Sherrif: Gun Arrest Made in Boulder Creek

From the Sherriff’s report:

Location: Highway 236 at Central Avenue, Boulder Creek

SUSPECT: Tyler Thomas, 27

The arrest occurred at about 11:30 AM on Wednesday after deputies contacted a group of people sitting in a car in Boulder Creek. They found one of the passengers, Tyler Thomas, was on probation and was subject to search.

The search revealed that Thomas had a .45 caliber handgun concealed in his jacket along with other drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine.



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.



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



RECOVERED TRUCK – downtown Boulder Creek

UPDATE: The truck has been found, parked on the side of the road in Ben Lomond.

Thanks a ton to the CHP, Chris Currier of Mt. Mechanics, Kenny Rogers of Kenny Rogers Plumbing and to all the good folks in the SLV!



STOLEN TRUCK – downtown Boulder Creek

UPDATE: New info from our community surveillance cameras – it was stolen at 1:31am Friday morning and drove past the Boulder Creek stop sign. THANKS FOR THE TIP!


The 1982 Toyota truck pictured was stolen from downtown Boulder Creek. It is tan, with a sunroof and the hood has a bit of old blue paint on it.

Please email us with any info.

Or call the Sheriff at 831-796-2160


$5,000 REWARD – Authorities seek cat torturers in Boulder Creek



Santa Cruz Authorities Seeking Person or Persons Who Sexually Assaulted Family’s Cat

Boulder Creek, Calif. — On Monday, April 28, residents of Two Bar Road off Highway 9 in Boulder Creek discovered that their cat was bleeding from her rectum. They immediately took her to Boulder Creek Veterinary Hospital, where a veterinarian determined that the cat had been severely traumatized, apparently with a blunt object, in both the anus and vagina. The sexual assault, which, according to officials, may have involved multiple assailants, appears to have occurred sometime between 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 27, and 10 a.m. on Monday, April 28.

The cat survived her ordeal, but police have yet to make any arrests in connection with her assault. That’s whyPETA is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this violent crime.

“Study after study has confirmed that people who hurt animals often go on to hurt human beings,” says PETA Director Martin Mersereau. “So PETA is urging anyone with information to come forward now, before anyone else gets hurt.”

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter at 831-454-7303, extension 1.


. . . …Because we have a series of free yard waste drop off days at the Ben Lomond Transfer Station, starting tomorrow. SLV residents can take truckloads of yard waste to the Ben Lomond Transfer Station and pay.. nothing.

This could be a nice, free present for your significant other on Valentine’s Day…. clean up your yard and drop it off for free!

Read the flyer below.. there are some conditions such as, no commercial/business materials and no lumber, poison oak or root balls.





SC Sentinel: Dimitri Storm believed to be San Lorenzo Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains

The Sheriffs have finished their press conference in Felton regarding Dimitri Storm and authorities believe he is in the Santa Cruz Mountains or San Lorenzo Valley, where he grew up.

Read more at the santa Cruz Sentinel by clicking HERE.


If you see Dimitri do not try to approach him – call 911 immediately.

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