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School District Worker Arrested for Child Molestation

School District Worker Arrested for Child Molestation

Story by Chloe Beardsley

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. -- On Wednesday, Santa Cruz County Sheriff's detectives arrested Carl Guerin for lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14-year old and indecent exposure.

Investigators said Guerin was arrested on multiple charges for touching children that he was acquainted with.

Officers said Guerin works for the Scotts Valley Unified School District and works as the Director of Technology. Deputies said He does not supervise or have access to any of the students in the schools and believe the children involved in his crimes were only of children that he knew separate from the school.

Deputies said they started investigating Guerin in late January for lewd acts against a child. Officers said the follow-up investigation showed that Guerin was involved in additional crimes against other children.

Anyone with information is asked to call 831-454-2311.

Search for Double Homicide Suspect

Search for Double Homicide Suspect

Police have identified Juvenal Lainez as a suspect in a 2010 double homicide.

According to police, Lainez is wanted in connection with the gang-related homicide of two people on January 23, 2010.

If you know his whereabouts, please call 9-1-1 or leave a tip on the anonymous tip line at (831) 420-5995.

Police Looking for Missing At-Risk Santa Cruz Woman

Police Looking for Missing At-Risk Santa Cruz Woman

Story by Chloe Beardsley

The Santa Cruz Police Department is trying to find 60-year old Sharene Sars. Police said she walked away from her home on the East side of Santa Cruz sometime yesterday morning. She has not been seen since.

Officers said Sars was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, jeans and white tennis shoes. They said she is about 5'5'' and weighs around 135 lbs. Police say she has brown eyes and hair.

The department said she is considered at-risk because of a medical need. Police said no foul play is suspected.

Anyone with information is asked to call 420-5820 or call 911.

Five Arrested in Homeless Death

 

By Brooke Holmquist

Santa Cruz police arrested four more people, it believes are connected to the death of a 51 year old homeless man late Friday night.

Police arrested 26 year old Jeremiah Long early Saturday morning in connection to the man who was found dead at his campsite near Depot Park.

Watsonville Man Smashes Main Street Windows

Watsonville Man Smashes Main Street Windows

 

A man is behind bars after using large rocks to smash several business windows on Main Street Saturday in Watsonville. 

Officers were sent to the Santa Barbara Bank and Trust, where the front glass door had been smashed. A witness provided a description of the suspect, and police caught up with Isaias Fernandez about 10 minutes later. 

Police also discovered that the front glass windows of China Buffet and Creative Nails, also on Main Street, had been broken with large rocks. 

Police Say Santa Cruz Man Used Bad Checks to Scam Local Non-Profit

Police Say Santa Cruz Man Used Bad Checks to Scam Local Non-Profit

 

Police arrested a man Monday on charges that he scammed several local businesses and people, claiming to host the Santa Cruz Dive Expo as a fundraiser for the O'Neill Sea Odyssey youth program.

Police said that Patrick Aki was the primary organizer of the Santa Cruz Dive Expo that was held at the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf on July 7. According to police, O'Neill Sea Odyssey never got any money for its non-profit youth program.

Teenager Attacked After Bus Ride in Boulder Creek

Teenager Attacked After Bus Ride in Boulder Creek

 

By Kiki Jones

Deputies are looking for a man who is accused of attacking a 16-year-old after she got off a bus near Boulder Creek on August 26.

Deputies say the girl was grabbed from behind shortly after she got off at the bus stop. The girl screamed and ran away.