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Amber Alert: Two Young Girls Abducted by Father from Bellflower

Amber Alert: Two Young Girls Abducted by Father from Bellflower

BELLFLOWER, Calif - An Amber Alert has been issued for two young girls abducted from their home in Bellflower.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says the girls were taken by their father, 34-year-old Steven Litwin.

The girls have been identified as 6-year-old Natalya Litwin and 2-year-old Katelyn Litwin.

Authorities say Steven Litwin has made threats to harm his two daughters.

Litwin is White, stands about 6'4" tall and weighs around 165 pounds. He has brown hair and eyes, and has tattoos on his left forearm.

Natalya Litwin is about 3'6" tall and 50 pounds, with brown hair and eyes.

Katelyn Litwin is approximately 2' tall and 45 pounds, also with brown hair and eyes.

They are thought to be driving a silver Mercury Mountaineer SUV, with the license plate number 5LGE045, and may be headed to Oakdale, Connecticut

Roadway Fatalities Down in Santa Cruz County

News Release From Santa Cruz County CHP

The California Highway Patrol, Santa Cruz Area is sharing the results of their efforts to reduce loss of life , injury, and property damage on the roadways of Santa Cruz County.  Lieutenant Les Bishop is pleased with the results, "I am extremely proud of the men and women who serve this community by providing the highest level of safety, service, and security in the most efficient manner possible.  In light of their accomplishments over the last year, I am sure you will agree with me that they have gone above and beyond.  These efforts have paid dividends in the number of lives saved:  Santa Cruz County has seen a 69% decrease in fatal collisions since 2008.  Of any statistic or duty, this is the most meaningful accomplishment.  Our officers see and believe that their efforts save live

New Scam Targets Local Job Seekers

SALINAS, Calif. - A new scam targets people most vulnerable in this economy - job seekers. The One Stop Career Center in Salinas is posting fliers, alerting people they could become victims of identity theft.

By the looks of the email, you might think it's from a legitimate Human Resources manager. But, it's not, it's actually a scam. Instead of promising a new job, scammers steal your identity.

"Through an email, someone tries to convince you to release personal information to them," says Virgil Schwab, director of technology.

Deputies: Drug Dealer Arrested, Had Shrine to Protect Against Police

SOQUEL, Calif- Deputies have arrested a man for selling drugs and they claim that he has a drug dealer shrine in his bedroom to protect him from police.

Robert Murillo was driving around on Wilder Drive when he was spotted by a deputy who knew that Murillo's licence was suspend.

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.