Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office
Midnight: A resident of the 200 block of Brown Gables Road in Ben Lomond noticed that someone had taken prescription medications and jewelry from inside her home.
11:20 a.m.: A case of vandalism was reported at a church on the 5700 block of Valley Drive in Felton.
4:11 p.m.: In what investigators describe as an organized and preplanned theft, three people stole several dozen cartons of cigarettes from the unlocked vehicle of a San Jose-based wholesale vendor that was making a delivery at the Mountain Store, 125 Pool Drive, in Boulder Creek. It was later determined that the wholesaler was followed from San Jose to Boulder Creek by three people in a black Hyundai. The Hyundai was last seen heading toward Bear Creek Road. It had a license plate of 6DCD574 and is registered to an address in Oakland. Investigators obtained video footage of the suspects and the theft.
Scotts Valley Police Department
12:50 p.m.: Two teenagers were arrested and released to their parents after being caught trying to steal alcohol from a store on the 200 block of Mount Hermon Road.
3:41 p.m.: Two 17-year-olds were taken into custody for alleged shoplifting from a business on the 200 block of Mount Hermon Road.
7:28 p.m.: A woman was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol on the 5000 block of Scotts Valley Drive after staff members at a restaurant noticed signs of intoxication while her vehicle was in the drive-thru.
9:33 p.m.: A man and two women from Solano County were arrested at a gas station on Hacienda Drive after customers called police claiming that the trio was aggressively panhandling. When officers arrived, two of the people provided false names, and all three were taken into custody after it was determined that the silver Kia minivan they were driving had been reported as stolen. A search of the vehicle revealed a number of stolen clothing items with labels and security tags still attached.
2:13 a.m.: A woman was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in a parking lot on Victor Square after officers found her passed out inside her vehicle with the engine running and a flat tire.
7:29 a.m.: A resident of Whispering Pines Drive reported that someone had used spray paint to vandalize the sidewalk in front of her home during the night.
2:37 p.m.: An elderly man was arrested at a grocery store on Victor Square where staff members detained him on suspicion of trying to shoplift nutritional supplements.
4:37 p.m.: Officers took a report after six wallets with a total value of more than $300 were found to have been stolen from a business on the 200 block of Mount Hermon Road.
5:56 p.m.: A resident of Pinecone Drive reported that someone had stolen several thousand dollars’ worth of jewelry from her home in the course of the previous three days.
4:42 p.m.: A man tried to fill a false prescription for oxycodone at a pharmacy on the 200 block of Mount Hermon Road. The man left before officers arrived.
4:18 p.m.: Officers arrested a man for domestic battery in central Scotts Valley after he allegedly showed up uninvited to his ex-girlfriend’s home, threatened her and attempted to choke her.
8:09 p.m.: A woman in north Scotts Valley reported that her ex-boyfriend was in front of her apartment, kicking her door and bashing his head against her kitchen window. He eventually left.
4:13 p.m.: A man was arrested for driving with a suspended license and released with a court date after officers stopped his vehicle on the 200 block of Mount Hermon Road. The man also had two warrants out for his arrest.
7:55 p.m.: A resident of Oak Lane reported that someone had entered her home and stolen her boyfriend’s computer sometime between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
This column includes items reported in dispatch logs of the listed agencies and records of the California Highway Patrol and area fire departments. Additional information may be based on reports from other agencies and officers.