It’a another week of social distancing! I’ve got the latest coronavirus updates related to Santa Cruz, a woman was murdered off Graham Hill Road, a man was arrested for murder in Watsonville, we had a drive by shooting near the Boardwalk (and a drug dealer was arrested while they investigated that), Chris Krohn and Drew Glover are officially fired by the city and the community, burglar arrested for looting downtown, shark attack in Capitola, driving his life away, tased and confused, up to no good, he looks cozy and comfortable, turnstiler of the week, it’s all downhill from here, and I’ve got swag!
Santa Cruz is Still Basically Shut Down
Here are some relevant coronavirus updates for Santa Cruz:
- Santa Cruz County has extended the shelter-in-place order until May 3rd. The orders were originally set to expire on April 7th.
- So far Santa Cruz County has reported 54 cases of coronavirus and one death. So far, 848 people have been tested, which amounts to 0.003% of the county’s population. That’s three tenths of one percent folks. We have literally no clue who has it. Which is why people need to stay the fuck indoors.
- Santa Cruz County announced Wednesday morning that all local public schools will remain physically closed for the rest of the school year.
- The county has ordered vacation rentals on websites like AirBNB to cease renting their properties to the public until further notice.
Santa Cruz Woman Murdered on Graham Hill Road
Around 11:30AM on Tuesday morning, Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home on the 800 block of Graham Hill Road for a report of an unconscious woman. When they arrived they found the 55 year old woman dead. They are treating her death as a homicide.
And in late breaking news, Phil Gomez from KSBW broke the news that 2 transients had been arrested in San Bernardino County. Robbery is believed to be the motive.
Twenty three? They both like to be about fifteen! Little Bonnie and Clyde here are old to enough to spend some significant time in the big house.
Man Arrested in Watsonville For Murder
Sometime early Monday morning, Santa Cruz Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 30 year old male on the 100 block of Holohan Road in Watsonville for murder. I don’t have any other details since the local news isn’t covering anything unrelated to the coronavirus. He appears to still be sitting in county jail on a $375K bond.
I know they don’t list his name (just like me) but I know his name (I’m resourceful). He’s been arrested six times locally since 2014, and three times in the past year.
Drive By Shooting Near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Just past midnight on Monday night, SCPD responded to multiple reports of a possible drive by shooting on the 100 block of Leibrandt Avenue in Santa Cruz. When they arrived, they found a male victim who was shot in the hand and ankle and was sent to a trauma center over the hill. While all this going on, officers noticed a man running through the same apartment complex. After stopping him, they determined he had more than 3 ounces of heroin packaged for sale, a scale and over $1200 in cash on him. And he is currently on probation for drug sales. Of course he’s on probation. SCPD took him to jail for selling heroin.
Santa Cruz Voters Fire Drew Glover and Chris Krohn
It’s official. Both Drew Glover and Chris Krohn were recalled by the voters of the city of Santa Cruz.
I know there’s lots of whine and cheesy excuses going around (cue the Daryl Hall!). I noticed both Krohn and Glover left long, whiny manifestos on their Facebook pages about why they lost, who to blame (not them of course) and who they imagined was behind their historical firing, the first in the history of Santa Cruz. The fuck if I’m reading or having any of that nonsense. Krohn especially whines about the margin of his loss. It really doesn’t matter how much they lost by. We only needed to win by one vote. We won by much more than one vote. He complains the results show how “divisive” the community is over the recall. Well no shit Sherlock. You two are the ones who made us divisive with your nasty rhetorical bullshit you spread like butter every chance you get. Only now your audience just got much smaller and less public and you both just got a lot less relevant. The majority of people will move on from all this because that’s what normal people do. A few people will remain butt hurt about it for awhile, and that’s fine too. Being a keyboard, social justice warrior tends to make your ass hurt a lot.
Burglar Arrested For Looting Downtown
Sunday morning around 5AM, officers from SCPD were patrolling downtown when they got a report about people fighting in public on the 800 block of Front Street. Apparently a resident of the St. George heard breaking glass below his apartment so he got dressed and confronted the suspected burglar. Police arrested a 21 year old transient male who was already on probation for burglary! Is anyone surprised? Probation! The gift that keeps on giving us guys like this. SCPD arrested him again for burglary, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of stolen merchandise.
Fremont Couple Get an Expensive Lesson
Wednesday night, a couple from Fremont thought it would be a good, inconspicuous idea to drive their car around on Cowells beach. When asked why they weren’t back in Fremont sheltering in place, they told SCPD they weren’t worried about it and it wasn’t serious. Police gave each a $1000 thank you ticket for being so arrogant and stupid in public. To make sure the pair were able to get home, police said they did not impound their car. Should have impounded the car!
Shark Attack Closes Santa Cruz County Beaches
Several beaches temporarily closed from Capitola to Sunny Cove after a paddle boarder’s board got bit by a shark while he was paddling near 38th Avenue. The paddle boarder was ok and managed to paddle back to shore safely. His board had a bite in it.
He’s Driving His Life Away
Early Wednesday morning, Scotts Valley Police stopped a male who was driving his father’s four wheel drive truck after he ran over a concrete median. They soon learned he was also carrying about an ounce of methamphetamine, heroin, and Xanax pills. And he was on probation. Of course he was on probation! He was arrested and taken to jail.
Tased and Confused
Monday night around 10PM, SCPD responded to the Rite Aid on Soquel where a man was causing some kind of disturbance and threatening people inside. When they arrived, the man refused to comply and was eventually tased before being handcuffed and arrested.
Up to No Good
Last Friday around 4:30AM, SCPD responded to the 2100 block of N. Pacific Avenue where they arrested a 39 year old woman for drug possession, burglary, theft, and resisting arrest. Nothing good ever happens being out in public at 4:30 in the morning. She also had three outstanding warrants out of Santa Clara County. Last check she was “sheltering in place” in our county jail on a $25K bond.
He Looks Cozy and Comfortable
Last week, Scotts Valley Police responded to a local business where the employees reported a man had busted open the locked door and was arguing with them about why they were closed due to COVID-19 precautions. When officers contacted the man, he resisted arrest telling them he wasn’t going back to jail. He was wrong. He went back to jail charged with burglary, resisting arrest, DUI with priors and driving on a suspended license.
Turnstiler of the Week
Last Friday morning around 8:30AM, a 42 year old Boulder Creek woman was arrested on the 1900 block of Mission Street for stealing someone’s car and the usual probation violation. She was still in jail last time I looked on a $10K bond. But that’s not likely to hold her for long. She’s been arrested 13 times since 2015.
It’s All Downhill From Here
Tuesday morning, a couple of local farmers found a Honda Accord parked at the beach near Sunset Beach. Much to their surprise, they also found people sleeping inside the car. When CHP Officers arrived, they learned that the 18 year old driver was driving around celebrating the birthday of his 21 year old passenger when he failed to see a downhill embankment and ended up stuck at the beach.
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