OVER FIFTY ROOSTERS WERE RESCUED OVER THE WEEKEND AFTER A COCKFIGHTING OPERATION WAS BUSTED IN AROMAS. SANTA CRUZ COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPUTIES ARRIVED TO A HEAVILY-WOODED AREA ON RIVERSIDE DRIVE YESTERDAY (SUN) AT ABOUT 8 A.M. TO FIND NEARLY A HUNDRED SUSPECTS FLEEING THE SCENE. AUTHORITIES FOUND THE ROOSTERS IN BOXES AND CAGES ALONG WITH AN AREA USED FOR COCK FIGHTING. 5-THOUSAND DOLLARS WILL BE AWARDED TO ANYONE WITH INFORMATION LEADING TO THE ARREST AND CONVICTION OF THE SUSPECTS. MEANWHILE, THE ANIMALS HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO ASANTA CRUZ COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER.
A CONVICTED FELON WAS ARRESTED AFTER A MARIJUANA GROWING OPERATION WAS RAIDED IN WATSONVILLE LAST WEEK. SEVERAL COMPLAINTS LED OFFICERS TO SEARCH THE MADISON STREET HOME AROUND 7:15 SATURDAY MORNING. 25 YEAR OLD ERIK PERALES WAS FOUND DURING THE SEARCH, AND WAS ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF MANUFACTURING A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, VIOLATION OF PROBATION AND FELON IN POSSESSION OF AMMUNITION. POLICE ALSO SEIZED EQUIPMENT AND CHEMICALS FOR MAKING CANNABIS, 2-POUNDS OF MARIJUANA, AND LIVE FIREARM AMMUNITION.
A WATSONVILLE WOMAN IS IN STABLE CONDITION AFTER SHE REPORTEDLY JUMPED FROM THE ROOF OF A HISTORIC 4-STORY BUILDING FRIDAY MORNING. A WITNESS REPORTED SEEING THE WOMAN COLLAPSE ON TOP OF A BUILDING NEXT TO THE WALL STREET INN ON WEST BEACH STREET IN WATSONVILLE AROUND 5:30. FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDED, RETRIEVED THE WOMAN AND BROUGHT HER DOWN TO SAFETY. SHE SUFFERED MODERATE INJURIES.
a windsurfer, that experienced equipment failure, was rescued sunday afternoon. on-lookers reported a windsurfer unable to right his board about 1 hundred feet off of westcliff drive near stockton avenue. fire department rescue crews and the harbor patrol were dispatched shortly after 4 p-m. rescue swimmers reached the man and assisted him to safety.
a watsonville auto parts store was robbed at gunpoint sunday night. the robbery happened shortly after 8 p-m at the o’reilly auto parts store near the transit center. the suspect was seen fleeing in the west beach street area. anyone with any information is urged to contact the watsonville police department.
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