Scotts Valley Police Department
Media Bulletin for Tuesday, October 7, 2014


06:50 Commerical Burglary 1410070005
Occurred at Siltanen Park on Vine Hill School Rd. , S Vly. Shed broken into at the Little League field. RP works at Vine Hill School. Unsure if anything was taken.

Sometime between 1700 on 10/6 and 0745 on 10/7 unknown subject(s) forced entry into the little league snack shack though the north steel roll down window guard. Subject(s) took approximately $200.00 in candy and caused $1,500.00 damage to the roll down window and an additional $300.00 damage to the cash register. No fingerprints were located. . Disposition: Report Taken.


15:38 Disturbance 1410070018
Occurred at Mt Hermon Shell on Mt Hermon Rd. , S Vly. Male subject refusing to leave the store, possibly intoxicated . WMA, approx 25, 509/medium build, wearing a hat and overalls large box van spray painted multi colored associated with two xrays, Subject is still arguing with an employee.

Subjects have left the area in their vehicle. RP did not wish to press charges. NFA. . Disposition: Closed Otherwise.


18:24 Health & Safety Offense, All Other 1410070024
Occurred at Nob Hill Foods on Mt Hermon Rd. , S Vly. Xray possibly on drugs in the bathroom doing her makeup. Customer saw drug paraphernalia on the counter and spilling out of her backpack. WFA, in her 20s, 502/medium build bln red shirt and jeans carrying a backpack and a bunch of other bags with her.

IOs were UTL the described subject. RP will CB if she returns to the store. NFA. . Disposition: Gone On Arrival / UTL.


18:45 Vehicle Burglary 1410070025
Occurred at Scarborough Rv Storage Lot on El Pueblo Rd. , S Vly. RV is currently parked at 24 Bay Laurel Ct, window was pried open and multiple items including a cameras and keys for the various compartments for the RV. occ'd sometime btwn 9-1-14 and now.

IO spoke with RP, who stated an unknown subject forced a window open in his RV and stole several items from inside. RP stated he would put together a list of items taken and bring it to the department. Refer report. . Disposition: Report Taken.


20:25 Disturbance 1410080046
Occurred at Town Center Storage on Mt Hermon Rd. , S Vly. Subjs using industrial leaf blowers for 4 hours. RP advised that this is an ongoing issue and it is not uncommon for them to do this late at night on the weekend as well. RP would like contact.

IO contacted the owner of who advised he was contracted with Town Center Storage to clean the property every other Wednesday. He advised he usually arrives at 8 pm and spend approx 45 min sweeping. He advised he had been provided his service to The Storage Depot for 13 years. IO then contacted the RP and explained the work being done does not violate an city ordinances, and if he had further complaints he should contact the business owner of The Town Center Storage. NFA. . Disposition: Closed Otherwise.


14:19 Health & Safety Offense, All Other 1410090035
Occurred on Bethany Dr, S Vly. Rp would like to speak with an officer who is having issues with his daughters boyfriend using drugs in their home.

RP advised that his girlfriend's daughter and the daughter's boyfriend are substance abusers. They are going to allow the daughter to stay at their residence while they attempt to get her help. They will be
calling for a civil stand by when the boyfriend brings her to the residence (and retrieves some of his belongings) due to his unpredictable nature. . Disposition: Closed Otherwise.


16:01 Theft (484, 485, 487) 1410090039
Occurred at Vista Del Lago on Whispering Pines Dr. , S Vly. RP advising that unknown individuals have been taking fairies and other small items from her front yard fairy garden. Thefts have been occurring for the last two months. RP noticed that on this date that a potted succulent was taken. She has notified the management. They advised she notify us. RP does not want a
police report but would like us to document the incidents.

RP declined to file a police report; Wanted incident documented. S5 notified. Information taken as beat info. NFA. . Disposition: Closed Otherwise.


02:04 Traffic Stop w Report, Etc., 1410100009
Officer initiated activity at Jack In The Box, Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley.IO conducted a traffic stop on the listed vehicle because it failed to stop for a stop sign. Upon contacting the driver he was found to have a suspended driver's license for excessive blood alcohol with two prior convictions. As well the driver was on DUI probation. The driver was asked for consent to search the vehicle and he denied. The K9 unit was utilized to conduct an exterior sniff and the dog gave a solid alert at the driver side door by sitting down and then laying down while staring at the area of the alert. IO then conducted a search of the vehicle and located several marijuana. . Disposition: Arrest Made.


