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S.C CHILD MOLESTER ARRESTED- 05-30-14 13:00 P.S.

A SANTA CRUZ MAN WAS ARRESTED ON CHARGES OF CHILD MOLESTATION LATE LAST WEEK.    IN ADDITION TO JUVENILE MOLESTATION, 23-YEAR-OLD ERIC ICHTERTZ WAS ALSO CHARGED WITH TRYING TO DISSUADE ONE OF HIS PREVIOUS VICTIMS FROM TESTIFYING BY OFFERING DRUGS AND MONEY.     ICHTERTZ HAS A HISTORY OF MEETING JUVENILE RUNAWAYS FROM AREAS AROUND CAPITOLA AND APTOS.    THIS IS HIS SECOND ARREST FOR LEWD ACTS AGAINST A MINOR.    DEPUTIES ARE TRYING TO DETERMINE IF THERE ARE MORE VICTIMS AND ENCOURAGE ANYONE WITH ANY INFORMATION TO CONTACT THE SANTA CRUZ SHERIFF’S OFFICE.

 

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SALINAS TRIPLE MURDERER 1ST HEARING- 05-30-14 11:00 SG

A SALINAS MAN ACCUSED OF TRIPLE HOMICIDE APPEARED IN COURT YESTERDAY (THURS).    22-YEAR-OLD GIOVANNI PACHECO WAS ARRESTED LAST YEAR FOLLOWING A MASS SHOOTING OUTSIDE TACO’S CHOICE ON WILLIAMS ROAD.    PACHECO IS ALLEGED TO HAVE KILLED VICTOR ANDRADE, ALEJANDRO HERNANDEZ, AND EDGAR SALINAS AND INJURED FOUR OTHERS. ACCORDING TO A POLICE DETECTIVE, ONE VICTIM STATED HE WAS CONFRONTED BY THE SUSPECT AFTER OFFERING PACHECO’S GIRLFRIEND A CIGARETTE.    PACHECO THEN ALLEGEDLY STARTED FIRING SHOTS INTO THE CROWD AROUND HIM.    HE APPEARED IN COURT AGAIN THIS MORNING.

 

 

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SANTA CRUZ MAN STABBED IN GANG ATTACK- 05-30-14 9:00 SG

A SANTA CRUZ MAN WAS STABBED IN A GANG-RELATED ATTACK YESTERDAY AFTERNOON (THURS).    THE INCIDENT OCCURRED WHEN THE VICTIM AND TWO OTHERS ENCOUNTERED A RIVAL GANG MEMBER ON THE 1-HUNDRED BLOCK OF CENTER STREET. OFFICIALS SAY THE NON-FATAL STABBING TOOK PLACE AROUND 1:20 P-M WHEN 22-YEAR-OLD DEVON PAJAS FROM GREENFIELD ATTACKED THE 34-YEAR-OLD VICTIM.    PAJAS WAS BOOKED INTO SANTA CRUZ COUNTY JAIL ON SUSPICION OF ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON.

 

 

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WATSONVILLE MAN TRIES TO PIMP L.A. WOMAN- 05-30-14 9:00 SG

A WATSONVILLE MAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED AFTER ALLEGEDLY BRINGING A LOS ANGELES WOMAN TO SANTA CRUZ AND THEN FORCING HER TO PROSTITUTE HERSELF.   29-YEAR-OLD GEORGE DEWEY CRAWFORD WAS APPREHENDED FOLLOWING A REPORT OF A DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE AT A THIRD STREET MOTEL TUESDAY NIGHT.   WHEN POLICE ARRIVED AT THE SCENE, CRAWFORD WAS FOUND PHYSICALLY ABUSING THE WOMAN. OFFICIALS SAY THE VICTIM HAD TOLD HIM SHE WANTED TO RETURN TO LOS ANGELES.    CRAWFORD WAS BOOKED INTO SANTA CRUZ COUNTY JAIL ON SUSPICION OF FALSE IMPRISONMENT, PIMPING, PANDERING, AND DOMESTIC BATTERY.

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LOW VOTER PARTICIPATION IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY- 05-30-14 8:30 SG

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY ELECTION OFFICIALS HAVE REPORTED LOW VOTER PARTICIPATION LEADING UP TO THE JUNE 3RD ELECTION.    THOUSANDS HAVE APPLIED AND RECEIVED MAIL-IN BALLOTS, BUT ONLY 15-PERCENT HAVE BEEN RETURNED.    THIS LOW PERCENTAGE OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS MAY RESULT IN RECORD LOW VOTER PARTICIPATION COME TUESDAY’S PRIMARY ELECTION.     OFFICIALS NOW SUGGEST RESIDENTS HAND IN THEIR BALLOTS IN PERSON, INSTEAD OF MAILING THEM.    VOTERS CAN DROP OFF THEIR BALLOTS AT ANY OF THE FOUR CITY CLERK OFFICES OR AT THEIR POLLING PLACE ON ELECTION DAY.   THE  SANTA CRUZ COUNTY ELECTIONS DEPARTMENT AND WATSONVILLE CITY HALL WILL ALSO BE OPEN THIS WEEKEND FOR VOTING FROM 9 A-M UNTIL 5 P-M.

 

 

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