Well That’s What I’d Call a Spike
This past Wednesday, Santa Cruz County announced 46 Watsonville Post Acute Center residents and 15 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, with nine of the residents dying from the virus. The nursing home deaths account for more than half of all reported coronavirus deaths in the county. County health officials are working with the facility on a daily basis to review protocols on isolation, quarantine, testing, and screening, as well as resource requests for staff and supplies critical to resolving the outbreak. The California National Guard is providing staffing support to the facility.
The Latest County COVID Numbers
Andy Mills Throws the Rangers Under the Bus
Thursday night, as the Santa Cruz City Council finalized nearly $6 million in budget cuts, SCPD Chief Andy Mills threw the Santa Cruz Rangers under the bus and drove over them a few times for good measure. The hypocrite, who constantly blathers on about brotherhood in the department while attrition is rampant and morale sucks, decided to eliminate 12 police Rangers and several other positions in the department. The Rangers have apparently been “invited” to apply for 6 open Community Service Officer positions. What a load of political bullshit this is. Who will replace them Andy? Crickets? NOBODY will. Go take a walk downtown where the Rangers USED TO patrol. It’s a human dumpster fire. You think any union guys are gonna patrol down there? GTFO. Andy Mills bends his knee to the POA (Police Officers Association, the union). While he’s down there he can besa mi culo. Public safety is just lip service when it suits the lip.
Our Gateway Into Town
Last Friday around 11:30AM, Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 700 block of Ocean Street where they arrested a 54 year old Watsonville man for vandalism, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle. He’s currently in county jail on a no release hold.
More Mischief on Ocean Street
Last Friday around 3:30PM, Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 700 block of Ocean Street where they arrested a 29 year old Watsonville man on a laundry list of bad behavior. He was arrested on 14 charges, 11 felonies including domestic violence, drug possession, assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest, and being a felon in possession of a machine gun. Bail was set at $275K. Somehow, he’s out of jail already. What is it with the 700 block of Ocean Street?
Double Shooting in Watsonville
Watsonville Police are investigating a double shooting that happened Sunday night near the Pajaro River levee. Police said two people were shot at the dead-end of Walker Street around 8:00 p.m. and were taken to a trauma center. Police said one person is in critical condition.
Fighting With a Gun While Driving is a Bad Idea
This past week, there was a crash and shooting along Highway 1 near Watsonville that shut down the freeway for a brief time. CHP officials closed Highway 1 at Main Street after an incident that involved two people in a truck. Apparently there was some kind of disagreement inside the vehicle and one man shot himself in the face. CHP reported the victim had significant wounds but was expected to survive.
More Sordid Sex Tales From the Santa Cruz County Jail
This week, a Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office Correctional Officer was arrested for allegedly engaging in sexual activity with an inmate. This is the third officer arrested for sexual misconduct at the county jail in the past 3 years. The 35 year old woman was arrested for sexual activity with an inmate, assault by a public officer, and bringing contraband into a detention facility. An investigation was launched in May after detectives received information of her inappropriate relationship, according to the Sheriff’s Office, which oversees the jail. The suspect began working for the Sheriff’s Office in 2008 and is no longer employed with the department. She’s facing a total of 10 charges. She’s not in jail anymore. Her bail was set at one cent. Penny bail!
Tased and Confused
Tuesday morning around 9:30AM, SCPD responded to the 100 block of Dakota Avenue for the usual issues of transients causing some kind of disturbance. They ended up arresting a 61 year old male for a felony bench warrant, being a felon in possession of a taser. A 38 year old female was arrested with him and charged with drug possession. The woman is out of jail and the guy would have been kicked to the curb with her if he didn’t have the felony bench warrant. As of Thursday he’s still in jail.
Turnstiler of the Week
Tuesday night around 7PM, SCPD responded to the area of San Lorenzo Boulevard and East Broadway where they arrested a 52 year old male for making criminal threats, flashing a weapon, and being drunk in public. Last check he’s still in jail on a $5K bond. He’s been arrested at least 47 times locally since 2013. That makes him our Turnstiler of the Week!
The Ballots Are Dropping!
Less than a month to go until the election! I got my ballot in the mail this week. I’ll share my ballot after I have a chance to do it. But remember for the…….
Santa Cruz City Council Race
Martine. Shebreh. Sonja. No fourth.
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