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Police Blotter: The Day-to-Day Calls

The following arrest information was supplied by the Watsonville Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Watsonville experienced several major, tragic incidents in the past week: , and .

The police blotter is a list of the more mundane calls Watsonville police officers have responded to recently. Oh, and there were two gang assaults on Friday.

Watsonville police log, Monday, July 11

12:15 a.m.—Francisco Huezo was arrested for being drunk in public on the 100 block of Jefferson Street.

7:30 a.m.—Abel Rojas Ojeda, 37, was arrested for a misdemeanor warrant on the 1400 block of Freedom Boulevard.

9:16 a.m.—A woman called and threatened a 30-year-old woman to not go to court for a child custody hearing.

9:32 a.m.—A vandal broke the driver's side window on a parked, locked vehicle on the 400 block of Union Street.

9:39 a.m.—Mateo Reyes, 27, was arrested for public intoxication on White Street.

5:33 p.m.—A vandal keyed a vehicle parked on the 800 block of Vista Montana Drive.

7:22 p.m.—Isaac Avalos, 22, was arrested after he tried to start a fight in a martial arts studio on the 900 block of East Lake Avenue. He was staggering around the parking lot of the shopping center.

7:40 p.m.—Guadalupe Lopez-Perez was arrested on suspicion of being drunk in public on East Lake and Eaton avenues.

Sunday, July 10

1:04 a.m.—Oscar Gamboa Valasco, 19, got a ticket for an outstanding warrant on the 100 block of Madison Street.

1:31 am.—Joshua Tullis, 34, was arrested for allegedly having drugs and drug paraphernalia on South Green Valley and Harkins Slough roads.

2:33 a.m.—Marcos Nunez, 25, was arrested on the 400 block of Chappell Road for being drunk.

6:22 a.m.—Overnight, a burglar got into a parked car on the 600 block of Almond Drive and stole items.

9:23 a.m.—Juan Luis Cervantes Jr, 31, was ticketed on the 900 block of Main Street for a problem with his car.

9:26 a.m.—A vandal keyed a car parked on the 100 block of Blackburn Street.

11:50 a.m.—Albert Anthony Ramirez, 25, got a ticket for a warrant on the 200 block of Hushbeck Street.

Saturday, July 9

2:46 a.m.—A parolee, Victor Padilla, 36, was arrested at his dad's house in the Sunny Meadow Apartments on Ross Avenue. Padilla allegedly was violating a restraining order. Also, Ana Medrano, 22, was arrested there for allegedly causing a disturbance.

8:01 p.m.—Alberto Rodriguez, 43, was arrested on suspicion of having drugs at the Veteran's Memorial Hall on the 200 block of East Beach Street. An hour later, another man, age 36, said security guards at the hall pushed him out of the building, causing him to break his left arm.

Friday, July 8

9:29 a.m.—Renato Jimenez, 40, was arrested on a warrant on the 1400 block of Freedom Boulevard.

10:11 a.m.—A burglar broke into a car on the 300 block of Bree Lane.

1:37 p.m.—A woman reported that someone stole her Discover credit card and withdrew $1,421 from a Wells Fargo branch in Watsonville.

3:57 p.m.—Fabio Lopez, Edgar Gonzalez-Tovar, Cesar Niebles and Jonathan Hernandez, all 18, were cited for allegedly resisting police on the river levee at Loughead Street.

5:38 p.m.—Four gang members confronted a 47-year-old man on East Front Street, hit him in the head twice with a bat, smashed him in the mouth with a bottle and robbed him.

6 p.m.—Police investigated a battery report on the 200 block of Maple Avenue.

6:18 p.m.—James Cooper, 44, was arrested for drunk in public on the 400 block of Rodriguez Street.

6:36 p.m.—Five gang members challenged a 26-year-old man on the 100 block of Lincoln Street. They attacked him, knocking him unconscious. A 17-year-old boy who kept kicking the injured man in the ribs and face was later arrested.

Thursday, July 7

10:27 a.m.—Manuel Gutierrez, 39, was stopped on Chappell Road and Ross Avenue for a bike violation but arrested for warrants.

4:54 p.m.—Police investigated a vandalism report on the 300 block of Rodriguez Street.

8:11 p.m.—Alberto Ramos Silva, 25, was arrested on the 1800 block of Freedom Boulevard for being drunk in public.

9:57 p.m.—Thirty-two locations were tagged with the same graffiti moniker. Police are investigating.

Wednesday, July 6

8:32 a.m.—A car parked on the 100 block of West Beach Street was keyed.

1:51 p.m.—Johnny Hicks, 42, was ticketed for drinking beer in the . He also allegedly was violating his parole and was arrested.

11:17 p.m.—A gunman shot a BB gun at on Freedom Boulevard, damaging four windows.

Barbara S F Davis July 13, 2011 at 10:13 PM
Facundo Cabral may have been the most illustrious Argentine poet-troubador of our time. In his epic poem "You're not depressed, you're distracted," he says "The good is in the majority, but it is not noticed because it is silent. A bomb makes more noise than a caress, but for every bomb that destroys there are millions of caresses that nourish life." His poem in his own voice is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jE3GwuCwRNU. I'd like to see a column on what's good in Watsonville. Naturally, I'd like to write it!

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