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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. 

Molotov Cocktails Used in Watsonville


Very early Thursday morning, around 1:30 AM, residents of the 100 block of Brennan Street in Watsonville awoke to a loud bang outside their homes. 

A Molotov cocktail was burning in their driveway. The residents extinguished the flames, but did not call police. 

Police were later informed by the person responsible for the property where the incident occurred. While police were investigating, a neighbor brought over another Molotov cocktail that had been found earlier in the day on their property. They also had not called police. 

Santa Cruz, Surrounding Areas, in ID Theft Ring Investigation

Deputies in Santa Cruz are on the hunt for a suspect they say is part of an identity theft ring.

They've already arrested two people, but are still looking for 26-year-old Erin Boetzer of Santa Cruz.

More than 30 people fell victim to thye ring, which was driven by stolen mail.

They're working on contacting the victims.

Three Arrested in Santa Cruz

By Savannah Williamson - email

Three people are behind bars in Santa Cruz after police say they were involved in the theft of vehicles.

Around 3:30 P.M. on Friday, a member of Santa Cruz's Department of Street Crimes Unit contacted Robert Clamon, who they saw dismantling a vehicle on the 200 block of Button Street.

The vehicle turned out to be stolen in Santa Cruz County.

Items belonging to Domenika Galpren were found in the vehicle. Ms. Galpren had just been released from jail on Thursday, after stealing a different vehicle.

Shelby Pinther was with Ms. Galpren at the time of her arrest. Ms. Pinther had a warrant out, and was in possession of heroin.

All three were placed under arrest.


Manhunt Monday, July 23, 2012

Manhunt Monday, July 23, 2012

Richard Sasse is currently wanted on an outstanding felony warrant and for escaping from Jail. Police say that Sasse is on the run and should be considered armed and dangerous

Call 911 with information that requires immediate attention or the Santa Cruz Police Department at (831)420-5800.