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Groundwater Meeting Cancelled-1/11/18-1741-pmd

The Soquel Creek Water District is announcing an open meeting has been cancelled. An open meeting of the board of supervisor’s for the Mid-county Groundwater Association, scheduled for January 18th, has been cancelled. The public is invited to the next scheduled meeting on March 15th.

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Watsonville Arrest-1/11/18-1518-PMD

An investigation into a firearms brandishing case has led to the arrest of a suspected gang member. Watsonville police obtained a search warrant for the residence of 30 year old Pedro Magana after he reportedly brandished a fire arm on January 1st. Police executed the search warrant yesterday and seized drugs, a loaded firearm, a stolen motorcycle, and gang paraphernalia. Magna was booked into Sant Cruz County jail.



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SC Bank Robbery-1/11/18-1655-PMD

Santa Cruz police are investigating a bank robbery that took place on Wednesday. Authorities say that shortly before 5 p.m. an armed suspect entered U.S. Bank at the corner of Morrisey and Water Streets.  The robbery then brandished a firearm and demanded money from the tellers. The subject fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police searched an area near High Street, however at this time the suspect remains at large.


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SC Transient Arrest-1/11/18-1345-pmd


Santa Cruz police arrested a transient following a vandalism investigation early Thursday morning. Shortly after midnight patrol units responded to reports of a man throwing a chair through a window after he was asked to leave a business on the 2200 block of Mission Street. Officers were unable to locate the suspect until they were called back to the scene after 1 a.m. where they located 43 year old Michael Richards. Richards fled the scene in a vehicle and a pursuit ensued. At one point the suspect ramed a police car. Richards was apprehended after an hour long standoff in the San Lorenzo River. Multiple charges are pending.


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SC Co-E Harmony Settlement-1/11/18-1315-pmd


The Santa Cruz County DA’s office has announced a settlement agreement has been reached with E Harmony. Santa Cruz county is one of several participants in a protective suit against the on-line dating site. The suit was brought after allegations of financial irregularities were investigated. E- Harmony agreed to pay 75 thousand dollars in legal fees, 1 point 2 million in civil penalties and up to 1 million dollars in restitution to customers.






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