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SC SHOOTING CLEANUP CLAIM REVERSED 07-24-13 0830 av

A DECISION WAS MADE THIS WEEK TO REVERSE A CLAIM FILED BY A FAMILY WHO SUSTAINED PROPERTY DAMAGE DURING AN OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING THIS PAST SPRING.   SANTA CRUZ CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS DENIED THE DOYLE STREET PROPERTY OWNER’S CLAIM EARLIER THIS MONTH BUT RECONSIDERED IT DURING A CLOSED SESSION YESTERDAY. THE OWNER’S SAY THEY TOOK CARE OF THE MOST OF THE REPAIRS STEMMING FROM THE FEBRUARY 26TH SHOOTING THAT LEFT DETECTIVE SARGENT BUTCH BAKER AND DETECTIVE ELIZABETH BUTLER DEAD.  UP TO $5,000 IN COMPENSATION WAS AUTHORIZED BY THE COUNCIL.

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SC BEACH RESTAURANT DENIED LATER HOURS 07-24-2013 0730 av

A REQUEST BY A CENTRAL COAST BEACH RESTAURANT TO STAY OPEN LATER HAS BEEN DENIED.  SANTA CRUZ CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS VOTED YESTERDAY AGAINST SOUTH BEACH PIZZA COMPANY TO EXTEND IT’S OPERATING TIME AN HOUR PAST WHAT IT’S CURRENT PERMIT ALLOWS.  OFFICIALS SAY THAT INCREASED OPERATING HOURS, FOR OUTLETS THAT OFFER ALCOHOL, WILL OVERTAX THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.   THE RESTAURANT IS LOCATED BETWEEN THE SANTA CRUZ BOARDWALK AND THE SANTA CRUZ HARBOR AND IS OPEN UNTIL MIDNIGHT.

 

 

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SC RIVER LEVEE DEATH ID 07-24-2013 0630 av

A MAN FOUND DEAD THIS WEEK ON THE SAN LORENZO RIVER LEVEE HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED.   AUTHORITIES SAY 33-YEAR OLD CHARLES CLARK WAS A TRANSIENT WHO LIVED IN SANTA CRUZ.  THE CAUSE OF DEATH IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION.   CLARK’S BODY WAS FOUND ON THE LEVEE NEAR SOQUEL AVENUE AND FRONT STREET AROUND 6:45 MONDAY MORNING.   AUTHORITIES SUSPECT HE DIED OF A DRUG OVERDOSE SINCE A SYRINGE WAS FOUND NEXT TO HIM.

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W’VILLE HAIR SALON ROBBERY 07-24-2013 0600 av

WATSONVILLE POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR A WOMAN WHO ROBBED A MAIN STREET HAIR SALON AT GUNPOINT YESTERDAY.   THE WOMAN REPORTEDLY ENTERED THE SALON JUST BEFORE 4 P-M, BRANDISHED A HANDGUN AND DEMANDED MONEY BEFORE FLEEING WITH AN UNDISCLOSED AMOUNT OF CASH.   SHE WAS LAST SEEN RUNNING THROUGH THE SALON’S BACK PARKING LOT TOWARDS BRENNAN STREET.  WITNESSES SAY THE WOMAN WAS IN HER 20S WITH LONG DARK HAIR WEARING A GRAY SWEATER.

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Henry Cowell arson suspect plea

 

7/23/13, 5:35pm

A man suspected of starting several fires in Henry Cowell state park pleaded not guilty yesterday (Tuesday). The fires were started along the San Lorenzo River, July 11th. When it was determined the fires were arson, check points were set up at key points in the park. 35-year-old Osman Wounus Chaudhry was arrested at one of those check points. He will be back in court in early August to determine if there is enough evidence to go to trial.

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