Communication Between Officers plays Important Role
SANTA CRUZ—Officers with the Santa Cruz Police Department arrested 27-year-old Felton resident Kyle Franks after surveillance footage caught him burglarizing a vehicle. On Tuesday evening, May 28, Officer Karina Cenena of the Santa Cruz Police Department responded to the Days Inn on Riverside Avenue to take report of a stolen “Crop Saw”.
“The victim told Officer Cecena that he parked his work truck in the parking lot of the hotel around midnight,” Santa Cruz Police deputy Chief Steve Clark said. “When the victim was leaving for work the next day, he noticed his $600 dollar “chop saw” was missing.”
When Officer Cecena was viewing surveillance she noticed that a 2007 White Chevy pulled in the parking lot and parked next to the victim’s truck. She saw a male get out of the truck and put on a yellow hard hat and proceed to climb into the bed of the victim’s truck and steal the saw.
Officer Cecena was talking with Officer Alec Ganzel comparing notes about the robberies. After making a connection, they began looking for the suspect’s truck and found it in the area of Branciforte Avenue and Belvedere Terrace.
They began to question the two individuals that were standing near the vehicle when they noticed that Franks matched the description of the suspect in the surveillance footage. They also noticed a yellow construction hat in the front and, in the bed of the pick-up, the stolen “chop saw.”
Franks was taken into custody, transported, and booked into the Santa Cruz County Jail. He faces charges of possession of stolen property and possession of heroin. His bail was enhanced to $30,000 due to his committing the crime on “court release, own recognizance” custody.
Franks has a significant history of arrest- and drug-related offenses dating back to 2000.
Kion 46: http://www.kionrightnow.com/story/22459579/felton-man-arrested-for-steealing-a-chop-saw-in-santa-cruz
Santa Cruz Sentinel: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/news/ci_23348962/man-arrested-construction-equipment-theft-police-say