Crime Watch

Local crime and the Most Wanted list.

CHP to host Tip-A-Cop for Special Olympics

CHP to host Tip-A-Cop for Special Olympics

Thursday, March 29 – 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. Chili’s restaurant, 1855 41st Ave, Capitola Santa Cruz CHP, in conjunction with the Special Olympics of Northern California, is hosting a Tip-A-Cop event at Chili’s restaurant, 1855 41st Ave, Capitola. The event will be held on Thursday, March 29 from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. and all proceeds […]

ATV stolen from Aptos Little League

ATV stolen from Aptos Little League

On the night of Friday 3/9/18, the Aptos Little League fell victim to thieves. This Polaris 4 wheel ATV was stolen from this non-profit community organization that benefits more than 400 children. Please assist us in returning this ATV to Aptos Little League. If you have any information please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 831-471-1121 […]

Dead Tree Removal a Priority

Dead Tree Removal a Priority

CAL FIRE Provides Funds to Increase Pace and Scale of Projects in High-Priority Counties SACRAMENTO — Six million dollars have been awarded in a one-time grant to aid highpriority counties impacted by California’s historic tree mortality. CAL FIRE’s Local Assistance for Tree Mortality (LATM) Grant Program will provide the matching funds for counties to be […]

Sheriff’s Office Warns of Theft and Burglaries From Commercial Storage

Sheriff’s Office Warns of Theft and Burglaries From Commercial Storage

The Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Office has recently noticed an uptick in theft and burglaries from commercial storage locker facilities. In response to this increase, Sheriff’s Detectives completed an extensive review of reports taken from all facilities located within the unincorporated County. Within the past 12 months, there have been 43 reports of burglary at these […]

Defendant Sentenced For Death of Scott Brunton

Defendant Sentenced For Death of Scott Brunton

District Attorney Jeffrey S. Rosell announced today that Violeta Chacon Cervantes was sentenced to 11 years in prison for the death of Scott Kenneth Brunton. Cervantes was convicted of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident. Assistant District Attorney Alex Byers prosecuted the case. On December 11, 2016 at approximately […]

SCPD Launches Body-Worn Camera Field Test

SCPD Launches Body-Worn Camera Field Test

Santa Cruz Police Department today announced the launch of a body-worn camera pilot test program. “We are excited to finally bring this body-camera initiative to our department,” said Deputy Chief Rick Martinez. “It speaks directly to our desire to be transparent with our community.” The overall goal of the body worn camera program is to […]

Suspect Wanted for Attempted Murder

Suspect Wanted for Attempted Murder

Early Thursday morning at about 5:45 am, the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a victim of a gunshot wound. We learned that during an argument, 28-year-old Austin Combs was reported to have shot another man in the face with a handgun. The victim sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries. Combs fled the scene […]

Animal Shelter Officers Make Felony Arrest

Animal Shelter Officers Make Felony Arrest

The Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter has arrested Watsonville resident Dustin Davis, 44, on suspicion of felony animal cruelty after a neighbor recorded him abusing and tormenting a dog. On July 17, 2017 an alert neighbor on the 100 block of Paseo Drive in Watsonville used a cell phone to capture a male subject in […]

Santa Cruz Resident Shot in Gang Related Incident

Santa Cruz Resident Shot in Gang Related Incident

SCPD Asking for Witnesses To Come Forward On July 16, 2017 at approximately 2047 hours (8:47 p.m.), 23 year-old Jose Luis Mendoza of Santa Cruz, was shot by two assailants while walking eastbound on Barson St. at the intersection of Ocean St. Witnesses reported seeing two men wearing hoodies, drive by in a small dark […]

USPP $10k Reward for Information About Aug. 6 Aquatic Park Fatality

USPP $10k Reward for Information About Aug. 6 Aquatic Park Fatality

SAN FRANCISCO — The United States Park Police is continuing to investigate a fatal shooting that occurred in Aquatic Park shortly before 10 pm on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Calvin Riley, a 20 year-old male from San Mateo, California was tragically killed while walking along the promenade near Van Ness Ave. The United States Park […]

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