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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

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Man arrested, extradited from Mexico for 2009 Murder

Photo: Ivan Ramirez Tapia SANTA CRUZ – Nearly 10 years ago, on October 16, 2009, the SCPD responded to Chesnut and Laurel Street to investigate a stabbing outside of a

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Man arrested twice in one week

Photo: Jonathan Saldana SANTA CRUZ – On January 17th,  31-year-old Jonathan Saldana was arrested for felony vandalism and shortly thereafter released on his own recognizance. Then on the morning of

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Sexual assault suspect released after DA drops charges

Photo: Sharwain Bobian, released SANTA CLARA COUNTY – The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department made an arrest on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019, after a call came in that a woman

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Vandalism Suspect Also Broke Bank’s Window

Photo: Luis Arredondo WATSONVILLE – A suspect who was already in jail for vandalism, has been re-booked for a bank robbery stemming from a separate incident. 34-year-old Luis Arredondo was

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Man tries to fight with police, again, and loses

Photo: Cody Franklin SANTA CRUZ – Santa Cruz Police Department officers were on the lookout for 28-year-old Cody Franklin  who had warrants for fighting with police and and evading. On

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24-year-old Suspect Arrested on Annoyance Charge

Photo: Avalos under arrest WATSONVILLE – A suspect approached an anonymous teenage girl on several occasions, to the point of earning a charge concerning the annoyance of a child. A

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Suspect in August Arson Arrested on Sunday Afternoon

Photo: Eduardo Lopez SANTA CRUZ – A Santa Cruz Police Department Ranger spotted a suspect in an August arson, which led to his arrest on Sunday October 29. The arson

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Attempted Murder Stabbing at Watsonville Restaurant

Photo: Omar Contreras WATSONVILLE – A late-night stabbing at a restaurant led to the speedy arrest of the suspect. On 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning the WPD received a call to