March trial set in child porn case
A 58-year-old man is headed to trial in March on charges of child pornography possession.
Steven Jerome Hibbett pleaded not guilty Monday and a trial date was set for March 4.
Hibbett was arrested last month after Santa Cruz police found several hundred images of child pornography on a laptop in his storage unit in Live Oak.
Police were tipped off after the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children reported in June that a local user had uploaded child porn to the Internet.
Hibbett was arrested on similar charges in 2008 and 2009.
Honeymoon photos stolen
Police are seeking a burglar who stole a digital camera containing a Santa Cruz couple's honeymoon photos from their King Street home Sunday evening.
The couple told police the home was only unoccupied for about 30 minutes. They returned home around 5 p.m. and discovered their Xbox console had been taken. Their digital camera, which contained the memory card with their honeymoon pictures, was also missing, as was a paring knife and a beer from their refrigerator.
A window screen in the bathroom had been busted in, police said.
The husband said he has the serial numbers for both electronic devices and is hoping to track them down.
Knife pulled in housemate argument
An argument among housemates led to an arrest on Saturday.
About 4:40 p.m. Saturday, two men on the 4300 block of Soquel Drive got in an argument because one of them tracked tar in the home, said deputy April Skalland.
A 33-year-old who lives in the home, Sonny Chase Edwards, left "rude notes" for his roommate, a 50-year-old roofer, Skalland said.
The 50-year-old yelled at Edwards, and Edwards swore at him and swung a large kitchen knife at him, deputies said. No one was injured.
Edwards went back in his room. The 50-year-old called 911.
Deputies arrived and arrested Edwards on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. He is being held in County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail, according to jail records.
Stolen bike found online
A 35-year-old Scotts Valley man was arrested Saturday after police caught him trying to sell a stolen bike on the Internet.
Police received a call Saturday from someone who had their bike stolen and saw it on a website, said police spokesman Zach Friend.
Police arranged to meet the seller, Sam David Eglite, on the 200 block of Benito Avenue in Santa Cruz. Eglite showed an officer the bike, and the victim confirmed it was the same one, Friend said.
Police said Eglite also had some illegal pills on him.
Eglite, 35, was arrested on suspicion of drug possession and possession of stolen property, police said. He was held in County Jail Monday in lieu of $5,000 bail, according to jail records.