Santa Cruz County

An animal control officer with the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter holds the body of a puppy and its mother after they were found on the side of a road, February 20, 2015. (Santa Clara County Animal Shelter)

$6,000 Reward Offered To Find Person Who Tossed Dogs From Moving Vehicle In Santa Cruz County

A $6,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person who threw two dogs in sand bags from a vehicle near the dump in unincorporated Watsonville last week, officials said Friday.

02/27/2015

An animal control officer with the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter holds the body of a puppy and its mother after they were found on the side of a road, February 20, 2015. (Santa Clara County Animal Shelter)

Puppy Killed After Dogs Stuffed Into Sack, Tossed Out Of Moving Vehicle Near Watsonville

Investigators in Santa Cruz County are asking the public’s help to find who stuffed two dogs – a mother and her puppy – into a sandbag and tossed them from a moving vehicle, killing the puppy.

02/23/2015

(UC Santa Cruz Police Department)

Police Seek Man Who Tried To Kidnap Woman At UC Santa Cruz

Police are looking for a man who attempted to kidnap a woman while armed with a knife in her car at the University of California at Santa Cruz on Thursday, campus police said Friday.

12/20/2014

An image of the Umpaua II taken by MBARI's remotely operated vehicle, Doc Ricketts (MBARI)

Researchers Discover Shipwreck Near Santa Cruz Coast

Scientists exploring the edge of the Monterey Canyon have found a shipwreck on the seafloor off the coast of Santa Cruz.

11/06/2014

Jeanette Stevenson of Boulder Creek was last seen boarding a Santa Cruz Metro bus on the afternoon of October 25, 2014. She is described as 5'6" tall, about 125 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. (Santa Cruz County Sheriff)

Boulder Creek Woman With Medical Issues Missing For Nearly A Week

A 53-year-old Boulder Creek woman was reported missing last month and the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding her, sheriff’s officials said Monday.

11/03/2014

(CBS)

Santa Cruz Sheriff Warns Of Phone Scam Seeking $500 For Missing Jury Duty

Scammers are calling people in Santa Cruz County claiming to be sheriff’s deputies and telling them they should use a money card to pay $500 fines for missing jury duty, sheriff’s officials said Tuesday.

09/23/2014

Wayne Allen Huntsman (El Dorado County Sheriff's Office)

Suspected King Fire Arsonist Has Prior Convictions In Santa Cruz County

A man suspected of deliberately starting the massive King Fire burning east of Sacramento has prior felony convictions in Santa Cruz County, El Dorado County prosecutors said Thursday.

09/18/2014

Web site image of San Francisco-based Craigslist.

2 Men Arrested In Santa Cruz Craigslist Stolen Property Stings

Santa Cruz County sheriff’s deputies assisted last week in two cases where stolen property was recovered after suspects tried to sell it on Craigslist.

09/02/2014

Jeffrey Bowie (Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office)

Man Arrested For Alleged Road Rage Ramming Of School Bus On Highway 1 Near Aptos

A 35-year-old man was arrested today in a road rage incident in which he allegedly rammed a school bus on Highway 1 near Aptos, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office.

06/26/2014

Cal Fire pulls water out of a reservoir for a fire at Big Basin Redwood State Park. (@BCGCSuper/Twitter)

Crews Calm Big Basin Blaze In Santa Cruz County

Cal Fire crews have contained a 3-acre brush fire that started Wednesday morning in Big Basin Redwoods State Park in Santa Cruz County.

06/18/2014

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