A 20-year-old motorcyclist was injured when a an SUV driven by a 46-year-old Ben Lomond woman hit the cycle at 6:30 p.m. on Highway 9 near Brackney Road in Ben Lomond. The driver was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.
A 14-year-old Scotts Valley boy was injured when a pickup driven by a 55-year-old Brookdale man hit him as he walked on the shoulder of Highway 9 about 12:30 p.m. in Ben Lomond. The driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs.
SCOTTS VALLEY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
Investigators reported closing their probe of a June 16 fire at the Bethany University cafeteria. They determined that the blaze started in a kitchen area undergoing renovation and was accidental in nature. Possible sources of the fire were plumbing soldering and electrical work being done during the day, they said.
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Alcohol was shoplifted from a store on the 6200 block of Graham Hill Road in Felton at 12:10 a.m. An SUV seen leaving the parking lot on Mt. Hermon Road was spotted a short time later, and a juvenile passenger was cited.
A 32-year-old man was arrested for a probation violation at Highway 9 and Brookside Drive in Boulder Creek for being under the influence of methamphetamine.
Four men were arguing at a motel on the 9700 block of Highway 9 in Ben Lomond at 1:37 p.m. The argument was stopped, and no one was arrested.
A locked vehicle was forced open around midnight and several items were taken on the 400 block of River Road in Felton.
A man entered a home on the 100 block of Felton Empire Road in Felton at 2:39 a.m. and was punched by the occupants. After being treated at a hospital for his injuries, the alleged burglar was cited.
Someone entered a house on the 12800 block of Irwin Way in Boulder Creek through a sliding glass door at 1 p.m. and stole a laptop.
A man was found at 3:20 p.m. inside an apartment from which had been evicted on the 100 block of Crossbow Way in Ben Lomond.
Someone stole a cell phone from an unlocked vehicle on the 500 block of Manzanita Drive in Felton at 4 p.m.
Someone was reported to have entered a locked cabin on the 100 block of Panther Ridge Road in Boulder Creek at noon for the fifth time in two months.
Two cords of firewood were reported at 6:57 p.m. to have been taken from in front of a house on the 13600 block of Big Basin Way in Boulder Creek.
Someone broke into the schoolhouse on the 12000 block of Alba Road in Ben Lomond at 3 p.m. and stole a computer, printer and bicycle.
Someone stole an MP3 player from an unlocked vehicle at 6 p.m. on the 7000 block of McAdams Lane in Felton.
A 49-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication after he refused to leave the pool at the high school on the 8700 block of Highway 9 in Felton.
A man was arrested on suspicion of possessing marijuana, which was found during a traffic stop at Glen Arbor Road and Riverside Drive in Ben Lomond.
Several people hit a man several times with a metal object and kicked him on the ground, then fled from an inn on the 11500 block of Highway 9 in Brookdale.
Someone entered a house on the 200 block of East Grove Street in Boulder Creek and stole things.
SCOTTS VALLEY POLICE DEPARTMENT
A 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication at 10:34 p.m. on the 100 block of Whispering Pines Drive.
A 44-year-old man was cited at 6:28 p.m. for battery following an altercation with another man after a traffic accident at Highway 17 and Mt. Hermon Road.
An 18-year-old man who was stopped for a seat belt violation at 2:38 p.m. was cited to appear in court for an outstanding arrest warrant.
A 20-year-old man was cited for driving with a suspended license after his vehicle was stopped for a faulty brake light.
An unlocked $300 bicycle was stolen from in front of a house on the 400 block of Whispering Pines Drive at about 3:30 p.m.
Several items were taken from a vehicle at about 5:30 p.m. on the 100 block of Quein Sabe Drive.
Tools valued at $2,650 were stolen from a locked work truck at about 4 p.m. on the 200 block of Sherman Drive.
Graffiti was discovered on a utility box on the 200 block of Mt. Hermon Road.
Vandalism was reported at 7 a.m. involving smashed items, overturned picnic tables and a hole in a door at the elementary school on the 100 block of Vine Hill School Road.
s 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.