Scotts Valley Police Department
3:06 a.m.: A 26-year-old man was arrested following a high-risk vehicle stop for a lighting violation on Highway 17 nearGranite Creek Road. The vehicle was stolen fromSanta Cruzand the man was found with a knife, three shaved down vehicle keys and heroin in his pocket. He was also found to be under the influence of a controlled substance.
8:25 a.m.: A 38-year-old man in a grocery store argued with employees of a grocery store on the 200 block ofMount Hermon Roadafter he was asked to leave his backpack at a check stand. The argument escalated and got physical before police arrived and the man was arrested for battery and booked into county jail.
8:16 p.m.: A boy and girl were arrested after hiding two bottles of wine and leaving a store on the 200 block of Mount Hermon Roadwithout paying.
11:15 a.m.: A 57-year-old man’s bicycle was stolen from outside while he was inside a business on the 5600 block of Scotts Valley Drive.
8:44 a.m.: Someone used a black marker to vandalize a bus stop bench on the 6000 block of Scotts Valley Drive. The graffiti was abated by an officer without any lasting damage.
9 p.m.: A 45-year-old man’s vehicle who lives on the 200 block ofSan Augustine Waywas stolen and found the next day by San Joe Police.
8:20 a.m.: A man was arrested and transported to a hospital for a mental evaluation after battering a neighbor on the 100 block of Old El Pueblo Road. The neighbor did not want to press charges.
11:39 p.m.: A 39-year-old woman was given a misdemeanor citation for driving with a suspended registration.
9:14 p.m.: Two men were arrested for public intoxication after reportedly getting into a fight for an unknown reason in front of a home on the 100 block ofLa Questa Avenue. Neither man wished to press charges for battery against the other.
4:50 p.m.: A purse was taken from inside a 21-year-old woman’s unlocked vehicle on the 5400 block ofScotts Valley Drive. The suspect immediately went to a nearby gas station and made a fraudulent purchase with credit card from the purse.
3 p.m.: Graffiti was found on a dumpster on the 100 block ofVine Hill School Road.
2:30 p.m.: An 18-year-old man was arrested for entering a grocery store with the intent to steal alcohol. He was also had hashish and additional alcohol on his person when caught.
9:31 a.m.: Between 5 and 8 fence board were taken off a gazebo inMacDorsaParkon the 100 block ofCivic Center Driveand left next to the gazebo.
6:14 p.m.: A 32-year-old man and 26-year-old woman were found with methamphetamine and paraphernalia during a traffic stop on the 200 block ofMount Hermon Road. The woman was also found under the influence of a controlled substance.
12:40 p.m.: Two young men stole skateboards from a store on the 200 block ofMount Hermon Road. The boys were arrested and released to their parents.
10:34 a.m.: A 27-year-old man was arrested and released with a citation on the 200 block ofMount Hermon Roadwhen he was caught with drug paraphernalia.
California Highway Patrol
11:20 a.m.: A 44-year-old man fromStocktontransporting a 9-year-old girl in the car was arrested for driving drunk on Highway 17 southbound near Laurel Curve after someone reported that he was driving erratically.
Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office
1:06 p.m.: A 31-year-old transient was arrested for walking down the middle of Highway 9 on the 6100 block in Felton while drunk.
10:10 p.m.: Someone entered a restaurant through the bathroom window on the 13100 block of Highway 9 in Boulder Creek. Nothing was reported stolen.
7 p.m.: Someone burglarized a home on the 8100 block of Highway 17 inScottsValleyand stole multiple items.
This column includes items reported in dispatch logs of the listed agencies and records of theCalifornia HighwayPatrol and area fire departments. Additional information may be based on reports from other agencies and officers. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty, and charges may have been added or dropped as of publication.