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Enedino Perea, age 26, of Salinas pled guilty to the murder of Cresendo Garcia, age 22, also of Sali

SANTA CRUZ, Calif- 26-year-old Tilden Ball was arrested burglary tools and a dagger in his backpack.

Officers were patrolling in the 300 block of Soquel Avenue when they noticed Ball.

Student Sexually Assaulted at Cabrillo College

Student Sexually Assaulted at Cabrillo College

APTOS, Calif- Monday evening a 17-year old female was on her way to class at Cabrillo College when she was sexually assaulted by an unknown male. 

Police say that the attack occurred in the covered parking garage that is located on the Cabrillo College campus at the intersection of Soquel Drive and Cabrillo College Drive.

Deputies say that the male approached the student and forcibly kissed her after talking with her for a moment about parking in the garage. The woman fought off her attacker by shoving him away from her, and this caused the man to flee from the area on foot. 

The suspect was described as an Hispanic male, 40-50 years old. He has short to medium length dark colored hair with some gray in it, some facial hair as though unshaved, and possibly a mustache. He was 5-6 to 5-8 and is medium in build.  The suspect was seen driving an unknown make light colored older model vehicle. 

Santa Cruz Deputies Bust Marijuana Grow in Felton

FELTON, Calif- Wednesday Sheriff's deputies have arrested three people after neighbors claimed that there was "narcotic activity" at the home.

The house is located at 138 Felton Empire Road and when deputies say that they found commercial marijuana growing operation comprised of over 250 plants at the house.

Rachel McGuire, Lonnie Geist and Kelly Hawkins, who were all at the house at the time, were arrested.

Geist and McGuire were found under the influence of methamphetamine and both were on probation for related crimes.  McGuire was in possession of another person's credit card and Geist in possession of a billy club. Kelly Hawkins was cited and released for possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to Sergeant Jim Ross, the house has been the subject of "numerous complaints over the years with allegations of criminal activity."  This investigation is still underway.

"Dodgeball" Actor Arrested in Soquel for DUI

SOQUEL, Calif-- Early Sunday morning a popular celebrity was arrested for a DUI right here on the Central Coast.

The California Highway Patrol told Central Coast News Alan Tudyk was arrested just after 1am Sunday on Soquel Drive and Robertson Road in Soquel.

Tudyk is most known for his appearance in films like "28 Days", "A Knight's Tale" and the comedy "Dodgeball", among others.

Tudyk was booked to the Santa Cruz County Jail.

Attempted Sexual Assault In Santa Cruz Shopping Center

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - The homeless man who attacked a woman shopping in downtown Santa Cruz Sunday afternoon was from Colorado police say.

Monday, Santa Cruz police said they found out that 53-year-old Gary Smith is registered as a sex offender in Colorado and is new to the Santa Cruz area.

It was about 3pm in the Trader Joe's shopping center on Front St.

Elderly Woman Arrested for Prostitution in Scotts Valley

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif-- Sunday the Scotts Valley Police Department told Central Coast News they arrested a woman at a massage parlor in Scotts Valley for prostitution.

Police say they set up an undercover operation at the Shiatsu Spa on Scotts Valley Drive.

The operation came after several reports of the massage practitioners offering to perform lewd acts for money.

Scotts Valley police got a search warrant for the spa and that's where they arrested 62-year-old, Zhang Gui Ying and charged her with two counts of prostitution.

SPCA Finds Another Puppy Victim of Alleged Fake Veterinarian

SALINAS, Calif- A man who the SPCA says has already mutilated 4 puppies is believed to have cut the ears off of an 11 week old Doberman Pinscher and sewed sticks inside the puppy's ear canal.

Monterey County SPCA said that a man named Damian Maldonado is passing himself off as a  licensed veterinarian and performing ear and tail cropping procedures.