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Police Blotter: Teen Stabbed for iPod

Also, a couple got caught stealing baby formula and a man threatened a jewelry store security guard.

Masked robbers accosted a teenager Tuesday night, robbing him of his iPod before stabbing him twice, Watsonville police reported.

The violence happend around 9:50 p.m. on the 100 block of Holly Drive.

The 14-year-old boy was stopped by four masked robbers. One stole his iPod, and another stabbed him twice, police said.

The teen was treated for non life-threatening injuries and released from Watsonville Community Hospital.

The attack is the third stabbing in Watsonville in four days. Saturday night and . No arrests have been made and none of the injuries were life threatening.

Watsonville Police Log, Tuesday, May 1

12:38 a.m.—A vandal smashed a car window on the 100 block of Jefferson Street.

10:08 a.m.—A man was arrested for threatening to kill the security guard at Plaza Jewelry, on the 100 block of West Lake Avenue. He also was violating his probation.

10:26 a.m.—A surveilance camera was stolen from the outside of a building on the 100 block of Brennan Street sometime since Saturday.

11:43 a.m.—Two men, ages 23 and 28, were arrested for trespassing on the 100 block of Main Street.

3:17 p.m.—A couple trying to steal baby formula from a store on the 1700 block of Main Street were arrested. The man, age 21, and woman, age 26, reportedly removed the security labels from several cannisters and hid the bottles in a purse.

4:15 p.m.—A thief stole items from a homeless campsite on the 100 block of Sakata Lane while the owner was in jail.

8:57 p.m.—A 30-year-old man waa arrested on a warrant on the 100 block of Jefferson Lane after he tried to run from police.

Patricia May 03, 2012 at 06:56 PM
If the gang members are hanging together the police will check them out because that is a violation of their probation. Most of the gang members have been tagged by the PD and could be subject to a search and seizure. But when that happens, you get all kinds of protests by activists that the police have profiled them, harassed them, threatened them with arms, etc. Like David said, they are damned if they do and damned if they don't. It will take more public involvement to get around these things. If you see suspicious things happening, notify the police on the Tip Liine. They won't respond immediately because they have to do some surveillance to be able to judge what is going on. Give them a break and help be the eyes and ears for the force.
Parents of Alyssa May 03, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Yes they can say it's harrasment but they have to take a stand and make them selfs known in the community of there presence. Sure u will get those people who complain but ultimately it will be the hurry who decides on who is right. I'm pretty sure it will make people think twice. I believe LA did this and worked out great for them.
Watzon McWats May 04, 2012 at 01:26 AM
Growing up they'd tell you, "just give them what they want, don't fight back". But when I read articled like this, I wonder if that's really the best advice. Who knows, one or two inches in a different direction and maybe this kid woulda been killed.
Watzon McWats May 04, 2012 at 01:34 AM
@Jose- Smoking pot now a days is like popping a prescription anti-biotic. So many people have prescriptions now - even young people. You can't just go around investigating every little puff of smoke anymore. I'm not sure what the case in Watsonville is, but many law enforcement agencies have also deemed it a "lowest enforcement priority". Of course, I'm not sure what you meant by "kids". Some people include 20somethings in there. If you're talkin' young kids, then that's different.
Parents of Alyssa May 04, 2012 at 01:01 PM
Watzon, So you saying its ok for teens to smoke pot? Sure they do all things but it's not legal.

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