A teenager already on probation for assault seemingly went looking for trouble Monday, threatening one person with a knife in a busy shopping area then stabbing another teen in a park three hours later, after police were told his first alleged crime wasn't serious enough to warrant a knife in juvenile lock-up, Watsonville police reported.
The 17-year-old, whose name wasn't released because of his age, was cited for brandishing a weapon following a 3 p.m. incident at the at 347 Rodriguez St., according to police.
A maintenance worker at the shopping center told police he had seen the boy and another teen out behind the building and asked them to leave because he thought they were gang members. The employee spotted the teens inside the mall a few minutes later and again told them to leave, according to police.
The second time, the 17-year-old allegedly pulled a knife, shouted gang slogans and threatened the worker. Both teens fled, but officers caught up to the 17-year-old nearby and detained him, according to police.
The boy was already on probation for a past assault case and WPD officers asked a county juvenile probation officer to revoke his probation to send him to Juvenile Hall in Felton, but was denied, police reported. Instead, the boy was given a notice to appear in court and released to a relative.
Three hours later, a motorist on Main Street and South Green Valley Road flagged down a cop for help because a passenger in the car had been stabbed. The 16-year-old had a laceration on his cheek, police reported.
The boy said he got into an altercation at the around 6 p.m. and was stabbed. Officers tracked down the suspect—the same young man from the earlier attack—at Target and arrested him, police reported.
Probation officers OK'd his incarceration the second time and the boy was booked into Juvenile Hall on a fresh felony charge, police reported.
Watsonville Police Log, Monday, Aug. 1
6:14 a.m.—A burglar broke into a home on the 100 block of Holly Drive and stole property while the residents were asleep inside.
7:59 a.m.—There was a window-smash car burglary on the 200 block of Pine Street overnight.
5:01 p.m.—Trespassers forced open the front door of a vacant home on the 100 block of Rio Del Pajaro Court but there was no sign of theft.
5:14 p.m.—Anita Loche was arrested for allegedly trying to cash a fake check at the Wells Fargo Bank on the 1000 block of South Green Valley Road.
7:36 p.m.—A woman left her wallet at the cashier of a store on the 1700 block of Freedom Boulevard. Security tape footage shows a second woman pick up the wallet and use cash that was in it to pay for her own purchases.
8:19 p.m.—Police investigated vandalism on the 400 block of Palm Avenue.
Sunday, July 31
1:14 a.m.—Raul Gabriel Froylan, 31, was arrested for drunk in public
2:33 a.m.—Jorge Valdez, 25, was arrested for two warrants on the 100 block of Clifford Avenue.
2:53 a.m.—Irineo Sanchez, 28, was arrested on suspicion of DUI on Walker and West Front streets.
10:02 a.m.—A window-smash car burglary happened on the 100 block of Montabello drive overnight. There was another car burglary on the 200 block of Prospect Street.
11:03 a.m.—Rigoberto Rodriguez, 34, was arrested after he allegedly punched a wall at his mom's house on the 100 block of Arthur Road, then hit a cop in the head.
6:02 p.m.—John Robert Dunham, 54, allegedly pulled down his pants and flashed a Metro bus on the 400 block of Rodriguez Street. He went to jail.
10:39 p.m.—A woman parked at the Red Roof Inn on the 1600 block of West Beach Street got a ticket for outstanding misdemeanor warrants.
Saturday, July 30
2:42 a.m.—Jose Ortiz, 23, was arrested on suspicion of DUI on the 100 block of Amesti Road.
3:58 a.m.—Jesus Ortiz, 26, was arrested for warrants on Tuttle Avenue at Bridge Street.
9:55 a.m.—Marcos Robles got pulled over on Roache Road at Whitney Drive. He and a teenage passenger were cited for violating the gang terms of their probation. The teen also was arrested for allegedly giving police a fake name.
4:47 p.m.—Cops were called to two brothers fighting on the 200 block of Center Street.
6:23 p.m.—Victor Olivarez, 40, was arrested for DUI on Ross Avenue north of Chappell Avenue.
7:51 p.m.–A vehicle burglary happened on the 200 block of East Lake Avenue.
9:38 p.m.—Jesus Castillo, 29, got a ticket for an outstanding warrant on the 100 block of Claremont Avenue.
Friday, July 29
8:46 a.m.—A burglary cut a lock on a storage shed at a business on the 1000 block of West Beach Street.
11:02 a.m.—Eduarod Guillen was arrested on a warrant on Clifford Avenue and Lassen Way.
12:12 p.m.—Police were investigating a disturbance on the 100 block of Mariposa Avenue and arrested Christopher Gonzalez for allegedly possessing drug paraphernalia.
2:25 p.m.—A home on the 200 block of Ross Avenue was burglarized.
4:16 p.m.—Juan Calvillo-Chapula, 22, was arrested for driving on a suspended license and two warrants. Police pulled him over on East Lake Avenue at Beverly Drive.
4:35 p.m.—Richard Bryan Crocker, 22, was cited for shoplifting from Target.
5:38 p.m.—A 23-year-old man reported someone used one of his credit cards to buy $190.25 worth of items from Target.
7:43 p.m.—A man was robbed on Main and East Fifth streets.
8:07 p.m.—Samuel Rodriguez-Cruz was arrested on two warrants after he was pulled over on Main and West Fifth streets.
8:53 p.m.—Jesse Garcia Cabrera, 34, didn't want to pay for his taxi and allegedly caused a disturbance in a parking lot on the 1900 block of Main Street. He was arrested for drunk in public.