Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office
1:36 a.m.: Deputies pulled over a vehicle on Highway 9 in Felton for a vehicle code violation. The driver was arrested when he was determined to be under the influence of alcohol.
3:35 p.m.: During a probation search on the 000 block of Pasatiempo Drive, deputies arrested two men after locating several small bindles of heroin on the premises.
Midnight: A Felton resident reported receiving a letter from an inmate at Soledad State Prison, a violation of a no-contact restraining order.
8 a.m.: A resident of the 300 block of More Road in Boulder Creek reported that his home had been burglarized.
Scotts Valley Police Department
10:29 a.m.: Officers took a report after a business on Scotts Valley Drive reported that someone had shoplifted beef jerky.
10:33 p.m.: A man was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol after he allegedly came close to striking a pedestrian on Scotts Valley Drive.
1:38 p.m.: A wallet was reported missing outside of a bank on Scotts Valley Drive. The wallet contained a license, cash and credit cards.
12:20 p.m.: A man was arrested outside a business on Mount Hermon Road after he allegedly spit in the face of a clerk after yelling at her about traffic-related issues.
8:41 a.m.: Officers took a report after a parked truck on Scotts Valley Drive was vandalized and siphoned of gasoline.
7:58 p.m.: Two occupants of a vehicle were arrested at the intersection of Scotts Valley Drive and Victor Square during a vehicle stop for a code violation. The men were arrested for a combination of driving on a suspended license, violation of probation, violation of a restraining order and having prescription medications without a prescription.
12:48 a.m.: Officers located a man sleeping inside a vehicle outside a business on Scotts Valley Drive. The man was arrested after the vehicle was found to be stolen.
California Highway Patrol
2 p.m.: Motorcyclist Brett Cross was killed on Highway 35, near the intersection of Bear Creek Road, after his motorcycle struck the side of a turning vehicle. Cross, a 65-year-old male Saratoga resident, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Boulder Creek Fire Protection District
5:31 p.m.: A small fire that started on the outside of a garage on the corner of Highway 9 and Fern Drive in Boulder Creek was controlled by passers-by with a garden hose and fully put out by firefighters in less than half an hour. The fire began when oily rags spontaneously combusted inside a plastic garbage can sitting in the sun next to the garage. It burned a 6-by-8-foot section of the garage, but did not damage anything inside.
- 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.