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5-year-old German Shepherd, Ingo, belonged to former Watsonville Police Officers Association President Francisco Ibarra, who was dismissed in 2010 after an investigation into a 2009 incident in which Ingo bit a man who resisted arrest.

Emaciated Ex-Police Dog Leads To Cruelty Charge For Discharged Watsonville Cop

A 15-year veteran of the Watsonville Police Department who was discharged from the force two years ago has been charged by the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office with animal cruelty after an animal shelter rescued an emaciated former police dog.


California Earthquake

2 Small Earthquakes Strike In South Bay

The U.S. Geological Survey reported that two minor earthquakes occurred Wednesday evening in the South Bay, one near Watsonville and the other near Morgan Hill.


Shooting Victim Jesse Lopez (BCN)

4 Arrested In Killing Of Watsonville High School Student

Four men were arrested Tuesday by Santa Cruz sheriff’s deputies in connection with the Saturday shooting death of a 14-year-old Watsonville High School student.


Marijuana, pot

2 Arrested, $1 Million Of Marijuana Seized At Watsonville Home

Two men were arrested and 130 pounds of marijuana was seized at a raid Friday on an alleged grow house in Watsonville, the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department said.


Scene from a fatal small plane crash in Watsonville on July 7, 2011. (CBS)

Watsonville Fatal Plane Crash Pilot Licensed Less Than 4 Months

A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board indicates that pilot David Houghton had accrued about 140 hours of flight time, including his flight training for his pilot certificate, at the time of the July 7 crash.

CBS San Francisco–07/22/2011

Scene from a fatal small plane crash in Watsonville on July 7, 2011. (CBS)

Santa Cruz Family Killed In Watsonville Plane Crash

Four people were killed in a small plane crash in Watsonville Thursday evening, two more than initially reported, federal investigators confirmed Friday morning.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/08/2011

Scene from a fatal small plane crash in Watsonville on July 7, 2011. (CBS)

Plane Crashes Into Watsonville Medical Office, 2 Dead

Two people were killed when a small plane crashed into a medical office building in Watsonville Thursday evening.

CBS San Francisco–07/07/2011

A PG&E SmartMeter. (CBS)

Pacific Gas & Electric SmartMeters Coming To Santa Cruz County

At the end of June, Pacific Gas and Electric plans to install SmartMeters in Soquel, Scotts Valley and Watsonville areas where opposition to the wireless devices has been strongest.


Watsonville Man Suspected In String Of School Burglaries

Deputies investigating a string of school burglaries in Santa Cruz County arrested a Watsonville man Thursday on suspicion of possessing stolen property.

CBS San Francisco–06/04/2011

Tanya Thienngern (Santa Cruz Co. Sheriff's Office)

Watsonville Teacher Sex Defendant Unable To Defend Herself

The lawyer for a Santa Cruz area teacher charged with having sex with a teen student says severe car accident injuries have left her unable to defend herself.

CBS San Francisco–12/10/2010