05:35 Domestic Disturbance 1410100010
Occurred at Best Western on Scotts Valley Dr. , S Vly. RP advised that her ex boyfriend kicked her out of a hotel room at 0400 hrs this morning. There is a restraining order with peaceful contact, however RP believes that what occurred tonight would be considered a violation. RP advised that she believes that the subj may also be using drugs as he has been acting strangely and mentioned to RP that he set a tree on fire at DeLaVeaga golf course on October 4.

IO contacted RP with concerns about . RP advised that he was 5150, committed battery, domestic violence, drunk driving, arson and has also threatened to kill her in the past. RP was difficult to understand on the phone and would not allow IO to speak. IO made contact with hotel management who stated that RP had got into room and did not allow him to reenter, and their contact each other was minimal. Hotel staff wished the subj be told that he is no longer welcome on the property. IOs then contacted in room 207 who was HBD and gave consent to search his person and his room. stated that he did invite RP over, however when their contact was not going well he attempted to leave when she took possession of his room. advised that he would have no further contact with her and understood that the hotel staff would like him to patronize another establishment. It was decided that Barnett would stay and sleep until he was sober and would relocate. Report taken for information regarding the domestic violence allegations committed against RP. . Disposition: Report Taken.


08:57 Trespassing 1410100019
Occurred at Kmart on Mt Hermon Rd. , S Vly. In front of store. Loitering in the area; harassing customers. Bleeding from arms. Tied dogs up to shopping carts. RP has not asked him to leave because of his anger issues and prior contact she has had with him. . Disposition: Verbal Warning.


10:20 Vandalism 1410100020
Officer initiated activity at Cinelux Theaters, Mt Hermon Rd, Scotts Valley.Behind.


IO responded to a report of graffiti on the back emergency exit at the north end of the building. Graffiti written in an orange ink pen and appears to say ACHE approximately 14 in length and 9 in height. Refer Report. . Disposition: Closed Otherwise.


11:08 Battery of Spouse 1410100024
Occurred at Vista Del Lago on Whispering Pines Dr. , S Vly. RP advising her son's father was released from jail on 10-04. This morning around 0830hrs RP was battered by him. . Negative medical attention needed by the RP.
Service Class: BSNX


IOs responded to Sunset Terrace for a report of a cold 273.5PC that occ'd at Vista Del Lago. IOs contacted the victim who advised that several hours ago she was in a verbal altercation with the suspect (who she has a child in common with). The victim stated that during the argument she threw a glass of water on the suspect. The suspect then grabbed her by the throat and pinned her up against a wall. The victim stated that she was unable to breathe except for when he would relax his grip. The victim managed to free herself from his grip, only to have the suspect push her. This caused the victim to slip on the water tha was on the floor from when she threw it at the suspect. The suspect left on foot and it is suspected that he was picked up by a friend. The suspect was only staying with the victim because he was released from jail on 10-4-2014. IO observed red marks on the victims neck and wrist. An EPO was obtained to protect the victim from the suspect. Refer to report. . Disposition: Report Taken.


11:52 Vandalism 1410100025
Occurred at Siltanen Park on Vine Hill School Rd. , S Vly. Several broken sprinkler heads at the park.



RP came to SVPD with a report of multiple sprinkler heads broken off at Siltanen Park. RP advising that the field had been rented to a group who had difficulties getting the lights turned on. RP afraid that this could be possible retaliation. IO left a voicemail for the RP. IO to follow up next week. . Disposition: Report Taken.


13:04 Health & Safety Offense, All Other 1410100029
Occurred at Supercuts on Mt Hermon Rd. , S Vly. RP is at the business now, found marijuana in one of her co-workers lockers. . Disposition: Report Taken.


19:25 Theft (484, 485, 487) 1410100043
Occurred at Best Western on Scotts Valley Dr. , S Vly. Subj stole several breakfast food items. . Disposition: Report Taken.


