Don Foltz Lane
Don Foltz Lane

SANTA CRUZ - Santa Cruz Police Chief Kevin Vogel apprehended an armed man with the same name as the former city mayor Thursday morning.

Vogel was driving in a patrol car when reports came in that a man had threatened to shoot employees at the New Leaf grocery store on Pacific Avenue. The man apparently had gotten into an argument with employees there and then made the threat, deputy chief Steve Clark said.

Vogel circled the area, looking for a man matching the suspect's description. He spotted him leaving the Trader Joe's on Front Street and took him into custody.

The man had a loaded 32-caliber handgun in his possession. His name? Don Lane, not the former mayor.

Lane, 63, was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats and illegally carrying a concealed weapon. He was booked into Santa Cruz County Jail.