A man wielding a machete and threatening people was arrested outside a restaurant in Watsonville on Wednesday evening, police said.
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.
A person is clinging to life from a stabbing Sunday night in Watsonville and police are searching for the suspects.
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.
Police were investigating a gang-motivated shooting that left one person injured Friday in Watsonville.
A routine traffic stop in Watsonville led to the arrest of three documented gang members this week.
A 21-year-old man was found dead of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning from indoor use of a charcoal-burning barbecue grill late Wednesday night in Watsonville, according to police.
Scientists are investigating why at least several hundred dead squid suddenly washed ashore along the Santa Cruz County coast Sunday afternoon.
A Santa Cruz County task force on Tuesday arrested two men after finding 3,600 marijuana plants and 120 pounds of the drug at a former mushroom farm in Watsonville.
A man exposed himself to a group of three females Saturday afternoon and followed them until they fled into a home, Watsonville police said Sunday.