Another week, another Weekly Dump! This week, we’re talking about the guy stabbed to death in Depot Park, we’ve go the latest local COVID updates, we’ve got a guy swilling vodka from a bottle with a fake gun on Main Beach, guys selling guns in the Costco parking lot, why resist, rounding up perverts in Watsonville, if at first you don’t succeed, ruffling progressive feathers, local voting updates, and more!
Murder in Depot Park
Last Sunday around 3AM, SCPD responded to the 300 block of Cedar Street near Depot Park in Santa Cruz for a report of an assault with a deadly weapon. This is a block away from the SCPD main station. When they arrived, they found an unresponsive 43 year old male near the parking lot suffering from multiple stab wounds. The man was transported to Dominican where he ultimately died of his injuries. The victim had recently moved to Santa Cruz from Colorado and police don’t know how long he’s been here. Police were given a description of a possible male suspect who fled the scene. Officers were soon able to locate a 34 year old transient male matching the description, who was later positively identified as being involved in the incident. The suspect was also in possession of incriminating evidence linking him to the crime. He was taken into custody and later booked into Santa Cruz County Jail on charges of murder. During the investigation, detectives learned that the fight between the suspect and victim was in response to a separate incident between two associated female subjects.
The Santa Cruz County District Attorney’s Office feels there is not enough information available at this time to proceed with murder charges. As of Friday, the suspect remains in custody at the Santa Cruz County Jail on a violation of the conditions of his probation. His bail is set at $750K. I’m sure the defense will claim self defense in a physical fight, and given this was likely just another bum fight gone bad (and deadly), there’s likely a lack of credible witnesses too. Depot Park at 3AM? Say no more. The suspect has been arrested at least 37 times locally since 2013. 37 TIMES SINCE 2013. Our sheriff, our judges, our district attorney’s office has been coddling this guy for at least 7 years and counting. This is what happens when you have a turnstile instead of a cell door.
COVID-19 Updates For Santa Cruz County
There have been 2,108 reported and confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Santa Cruz County, according to the Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency. 8 people have died. 1,870 people have recovered. 139 have been hospitalized in total. According to a state count, 19 people are currently hospitalized and two are in the ICU. A total of 43,623 people have tested negative.
Santa Cruz County is in the red tier of the “Blueprint for a Safer Economy” (Governor Newsom’s color scale), meaning many non-essential indoor businesses operations are closed. It is at 5.5 new COVID-19 positive cases per 100,000, and it needs to be below 4 to move up. It also has a 3.6% positivity rate, and that needs to be below 5% to move up. The county needs to meet the criteria for three weeks before moving to the red tier.
Bums With Guns Drinking Vodka at Cowells Beach
Wednesday morning, SCPD responded to Cowells beach after getting several eyewitness reports involving a man with a gun sticking out of his backpack acting strangely on the beach. After they arrived, they quickly found the suspect matching the description walking on the beach near the wharf and drinking openly from a bottle of vodka. And yes, he had a gun sticking out of his backpack. After yelling at him through a bullhorn to put down his backpack, the 30 year old Arizona man complied peacefully. SCPD arrested him for possessing an altered replica firearm and public intoxication. I’ve said it a thousand times. We get what we are willing to tolerate!
Bums Selling Guns in the Costco Parking Lot
This past Monday, someone called SCPD and reported a suspicious transaction involving a rifle in the Costco parking lot. SCPD responded and three people were detained at gunpoint. Two of them were in possession of narcotics and an altered airsoft pistol, and they had just tried to sell a loaded rifle to a felon.
Why Resist When They Won’t Keep You In Jail Anyways?
Last Saturday around 2PM, SCPD responded to the area of Mission Street and Western Drive in Santa Cruz where they arrested a 38 year old man for being drunk in public, battery on a peace officer, and resisting arrest. You think he’s still in jail? Not in our jail. He got one of those get out of jail free cards.
Rounding Up the Local Perverts
Last Friday around 5:30PM, Santa Cruz Police arrested a 31 year old Watsonville man and charged him with lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14. Last check he’s still in county jail on a $250K bond. About an hour earlier, Santa Cruz Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 39 year old Salinas man and charged him with a couple of sex crimes involving a minor. He’s being held on a no bail warrant.
If at First You Don’t Succeed
Try try again! Tuesday morning around 10AM, SCPD responded to a local business on the 600 block of River Street for a report of a man trespassing and trying to burglarize the business. The owner spotted the suspect and locked him inside a chainlink fence on the property before calling police. SCPD responded with a K9 team. The suspect complied with police commands and was arrested without further incident. The same 38 year old male was arrested at the same location a week earlier. That time, he was held on suspicion of drunk and disorderly conduct and trespassing before being released. last check on Tuesday, he was still in county jail on a $5K bond.
Typical Santa Cruz Arrest Ruffles Sensitive Progressive Feathers
Last Saturday afternoon, SCPD responded to the area near Mission Street and Western Drive after a number of witnesses reported a person running in and out of traffic, screaming at vehicles, and jumping in front of a man who was riding his bike with his daughter near the local farmers market. After police arrived, they attempted to calm the man down, as he appeared to be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. The man just became more agitated with police and refused to cooperate with them, so he was ultimately tased after running away from SCPD while they secured the area. Even while running away from police, the man continued to run in and out of traffic, putting himself and others in danger. He was arrested without further incident. The 38 year old male was taken into custody for being drunk and disorderly in public, battery on a police officer, and resisting arrest. He was eventually cited and released. Because that’s how we deal with people with drug and mental health problems. We run them through the county turnstile. That’s the county “treatment”.
Local Voting Information
All active registered voters in California will be mailed a ballot automatically. Make sure your registration is up to date now. Ballots will start to be mailed out by Oct 5th. To register online in California, the deadline is Oct 19. California also allows registration in person before or on Election Day. Here are official drop box locations you can return your absentee ballots.
Santa Cruz City Council Race
Martine. Shebreh. Sonja. No fourth. Write me in for the fourth! If I win I will serve.
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