Crime Watch

Local crime and the Most Wanted list.

Four Minors Arrested for Aptos Hammer Attack

Four Minors Arrested for Aptos Hammer Attack

By Sergeant Brian Cleveland On May 28, 2018 at 1:41 AM, four masked suspects broke into a garage in the 100 Block of Monte Vista Drive in Aptos and assaulted three teenage boys with hammers. The victims, ages 16 and 17, all suffered significant head injuries. The oldest victim required care at a trauma center […]

Seniors Warned About Microsoft Scam

Seniors Warned About Microsoft Scam

The Santa Cruz County Division of Adult Protective Services is warning senior residents to be advised about a scam that continues to cost members of our community a significant amount of money and stress. If seniors receive a phone call from someone pretending to be with Microsoft (or another computer company) saying you are owed […]

Have a Safe, Legal, and Sane 4th

Have a Safe, Legal, and Sane 4th

By Sergeant Brian Cleveland As Santa Cruz County prepares to celebrate Independence Day on July 4th, the Sheriff’s Office wanted to provide the public with some tips to avoid a costly citation. The Sheriff’s Office encourages everyone to enjoy the holiday safely and responsibly. The Sheriff’s Office will have over 60 deputies and sergeants patrolling […]

To Give and To Trust: How to Avoid Being Scammed

To Give and To Trust: How to Avoid Being Scammed

By Ann Thiermann I think (that most of us) would like to give if they have the resources and we are often asked to donate to a variety of causes. My friend Rosie told me a story about her retired aunt living in Arizona. Last year, she was called and asked to donate to a girl’s […]

Arrest Made in Aptos Hammer Attack

Arrest Made in Aptos Hammer Attack

15-year-old male juvenile, resident of Watsonville Prepared By Sergeant Brian Cleveland Friday morning (6/1/18) Sheriff’s Office Detectives made an arrest in the Aptos Hammer attack that occurred last Sunday morning in Aptos. Detectives identified a 15-year-old as one of the attackers and arrested him around 10:30 AM in Watsonville. He was booked into Juvenile Hall […]

Santa Cruz CHP Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Results

Santa Cruz CHP Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Results

Enhanced Enforcement Issues 34 Citations and 9 Warnings As part of its ongoing efforts to improve pedestrian safety, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) recently conducted a pedestrian safety enforcement operation that focused on motorists and pedestrians who failed to yield the right-of-way or who take unsafe and illegal actions. Pedestrian safety is a key issue […]

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 […]

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