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CA ADJUSTS TO DROUGHT- 03-28-14 6:30 SG

A PANEL OF MONTEREY COUNTY EXPERTS MET IN SALINAS YESTERDAY (THURS) TO ADDRESS CALIFORNIA’S DROUGHT EMERGENCY.    DURING THE TOWN HALL MEETING,                 HOST SENATOR ANTHONY CANELLA REPORTED THAT THE STATE WILL NOT DELIVER WATER TO ITS CUSTOMERS FOR THE FIRST TIME.     OFFICIALS EXPRESSED THAT FUTURE MEASURES LIKE THESE WILL BE NECESSARY TO ACHIEVE RESULTS.

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UCSC BUTLER SCLRSHP-3/27/14-1745-PMD

U-C-S-C IS STARTING A SCHOLARSHIP TO HONOR FALLEN SANTA CRUZ POLICE DETECTIVE ELIZABETH BUTLER.  THE ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIP HONORS ALUMNI OF THE UNIVERSITY.  BUTLER GRADUATED U-C-S-C IN 1996 WITH A DEGREE IN COMMUNITY STUDIES. SHE WAS SLAIN WITH FELLOW OFFICER SGT. BUTCH BAKER ON FEBRUARY 26TH OF LAST YEAR WHILE FOLLOWING UP A SEXUAL ASSAULT COMPLAINT. THE FIRST SCHOLARSHIP COULD BE AWARDED IN JUNE.

 

 

 

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SC BIKE THIEF-3/27/14-1926-PMD

THE SANTA CRUZ POLICE DEPARTMENT ARRESTED A BIKE THIEF AND ATTEMPTED PURSE SNATCHER ON WEDNESDAY. SURVEILLANCE FOOTAGE CAPTURED A MAN STEALING A BICYCLE FROM A SOQUEL AVENUE BUSINESS, A FEW MINUTES LATER HE TRIED TO STEAL A PURSE.  POLICE POSTED THE IMAGE ON THEIR BLOG PAGE AND THROUGH TIPS WERE ABLE TO IDENTIFY THE SUSPECT AND ISSUE AN ARREST WARRANT.  CAPITOLA POLICE PICKED UP 25 YEAR OLD MIGUEL ANGEL SANCHEZ AND TURNED HIM OVER TO SANTA CRUZ AUTHORITIES.   SANCHEZ WAS BOOKED INTO SANTA CRUZ COUNTY JAIL.

 

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CAPITOLA BANK ROBBER ARRESTED-3/27/14-1856-PMD

A HALF MOON BAY MAN WAS ARRESTED FOR ROBBING A CAPITOLA BANK ON WEDNESDAY.   28 YEAR OLD GERARDO OROZCO LOPEZ WAS TAKEN IN TO CUSTODY AND CHARGED WITH 8 BANK ROBBERIES YESTERDAY (THURS).   CAPITOLA DETECTIVES WORKING WITH THE F-B-I AFTER WEDNESDAY’S ROBBERY OF CITIBANK ON 41ST AVENUE, GATHERED VIDEO FOOTAGE FROM THE BANK AND BUSINESSES IN THE AREA.  THEY WERE THEN ABLE TO IDENTIFY THE CAR DRIVEN BY THE SUSPECT; THE F-B-I DUBBED THE BLACK BEARD BANDIT.  AT THE TIME OF HIS ARREST, LOPEZ ADMITTED TO 8 BANK ROBBERIES AND REMAINS IN FEDERAL CUSTODY IN SAN FRANCISCO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SC PROBATION SWEEP-3/27/14-1836-PMD

A SANTA CRUZ COUNTY PROBATION COMPLIANCE SWEEP RESULTED IN 5 ARRESTS ON WEDNESDAY.   THE COUNTY’S PROBATION DEPARTMENT, WHICH IS NOW IN CHARGE OF SUPERVISING PAROLEES, ALONG WITH THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT PERFORMED COMPLIANCE CHECKS AT 14 SITES. THOMAS DOHNKE, EMILY DUNCAN, JOHN EKIZAN, BROOKE MCLEAN, AND JENNIFER PETERSON WERE ALL ARRESTED FOR NARCOTICS AND OTHER PROBATION VIOLATIONS.

 

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