Below is a list of some local crimes and arrests that happened over the past week. All information is provided by the Santa Cruz Police Department.
Suspect arrested for sexual battery
Jan. 15, 3:48 a.m. — A subject was arrested in the 100 block of Maple Street for sexual battery. The suspect was booked into Santa Cruz County Jail.
Women finds gun on railroad tracks
Jan. 15, 5:30 p.m. — A 20-year-old Santa Cruz woman walking her dog near Bay and California streets found a loaded .357-caliber revolver on the railroad tracks. The gun had been reported stolen from Manteca, Calif. in 2004. Several shootings in Santa Cruz have occurred with .357-caliber handguns, and police are investigating if the weapon found has any connections to those shootings.
Jan. 17, 1:55 a.m. — Officers responded to a call at the intersection of Church and Cedar streets. An unknown suspect, who remains at large, had brandished a knife at a group.
Suspected auto burglar arrested
Jan. 18, 1:37 p.m. — Officers responded to Cedar and Church streets for the report of an auto burglary. A witness reported seeing a man, wearing a nylon stocking over his head, smashing a car window. Officers found a 20-year-old Santa Cruz man fitting the suspect’s description several blocks away from the stolen vehicle. He was booked into Santa Cruz County Jail for auto burglary, probation violations, and gang member enhancement.