22:07 Driving Under the Influence 1410100053
Occurred at Scotts Valley Dr/Mt Hermon Rd, S Vly. Whi box truck swerving all over roadway and into bike lane.
Cellular E911 Call:
Service Class: WPH2

An RP called this department to report a possible DUI driver. The vehicle was described as a white box truck with a license plate of . The vehicle was heading N/B on Scotts Valley Dr at Civic Center Dr. IO's located the vehicle as it passed Civic Center Dr and began to follow it. IO's observed the vehicle staddle the center line for approximately 4-5 seconds. IO followed the vehicle onto Glenwood Dr and then onto Vinehill School Rd, at which time the vehicle entered the lane of on coming traffic. IO attempted to stop the vehicle and followed it into the driveway of 13 Vinehill School. IO attempted to contact the drive at the vehicle, but the driver got out and headed to the front door of the residence. IO's attempted to stop the man using verbal command, but he ignored them. The driver had to be restrained and placed in handcuffs before the DUI investigation could continue. The driver was finally placed through FST's which he failed. The driver provided two PAS samples of .183 and .191, and then later provided two EPAS samples of .21 and .20. The driver was determined to be on DUI probation through 2017. The driver was booked into jail for 23152(a)/(b) CVC. Refe Report. . Disposition: Arrest Made.


00:01 Traffic Stop w Report, Etc., 1410110001
Officer initiated activity at Sb Sr 17/LA Madrona Dr, Santa Cruz County.South of Sims

IO observed a vehicle enter a right turn lane and then proceed straight through the intersection in violation of CVC 22101 (d), and enter onto southbound Hwy 17. IO then followed the vehicle and observed the vehicle swerve over the line from lane two to lane one and then all the way back and cross over the fog line approximately 3 times. IO initiated a traffic stop of the vehicle as it approached the Sims off ramp. IO contacted the driver who identified himself verbally as and noted several objective signs of intoxication including bloodshot watery eyes, slurred 2 speech, and trouble with dexterity. IO attempted to place through a series of FSTs however our location and his unsteady gait made it unsafe to continue. then provided two breath samples on the PAS unit which resulted in .217 and .213 respectively. Subj was placed in custody and booked at CJ. . Disposition: Arrest Made.


16:37 Disturbance 1410110020
Occurred at Metro Center on Kings Village Rd. , S Vly. BMA in his 20s, afro style hair cut and a hat and a WFA in her 20s thin build both drinking hard liquor on the bus. When asked to stop by the driver they refused. Bus 1004 head sign should say SR 17 Express Santa Cruz Metro. Bus should be arriving in approx 7 min .

IOs contacted subjects who had not been drinking any alcohol. Subjects presented IOs with the empty bottle of alcohol and advised that the bus driver took the bottle of alcohol from them and poured it out.
They acknowledged that they should not have been in possession of the alcohol to begin with. NFA. . Disposition: Closed Otherwise.


23:19 Traffic Stop w Report, Etc., 1410110038
Officer initiated activity at Pinnacle Pass, Mt Hermon Rd, Scotts Valley.IO conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a suspended registration. Upon contacting the driver he was found to have a suspended drivers license with two prior convictions for operating a motor vehicle while suspended. The driver was also found to be on formal probation with search and testing terms. IO utilized his K9 unit to conduct a search of the exterior of vehicle. The K9 unit searched the entire exterior of the vehicle and provided a strong alert by stopping abruptly, sitting and staring at the front seam of the driver door and fender well. The K9 unit was then utilized to search the interior of the vehicle. The K9 unit jumped onto the driver seat and began sniffing the driver compartment, after sniffing a backpack on the passenger seat the K9 then provided another strong alert by abruptly sitting and laying down. IO observed the presence of a ziplock baggy containing approximately 28 grams of marijuana on the passenger seat which had been concealed in a rice crispy treat box. The driver acknowledged that he did not have a valid marijuana card or current Dr. recommendation. The driver was cited and released for operating while suspended, provided with a citation for driver in possession of marijuana and the vehicle was towed. . Disposition: Report Taken.


01:25 Public Intoxication 1410120004
Occurred at Hilton on La Madrona Dr. , S Vly. RP advising that a wedding just got out and there are several highly intoxicated subjs at the bar. RP requesting and officer do a bar check as she believes 2 subjs may get into a 415.

Subjs had made their way back to their rooms prior to IO arrival. IOs conducted an area check around the hotel and were UTL any 415's. . Disposition: Gone On Arrival / UTL.


02:18 Public Intoxication 1410120006
Occurred at Hilton on La Madrona Dr. , S Vly. Refusing to leave the gift shop.

IO made contact with hotel staff in regards to a disturbance at the convenience store. IO obtained a name and room number and attempted to locate a subj on the third floor. While searching for the subj, IOs located an intoxicated male in his underwear sitting in a conference room. Based upon his statements and appearance he was unable to care for himself and arrested for 647F. IOs checked the area for the original suspect and were UTL. Refer report. . Disposition: Arrest Made.


