(09:15) Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz Sheriff, Jim Hart, announced the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office has been selected as a Finalist for the 2018 James Q. Wilson Award for Excellence in Community Policing, presented by the Regional Community Policing Institute of California. The Sheriff’s Office is recognized for implementing a series of initiatives including 21st Century Policing, Crisis Intervention Team, Integrating Communications, Assessment and Tactics, Procedural Justice and Body Worn Cameras, all of which support and contribute to the Importance of Community Policing and Creating Sustainable Initiatives. Judging was based on the following areas: Topics: Problem Solving; Partnership with the Community; Partnership with Public and Private Organizations/Agencies; Institutionalization; Results
(09:00) For the second year, bicycle riders from Stanford University and the Bay Area will join forces to bike 100 miles to raise funds to research and increase awareness of Autism. This year’s Bay Area Bike to the Beach will start at the main campus at 6 a.m. on Firday. The bike route will include traveling along Hecker Pass Highway, in Watsonville, and finish at Carmel Beach. For more information on the complete route visit: strava.com
(08:25) Gilroy - The Gilroy Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a woman who allegedly stole items from 2 stores on Saturday. The first incident took place just after 4:30 p.m. at Ulta Beauty, located on Lenz Lane. The second incident took place just before 6 p.m. at Best Buy, located on Camino Arroyo. A picture of the woman can be seen on the Gilroy Police Department’s Facebook Page. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact authorities.
(07:45) Aptos - An Aptos home caught on fire yesterday afternoon. Firefighters were dispatched to the 100 block of Via Soderini, near Seascape Beach Resort, around 3:30 p.m. The Homeowner, Jack Stark, said the fire started from a heat lamp he had just lit on his porch. There were no reports on any injuries.
(07:15) The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office reported that a woman is missing. 29 year-old Katherine Harden was last seen around 3 p.m. yesterday at Greyhound Rock parking lot, in Davenport. Harden is described as white female, 5’9” and weighs 160 pounds with hazel eyes, and brown hair. She was wearing blue jeans, a black sweater with grey sleeves and a red blanket. A picture of Harden can be seen on the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with information is encouraged to call 831-471-1121.
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