SCPD Arrest Teen In Homicide Investigation

SCPD Arrest Teen In Homicide Investigation

Santa Cruz, CA…On January 17, 2021, Daniel Hartley was found deceased in the 700 block of Emeline Avenue. Since that date, Santa Cruz Police detectives have worked tirelessly following up on all investigative leads, unfortunately getting no closer to solving this case. In early April, Detectives received a tip on a 16-year-old suspect. After further […]

Fire Update….Basin Fire Held to 2 Acres

Fire Update….Basin Fire Held to 2 Acres

Boulder Creek, CA…Forward progress has been stopped on the #BasinFire. Fire has burned an estimated 2 acres, but that number could change. Crews are in heavy mop-up. Earlier…Firefighters have made ground access to the #BasinFire. Thanks to @BoulderCreekFD, Ben Lomond Fire, and @santacruz_fire (providing a water tender). The fire is holding at 3/4 acres. Ground […]

Weapons & Drug Charges Arrest After Traffic Stop

Weapons & Drug Charges Arrest After Traffic Stop

Santa Cruz, CA…During a traffic stop for a violation, deputies contacted Damien Tovar, who is on probation with search terms. During a search of his vehicle deputies found Tovar to be in possession of over an ounce of methamphetamine packaged for sales, digital scales, a loaded handgun within arm’s reach of Tovar, and part of […]

Boardwalk’s Work & Play Program Incentivizes Temporary Employees with Free Season Passes

Boardwalk’s Work & Play Program Incentivizes Temporary Employees with Free Season Passes

Santa Cruz, CA…The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is joining other amusement parks across the country – employing temporary workers to help fill the schedule in May and June after an unprecedented year of closure. Spring and early summer are typically busy months for amusement parks and attractions, yet many students are not available to work […]

Santa Cruz CHP Welcomes New Officers

Santa Cruz CHP Welcomes New Officers

Santa Cruz, CA…Congratulations to the Santa Cruz Area’s newest CHP officers! These officers successfully completed an intense 28-week academy, amid a global pandemic, and have now completed all phases of field training. We wish these four officers a safe and rewarding career. We look forward to seeing these officers provide the highest level of safety, […]

Motorcycle Rear Ended on Hwy 1 Taking Life of 59 Year Old San Francisco Man

Motorcycle Rear Ended on Hwy 1 Taking Life of 59 Year Old San Francisco Man

Santa Cruz, CA- Skrzynecki was driving a white Subaru southbound on SR-1, south of Waddell Creek. For an unknown reason, Skrzynecki failed to observed a motorcycle ahead of her, and collided into the rear of a black Harley Davidson motorcycle, ridden by a 59-year-old San Fransisco man. The collision caused the male rider to be […]

Arrests Made in Santa Cruz on Kidnapping, Drug & Weapons Charges

Arrests Made in Santa Cruz on Kidnapping, Drug & Weapons Charges

Santa Cruz, CA…Yesterday, the Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Team (SET) contacted and arrested Dante Packer who was wanted in connection to a recent Santa Cruz Police Kidnapping investigation. Packer had multiple warrants for his arrest and was armed with a loaded handgun in his waistband at the time of his arrest. During the investigation Packer […]

25 Year Old Aptos Woman Died Today After Vehicle vs Pedestrian Collision on Freedom Blvd

25 Year Old Aptos Woman Died Today After Vehicle vs Pedestrian Collision on Freedom Blvd

Freedom, CA…Higgins was driving a 2006 Volvo XC eastbound on Freedom Blvd. east of Hames Rd. For an unknown reason, the driver allowed her vehicle to leave the south roadway edge of Freedom Blvd., ultimately striking a female pedestrian along the south shoulder. The vehicle continued forward and rolled over onto the south shoulder. The […]

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