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Sheriff's Reports: Mt. Madonna Inn Burglarized

The landmark restaurant was supposed to reopen months ago.

Burglars stole loads of construction materials from the Mt. Madonna Inn earlier this summer, the Sheriff's Office reported, impacting the long-anticipated reopening of the historic restaurant on Hecker Pass.

The thieves got in through the roof and stole wiring, door hardware, stainless steel sinks and back splashes, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The theft was reported June 25. It appeared in the Sheriff's Office press log this week.

The restaurant, on Highway 152 at the Santa Cruz-Santa Clara county line, was once a prestigious place to spend an evening. It fell on hard times in recent years but was supposed to reopen in the spring under new management.

with Joshua Fischer, managing director at Sterling Pacific Financial in Watsonville. The investment company gained control of the Mt. Madonna Inn through foreclosure.

No new opening date has been announced.

Sheriff's Office Reports, July 6

3:30 p.m.—A locked generator was stolen from a construction site on Minto Road.

11:06 p.m.—A man and woman were arrested after deputies were sent to a suspicious vehicle on Mar Monte Road. The woman was high on drugs and the man was violating his probation.

July 5

12:31 a.m.—A teenager ran away from a group home on Valencia.

July 3

10 p.m.—Someone used fireworks to damage a mailbox on Bradford Road.

July 2

9:30 p.m.—A vandal slashed two tires on a vehicle parked on Doering Lane.

11:58 p.m.—A Noteño gang member was arrested on Oliveira Loop after running from deputies during a car stop.

Cathy P. July 11, 2012 at 05:38 PM
This is just plain sad on so many levels. Unbelieveable.
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Joe Smith January 07, 2013 at 08:55 AM
any update as to why this "restaurant' has not opened. According to Santa Cruz County Tax Collector, the property has defaulted taxes for over four years and is set to go to tax sale in 2013. Strange.

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