Man stabbed on Laurel Street
A man was stabbed on Laurel Street on Saturday night and flown to a Santa Clara County trauma center, police said.
The man was expected to survive his injuries, officers said Sunday.
About 10:15 p.m. Saturday, police were called to Laurel and Cedar streets for a report of three men fighting and found a man who had been stabbed in the chest and abdomen, Lt. Warren Barry said.
The man was in the parking lot of an apartment complex around the corner from the police department. The victim told officers he was attacked by two Latinos in the parking lot, Barry said.
But his statements conflicted with witness reports, Barry said.
Police found a loaded firearm and blood in a neighboring frontyard, and detectives were called to process the scene and conduct follow-up, Barry said.
The assailants were identified only as Latinos who were about 18 years old. One wore a gray hooded sweatshirt and the other wore a striped shirt, police said.
Police said a person was arrested for driving under the influence after driving through a barricade officers had put up around the crime scene.
Officers ask anyone with information to call investigators at 831-420-5820, or the anonymous tipline at 831-420-5995.
Power knocked out to 12,000
A pickup struck a
PG&E reported Sunday that power had been restored to all but eight customers by 10 p.m. and to those few by 9 a.m. Sunday.
The truck hit a parking sign and a fence before it struck a large power pole near Third and K streets along the San Lorenzo River levee, Santa Cruz police said.
The force of the wreck sheered the pole at the base, downed power lines and sparked the power outage, which affected much of downtown Santa Cruz and the Seabright neighborhood.
PG&E said they had to replace the pole, wires, a transformer, fuses and insulators and that several utilities were tied to the pole.
Police said the driver of the truck and the occupants fled, but were later apprehended. Their names were unavailable Sunday.
After the accident, police closed the roads in the Beach Street area and some of those roads remained closed until Sunday afternoon, police said.
7-Eleven on Portola Drive robbed
Two men with their faces covered robbed 7-Eleven on Portola Drive early Sunday, the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office said.
Few details were available Sunday about the 3:30 a.m. robbery.
It follows a robbery about 10 p.m. Friday of Coast Gasoline on 41st Avenue in Capitola, police said.
In that case, two men entered the station's market and one pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded money, police said.
Thursday night, about 8:30 p.m., two men with ski masks over their faces robbed a person at an ATM at Bay Federal Credit Union in Aptos Village, deputies said.
Last weekend, at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, two masked men robbed Wooden Nickel Bar & Grill on Freedom Boulevard and Green Valley Road in Watsonville, police said.
One of the men was armed with a handgun, police said.
It's unclear if any of the robberies are related.
CHP: Teen driver takes out fence, mailboxes
An 18-year-old Watsonville man broke his arm and was arrested for driving under the influence after he lost control of a car on Amesti Road early Sunday and busted through a fence and struck a home, the California Highway Patrol reported.
Miguel Garcida was speeding southbound near Orchard View Drive in a blue Acura Integra about 3:45 a.m. when he lost control on a curve and careened through a fence and some mailboxes, side-swiped a utility pole, crashed into landscaping boulders and came to rest against a home, officer Brad Sadek said.
By the time the Integra reached the home, it had slowed down significantly and did not cause serious damage, Sadek said.
CHP: DUI driver runs light, hits car
The driver of a Volkswagen Jetta was arrested Sunday morning after allegedly running a red light on Highway 9 at Glen Arbor Road and colliding head-on with a Toyota Prius, the CHP said.
No one was seriously hurt in the 9:05 a.m. crash, but both cars were towed and the intersection was blocked while emergency workers cleared the scene, the California Highway Patrol said.
The road was open by 10 a.m.
The driver of the black Jetta, 33-year-old Gavin Ferguson of Ben Lomond, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of methamphetamine, officer Brad Sadek said.
Ferguson was heading north on Highway 9 when he ran the light and hit the blue Prius, which was turning left from Glen Arbor, Sadek said.
Ferguson's dog, a small mixed-breed named Callie, was taken to the county Animal Shelter, Sadek said.
Neither driver suffered visible injuries, but the Prius driver complained of neck pain, Sadek said.