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.



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



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.




NEWS: Suspects arrested in Boulder Creek Stabbing at Scopazzi’s

Good to hear – they got ’em.

From the Santa Cruz county Sherrif:

Arrested: Shields, Kyle Spencer, Age: 32

Arrested: Jepson, Sonia Dawn, Age: 32

Detectives identified and arrested the suspects in the stabbing case that took place in the parking lot at Scopazzi’s Restaurant in Boulder Creek on September 13th. Detectives got information regarding the suspect vehicle that fled the scene. The description included the vehicle license plate, which was used to later identify the suspects.

Once detectives identified the suspects they obtained arrest warrants for both suspect. On Tuesday, September 22nd detectives went to the suspects’ residence in San Mateo and arrested both suspects without incident.

Both suspects were transported and booked into the Santa Cruz County Jail. Kyle Shieds was charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon, with a bail of $200,000. Sonia Jepson was also arrested as an Accessory and was also charged with Battery. Her bail is also set at $200,000.


shields booking photo


Jepson booking photo

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