Dr. Wallach & Dead Doctors Don't Lie Live Show: 888-379-2552

KSCO/KOMY Mobile App

iTunes App

Compatible with iPhone and iPad iOS 6.0 or later.

Download iPhone App

Android App

Compatible with Android Mobile Devices and Android Tablets.

Download Android App

KSCO Live Show: 831-479-1080      KSCO Office: 831-475-1080

Important! For Dead Doctors Don't Lie Use: 888-379-2552

Local News

Shopliter Stabs Witness in Escape 8/6/12 10a AF

A 29-year-old Watsonville man was arrested in Santa Cruz yesterday after shoplifting a bottle of alcohol from a convenience store.     Christian Martinez was stopped by a security guard after attempting to steal the alcohol, but when the guard detained him, Martinez fought to escape.   When a witness stepped in to help the security guard, Martinez pulled out a switch blade and stabbed the witness in the forearm.    Martinez ran away, but was found during an area search by officers a short while later.   He was taken into custody on charges of brandishing a weapon and assault with a deadly weapon.   The stabbing victim was transported to Dominican Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Slow Speed Chase 8/6/12 8.30a AF

Santa Cruz Police were led on a slow speed chase yesterday evening that resulted in the discovery of a large amount of marijuana and a handgun.   Officers attempted to pull over a vehicle driven by 25-year-old Diego Cruz Alvarez for expired registration around 5:30pm.    Alvarez did not pull over, and drove for several blocks before pulling into a driveway on the 700 block of Windsor Street.    A search of the vehicle revealed a significant amount of marijuana.   A handgun and loaded magazine were found in the trunk.   Alvarez was arrested on charges of suspicion of evading police, possession of marijuana for sale, and multiple gun violations.

Publicily Intoxicated Man Puches Officer 8/6/12 7.30a AF

A transient man was arrested in Santa Cruz Saturday after punching a police officer in the face.   42-year-old Nicholas O’Donnell was approached by an officer near Pacific Avenue and Beach Street around 9am after he was seen smoking in a non-smoking area.   When the officer made contact with O’Donnell he noticed that the man was displaying signs of intoxication.   O’Donnell has been arrested 9 times for public intoxication since March.   After O’Donnell was confronted, he began verbally abusing the officer, told him he had better call for back-up, and then punched him in the face.   O’Donnell was arrested for suspicion of public intoxication, resisting arrest, and battering a peace officer.

Scotts Valley Growing Operation Busted 8/6/12 7a AF

The Scotts Valley SWAT team arrested a man on Friday after a sweep of a home revealed dozens of marijuana plants and some cocaine.    The SWAT team searched the Scotts Valley home with a warrant after receiving a tip about possible drug sales at the residence.    39-year-old Matthew Scott Ladage was taken into custody, after officers discovered 120 marijuana plants, a large amount of cash, and some cocaine.    Ladage was charged with suspicion of cultivation of marijuana and cocaine possession.

Electrical fire in restaurant 08/05/12 TDH

A fire broke out at a restaurant in seaside yesterday afternoon.   The 2:30 p.m. blaze erupted at jose’s Mexican restaurant (on contra costa street).  the restaurant was evacuated; nobody was injured.  firefighters from multiple fire departments responded to the incident, which caused about 4-thousand dollars’ worth of damage.  An electrical issue is believed to have sparked the blaze.