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Bad LSD Trip Ends Tragically for 15-Year-Old

Luke Smith (15 years old) WATSONVILLE — Aptos High School is mourning the loss of one of their own after an adverse reaction to LSD led to the stabbings of

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Street Gang Members Arrested after Graffiti Incident

WATSONVILLE — Police have arrested three criminal street gang members after reports from concerned citizens provided detailed descriptions of three suspected vandals. Arrested were 38-year-old Alejandro Hernandez, 21-year-old David Hernandez,

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Santa Cruz Hit-and-Run Suspect Turns Himself In

Jesse Covarrubias booking photo SANTA CRUZ — Police have arrested 26-year-old Jesse Covarrubias of Rancho Cucamonga for his role in the hit-and-run incident that killed 20-year-old college student Alexandria Arceneaux

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Watsonville Couple Arrested after Honey Oil Explosion

Israel Alamillo (R) and Maria De Luz Lopez (R) WATSONVILLE — A local couple spent the night in jail after being arrested on several charges, including child endangerment and manufacture

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Suspect Shot Dead after Standoff with Police

SANTA CRUZ — A Santa Cruz police officer is on administrative leave pending a DA investigation after an early morning incident on Sunday, October 16th, which resulted in the death

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Santa Cruz Murder Suspect Arrested in Kansas City

Kasey Gaskell booking photo SANTA CRUZ — Police have announced the arrest of 43-year-old Kasey Gaskell, who fled to Missouri after the murder of his mother, 66-year-old Shannon Magner. She

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Salinas Man Linked to Santa Cruz County Burglaries

Javier Vasquez booking photo SANTA CRUZ — The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of 29-year-old Salinas resident Javier Vasquez, who is believed to be responsible for

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Watsonville Man Arrested for Drug Paraphernalia, Illegal Gun Possession

WATSONVILLE — Last Thursday evening, Watsonville Police Corporal Ihlen and Officer Williams were on a routine patrol when they spotted an awkwardly-parked vehicle near the area of Walker and West

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UPDATE: Watsonville Police Identify Suspects in Food Maxx Parking Lot Shooting

(L to R): Brian De La Rosa, Christopher Witherspoon, Johnny Castro WATSONVILLE — An investigation into an incident at the Food Maxx parking lot has finally pieced together the sequence

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Watsonville Police Reach Out to Public in Shooting Investigation

WATSONVILLE — After months of investigation, police are now calling on the public for help in piecing together the chain of events from two different crime scenes on a Wednesday night