Gangs, Guns, and Cocaine
Saturday night, Watsonville Police arrested a known gang member after finding him in possession of a loaded gun and cocaine. According to WPD, the suspect ignored an officer’s attempt to contact him over the weekend after learning he had a warrant out for his arrest. Police arrested him on weapons charges, gang charges, possession of cocaine with intent for sale and the ever present violation of probation. County probation! The gift that keeps on giving!
Another Gift From County Probation
Sunday night around 10PM, SCPD responded to the 200 block of Locust Street after getting a report from a local business that someone was passed out in their doorway. SCPD arrived and determined the guy had an active no bail warrant out, and he was on county probation. And yet here he is, passed out in in a downtown doorway. He also had meth on him, and they arrested him (yet again), charged him 13 various things (mostly drug related), and he’s still in jail for the moment.
Sunday in the Park With Junkies
Sunday morning around 8:30AM, SCPD responded to the bumlands in San Lorenzo Park after getting a report of the daily overdose. Witnesses reported the victim was in a tent in the park near the courthouse. CPR was administered by a good samaritan and Narcan was given before they got him alive again. Two people were actually transported to Dominican and another guy at the scene was given a ticket for having an active warrant for his arrest.
Brandy You’re a Fine Girl
Sunday morning around 8AM, SCPD responded to the Safeway on Mission Street after getting a call from an employee that a male vagrant wandered in to the store, poured some brandy into a coffee cup, and walked out. He was last seen headed down Almar. He was on closed probation and named in a restraining order. He just needed a little hair of the dog that bit him.
Sunday morning around 6:30AM, SCPD responded to the Denny’s on Ocean Street for a report of a male in the business exposing himself. A few minutes later, it apparently turned into some kind of battery. An employee who called it in said when they went to open the business, they found the guy inside and the cash gone from the register. When SCPD arrived, the suspected thief was already gone.
Getaway Car Fail of the Week
Wednesday night around 9PM, SCPD responded to the Mission Liquors on the 2300 block of Mission Street after getting a report that someone walked in the store and stole something before waving a knife at the employee on the way out the door. The suspect got into a car parked outside the store and police quickly arrived and surrounded the car but the suspect wouldn’t come out. He was eventually arrested and detained for robbery and flashing a weapon.
Wifebeater Hides Like a Coward in Bathroom
Monday morning around 11:30AM, SCPD responded to the 200 block of Oak Way after getting a report of some kind of domestic disturbance between a couple. After SCPD arrived, the male suspect refused to come out of the house after locking himself in a bedroom and SCPD had to go in and physically remove him. They arrested a 55 year old male and charged him with felony robbery, felony domestic violence, and resisting arrest. Last check he’s cooling off in county jail and his bail is set at $50K.
Tuesday afternoon around 2:30PM, SCPD responded to the area of Laurel and Blackburn Streets after getting a report of a male who stole someone’s bike after punching them in the face. SCPD was on it pretty quickly and after a short chase through Depot Park, they eventually cornered the guy at Washington and Elm streets. The victim was treated for their injuries and the bike was recovered. The suspect was arrested for robbery and battery. Last check he’s still in jail with bail set at $50K.
Around the same time, SCPD responded to the 300 block of Golf Club Drive after getting a report that a man with a knife was threatening and screaming at someone who had locked themselves inside a building. By the time SCPD arrived, the suspect had left the area. Nobody arrested.
Burn Down the Mission
Monday morning around 11AM, SCPD responded with fire and medics to the 1600 block of Mission Street for a report of a male passed out face down holding a blowtorch. A witness reported seeing the man wake up and smoke some meth before SCPD arrived on scene. He’s not in jail and I doubt he was even arrested.
A History of Coddling
Friday morning around 2AM, SCPD responded to the 600 block of Laurel Street where they arrested a 57 year old male for assault with a deadly weapon, flashing a weapon, and making criminal threats. His bail was set at $75K and last check he’s still in jail. We’ve been coddling this guy since 2005. Idiot compassion.
Woman Falls Off Cliff Near Greyhound Rock Beach
Monday afternoon, a woman fell about 100 feet off a cliff above Greyhound Rock beach. Apparently she survived the fall and life flight landed on the beach to transport her over the hill to a trauma center. Stay away from the edge of the cliffs!
Hit and Run Driver Kills Bicyclist in Watsonville
CHP officers and Santa Cruz Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 55 year old Watsonville man after he allegedly hit and killed a man on a bicycle near Green Valley Road and Littleway Lane before leaving the scene. Around 2AM, officers responded to the scene after getting a report that a bicyclist was down on the ground. CHP officials said evidence indicated that the victim was riding north on Green Valley Road at Littleway Lane when he was hit from behind by another vehicle. Around 3:30AM, deputies located what they believed to be the suspected vehicle and arrested the suspect as the driver. The suspected driver was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run and vehicular manslaughter. The suspect is no longer in jail.
The Weekly Seen
Sunday afternoon around 3PM, SCPD pulled yet another dead junkie’s body out of the growing homeless slum camp on Laurel and Front streets (in a fucking city owned parking lot!) in downtown Santa Cruz. The call on the dispatch is so familiar with this location they just refer to it as “Food Not Bombs”. The deceased was a male, about 35 years old. What a shitty way to die. In a nasty Food Not Bombs parking lot. Bystanders tried to give the victim Narcan but that failed. Will they run a toxicology report on the cause of death? That slop from Food Not Bombs is pretty disgusting.
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