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Pickup truck thief quickly picked up

Photo: Silverado thief under arrest SANTA CRUZ COUNTY  –  A citizen in Watsonville flagged down a deputy with the Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Office on July 29th because “his Silverado pickup

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Aptos Babysitter gets 30 years in prison for producing and distributing child pornography

Photo: Ryan Michael Spencer SAN FRANCISCO  –  The production and distribution of child pornography has led to a sentence of 30 years in prison for 21-year-old Ryan Michael Spencer. The

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Regular Safeway shoplifter nabbed after a week of ‘shopping’

Photo: Pascal Cheong under arrest SANTA CRUZ -Apparently a woman had been “regularly shoplifting” for at least a week from the Safeway store on Mission Street. The Santa Cruz Police

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She swallowed her meth before police arrived

Photo: Kludasch’s van SANTA CRUZ – Sometimes a call from a concerned citizen is a helpful thing. Such was the case recently when calls came in about a white VW

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Driver in fatal hit and run arested within the hour

Photo: Alejandro Fernandez SANTA CRUZ – On Wednesday June 5th shortly after 7pm, 55-year-old Dianna Crotty was struck by someone driving their vehicle, and later died from her injuries. The

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Brazen burglars enter home with residents asleep inside

Photo: unnamed burglary duo SANTA CRUZ — On May 20, Santa Cruz PD received a residential burglary call from the very residents who were being burgled. Responding deputies discovered a

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Parents of toddler carry loaded gun in their car

Photo: Officer helps 20-month-old child (SantaCruzFilms) SANTA CRUZ – The Santa Cruz Police Department received a tip on Saturday April 27th that a car was driving through the town, and

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Domestic violence call yields $150,000 in drugs

Photo: Joshua Contreras WATSONVILLE – A domestic violence investigation, ended up uncovering other serious crimes when Watsonville Police Department Officers were called to a residence in the 400 block of

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Two gang members arrested after gunshots reported

Photo: Ismael Rodriguez and Nathan Becerril WATSONVILLE – A quick response by Watsonville Police Department officers has lead to the arrest of 2 gang members in a shooting that took

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Santa Cruz Police Department Makes 2 Bizarre Arrests

Photo: an equine stop SANTA CRUZ – On March 18th the Santa Cruz Police Department encountered a drunk man riding his horse on E. Lake Avenue.  A deputy “conducted an