Man dies after water rescue
A surfer reportedly wearing a wetsuit died after a water rescue at Privates Beach about 1:30 p.m. Thursday, according to Netcom.
The coroner was called but as of 6 p.m., the man had not been identified. Detectives from the Sheriff's Office are investigating.
Man who died in jail identified
The Sheriff's Office on Thursday identified the man who died Tuesday in County Jail as Brant Monnett, 47, of Santa Cruz.
The Sheriff's Office expressed its condolences to his family and friends and reported the jail chaplain met with inmates housed with Monnett and offered counseling. The Sheriff's Office Coroner conducted a medical exam and is awaiting toxicology results.
Jail administrators are reviewing the circumstances of the case to ensure policies involving medical care and inmate safety are being followed, according to Lt. Shea Johnson.
Monnett had been arrested by Santa Cruz Police Department on Monday on suspicion of a probation violation, drug charges and resisting arrest. He was seen by the jail's physician assistant and placed on drug detoxification due to a history of drug use and withdrawal symptoms, according to Johnson. Monitoring led to the discovery he was unconscious in his bunk. Resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful.
A 21-year-old Watsonville man has been linked to several indecent exposures in Scotts Valley and other areas of the county.
Scotts Valley police Sgt. Mike Dean said Noah Holt was arrested about 9 a.m. Wednesday after an investigation by police and the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office.
Holt was arrested on suspicion of sexual battery, indecent exposure, annoying or harassing a minor and possession of obscene material involving children, Dean said.
No more information on the case was available Wednesday.
Suspect sought in stabbing
A stabbing was reported at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Homeless Services Center on Coral Street and the victim was taken to Dominican Hospital for treatment, according to Netcom.
The suspect is outstanding.
It is not clear if the stabbing took place on shelter premises or if the injured person walked to that location for treatment of wounds, according to Netcom.
Turkeys on fire
Two oven fires were reported on Thanksgiving, according to Netcom, both involving turkeys.