More Local Businesses Are Allowed Restricted Openings
The governor is set to allow certain retail businesses to reopen with restrictions as early as this weekend as part of a state wide “phase 2” response to the coronavirus pandemic, and Santa Cruz County is one of three Central Coast counties following the state’s lead. Businesses including bookstores, sporting goods stores, and florists are some of “non essential” retail businesses that can reopen under certain restrictions. Barbershops, nail and hair salons, shopping malls, and restaurants are still ordered shut. The order still doesn’t allow for large gatherings at movie theaters or live music.
Meanwhile, beaches are still closed from 11-5 daily and only available for limited use at other times. And the Boardwalk announced this week that their Friday night summer concert series has been cancelled for this summer. Endless bummer. There’s no way they’re opening the Boardwalk this summer. And that’s gonna hurt the city, county, and lots of local businesses who serviced the thousands of tourists who visited Santa Cruz daily during the summer. Everyone is gonna feel this pain locally. Now we get to see how good the city council and the city manager are at saying no to every progressive handout that comes their way.
How About Some Felonious Domestic Violence For Breakfast?
Monday morning around 7AM, SCPD responded to the 100 block of Ocean Street where they arrested a 19 year old woman for felony domestic violence. I use the term “arrested” loosely here, she’s not in jail and I’m not sure if she ever was. But that’s how we roll now. The new normal.
San Jose Carjacker Arrested in Beach Flats After High Speed Chase
Saturday night night around 10:30PM, SCPD located a stolen car that was carjacked in San Jose earlier that day traveling at a high rate of speed. They attempted to stop the driver, who led them on a high speed chase along Highway 1 to Capitola and back again, before crashing at Cliff and Second Streets. The driver ran from the car but was quickly detained. He admitted a to SCPD he stole the car. The 38 year old man from San Jose was arrested and booked into jail for carjacking and felony reckless evading.
Wanted Suspect Found and Released Again!
Monday morning around 9AM, SCPD made a high risk traffic stop on Button, shutting down traffic near Plymouth and Lee streets, after they located a man driving a car who was wanted for assault with a deadly weapon in a prior case. He was arrested and booked into jail. His female passenger was also arrested for possession of burglary tools and drug paraphernalia and was cited at the jail and released. According to jail records, the male is out of jail already.
Sounds Like a Swell Landlord!
Monday night around 6:30PM, SCPD responded to a home on the 300 block of California for a report of a battery. It sounded like it involved a landlord or property owner who might have spit on a woman and threatened her with a bat. According to police reports, they cited a 64 year old male but nobody was arrested.
Turnstiler of the Week
Last Friday afternoon around 4:30PM, SCPD responded to the 100 block of Coulson Avenue where they arrested a 42 year old female transient for multiple felonies, including residential burglary, looting, and carrying a concealed weapon. She’s been arrested 25 times locally since 2013 and that makes her our turnstiler of the week! And here’s some food for thought. This woman is obviously mentally ill. She needs treatment. She was breezing through our local jail’s turnstiles LONG before the coronavirus mandated loosening bail restrictions. Jim Hart has been loose for YEARS! This is how the county deals with mentally ill homeless people in Santa Cruz. They run them through the turnstiles.
The Gift That Keeps on Giving!
Monday afternoon around 3PM, SCPD arrested a 34 year old Watsonville man for being drunk in public, resisting arrest, and three probation violations. He’s been arrested 56 TIMES LOCALLY SINCE 2013. County probation! Jim Hart! The gift the keeps on giving! The coronavirus wasn’t even a word in 2013 when Jim Hart started letting this fool out of jail on a regular basis.
Bum Arrested For Skid Row Assault
(thanks to Big Joe for posting that video)
Last Wednesday, an innocent woman was assaulted by a random homeless tweeker as she washed her car. SCPD got around to arresting the asshole who beat her up and put her in the hospital. The 25 year old, who has a long local history with law enforcement and is currently on PROBATION (there’s that nasty word again) was arrested and booked into jail for various charges, including assault with a deadly weapon, felony battery, making terrorist threats, and mayhem. Mayhem! That’s the perfect word to describe public safety in Santa Cruz right now.
Needles Almost Certainly Provided by the Oracle of Aptos and her “Harm Reduction Assholes of Santa Cruz County”.
It Goes Over the Nose and Around the Ears
Maybe someone can enlighten him?
Thelma Gets Arrested
This past Monday, the local CHP arrested a 25 year old woman on Soquel Drive in Aptos after she broke into a residence causing more than $10K in damage, burglarized the residence, stole a car, and was caught by the CHP driving around while smoking a joint. The CHP asked a judge for a bail increase and last check she was in jail with bail set at $50K.
It’s a Strange New World!
RIP to Rick aka “The Bread Guy”. Hopefully you’re in a better place now.
Some Comments About Comments
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