New Santa Cruz Town Clock light dedicated to fallen police

New Santa Cruz Town Clock light dedicated to fallen police
SANTA CRUZ >> Evening passersby may have noticed a renewed glow around the downtown Town Clock in recent weeks, thanks to community support. The Surf City Kiwanis Club recently provided the funding and volunteer hours to have a new LED lighting system installed inside the historic clock tower at Water Street and Pacific Avenue. The 50-member nonprofit group dedicated the effort to Santa Cruz police detectives Sgt. Loran "Butch" Baker and Elizabeth Butler, who were killed in the line of dut...
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© By Jessica A. York / santacruzsentinel.com

Family helps Santa Cruz police capture burglary suspect

Family helps Santa Cruz police capture burglary suspect
A 33-year-old transient man was arrested Saturday April 19, after he tried to flee from authorities with items stolen from Safeway on Morrissey Boulevard. About 5:30 p.m., James Wentworth was inside the grocery store at 117 Morrissey Blvd. when a store security guard accused him of theft and a struggle began, according to the Santa Cruz police blog. A family of three in the store spotted the struggle. When Wentworth fled out of the store to Pacheco Avenue, the family chased him, police said. Wen...
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© By Stephen Baxter / Santa Cruz Sentinel

UCSC Scholarship Created in Memory of Slain Santa Cruz Police Officer Elizabeth Butler

UCSC Scholarship Created in Memory of Slain Santa Cruz Police Officer Elizabeth Butler
Detective Butler was a 1996 UCSC grad, and died in the line of duty in February 2013, at 38, along with Det. Sgt. Loran "Butch" