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Behrendt

SANTA CRUZ - Three drug-related arrests were made over as many days recently at a Manor Place home that police say has been a problem for years, prompting a judge to issue an injunction barring drug activity there.

Harvey Lynn Behrendt, 60, whose mother owns the home at 107 Manor Place just steps from West Cliff Drive, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of possessing crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia, police said.

Officers visited the home after getting complaints about ongoing drug activity there, police said.

Friday, officers were called to the home for a reported drug overdose and arrested Behrendt again, for being under the influence, officer Erich Hoppe said.

Saturday, officers with the Santa Cruz Police Department Street Crimes Unit conducted a probation search and arrested Behrendt a third time for allegedly violating his probation terms, Hoppe said. He did not specify the violation.

After years of problems that included various drug offenses, disturbances and an allegation of elder abuse, Judge Paul Marigonda in September issued a permanent injunction barring owners and occupants of the home from allowing or engaging in any kind of drug activity.

A violation could lead to an order to temporarily vacate the home, Hoppe said.

The home is owned by Severina Behrendt, who is in her 90s.


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City Attorney Susan Barisone sought the injunction earlier this year against the pair, as well as four other individuals who were believed to either be living or staying there: Douglas Hubert, Ryan May, Maureen May and Joy Behrendt.

In September, a neighbor said the problems got so bad that when she became pregnant, she and her husband decided to move and rent out their Manor Place home.

Harvey Behrendt has been an ongoing problem for police for more than a decade, Deputy Chief Steve Clark said previously.