EDITOR'S NOTE: Each week the Sentinel publishes a list of the Most Wanted criminals in the county as determined by local law enforcement. Agencies participating include the four city police departments, the Sheriff's Office, California Highway Patrol, District Attorney's Office and State Parks. The information is provided by the Sheriff's Office based on active investigations and/or arrest warrants. If you have information on anyone listed below, law enforcement asks you to call 911.
Wanted for: Lewd acts on a child
Description: 5-foot-7, 170 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes
Details: Balderas was arrested for child molestation. He failed to appear in court and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.
Agency: Watsonville Police Department
Noel Moses Maez
Wanted for: Possession of a loaded firearm
Description: 6 feet, 160 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes
Details: Maez was charged with carrying a loaded firearm. A no-bail warrant has been issued for his arrest.
Agency: Santa Cruz Sheriff's Office
Robert Villadolid Ramirez Jr.
Wanted for: Possession of a stolen vehicle, felony evading, prior prison terms with enhancements
Description: 5-foot-8, 175 pounds, black hair and brown eyes
Residence: Royal Oaks
Details: Ramirez was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of a stolen vehicle, felony evading, and four counts of prior prison term enhancements. He failed to appear in court. A $500,000 warrant has been issued for his arrest.
Agency: Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office
Michael William Takis
Wanted for: Burglary, forgery and parole violation
Description: 5-foot-7, 150 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes
Residence: San Jose
Details: Takis is wanted for several counts of burglary, forgery/fraud and a parole violation. During 2010, Takis had deposited about $15,000 in fraudulent checks and withdrew about $12,000 from two different bank accounts. He has a $50,000 warrant for his arrest.
Agency: Santa Cruz Police Department