It’s the middle of July and the beaches are open for business in Santa Cruz. Maybe that’s why we saw a spike in COVID locally? In other news, triple fines don’t mean shit without actual enforcement, a moron almost shot a kid, a racist POS was arrested, the boy is back in town, biker beef sends one to jail, assault someone get a ticket, Watsonville creeper arrested, an actual fireworks arrest, penny bail, turnstiler of the week, trouble at the transient gateway, Santa Cruz city council election updates, and more!
COVID Cases Spike in Santa Cruz
Gee, who could have seen this coming? Everyone but our greedy, willfully ignorant city “leaders”. Last week, Santa Cruz was the only county along the central coast who kept their beaches open. We got fed a litany of completely bullshit lame excuses like “the people refuse to be governed”. More like the people we put in charge and pay overinflated salaries for are refusing to govern. They say they can’t. We know they won’t. And now you know who to blame. The people who didn’t have the moral fortitude to close our local beaches. Wear the mask. You can’t count on anyone else around here to keep you safe.
The Threat Of Fines Mean Nothing Without Enforcement
As usual, Santa Cruz was like a war zone on the 4th of July. Only this year, thanks to the infinite stupidity of our city and county “leaders”, we imported all the kooks who wanted to to go to the beach and shoot them off because every other county BUT Santa Cruz closed their beaches to the public. Here we like to be different! We like having outsiders burst our self imposed quarantine bubble and bring their festering COVID and fireworks to town. Oh the city and county threatened “triple fines” for fireworks, but as usual it’s just a bunch of flatulent lip service. I heard SCPD were not even responding to calls about people shooting off illegal fireworks. It was on the police scanner. So tell me Chief, how you gonna fine someone if you don’t bother responding in the first place?
Moron Almost Shoots Child on the 4th of July
Around 9PM last Saturday, Santa Cruz Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a bullet going into a home on Miller Avenue, barely missing a 10 year old girl. Deputies arrived and shortly after arrested a man who had been shooting a gun at the ground to celebrate the 4th of July. That’s when a bullet ricocheted into the nearby home. After a search of the home, 3 firearms were recovered including the gun that was used. The man was charged with negligent discharge of a firearm and resisting arrest. By Monday, he was out of jail.
Racist POS Arrested in Santa Cruz
Last Sunday around 6:30PM, SCPD responded to a disturbance near San Lorenzo and Broadway involving two men. One man pulled a knife and started slashing at the other man while he screamed racial slurs at him. on The 43 year old knife slashing racist was arrested and charged with a hate crime. Where’s Gilligan?
The Boy is Back in Town!
Around 1PM on the 4th of July, SCPD responded to the 100 block of River Street where they arrested a 38 year old male and charged him with assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest. He was previously arrested 4 times locally back in 2014 and then nothing until he’s been arrested 3 times in the past 3 weeks. Guess who just got back today? That wild eyed boy who went away. Hadn’t changed that much to say. But man I still think that cat is crazy.
Biker Beef Sends One Man to Jail
Monday night around 6PM, Santa Cruz Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 200 block of 30th Avenue where they arrested a 49 year old Aptos man after he reportedly tried to hit another man on a motorcycle with a tire iron. He missed the motorcyclist but hit the man’s bike, causing damage. He was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and vandalism. His bail was set at $25K and he bonded out of jail.
Assault Someone Get a Ticket
That’s where we are now in Santa Cruz. On the 4th of July at around 9:30AM, SCPD responded to the 600 block of Front Street for a reported disturbance. Instead of arresting a 64 year old male for battery and trespassing and refusing to leave private property, they just gave the guy a ticket. I guess that’s one way to make sure your reports show “crime is down”. Arrested 10 times since 2013. We coddle this guy. Now we just give him a ticket he’ll throw on the ground for someone else to pick up.
Watsonville Man Suspected of Sexually Assaulting Teen Girls Arrested
Watsonville police this past week arrested a city of Watsonville employee on sexual battery charges, and booked the 17 year old into Juvenile Hall for the alleged sexual battery and false imprisonment of at least two teenage girls in 2017. In June, detectives began investigating social media accusations against the male. They later identified one of the victims when they got a cross report from the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office, and the second victim was identified during the investigation. Police said the suspect was hired as a Recreation Leader for the Watsonville Police Activities League in late 2019 and was also a member of the Watsonville Police Cadet Program.
An Actual Fireworks Arrest!
Monday night around 11PM, Santa Cruz Sheriff’s deputies responded to Hilltop Court in Soquel after getting complaints about several loud fireworks being set off in the area. Deputies made contact with a 20 year old male in the area. He was also one of the suspects in an arson investigation involving fireworks from last month which happened near Soquel High School and resulted in a hillside catching fire. He was arrested and charged with arson. His bond was set at $5K and he bonded out of jail.
Penny Bail Instead of Jail
I just wrote about this guy last week. Arrested at least 26 times locally. And counting! No wonder he gets arrested so much. He has a penny for bail!
Turnstiler of the Week
Monday night around 8PM, SCPD responded to the area of Spruce and Cedar streets in downtown Santa Cruz for a disturbance of some kind. They ended up arresting a 43 year old male and charged him with carrying a concealed weapon, resisting arrest, battery on a peace officer, vandalism, and of course, a probation violation. Last check he’s still in county jail on a $5K bond. He won’t be there long. His history here has shown an unwillingness to keep him in jail by the Sheriff. He’s been arrested 15 times locally since 2014. Coddling.
Trouble at the Transient Gateway
Last Friday around 2AM, Santa Cruz Police responded to the Gateway Plaza where they proceeded to arrest a 40 year old male on charges of carrying concealed weapons, possession of stolen property, and drug possession among other charges. Nothing’s open at 2AM over there so I think we all know why he was there. For now he’s still in county jail on a $50K bond. He’s been arrested locally 21 times since 2013. Are we seeing a pattern here?
Santa Cruz City Council Election Updates
So I heard a couple more names this week but I’m not at liberty to say them yet. One for each “side”. I’m not really familiar with either one, so i guess it’s safe to say they are new to this. I’ll hold off on any more rumors until after July 13th, which is the opening of the candidate declaration period. But I’ll know a lot more next week.
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