Shots fired into home early Friday morning
Shots were fired into part of an Elm Street home early Friday morning, Watsonville police said.
Officers were dispatched to the area of the 100 block of Riverside Drive around 12:30 a.m. for reports of shots fired at a residence there. Witnesses told police they heard shots fired in the alley, Sgt. Michael McKinley said in a release.
Officers searched the alleyway and found the unoccupied rear unit of a residence on the 100 block of Elm Street had multiple shots fired through a window.
Witnesses were unable to provide any suspect information.
Police ask anyone with information on the case to contact the investigations unit at 831-768-3352 or call the crime tipline at 831-768-3544.
Boy on bike hit by car
An 11-year-old boy on a bicycle was hospitalized Friday night after an SUV struck him near Park and McCormick avenues, Capitola police said.
The boy was riding on a bike with his father about 5:45 p.m. in the bike lane on Park Avenue, said Sgt. Mark Gonzalez. The driver turned from McCormick on to Park, did not see the pair and collided with them, police said.
The SUV and bicycle were going slowly, Gonzalez said. The driver stayed at the scene.
The boy and father were transported to a hospital by ambulance.
Their injuries were not life threatening, police said.
Central Fire, American Medical Response and Capitola police responded to the call.
Report of natural gas odor deemed harmless
A natural gas odor on Highway 9 Friday night came from a Metro Santa Cruz fueling station and was deemed harmless, according to emergency dispatchers.
Several people reported a strong smell of gas at 1050 Highway 9 about 7 p.m.
Santa Cruz firefighters investigated and said there was no gas leak. The smell came from a substance that was being added to natural gas to produce the odor, dispatchers said.