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Second Santa Cruz Groper Case

Second Santa Cruz Groper Case

By Marissa Pendergrass - email

SANTA CRUZ, Calif.-  Santa Cruz Police are dealing with two groping incidents in one week.  There is a sketch of the latest suspect in the public parking lot near Cedar and Church Street.  While the two incidents are not believed to be connected, Santa Cruz Police spoke with us on Thursday about the concerning reports and how to protect yourself.    

"Very uncommon that I'd be by myself down here.  But yeah, that definitely makes me think about it twice," said Dionnie Palm, who visits Santa Cruz from Ben Lomond. 

Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group Announces Its 18th Annual Spring Forward Against Cancer

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Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group Announces Its 18th Annual  Spring Forward Against Cancer Black Tie Event  Saturday, April 13th at the Top of the Ritt in Santa Cruz
SANTA CRUZ , CA -- The Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group  will hold its 18th Annual  Spring Forward Against Cancer Event on Saturday, April 13, 2013  at the Top of the Ritt (E.C. Rittenhouse Building) in Santa Cruz.
Event Details:
·         Saturday, April 13th, 2013
·         Tickets: $150 per person, $300 per couple or tables of 10 for $2,000
·         Corporate table sponsorships are available.  Please contact the Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group for additional information.
·         Event Includes:  Reception, Live and Silent Auction, Sit Down Dinner, Music and more!

Crystal Meth, Stolen Gun and Cash Seized in Santa Cruz County

Crystal Meth, Stolen Gun and Cash Seized in Santa Cruz County

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, Calif. - Members from the Santa Cruz County Gang Task Force put a man behind bars, on several drug charges Wednesday afternoon.  Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was driven by Adan Nunez-Torres in the area of Green Valley Road, and Celia Drive.

During the stop it was determined that Torres was found to be driving without a license. Torres was arrested for driving without a license and a subsequent search of his vehicle revealed approximately 2/12 ounces of crystal methamphetamine in the vehicle.  Torres was arrested for transportation of a controlled substance.

CHP Officer Saves Girl From Burning Car

By Ricardo Navarro - email

LIVE OAK, Calif. -- On the side of the winding road that is East Cliff Drive, you'll find pieces of metal, half of a bumper and a cracked mirror. It's all that's left after a night of partying, burned up in flames.

"I was at the right place at the right time," said California Highway Patrol Officer Chad Jesse.  

Officer Jesse was on a routine traffic stop down the road when he heard the loud crash. According to CHP, not only was 19 year old Brianna Delaney texting and driving she was also drunk. CHP said that caused her to swerve off the road, hitting a curb and driving straight into a tree.

"I noticed the vehicle was into the tree and flames coming out," said Officer Jesse.

Santa Cruz County Wants New Gun Shop Rules

Reported by Marissa Pendergrass

How easy is it to sell guns on the Central Coast? Well Santa Cruz County is trying to figure out how to make sure businesses are running a safe shop and plans to keep guns out of the wrong hands.

County Supervisor John Leopold said the county is taking a step back before allowing another gun shop to open in an unincorporated area. Leopold said when he heard a businessman, who doesn't want to be named, was planning to open a new gun shop in a Live Oak shopping center, he decided to take the issue to the rest of the board.

"I was surprised to find out that we don't have any regulations for gun stores and that this person could've actually gotten a permit over the counter," said First District Supervisor John Leopold.

Santa Cruz Fire Crews Investigating Storage Unit Fire on Westside

Santa Cruz Fire Crews Investigating Storage Unit Fire on Westside

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - Santa Cruz City Firefighters were on scene of a structure fire Monday evening in the area of Josephine and River Streets.  

The fire was reported at 9:55 p.m. 

When fire crews arrived, they found the structure engulfed.  No injuries have been reported.  

A photo sent in from viewer Jennifer Hassler showed heavy flames.  It took fire crews about 30 minutes to get a handle on the blaze.

No word on the cause of the fire. 


Inmate Commits Apparent Suicide in Santa Cruz County Jail

By Brett Martin - email

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - According to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff, one man committed suicide will serving time in the Main Jail in Santa Cruz County. Paramedics pronounced the male inmate, 41, dead in his cell just before noon Sunday.

According to the sheriff's office, the inmate was arrested Friday on felony threat charges and was booked into the facility late Friday night. He was placed into a single cell because of his high risk to get along with other inmates.