Get the Hell Out of Here
Palletpalooza is over! This past week, Caltrans FINALLY got their shit together and cleared out the nasty, extremely flammable, appropriately named “Hells Camp”, the bum camp along Highway 1 and Felker street near the fish hook. It had gotten completely ridiculous, with the environmental degradation, the coddling, the lack of enforcement, the over tolerance. All just beyond stupid and comprehension. It took a big wild fire to get the dummies at the State to notice the issue on THEIR property, which they seemed to justify ignoring under the guise of “COVID emergency”. CHP went in with Caltrans and worked with them to finally tear down the growing pallet village and shanty town.
We get what we are willing to tolerate!
Carjacking Fugitive Found in San Lorenzo Park Bum Camp
Sunday morning around 7AM, SCPD responded to the 100 block of Dakota Avenue, aka the San Lorenzo Park bum camp, where they arrested a 30 year old transient for drug possession. Turns out he’s a fugitive from Orange County who was wanted for carjacking and theft. His bail was set at $100K and last check he’s not in jail, so maybe they extradited him back to Ventura.
Deadly Weapon Assault on Beach Street
Last Thursday around 3:30PM, SCPD responded to the 100 block of Beach Street for some kind of disturbance. They ended up arresting a 28 year old man and charged him with assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, resisting arrest, and battery on a peace officer. His bail was increased to $100K and last check he’s still in jail. You’d think this story might make the local news but apparently not.
Serial Drunk Tries to Steal the O’Neill Sea Odyssey Catamaran
The guy has a local rap sheet a mile long, mostly for what the Chief would describe as “nuisance crime”. And here he is being a public nuisance yet again. Maybe try stealing something less conspicuous next time.
High as a Kite and Riding His Bike on Highway 17
Last Friday morning around 9:30AM, CHP stopped some drunk guy who was riding his bicycle on Highway 17. They ended up arresting him at the Pasatiempo off-ramp, and he was charged woth a laundry list of charges, including burglary, vandalism, drug possession, and riding his bike under the influence.
Liquid Courage Lands Drunk in Jail
Last Friday around 1:30AM, SCPD responded to the 100 block of West Cliff Drive where they arrested a 54 year old male and charged him with making criminal threats, flashing a weapon, and being drunk in public. His bail was set at $10K and he bonded out of jail already.
Unrelated Shootings Along Highway 129
Wednesday night around 11:30PM, Santa Cruz Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a shooting off of Highway 129 between Blackburn Street and Lakeview Road in Watsonville. When deputies arrived on scene, they believed the suspect was inside a nearby RV. The SWAT Team and Crisis Negotiation Team tried to make contact with the suspect but it was later determined he was not inside the RV. The suspect has been identified as a 47 year old male, and a warrant for attempted murder was issued for his arrest. The victim of the gunshot wound self-transported to a hospital and is expected to be okay. The sheriff’s office says this shooting is unrelated to another shooting that happened on Highway 129 on Wednesday.
It’s a Safe Bet Stealing a Car Won’t Land You in Jail
Last Thursday morning around 2:30AM, deputies from the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s department arrested a 31 year old male on the 1200 block of 38th Avenue and charged him with car theft and being in possession of a stolen car. He was immediately released under some bullshit nonsense called “emergency bail release”. Emergency? Did anyone tell Jim Hart the state re-opened on June 15th? The thief listed his occupation as “poker player”. I’m sure he knew it was a safe bet that if he stole a car, he wouldn’t go to jail for it.
Suspected Pedophile Arrested in Soquel
Last Friday around 1AM, deputies from the Santa Cruz Sheriff’s department responded to the 4600 block of Hilltop Road in Soquel, where they arrested a 62 year old suspected pedophile and charged him with lewd and lascivious acts with a minor. His bail was set at $50K and he bonded out of jail already.
Naked Guy on Felker Street Arrested
Monday night, SCPD responded to Felker Street, our newest “Skid Row”, after getting multiple calls about a naked guy ripping out the interior and wiring of a silver Toyota Prius. Mortar fireworks along with various interior car parts and personal items were scattered around the vehicle and sidewalk. The 46 year old transient has a history of fighting and evading law enforcement. In this case, he didn’t resist and he was booked into Santa Cruz County Jail and got his car towed.
The Ideal Place to Brawl
Last Friday night around 7PM, SCPD responded to the front of the wharf next to the Ideal Cafe for reports of multiple people brawling. By the time they got there, everyone scattered so nobody was apparently arrested.
Zooming in on the Santa Cruz City Council
At this week’s Santa Cruz city council meeting, they took up a pending measure to put on the ballot asking voters to increase the city’s sales tax a half percent from 9.25% to 9.75%. The increase is estimated to potentially bring in a projected $6 million in additional revenue. During yet another marathon by choice 14 hour meeting, they spent nearly 3 hours before a motion and vote were ever made. The tax measure required a unanimous vote to pass and with Sandy Brown voting no it failed. 14 hours wasted. How much did that cost the city?
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