Dispatch Log
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Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office


Oct. 14

Midnight: A man was arrested on the 8500 block of Highway 9 in Ben Lomond for public drunkenness after deputies saw him allegedly staggering in the roadway.


Oct. 13

3 a.m.: A man was arrested on the 200 block of Mount Hermon Road in Scotts Valley on suspicion of being under the influence of drugs and being in possession of stolen property and a large dagger.


Oct. 12

8:22 a.m.: A woman was arrested for a felony warrant on the 15600 block of Highway 9 in Boulder Creek. She was also found to be in possession of a hypodermic needle.

12:36 p.m.: A man was arrested on the 5900 block of Highway 9 in Felton for public drunkenness.


Oct. 10

10 p.m.: A cellphone was reported stolen from inside a vehicle that was unlocked and parked on the 100 block of Pasatiempo Drive in Santa Cruz.


Oct. 9

8 p.m.: A computer, valued at about $400, was reported stolen from inside a home on the 10200 block of Highway 9 in Ben Lomond.


Scotts Valley Police Department

Oct. 13

4:06 p.m.: A resident of Grace Way reported an escalation in an ongoing dispute with a neighbor. According to the resident, the neighbor revs his vehicle’s engine and flips off the resident when he is outside, and he recently installed a loudspeaker and was using it to yell obscenities at the resident.

6:17 p.m.: A resident told police that while his juvenile daughter and her friend were shopping in a store on the 200 block of Mount Hermon Road, a man pinched the daughter’s buttocks and passed his hand over the rear end of the friend.


Oct. 12

9:29 a.m.: A Nintendo Wii, games and other items were reported stolen from inside an unlocked vehicle parked in a residential driveway on Hacienda Drive.

12:41 p.m.: Police were called and a report was taken when a confrontation between a resident and staff members of a business on the 5000 block of Scotts Valley Drive became physical. The neighbor was allegedly disgruntled with the business’ use of a drill.

2:32 p.m.: Police made a report after a building contractor business owner on Scotts Valley Drive claimed he had received death threats from a subcontractor.


Oct. 10

7:44 a.m.: A resident of Blossom Way reported that someone had taken a surfboard in a bag from the back of a parked truck during the night.


Oct. 9

1:12 p.m.: A wallet and other items were reported stolen from inside an unlocked vehicle parked on Deerfield Drive.

4:32 p.m.: A laptop computer was reported stolen from inside an unlocked vehicle on Sunridge Drive.


Felton Fire Protection District


Oct. 16


9 p.m.: Fire officials responded to a fire inside a trailer parked behind a cabinet shop on the 6100 block of Highway 9 in Felton. Several rounds of ammunition were touched off by the fire, but no one was injured. The man who lived in the trailer was not present, said Felton Fire Protection District Chief Ron Rickabaugh, but arrived as crews put out the blaze.

Rickabaugh said that he believed that the fire was caused by electrical systems due to the number of extension cords around the trailer.


Oct. 17


8:51 a.m.: Fire crews from Cal Fire, and Felton and Zayante fire protection districts responded after a detached shed outside a residence on the 400 block of Gold Avenue in Felton exploded.

Rickabaugh said that the fire was most likely started by the newly installed grow lights for the resident’s legal medical marijuana grow.

“Something inside there got hot enough to go bang,” Rickabaugh said. “It was probably just too much for the building.”

He said the blaze was under control within 5 minutes and did not spread to any other buildings.

This column includes items reported in dispatch logs of the listed agencies and records of the California Highway Patrol and area fire departments. Additional information may be based on reports from other agencies and officers. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty, and charges may have been added or dropped as of publication. The Press-Banner reminds its readers to lock their vehicles when not in use.

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disgruntled neighbor
October 20, 2012
The grow house on Gold that burned may have been a "legal" operation, but almost everything else there isn't. The whole place is a laundry list of of building code violations; the latest being extensive land clearing, and a 3 car garage built out of plywood right at road's edge.

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