NEWS: Bear Creek Canyon Shooting

From the Santa Cruz County Sheriff…

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

SUSPECT ARRESTED:
James D. Campos DESCRIPTION OF INCIDENT:

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.

Tonight: Parks Department Strategic Plan Public Meeting!

Want to help create a vision that will guide the park department’s work over the next decade? Come tonight and let our park dept. know what you want to see in the future of our parks, programs, and facilities.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 26, 6:30-8:30 PM

WHERE: Highlands County Park, 8500 Highway 9, Ben Lomond

See more information at the Strategic Plan website: www.scparks.com/strategicplan

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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Prowler Alert: Irwin Way

A Boulder Creek Resident sent in these pictures taken of someone who was snooping or “prowling” around their house yesterday morning. The last picture is of what they believe to be the person’s car – a blue SUV. If you have any info on this, please email us or comment below.

 

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In The News: Barbara Day Park and crime

Joe Shreve at the Press Banner has posted an article regarding the issues at Boulder Creek’s Barbara Day Park. From the article:

“Several described Barbara Day Park — the dam park at Middleton and Fairview avenues — as a place where people are regularly drunk or high, party at all hours of the night and trespass onto private property. They said dogs are often allowed off their leashes, trash accumulates and broken glass and discarded hypodermic needles are common hazards.”

Click HERE to read the full article. The comments at the end of the article are interesting as well . . .

 

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Neighbors and Community Safety Meeting at the Rec Hall

Wednesday, March 13th 6:30pm at the Boulder Creek Rec. Hall in the Annex room.

This meeting will inform neighbors and town community members about events that are happening, what security measures are being taken, and what is recommended in case of emergencies in the parks.

 

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