Dispatch Log
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Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office

Dec. 7

11:28 p.m.: Deputies arrested a man and a woman who were seen walking in the middle of the road near the intersection of Mount Hermon Road and Lilac Lane in Felton. Both were found to be under the influence of drugs and in possession of hypodermic needles.


Dec. 4

Midnight: A man was arrested for multiple outstanding felony warrants on the 500 block of Carrol Avenue in Felton and was booked into Santa Cruz County Jail in Santa Cruz.


Scotts Valley Police Department

Dec. 7

6:39 p.m.: Officers responded to a call claiming that a woman was passed out inside her blue Chevrolet Blazer and had gotten stuck trying to turn the vehicle around while towing a trailer. The woman was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol on Southwood Drive.

9:53 p.m.: Officers took a report of domestic violence in northwest Scotts Valley when a woman reported that her husband had pushed her down to the ground and left the residence about 2 to 3 minutes earlier. The woman claimed that there had been previous instances of domestic violence, but that the husband had taken the documentation with him when he left. She also reported that her hand was bleeding, but she declined medical attention.


Dec. 6

4:48 a.m.: While on patrol, an officer spotted a vehicle known to have an expired registration and pulled it over. During the stop, it was determined that the vehicle had false registration tags and the driver was unlicensed. The driver was arrested, and the vehicle was towed.

7:34 a.m.: Officers took a report about an attempted break-in at a classroom and library at Vine Hill Elementary School on the 100 block of Vine Hill School Road.

7:11 p.m.: A woman was arrested on El Camino Drive by officers responding to call from her boyfriend, who claimed she was running around the house and hitting him and his daughter and trying to take the phone from him. The call disconnected and the girlfriend called back, claiming that the boyfriend, from whom she was separated, was trying to get her “locked up.”


Dec. 5

1:31 p.m.: A man reported losing his wallet on the 200 block of Mount Hermon Road on Nov. 1. He didn’t make a police report about the loss until someone from the Department of Motor Vehicles advised him to do so. He also reported that someone had made a charge on one of his credit cards at a gas station in Watsonville the same day he lost the wallet.

1:45 p.m.: Loss prevention employees of a business on the 200 block of Mount Hermon Road reported that jewelry worth an estimated $1,400 had been stolen three days earlier.


Dec. 4

8:27 p.m.: A resident of Cathy Lane reported receiving a threatening phone call from a phone number in the 209 area code. The caller allegedly identified himself as “Ron” and said “If I get the money together, I’m going to come kill you,” before hanging up.


California Highway Patrol

Dec. 8

10:15 a.m.: The Santa Cruz County Coroner’s Office was unable to determine a cause of death for a Scotts Valley cyclist, 45-year-old Richard Lucero, who was found unresponsive on San Andreas Road in the Rio Del Mar area of Aptos. According to the CHP, Lucero had been riding his custom road bicycle along San Andreas Road. Investigators were unsure whether he fell from his bike or crashed, but they said it didn’t appear as though any other vehicle was involved.

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.

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