Police Blotter: Couple Shot At While Driving

Also, there were two daytime home burglaries Monday in Watsonville.

A man and woman were shot at while driving near Center and Carr streets Monday afternoon, Watsonville police reported.

They weren't hurt and no arrests were made, police said.

The shooting happened around 4:34 p.m. The victims were a 38-year-old woman and a 32-year-old man, police said.

Watsonville Police Log, Monday, Aug. 20

12:19 a.m.—A 51-year-old man was arrested for a probation violation on East Lake Avenue and Brennan Street.

8:16 a.m.—A man was arrested for trespassing in an abandoned building on Arthur Road.

1:25 p.m.—A vandal scratched the side of a vehicle parked on the 500 block of McKenzie Avenue.

5:22 p.m.—A 44-year-old man was driving suspiciously on Vista Montana Drive and Bridge Street. When officers stopped him, they learned he didn't have a driver's license. He was arrested and his car was impounded. In it, officers found two meth pipes and a small amount of methamphetamine.

5:30 p.m.—A side view mirror was broken on a car on the 400 block of Main Street.

6:13 p.m.—A house was burglarized on the 300 block of Arbol Drive.

6:19 p.m.—A burglar broke a back window on a house on the 200 block of Hill Avenue and ransacked the home. Computers, jewelry and a TV were stolen.

7:27 p.m.—A man was hit across the back and over the head with a 2-by-2. It happened in Monterey County on the 500 block of Hall Road.

9:29 p.m.—A 43-year-old drunk man was thrown out of Barsi's Liquors on East Lake Avenue. He told officers he was attacked, but police determined he was intoxicated and violating his parole. 


Watzon McWats August 22, 2012 at 09:37 PM
I've been making a habit of taking a lap around the neighborhood before I go to bed every night and reporting anything suspicious that I see. I encourage others to do so as well. If you feel uneasy walking around town at night, you can just as easily take said lap in your car. The more us good guys are out there, the less the thugs are gonna want to show their faces. Things have simply gotten too heated over the past month or so to sit back and hope it goes away. We have to watch out for each other and keep an eye on our own neighborhoods.
Tony James August 23, 2012 at 02:21 PM
good idea.well said
David H. Perez August 23, 2012 at 04:32 PM
I'm with you, Watzon. Yesterday I went outside to ask a guy why he had been just sitting in his car for the past hour across the street from my house. As soon as he saw me walking toward him, he drove away. Maybe I messed up his drug deal.
Watzon McWats August 24, 2012 at 12:23 AM
@David, interesting to read in the most recent blotter that someone was arrested on warrants after found "napping" in a car a few days ago. The other day I noticed that a guy was parking in front of homes on my street. He'd sit there for 10 minutes or so, then drive a few houses down, park, and do the same thing. When he parked in front of my house I too went to investigate, and he took off down the street. VERY odd. Still not quite sure what these folks are doing, but I've been seeing it for years. Calling the police has minimized it in my area, but it still happens from time to time.
David H. Perez August 24, 2012 at 03:36 AM
@Watzon - Gosh, I wish you and I were neighbors (or maybe we are), you are great. This guy I was referring to was not napping, but I noticed he was on and off the cell phone quite a bit. You are so right about knowing your neighbors and participating in community policing. Last Friday morning at about 12:30 A.M., I was awakened to the sound of tires squealing, then I heard a loud impact. I ran outside in my PJ's, but in the darkness could not find the signs of any damage. The next morning as my neighbor left for work, he pointed out some car parts on the sidewalk. Apparently, a car had hit the curb and sideswiped one of the historical light posts on our street. I gathered the parts which included a rear-view mirror. After my neighbor left, he called me to let me know he saw a car parked a block up the street with 2 blown tires and damage consistent with what had happened earlier in the morning. I got the license number and called the police, I gave them the car parts, and they followed up very quickly. Unfortunately, it was too long after the incident to pin the offender with a DUI (which it obviously was), but at least we reported it! I have the direct line for Watsonville Police and 9-1-1 on my speed dial, and I have called them often and gotten excellent results. Even though I am a liberal, if someone spontaneously enters my home and threatens my safety, I am also prepared to spontaneously dial .357, .38, .40, .44 or .45. Know what I mean?


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