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POWER LINE FIRE-9/26/13-19:20-PMD

A POWER LINE IS REPORTEDLY RESPONSIBLE FOR A FIRE IN SANTA CRUZ THURSDAY AFTERNOON.   ACCORDING TO WITNESSES A DOWNED POWER LINE NEAR EAST CLIFF AND 4TH AVENUE CAUSED AN R-V PARKED TO CATCH FIRE AND EXPLODE.  THE FIRE QUICKLY SPREAD TO A SINGLE STORY DWELLING, AND 4 CHILDREN WERE EVACUATED SAFELY.  FIRE CREWS HAD THE BLAZE EXTINGUISHED BY ABOUT 5:30 P-M.

 

 

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DRUG SIGN-9/26/13-19:20-PMD

 SOMEONE PUT UP A CONTROVERSIAL SIGN IN A SALINAS NEIGHBORHOOD KNOWN FOR DRUG ACTIVITY.    THE SIGN WAS MADE UP TO LOOK LIKE AN OFFICIAL STREET SIGN, BUT READ, “DRUGS FOR SALE ON CUEVAS CIRCLE, OPEN 24 HOURS, COME ONE COME ALL JUST SIGNAL WITH A BIRD CALL”  THE CITY REMOVED THE SIGN BUT NOT BEFORE THE CONTROVERSY STARTED.  SOME RESIDENTS TOOK OFFENSE TO THE SIGN WHILE OTHERS APPLAUDED THE EFFORT AS A NEW SORT OF NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH.

 

 

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WELLS FARGO ROBBER caught-9/226/13-19:20-PMD

THE MAN WHO ROBBED THE WELLS FARGO BANK AT THE CORNER OF THURBER LANE AND SOQUEL DRIVE  LAST  FRIDAY HAS BEEN ARRESTED.  AN EMPLOYEE OF THE SANTA CRUZ COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT RECOGNIZED THE SUSPECT FROM SURVEILLANCE PHOTOS NEAR THE CAPITOLA MALL ON WEDNESDAYAND CALLED LAW ENFORCEMENT.   48 YEAR OLD DARREN LEE DAVIS WAS   ARRESTED ON BANK ROBBERY AND PROBATION VIOLATIONS AND BOOKED INTO THE SANTA CRUZ COUNTY JAIL. 

 

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MNTRY BNK RB N BMB SQUAD-9/26/13-16:55-PMD

POLICE ACTIVITY SECURED DOWNTOWN MONTEREY AROUND 1 P-MYESTERDAY, AFTER A MAN TRIED ROBBING A BANK.   THE SUSPECT WAS ARRESTED AFTER THE BOTCHED ROBBERY, AND THEN APPARENTLY THE HE TOLD POLICE ABOUT 2 BOMBS HE HAD PLACED DOWNTOWN.    STREETS WERE CLOSED WHILE THE BOMB SQUAD LOCATED AND DETONATED THE SUSPICIOUS PACKAGES.   THE F-B-I WAS ALSO INVOLVED IN THE INVESTIGATION THAT KEPT THE AREA CORDONED OFF UNTIL ABOUT 4 P-M. IT WAS THE SECOND TIME IN AS MANY DAYS THE BOMB SQUAD WAS CALLED TO THE DOWNTOWN AREA.

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Attempted kidnapping at U C S C – 11:30 a.m. update 09/26/13 1133 S.S.

A female U.C.S.C. student reported that an unknown white man grabbed her while she was walking near the Merrill College writing center around 8:45 p.m. last night.   The victim said she was able to fight off the suspect,  and then went to her dorm. She filed the police report about an hour later.

The suspect is described as a clean-shaven white man in his 20s with a large build, and dark hair that partially covered his eyes.  He may have suffered a facial injury during the incident.

A CruzAlert was sent out via text message to the community asking them to be on the lookout and to report individuals matching the description by calling 9-1-1 immediately.

Police officers,  and Housing Community Safety Officers, are conducting extra patrols in the housing areas.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the UC Santa Cruz Police Department at 831–459–2231.

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