09:06 PC Code Offense, All Other 1410120009
Occurred on Crescent Ct, S Vly. 2nd hand information went to residence and threatened her with a knife. Sister went to Mother's house at 112 Crescent Ct and sister is afraid to go home. . Disposition: Arrest Made.


23:14 Health & Safety Offense, All Other 1410120047
Officer initiated activity at Skypark Tennis Courts, Coast Range Dr, Scotts Valley.While conducting a foot patrol of the skypark tennis courts, IO located a female subject sleeping in the wooded area behind the tennis courts. IO contacted the female and asked her for her ID. The female stated that she did not have her ID on her. IO asked her if the backpack located next to her was hers. She stated that it was not hers but it contained her wallet and ID. IO obtained the backpack to gather the females ID and could smell the distinct odor of marijuana coming from the backpack. IO found the females wallet containing her ID and misc female hygiene products that she claimed were also hers. IO also located pre-packaged baggies of marijuana in the backpack that were labeled for sale. . Disposition: Arrest Made.


17:43 Theft (484, 485, 487) 1410130028
Occurred at Vine Hill School on Vine Hill School Rd. , S Vly. Service Class: BUSN

Two males went running through campus she believes they stole a purse, teacher is chasing after them. Dark hair wearing a red shirt and jeans, a little under 509-510/stocky build HMJ 15-16 yo Second subject HMJ 15-16 tall and thin with a whi tshirt. Unk desc. on the second subject. Took off running N SV Dr

Two HMAs entered a Vine Hill School classroom, removed a purse, and stole an Ipad and $50 in case. Suspects fled the scene and IOs are still outstanding. Refer report. . Disposition: Report Taken.


04:35 Hit and Run 1410140007
Occurred on Blueberry Ct, S Vly. Cellular E911 Call:
Service Class: WPH2

Neighbor's Merz was hit by dark colored sedan in neighbor's driveway .

A resident called after hearing what sounded like one vehicle hitting another in his neighbor's driveway about 150 ft away. RP observed a dark colored vehicle leaving the scene, and called us. IOs BOL-ed the area when O-20 spotted what appeared to be the suspect vehicle. See event 1410140008 for the car stop and subsequent cite and release, case assignment (1142) and tow info. . Disposition: Arrest Made.


04:49 Hit and Run 1410140008
Officer initiated activity at Whispering Pines Dr/Blueberry Dr, Scotts Valley.Traffic stop on possible (S) vehicle in reported 20002 (see event 1410140008).

IOs responded to the report of a hit and run. IO located suspect vehicle as it was driving through the area and conducted a vehicle stop. Driver admitted driving up Blueberry Ct delivering papers, but denied backing into Victim vehicle. Suspect vehicle had damage to its right tail light consistent with the collision. Driver was cited and released at the scene. Refer report. . Disposition: Arrest Made.


09:11 Health & Safety Offense, All Other 1410140019
Occurred on Whispering Pines Ct, S Vly. RP located 5 marijuana plants in the ditch in the back of his property.

RP was cleaning up his backyard when he located 5 potted marijuana plants adjacent to his back fence which is located in the city easement between hi property and Vista Del Lago. Rp wanted to confirm it was alright for him to remove the plants and dispose of them in his green waste container. I/O advised RP that would be acceptable. . Disposition: Closed Otherwise.


09:45 Domestic Battery 1410140021
Occurred on Silverwood Dr, S Vly. Cellular E911 Call:
Service Class: WPH2

273.5 occurring now, male still in the room with RP, hitting her and preventing her from using the LL to call 911. Parties now separated, xray upstairs male half down stairs negavie weapons


The Victim contacted this department and reported that the Arrestee , her husband of 30 years, had assaulted her. The (V) advised that she engaged in a verbal altercation with the (A). The (A) told her that she was not welcomed at the residence. The (V) became upset and wanted to call the Police. When the (V) called the Police, the (A) unplugged the phone. The (V) said that the (A) pushed her, which caused her to fall to the ground. The (V) was able to call the Police with her cell phone. The (V) was uninjured; however, she was medically transported. The (V) requested that the (A) be arrested and an EPO issued. The EPO was granted. The (A) denied ever touching the (V); however, he said he did unplug the phone. The (A) was lodged at jail. 243(e)(1) PC and 591 PC. CO. . Disposition: Arrest Made.