Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office
3:55 p.m.: A man was arrested outside a drugstore on the 6200 block of Graham Hill Road in Felton after he allegedly shoplifted a bottle of alcohol.
Midnight: Deputies responded to an altercation on the 6300 block of Highway 9 in Felton and arrested man for beating and causing several injuries to another man.
12:45 a.m.: A man was stopped by deputies on Highway 9 in Felton for multiple vehicle code violations. He was arrested by California Highway Patrol officers after it was determined that he had been driving under the influence of alcohol.
Scotts Valley Police Department
9:10 p.m.: A man armed with a handgun stole an undisclosed amount of cash from a check stand at Scotts Valley Market.
Witnesses described the man as Hispanic, 30 to 36 years old, and between 5 feet, 10 inches and 6-feet in height.
At the time of the robbery he was wearing a band-aid on left cheek, had a tattoo on his neck and was last seen wearing a grey or brown baseball cap, black or dark-blue hoodie with white lettering that read “Cali”, dark blue jeans and blue Vans-type shoes with white laces.
According to police, the man purchased two items and then drew a handgun and demanded the money in the register. After the clerk complied, the man ordered the clerk to the ground and fled on foot in an unknown direction.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Scotts Valley Police Department at 831-440-5670.
California Highway Patrol
6:55 a.m.: Two motorcycle commuters, residents of Ben Lomond and Boulder Creek, sustained moderate injuries while traveling northbound Highway 9, north of Boulder Creek. On a sharp 15 mph curve, the rear motorcyclist failed to negotiate the curve, overturned in the northbound lane, and was thrown onto the roadway. The lead rider was exiting the same curve when he was distracted by other motorcyclist’s crash and consequently ran off the right side of the road, where he struck a tree and was also thrown from his motorcycle onto the roadway. Both riders received medical aid at the scene and arranged their own transportation to the hospital.
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. The Press-Banner reminds its readers to lock their vehicles and homes.