NEWS: Bear Creek Canyon Shooting

From the Santa Cruz County Sheriff…

LOCATION: 200 Block of Bear Creek Canyon Road, Boulder Creek


32 Years Old Santa Cruz County resident

On 3/2/18 just after 3 AM, deputies were dispatched to a victim of a shooting who arrived at the Boulder Creek Fire Station. Deputies learned the shooting occurred on Bear Creek Canyon Road near Bear Creek Road. The suspect, James Campos and the victim had gotten into an argument in the 200 Block of Bear Creek Canyon Road over a vandalism that occurred. Campos was armed with a rifle and shot at the victim at least once, striking him in the leg. The victim fled the area and was brought to the Fire Station for medical assistance. The victim was transported to a Bay Area trauma center where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Detectives were able to identify Campos and began searching for him. Campos was found at a home in Brookdale where he was arrested without incident. Campos was interviewed and subsequently booked into the Santa Cruz County jail on charges of Assault with a Deadly weapon.

If anyone has any information relating to this case, please contact Persons Crimes Sergeant Dan Freitas at (831) 454-7635.

Press-Banner – San Lorenzo Valley Water District considers lawsuit against director

We’ve had quite a wild ride from our current SLVWD board members. They have doubled the price we pay for water, while we are footing the legal bills to defend a board member charged in a conflict of interest case.

Well, instead of focusing on providing water service, the SLVWD is considering more litigation, that will, again, be paid for by water rate-payers. This time it is to silence Bill Smallman, who saw it fit to let rate-payers know how their money is being spent… especially in light of the litigation rate payers are paying for around Terry Vierra.

The original judgement against Vierra was $10,000… now ratepayers are footing a bill of roughly $200,000!  (see below for more news links covering this)

During last week’s meeting, held in downtown Boulder Creek, the board decided to take matters behind closed doors!

Read the full article at the Press-Banner by clicking HERE.


Related News:

Press-Banner: SLVWD won’t release letter from Vierra

Good Time: Judge Finds Conflict in San Lorenzo Valley Water Scandal

Press-Banner: Lawsuit fears fueled SLVWD payments

Chicago Style Hot Dog in Boulder Creek?… YES! Fifi’s Hot Dogs

We now have a great new hot dog stand here in Boulder Creek. Right now Fifi’s Hot Dogs is only open on weekends, but they are planning to be open all week in a couple of months.

Fifi’s is a food cart located right in downtown Boulder Creek, beside Agz Ragz and across the street from New Leaf and The Red Pearl.

We went and tried the food, and it was one amazing hot dog… with very friendly service.

See pictures below for the menu and a real deal Chicago Style hot dog.

NEWS: Arrests made for Assault with a Firearm/Entering a Closed Disaster Area

From the Sheriff’s Office:

Yesterday evening at about 5:25 pm, Cal Fire requested emergency law enforcement assistance with a group of people who may have been involved in a shooting within the closed fire area near Deer Creek Rd. and Hartman Creek Rd. in Boulder Creek. Sheriff’s Deputies who were patrolling the evacuation area, responded and spoke with Jason Dixon, Nicole Papineau, Bernard Haagenson, Michael Carter, and Drake Geithner.

Deputies learned that Haagenson, Carter and Geithner noticed a vehicle parked near Geithner’s marijuana grow in the 100 block of Hartman Creek Rd. in Boulder Creek. Haagenson, Carter and Geithner thought the vehicle, occupied by Dixon and Papineau was involved in a previous theft at the grow.

Haagenson, Carter and Geithner confronted Dixon and Papineau in their vehicle. Papineau and Dixon claimed they were in the area looking for a lost dog. Geithner retrieved a shotgun and provided it to Haagenson. Haagenson pointed the shotgun at Dixon and Papineau. During the confrontation Haagenson was suspected of shooting both front tires of Dixon and Papineau’s vehicle, the front bumper and the hood of the vehicle which caused the shotgun blast to skip off the hood onto the windshield in front of Papineau. Carter was then suspected of threatening Dixon and Papineau with a baseball bat. Papineau and Dixon walked down Deer Creek Rd. till they met with Cal Fire personnel.

Deputies found a 12 gauge shotgun at the scene however found no evidence Dixon and Papineau were involved in a theft. Haagenson, Carter, Geithner, Dixon and Papineau were arrested for the listed charges and booked into the Santa Cruz Main Jail.


NEWS: Bear Fire Partial Repopulation

News From the Santa Cruz County Sheriff-Coroner & California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection.

Bear Fire Partial Repopulation

Las Cumbres
Evacuation orders have been lifted for the Las Cumbres and Skyline Blvd. communities.

Areas South of Bear Creek Rd.
Evacuation orders have been lifted for areas south of Bear Creek Road such as Hidden Springs Lane, Moon Rise Road, Mustang Mesa, and Bear Creek Way.

Areas still under Evacuation and Closed
Bear Creek Canyon Road, Deer Creek Road, Rons Road, Dons Road, and their tributary streets in the effected fire area will remain closed.

Road Closures
Bear Creek Road between Hawk Ridge Road and Hwy 35 will open to residents only at 12:00 PM on 10/19/17.

%d bloggers like this: