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6 hrs ago | via Santa Cruz Sentinel
SANTA CRUZ >> A person who anonymously claimed responsibility a string of Aptos arsons recanted his story on Wednesday in an email to the Sentinel. “All this arson stuff was a lie man, no one's going to get hurt,” the person emailed. Comment?
9 hrs ago | via Contra Costa Times
Authorities investigated a rampage of 20 car vandalisms and two cars and a pickup set on fire in Aptos during the weekend, looking for clues among a broken baseball bat and gasoline can left after the attack. An anonymous person who has claimed responsibility for an email threat of a mass shooting at Santa Cruz High School on Monday also claimed that he and two others damaged the vehicles, but authorities said they could not confirm links between the two cases. Comment?
Yesterday | via Santa Cruz Sentinel
SANTA CRUZ >> In the week since an email threat of a mass shooting shut down Santa Cruz High School for a day, two Santa Cruz police investigators have been working nearly around the clock on the case. Santa Cruz Deputy Police Chief Steve Clark said that detectives continued to work with the FBI on a forensic software investigation to trace the email from global computer servers to its source. Comment?
Monday Nov 24 | via Santa Cruz Sentinel
APTOS >> The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office is investigating a string of vehicle vandalism and arson reports that plagued Aptos over the weekend. Sgt. Kelly Kent said at least three cars, two on Aptos Beach Drive and one on the 400 block of Townsend Drive, appeared to be torched with emergency road flares and gasoline. Comment?
Monday Nov 10 | via Santa Cruz Sentinel
Aptos native Ashley Deane, center, lost her children and husband Saturday in a shooting at her home in Reno, Nevada. Jacob, 7, and Austin, 2, are pictured with her on a fundraising website. Comment?
Monday Nov 3 | via Santa Cruz Sentinel
A fingerprint match led authorities to a 37-year-old Aptos man accused of breaking into an Aptos flower shop and stealing from a register. Between 5:30 p.m. Oct. 8 and 9:30 a.m. Oct. 9, someone entered Susi's Flowers, 25 Rancho del Mar, Aptos, through an unsecured window, said Santa Cruz County sheriff's Sgt. Comment?
Monday Nov 3 | via The Campbell Reporter
APTOS >> A fingerprint match led authorities to a 37-year-old Aptos man accused of breaking into an Aptos flower shop and stealing from a register. Between 5:30 p.m. Oct. 8 and 9:30 a.m. Oct. 9, someone entered Susi's Flowers at 25 Rancho del Mar in Aptos through an unsecured window, said Santa Cruz County sheriff's Sgt. Comment?
Monday Nov 3 | via KION 46
A fingerprint collected from the scene of a burglary in Aptos led Santa Cruz County Sheriff's deputies to the suspect. Deputies were dispatched to Suzie's Flower Shop in Rancho del Mar on Oct. 9 for reports of a burglary. Comment?
Friday Oct 31 | via Santa Cruz Sentinel
SANTA CRUZ >> An early morning car break-in led police to two teens with outstanding warrants and a woman with several ounces of marijuana, police said Friday. About 4:35 a.m. Friday, a man who lives on Pelton Avenue in Santa Cruz was awakened by suspects breaking into his car, said Santa Cruz Deputy Police Chief Steve Clark. Comment?
Thursday Oct 30 | via Santa Cruz Sentinel
Alfredo Garcia testified Thursday that he sped away from a fatal Freedom Boulevard overpass shooting on the evening of May 30, 2012 because he was frightened of what had just happened. Garcia, 23, of Prunedale, is a witness in the ongoing murder trial of Christopher Herrera, 23, of Las Lomas, a friend since middle school. Comment?
Tuesday Oct 28 | via Santa Cruz Sentinel
The friend of a 21-year-old man killed two years ago on the Freedom Boulevard overpass was just steps from the man when he was shot, the friend testified in a murder trial Tuesday. The witness' testimony came on day two of the trial of Christopher Herrera, 23, of Las Lomas. Comment?
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