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Santa Cruz County Farmer Accused Of Sexual Assault

A farmer was arrested Friday on suspicion of sexual assault and false imprisonment after a woman reported he attacked her at a farm in Watsonville last month, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office.


Lucina Rubio Sosa

Missing 22-Year-Old Woman Returns Home

Police were searching for a 22-year-old Watsonville woman who was last seen by her family on Thursday.



Watsonville Man Jailed For Attempted Homicide, False Imprisonment

A male was arrested for attempted homicide and false imprisonment Friday night in Watsonville.


Patrick Collins

Public Asked To Help Find Inmate Who Escaped Watsonville Prison

An inmate at a minimum-security facility in Watsonville walked away and escaped the grounds Thursday morning and the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help finding him.



2 Men Found Shot Dead In Car On Side Of U.S. 101 Near Watsonville

The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office was investigating the deaths of two males who were found fatally shot near a car on the side of a road off of U.S. Highway 101 on Sunday night.



Watsonville Girl Killed In Rollover Crash Near Palo Alto

An 11-year-old Watsonville girl was killed Saturday morning and five others injured when a pickup truck overturned on northbound Interstate 280 near Palo Alto


Rigoberto Rodriguez. (Bay City News)

Machete-Wielding Man Arrested Outside Watsonville Restaruant

A man wielding a machete and threatening people was arrested outside a restaurant in Watsonville on Wednesday evening, police said.



Watsonville Strawberry Grower Fined For Illegal Pesticide Use

A Central Coast strawberry farmer has agreed to pay a fine and destroy some of his berries after state regulators found he used an illegal pesticide on them.


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Watsonville Stab Victim Clinging To Life; Manhunt For Suspects

A person is clinging to life from a stabbing Sunday night in Watsonville and police are searching for the suspects.



Convicted Felon Arrested With Loaded Gun In Car, Rifle, Ammo In Home

A convicted felon seen with firearms in his neighborhood was arrested Saturday after Santa Cruz County sheriff’s deputies recovered a loaded handgun from his car and a rifle from his home, according to the sheriff’s office.