The Pacific Ocean Claims Another Victim Near Davenport
Last Monday night around 6PM, Santa Cruz Fire and medics responded to the Laguna Beach area off of Highway 1 north of Santa Cruz after getting reports of a need for a water rescue. What started out as two teenagers playing in the water resulted in a water rescue attempt for at least one of the kids who apparently was swept away. Cal Fire, State Parks, Santa Cruz Fire, city of Santa Cruz lifeguards, Harbor Patrol, helicopters, drones, CHP, and the Coast Guard were all part of the huge presence involved in the search and rescue.
Drive By Shooting Next to the Boardwalk
Saturday night around 10:30PM, SCPD responded to the 400 block of Beach Street at Riverside and Cliff in front of the Boardwalk for reports of gunshots fired from a vehicle. Witnesses described at least 6 shots were fired from a silver vehicle. They got a partial plate on the suspect’s car, and they found a van with a window shot out and obvious bullet holes and found 7 shell casings in the street at Raymond and Leibrandt. Two suspects were seen leaving the scene on surveillance video.
Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting
Saturday night around 8PM, SCPD responded to the Beach Hut Deli at Ocean and Soquel after getting reports of a woman who threw a syringe at customers and was last seen walking through the strip mall into Lloyd’s Liquors. SCPD arrived and found her in front of the liquor store. She resisted arrest and began fighting with police before they finally got her detained in handcuffs. She also gave police false ID. She had a pending outstanding warrant for a previous assault with a deadly weapon. Back in July of 2013, she had the dubious honor of being one of Santa Cruz’s “most wanted” criminals by the Sheriff’s department. Back then she was wanted for burglary, possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest. She failed to appear in court and three no-bail warrants had been issued for her arrest at the time. And here she is 8 years later still being a pain in the fucking ass to the community.
Surfers Rescue Woman and Kids Who Drove Over Cliff
A woman and two children were rescued Friday morning by two surfers after a car drove into the Monterey Bay. It happened just before 8:30AM at Sunny Cove Drive and East Cliff Drive. The vehicle accelerated through a guardrail and took out a nearby bench before driving over a cliff into the water and getting wedged inside a cave. The surfers first rescued the two kids on their surfboards and brought them safely to shore before returning for the female driver, who was injured in the crash. The woman was airlifted to a trauma center and the children only sustained minor injuries. The Sheriff’s Office later determined the female driver intentionally drove her vehicle into the ocean. She was charged with attempted murder and child endangerment. As far as I know, the vehicle is still stuck in the cave.
Stalker Arrested With Assault Rifle
Last Saturday morning around 9:30AM, deputies from the Santa Cruz Sheriff’s department responded to the 100 block of Summit Avenue where they arrested a 35 year old male from San Jose and charged him with felony stalking, possession of an assault weapon with a high capacity magazine, and possession of a sawed off shotgun. Just the kind of guy you want stalking you. He’s currently on a no bail hold and his bail was set at $250K.
Making the Baby Jesus Cry
Monday morning around 2AM, SCPD responded to the 500 block of Riverside Avenue to the Torchlite motel after a passerby witnessed and reported seeing a male and female beating each other up on the deck while a baby was heard crying inside the room. The female was arrested for felony domestic violence after busting up the guy’s nose and face bad enough to require medical attention. She’s no longer in jail.
Monday morning around 2AM, SCPD responded to the 700 block of Water Street after getting reports that someone was breaking into a storage pod in front of an address. One male suspect broke open the pod and had a friend in a Volvo SUV pull up and together they loaded up their stolen booty into his vehicle. SCPD rolled up on the pair while they were loading. Neither suspect is currently in jail. I’m not even sure they were arrested because they didn’t show up in the arrest log.
Welcome Back My Friends to the Show That Never Ends
Sunday afternoon around 3:30PM, SCPD responded to Pacific Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz after getting reports of a woman hit in the face with a skateboard in front of Betty Burger. Two women were apparently brawling on Pacific Avenue while two guys were trying to break it up. One of the women claimed a skateboard was stolen. SCPD caught up to the suspect and her dog near Cathcart and Pacific. The charge ended up being battery instead of assault with a deadly weapon, and both women wanted to press charges against each other. Neither woman was actually arrested according to the arrest log.
Zooming in on the Santa Cruz City Council
The Santa Cruz city council met this week and big on their agenda was a discussion on what to do about all the RVs that seem to have flocked to Santa Cruz to take advantage of the local homeless gravy train of free stuff and idiot compassion. Anyone who’s been out to Natural Bridges or the area of Shaffer Road knows exactly what I’m talking about. The current city council is trying to rein this in, but of course local progressives are all upset about regulating any kid of behavior as it pertains to the homeless. So what happened? The usual. Not much. A bunch of talk and no action. They basically agreed to punt, pass, and kick this down the road yet again, and apparently they will resume the discussion at their October 26th meeting. They claim they need more time to incorporate public comment into the ordinance and to begin work on potentially building a city-sanctioned vehicle overnight parking program. Can you feel my eyes roll through the computer screen?
They discussed a subcommittee to explore a parking program, “should one be established as part of or outside any future ordinance.” I’d call that a punt. Justin Cummings said he felt the ordinance needed reworking. Of course he did. He also raised concerns that the ordinance would be appealed to the California Coastal Commission. Cummings and Brown urged them to take their time reworking the law and not to rush back for a vote on the proposed ordinance. “Don’t do anything!” say Cummings and Brown. Yeah, that’s working great for us now. Shebreh Kalantari-Johnson said the original ordinance had been in the works for years by various council members and correctly pointed out that it was out of the scope of the city to provide health and human services that the county ius actually responsible for and has funding for.
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