Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office
Several computers and electronics were stolen from a home on the 200 block of Celia Avenue in Boulder Creek at 7 a.m. The burglar entered the home by cutting open a window screen and pushing open a locked side window.
Two redwood trees were cut down on the 16015 block of Highway 236 in attempt to steal burl from the trunk and root system.
A woman in Ben Lomond was battered by an unknown woman at 2:01 a.m.
A man found a window broken and a gas-powered blower and chainsaw missing from his garage at 6:39 p.m. on the 17900 block of Big Basin Way in Boulder Creek.
A horse-drawn cart and sign were found vandalized at 3 a.m. at the thrift store on the 6100 block of Highway 9 in Felton. The sign and back tailgate were torn off the cart.
A deputy seized 19.6 grams of cocaine from two men on the 100 block of South Street in Boulder Creek at 8:53 p.m. The men were arrested and their vehicle was towed.
A woman stole a pair of sunglasses from a store on the 12900 block of Central Avenue in Boulder Creek at 2:05 p.m.
Scotts Valley Police Department
n While investigating a burned-out taillight, an officer found 49.7 grams of marijuana in a man’s backpack and a 30-round AK-47 magazine in his trunk at 1:06 a.m. on the 200 block of Mt. Hermon Road.
n A 47-year-old woman’s mailbox was found smashed at 11 p.m. on the 600 block of Grace Way in Scotts Valley. This was the fourth time the woman’s mailbox had been targeted.
A 46-year-old man deemed too intoxicated to care for himself, was arrested after causing a disturbance on a metro bus at 4:26 p.m. on the 200 block of Kings Village Road.
Someone used red and gold spray paint to write “BLINK” and draw an elephant on a wall behind the sports center and on a fence behind the RV storage on the 200 block of Kings Village Road.
Scotts Valley Fire Protection District
A two-alarm fire thought to be of electrical origin caused an estimated $250,000 to $300,000 damage at 3:06 p.m. to a house in the 200 block of Bethany Drive. No one was home at the time, and two family dogs escaped unharmed. Scotts Valley firefighters were assisted by Santa Cruz, Central Fire, Zayante, Felton and Aptos/La Selva.
This column includes items reported in the Scotts Valley Police Department and Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher logs and records of the California Highway Patrol and area fire departments. Additional information may be based on reports from officers and other law enforcement agencies.