Fugitive Friday: One Past 'Most Wanted' Jailed

Police caught one guy they were looking for. Here are four more fugitives.

Watsonville police arresteda 32-year-old man wanted for gun possession, assault and other charges.

Ermillo Herrera Padilla Jr. was taken into custody at 8:47 p.m. Thursday. Padilla had been and also was . His current warrants were for being a felon in possession of a firearm, selling ammunition to a minor, assault with a deadly weapon and drug possession while carrying a firearm. Padilla failed to appear in court.

Like usual, local law enforcement agencies have come together and are asking for the public's help in locating some of the county's most wanted—and one was picked up this week. Have you seen any of the other fugitives? If so, contact your local law enforcement agency.

Jesus Zamora Melgoza
AGE: 31
DESCRIPTION: 5 feet, 11 inches tall and 30 pounds with black hair and brown eyes
HOME: Watsonville 
WARRANT: Violating a court order and failing to appear in court. Melgoza was arrested for violation of a court order and failed to appear in court on the charges.

Kenneth Cole
AGE: 48
DESCRIPTION: 5 feet, 10 inches tall and 150 pounds with blond hair and hazel eyes.
HOME: Felton, frequents Santa Cruz
WARRANT: Malicious harm or interference with a police dog. The felony warrant was issued as a result of Cole’s failing to appear in court after being charged with malicious harm or interference with a police dog.

Ana Blander
AGE: 27
DESCRIPTION: 5 feet, 7 inches tall and 190 pounds with red hair and blue eyes
HOME: Santa Cruz
WARRANT: Robbery. Blander was the “get away” driver in the armed robbery at Scotts Valley Gas on Mt. Hermon Road in 2012. Blander failed to appear in court and a warrant was issued for her arrest. She is also wanted by Berkeley Police for carjacking, Santa Clara Sheriff’s Office for forgery and Alameda Sheriff’s Office for burglary.

Kenny Joe Ufford
AGE: 29
DESCRIPTION: 6 feet tall and 150 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes
HOME: transient
WARRANT: Felony theft. Ufford is wanted for a felony theft and has an extensive history of theft. 


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