In a report released by the UCSC Campus Police today, it was revealed that the alleged victim of a rape on the campus earlier this month fabricated the crime. The 21-year-old woman, whose name is not being released, confessed to making up the rape and beating which was said to have occurred in a remote area of the school. Nighttime escorts and additional patrols by campus police that were put into effect following the alleged crime will be kept up for the time being. Information about the false report is being forwarded to the Santa Cruz Country District Attorney’s office, and a $5,000 reward for information has been withdrawn. The woman could face prosecution for staging the crime.
A suspect in a 2004 Prunedale homicide was finally arrested Tuesday while trying to cross the border into Arizona. Raul Sandoval Jr. has been on the run since he allegedly murdered Brenden Tsukimura at a Taco Bell on Vierra Canyon Road. N The warrant was served out of Monterey County, though U.S. Marshalls out of San Francisco and San Jose assisted in Sandoval Jr.’s arrest. Sandoval Jr. has been flown back to Monterey County to face the murder charges against him.
Congressman Sam Farr released a statement Wednesday in the wake of the shooting that left 2 Santa Cruz Police officers and the gunman dead. In his statement, Farr said that the sacrifices of Officers Baker and Butler will not be forgotten, but raised the question as to how the shooter was even able to obtain firearms. Continuing investigations have revealed that suspect Jeremy Goulet has a troubled past and served 2 year in an Oregon Prison. Farr said that real solutions to gun violence need to be sought if we wish to protect our law enforcement officers in the manner they deserve.
A prowler was arrested in King City early yesterday morning. The victim called police from her Pine Canyon Road residence shortly after 5am to report the suspect. Manuel Torres was arrested on misdemeanor charges of prowling, and for a parole violation.
THE CAMPAIGN TO BUILD A NEW LOVERS POINT POOL FOR SWIM LESSONS AND RECREATIONAL SWIMMING HAS RAISED 122 THOUSAND DOLLARS SO FAR. “SAVE THE POOL” AIMS TO REVITALIZE THE PACIFIC GROVE POOL, FIRST BUILT IN 1972. CONTRACTOR BIDS ARE DUE IN EARLY MARCH AND THE POOL COULD BE OPEN AS EARLY AS JUNE 1st.
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