Police Blotter: Car Shot At

Also, there was a gun brandished on Manana Lane and three men were arrested beating up another man.

A shooting Sunday afternoon shattered a car window but didn't injury anyone, according to a report in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

It happened around 1:20 p.m. on Pennsylvania and Hammer drives. No one was hurt. Read the full recap here.

Watsonville Police Log, Sunday, July 15

10:18 a.m.—A vandal damaged the right front fender of a car parked on the 200 block of Marchant Street during the weekend.

6:18 p.m.—A car burglar shattered the front passenger window of a car and stole items. It happened on the 300 block of Main Street.

7:11 p.m.—A car was burglarized on the 1000 block of East Lake Avenue. The thief took a purse, which held cash, an ATM card, bank receipts, other store cards and court documents.

9:47 p.m.—A man was arrested for being high on drugs after he was caught in Ramsay Park after hours.

Saturday, July 14

12:10 a.m.—A man was arrested for several drug charges on the 100 block of East Lake Avenue.

12:43 a.m.—Two brothers argued, then fought on the 100 block of Jehl Avenue. The men, ages 41 and 36, punched each other.

1:24 a.m.—A 27-year-old man was arrested for a warrant on the 200 block of East Lake Avenue.

10:28 a.m.—A truck bed mat, vehicle jack and jack storage compartment cover were stolen overnight from a truck parked on the 100 block of Cissars Drive.

7:27 p.m.—A 63-year-old man was arrested for a warrant.

9:54 p.m.—There was a fight in front of a house on the 100 block of Carr Street. One man was arrested for being drunk in public.

11:29 p.m.—A 47-year-old man was arrested for DUI on the 100 block of Kingfisher Drive.

Friday, July 13

12:52 a.m.—A woman was pushed to the ground at a Main Street business. The man who did it grabbed her keys, which were hanging near the exit, as he fled. He was not found.

1:10 a.m.—Three men were arrested for beating up another man on the 400 block of Holohan Road. They reportedly punched and kicked him, then threatened to beat him up more if they saw him again.

4 a.m.—A 45-year-old man was arrested for two warrants on West Beach and Walker streets.

7:56 a.m.—A man was arrested for a warrant on the 100 block of High Street.

8:29 a.m.—A 16-year-old boy was arrested on the 200 block of Bockius Street for violating his probation.

8:31 p.m.—A daytime burglary happened at a home on the 100 block of Elm Street.

10:36 p.m.—Officers spoke with a 26-year-old man after a fight on the 300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue.

10:37 p.m.—A passenger in a red sedan brandished a gun at a man on the 100 block of Manana Lane.

Thursday, July 12

2:02 a.m.—A man was arrested for a probation violation on East Lake Avenue and Jefferson Street.

4:37 p.m.—A parolee ran from police on Carr Street. He was caught and ticketed.

5:32 p.m.—A teen was picked up for a warrant on Ginos Court and Ross Avenue. He also had marijuana with him and lied about his name.

8:07 p.m.—A 25-year-old was arrested for a warrant on the 100 block of Lawrence Avenue.

Hector Rodriguez July 16, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Getting out of control. This happened right next to Starlight School. Just behind my house, and I was driving by taking my mom to Big5 when we saw the car with the rear and driver side window shattered. The two guys were kinda in shock, one of them was even standing right there in the middle of the road looking at the car in disbelief. I had to drive around him. Can you imagine if something like this happens when there are kids out on the school yard? We need laws to start making a hassle to gangbangers to be a gang banger. We need to stop them from going out to the streets acting with impunity, they do all this because they get away with it. They need to be Guilty by Association. They don't act on their own, they attack innocent people on behalf of the gang, so the whole whole gang needs to be held liable. A Megan's list like database of gang bangers available to the public. We want safe neighborhoods? Well, we should know who's our neighbors too. In the meanwhile, I started using my HD camera on my phone to record everything when I'm driving. Kinda a false sense of safety, but is better than nothing.
David H. Perez July 16, 2012 at 09:10 PM
Hector, you are so right. Under the law now, unless you have been caught committing a crime or are already on gang probation, there is nothing stopping a person from belonging to a gang. I agree that simply belonging to a gang should be a crime, and maybe short of prison, young gangbangers should be sent to a lengthy and intensive boot camp or re-education camp program where they can be "re-programmed" out of the gang mindset. I like your idea about keeping your camera phone ready to go at all times. I do the same thing, and I am always ready to be observant and give information to the police.


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