39 year old day laborer from Watsonville and charged him with lewd or lascivious act on a child under 14 and possession of meth. Funny how I missed this story in the mainstream media news. Probably because they chose not to cover it. Too lazy? Maybe. It’s right there in the SCSO arrest log. If I can find it, they can find it. Last check, he’s still in county jail on a $50K bond. Five thousand bucks gets you out of jail for raping a child in the county. Good thing he’s a day laborer.
Wanted Domestic Abuser Found With Loaded Gun and Meth in Santa Cruz
Around 7PM on Wednesday night, Santa Cruz Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 30 year old man from Boulder Creek after finding him in a parked car on Maple Street. Deputies had been searching for him because he was wanted on domestic violence charges, and he was found with a loaded gun and meth, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office. Since he was also on probation (probation? you don’t say!), deputies searched his vehicle, where they found a loaded handgun with the serial number filed off and a small amount of meth. He was booked into the Santa Cruz County Jail on domestic violence, felon in possession of a gun, possession of meth, possession of narcotics while armed with a gun and altering a gun charges. His bail was set at $25,000. Back in 2013, the same guy was wanted for possession of a firearm as a felon and carrying a loaded firearm in a public place. Back in May of this year, the same guy was arrested for resisting arrest and stealing a car. Turnstiling. We seem to be really good at constantly stepping in our own shit.
Last Friday, law enforcement with the Santa Cruz County Cannabis Licensing Office served a warrant on a location on Commercial Way, where they found a large-scale Butane Honey Oil (BHO) lab and cannabis operation. Investigators found 5,400 pounds of cannabis, 5 pounds of cannabis concentrate, 114 pounds of honey oil, hundreds of counterfeit vape pens and an ice cream freezer truck filled with several thousand pounds more of frozen cannabis material. Nearby homes and businesses were evacuated as a precaution as HAZMAT crews dismantled the BHO lab.
Turnstiler of the Week
Wednesday morning around 3:30AM, Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 2400 block of Harper Street for a report of a prowler at a residence. When they arrived, deputies attempted to detain a man who resisted arrest and wrestled with deputies until they tased him. He was taken to county jail. He’s been arrested 12 times since 2016.
At Least He’s Still in Jail
Wednesday afternoon around 2PM, Santa Cruz Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 3500 block of Gross Road in Live Oak where they arrested a 24 year old man on charges of false imprisonment and battery. Last check he’s still sitting in county jail on a $5K bond. Good old Santa Cruz. Where you can basically kidnap and beat someone and get out of jail for $500.
Imagine Your Worst Driving Nightmare
Monday night, reports came in around 9:30PM that a truck was driving on Encinal Street near Sylvania when it hit a fire hydrant and then a power pole, landing on its side. Witnesses reported seeing the truck still running in a puddle of water with live wires on it, while the driver was stuck inside with his foot trapped and stuck on the accelerator. Santa Mierda! The area was completely shut down, PGE had to come deal with the live wires, folks in the area lost power for awhile, traffic was a mess, but somehow they got the guy out safely and nobody was hurt.
Thieves Break Into My House in Watsonville
Tuesday morning around 2AM, thieves smashed the front door of Casamigo restaurant on the 200 block of Lee Road in Watsonville and stole a cash register and computer monitor. Nobody was arrested and the Santa Cruz Sheriff’s office decided it wasn’t worth further investigation. Easy for them to say!
Skidding Along on Coral Street
Last Friday around 7:30PM, SCPD responded to the area of Coral and Limekiln Streets in Santa Cruz where they arrested a 53 year old transient female for theft and battery. Arrested 7 times since 2013. How does Santa Cruz enabling this woman make her life better? This poor woman should not be living on the street and getting arrested along our version of Skid Row for fighting and stealing. How much money do we pour into homeless programs and how does any of that actually help this woman?
Somebody Got Robbed Downtown Monday Night
Monday night around 5:30PM, SCPD responded to a robbery that occurred on the 1500 block of Pacific Avenue. Nobody was arrested. That’s all I’ve got because that’s all they give me!
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