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: Austin Combs Caught at Boulder Creek Home

Austin Combs has been caught, and the crimes he is accused of committing are beyond horrendous. He was caught at a home in Boulder Creek… who would allow such a person in our community?

From the article:

“Combs is accused of kidnapping, terrorizing and raping a woman and attacking her with a wrench, according to court documents. He is accused of dismembering a man’s face by slashing him and shooting him at a Ben Lomond home on July 20, according to Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office.

Combs was arrested about 10 a.m. Thursday at a home in Boulder Creek, according to the Sheriff’s Office.”

Read the entire article from the Sentinel by clicking HERE.

http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/general-news/20170804/ben-lomond-man-accused-of-cutting-out-mans-tongue-and-eye-dousing-woman-with-chemicals

 

 

WANTED for Attempted Murder: Austin Combs

From the SANTA CRUZ COUNTY Sheriff:

Early Thursday morning at about 5:45 am, the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a victim of a gunshot wound. We learned that during an argument, 28 year old Austin Combs was reported to have shot another man in the face with a handgun. The victim sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries. Combs fled the scene prior to the arrival of our Deputies. We are asking anyone with information related to Combs whereabouts to contact Dispatch at 831-471-1121, to speak to a Deputy. Please reference Sheriff’s Office case 17-06013. The weapon in this case is still outstanding and we caution the public not to personally contact Combs. There is currently a warrant for Combs arrest for attempted murder.

 

SLV Random Shooting Spree – Arrests Made!

SLV Random Shooting Spree – Arrests Made!

From the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office:

This case is still being investigated. Should you or anyone you know had their vehicles or residences shot during this period and near the areas described, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 831-471-1121.

Sunday night, between about 10pm and 1:00am, the Sheriff’s Office received multiple reports of shots being fired in the Felton and Ben Lomond areas. During the investigation a total of 5 separate locations were identified as having been the victim of gun shots. One residence, one business, and multiple vehicles were struck by gun fire. Additionally, one vehicle had property stolen at one of the shooting scenes. Despite the shootings, luckily no one was injured.

As this investigation continued a suspect vehicle was seen on surveillance footage from one of the shooting locations. Deputies located the suspect vehicle at the 1000 block of Emeline Ave. where evidence was believed to be found in the vehicle. Samantha Self and Brett Caplin were arrested for their involvement in the shootings and charged with multiple offenses to include; shooting into an occupied dwelling, negligent discharge of a firearm, felon in possession of a firearm, and felony vandalism. During a subsequent search of Self’s residence a firearm was found.

This case is still being investigated. Should you or anyone you know had their vehicles or residences shot during this period and near the areas described, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 831-471-1121.

Locations –
400 Block of More Dr., Boulder Creek (Occupied residence)
Corner Stone Automotive, 6320 SR 9, Felton (2 Vehicles)
Felton Automotive Sales, 6420 SR 9, Felton (1 Vehicle, Business)
8700 block of SR 9, Ben Lomond (2 Vehicles in front of occupied residence)
8700 block of SR 9, Ben Lomond (1 Vehicle in front of occupied residence)

Persons Arrested –
Brett Caplin, 22 years old from Santa Cruz
Samantha Self, 18 years old from Boulder Creek

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Stolen Car: Red 2014 Ford Escape

A Red 2014 Ford Escape has been stolen in Boulder Creek!  It was stolen after the owner’s purse was taken. Please be on the lookout for it. The license plate is 7JHE589, but it is probable the plates have been changed or removed.

If seen, please call 911.

Please pass the word – let’s catch the trash who did this.

 

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