Crime Watch

Local crime and the Most Wanted list.

Burglary in Santa Cruz

Burglary in Santa Cruz

DATE/TIME: February 14, 2013 LOCATION:  800 Block of Pacific Ave. TOPIC:  Burglary CASE NUMBER: 13S-01398     INVOLVED SUBJECTS: Name:  Richard Stipe                         Arrested:  Yes DOB: 12/27/70                              Charges:  Burglary   VICTIM(S) Santa Cruz Glass, 806 Pacific Ave & Kayber Pass Restaurant 810 Pacific Ave.   INFORMATION: In the early morning hours of February 14, 2013 […]

Work At Home Schemes Cost Job Seekers

Work At Home Schemes Cost Job Seekers

Santa Cruz County District Attorney, Bob Lee, is warning residents to beware of work at home schemes.   The postcards to Santa Cruz job seekers sound promising: •Urgent: it is important that you call me immediately •How I….secretly made MILLIONS and retired before the age of 30, all in the “bad economy” of the last […]

Robbery – Attempt Homicide Case Number: 13S-01291

Robbery – Attempt Homicide Case Number: 13S-01291

The victim worked with a detective and sketch artist this evening (February 12th) to complete the attached sketch. The victim has been released from the hospital and is with family. BACKGROUND: On February 11, 2013 at approximately 7:30 PM Santa Cruz Police officers responded to a report of a robbery that occurred at     […]

Three “Hard Core” Gang Members Sent to Prison

Three “Hard Core” Gang Members Sent to Prison

District Attorney Bob Lee announced that three “hard core” gang members were sent to prison for lengthy terms today. Alex Leonor, David Murillo and Cesar Nieblas pled no contest to charges alleging active participation in a criminal gang, assault, and a gang enhancement. They were sentenced to the California Department of Corrections for twelve, nine, […]

Santa Cruz County Most Wanted for February 1, 2013

Santa Cruz County Most Wanted for February 1, 2013

  Name: Gilberto Balderas, 38, 5’07”, 170, brown hair and brown eyes. From Watsonville   Wanted for: Lewd acts on a child.   Details: Balderas was arrested for child molestation. He failed to appear in court and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.     Name: Noel Moses Maez, 21, 6′ 00″, 160, brown hair and brown eyes. […]

Child Pornography Arrest

Child Pornography Arrest

In November 2012, Santa Cruz Police Detectives worked with detectives from the Pleasant Hill Police Department to investigate online videos being distributed that contain child pornography. The collaborative investigation came through mutual associations in the law enforcement cooperative of ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children). Using sophisticated forensic software, detectives were able to track the source […]

Electrical Safety This Winter

Electrical Safety This Winter

By Mike Conrad, Division Chief Operations Aptos La Selva Fire Protection District If you are reading this, I would like to congratulate you on having survived Y2K twelve years ago and the end of the Mayan calendar back on December 21, 2012. After surviving these two potential apocalyptic events it would be a horrible thing […]

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