Apathy From SCPD
Friday night around 9PM, SCPD responded to the area near Lincoln and Pacific for a welfare check on a male with a bloody face and a possible broken nose. Witnesses reported hearing a group of people yelling at the victim to “get out of Santa Cruz” and seeing a guy with a whip leaving the scene who might have been involved. By the time they arrived, SCPD couldn’t find a victim or suspect so they blew it off and dismissed the call. Hope nobody got lynched!
You Take My Meth Away
Wednesday afternoon around 4PM, SCPD responded to the area of Delaware and Shaffer (Bum Row) where they did a “compliance check” on a 51 year old male who was on probation. He had meth on him so they gave him a ticket and sent him on his way. I’m not even sure if they took his meth away. We don’t arrest them. We don’t treat them. We do NOTHING to address this problem. We give them tickets. And more tickets. And more tickets.
Fentanyl For Breakfast
Tuesday morning around 10AM, SCPD responded to the area under the Water Street bridge where they found a known (to them anyways) drug vagrant in possession of fentanyl. He was on probation. He was given a ticket.
The Gift That Keeps on Giving
Wednesday morning around 3:30AM, SCPD responded to the area near Bixby and Barson after someone called SCPD and reported their Honda was just stolen out of their driveway. The stolen vehicle was eventually located at the Shell station on the 800 block of Ocean Street and the car thief was inside the gas station. SCPD arrested a 25 year old male and charged him with car theft, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of tear gas, and possession of stolen property, all felonies. He was on probation. The gift that keeps on giving! And he’s no longer in jail. Ready to give us more of his county probation approved bullshit.
Just Fresno Tourists
Early Saturday morning around 1:30AM, SCPD responded to the Hotel Solares on the 600 block of Riverside Drive after getting reports of a domestic disturbance of some kind. Someone in one of the rooms was heard beating on someone. The room was rented to someone from Fresno. The suspect would have been charged with robbery, felony domestic violence, false imprisonment, and making criminal threats. All felonies. If they would have caught and arrested him. Based on the details I heard, it sounds like the suspect might have been a pimp and the two girls in the room were “visiting” with him. I didn’t hear of anyone actually arrested here.
Grandpa is Safe But Pissed
Sunday afternoon around 2PM, SCPD responded to the 100 block of McMillan Drive after getting reports of a man who reportedly walked into someone’s home uninvited. The suspect was suspected of being under the influence of drugs, and the person who called 911 was concerned because their elderly grandfather lived in the home alone. When SCPD arrived, they determined grandpa wasn’t home and the house was empty, other than the drug addled loser who was breaking into grandpa’s house. Eventually he was charged with felony burglary, battery on a peace officer, drug possession, and committing a felony while out on bail. He ended up being charged with 17 different things, including 5 different felonies. Last check he’s still in jail on a no bail hold.
Oh Thank Heaven For 7/11
Last Saturday night around 11PM, SCPD joined Santa Cruz Fire and medics in responding to the 7/11 at Laurel and Chestnut after getting a report of a male who was beaten in the head with a skateboard. When they arrived, they found the victim but no suspect. The suspect was described as a male wearing a red hoodie carrying a guitar. They stopped a guy at Pacific and Elm with a skateboard who they seemed to think might have been involved. The victim was taken to Dominican for his injuries.
Stealing Shitty Wine From Rite Aid
Saturday night around 7PM, SCPD responded to the 900 block of Soquel Avenue after getting report of a robbery at the Rite Aid. According to the caller, someone came in and stole some wine before shoving either a security guard or employee out of the way. They eventually arrested a 23 year old male nearby. Last check he’s still in jail on a $50K bond.
Bum Hit and Run Near the Harbor
Thursday around noon, SCPD responded to the 600 block of Atlantic Avenue after getting reports of a male on a bike hitting a child and then leaving the scene. Apparently the victim was young girl who had some injuries to her mouth and was taken to the hospital. I don’t think they found the suspect.
And the Next Santa Cruz Mayor Will Be……
Sonja Brunner. And the next Vice Mayor will be Martine Watkins again. This was decided this past Tuesday at the final city council meeting of the month. Not that this is any huge surprise, as it follows the tradition they’ve used for many years now.
Santa Cruz City Council Gets Rejected For Overreaching
This past Tuesday, the Santa Cruz city council rescinded an earlier denial of the 831 Water Street development, saying updates from the developer would be considered at the Dec. 14th meeting. After the city received threats of litigation, the Santa Cruz City Council blinked and caved to the pressure. It’s like the Santa Cruz Warriors (our city council) vs. the Golden State Warriors (the state). Back on October 12th, the city council denied the project on a 4-2 vote (Watkins was absent). They apparently didn’t like the way the developer wanted to assign (or in the dumbass progressive view “segregate”) the low income units from the market rate units. Overreaching! If they met the requirement, you (the city council) don’t have the right to tell them how to build them. The developer of the project said that the state law that governed projects like this particular one under Senate Bill 35 did not allow a denial based on that reasoning. State officials agreed, and notified the city council on Nov. 9th that the city was potentially liable. And that’s all the city needed to hear to blink.
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