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Manhunt Monday: Looking For Two Suspects In Teen's Murder

Manhunt Monday: Looking For Two Suspects In Teen's Murder

An unsolved murder case that shook the Santa Cruz community is back in the spotlight. As you know, we've teamed up with law enforcement, to help get the bad guys off the streets.

This Monday we're focusing on two wanted for stabbing Santa Cruz High School student Tyler Tenorio to death in 2009. First up, is Ivan Ramirez Tapia, about 5'8" and 180 pounds. Investigators have been working tirelessly to try to find him, along with his alleged partner Paulo Luna. Luna is about 5'9" and 150 pounds. Police said the two are also wanted for gang enhancement. If you see either of them call police at (831) 420-5800.

UPDATE: Backpack Found Of UC Santa Cruz Student Shot In Robbery

UPDATE: Backpack Found Of UC Santa Cruz Student Shot In Robbery

SANTA CRUZ, Calif.- Santa Cruz Police said they are continuing to follow leads Thursday night in the hunt for the man who shot a UC Santa Cruz student in the head near a bus stop Monday.

Police said Thursday the 21-year-old woman's stolen backpack was found behind Branciforte Middle School. Surveillance video showed a Chevy truck near the scene. The attack on Monday happened near the Natural Bridges bus stop.

The woman is now out of the hospital, and recovering, after a doctor found a bullet in her skull.

Investigators said the student was waiting at a bus stop on Natural Bridges Drive when she was shot in the head during a robbery Monday night at 7:30 p.m.  The 21-year-old victim was taken to the hospital but has since been released and is with family.  Police said on Tuesday night she was able to give them enough information to put out a sketch of the suspect.   

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.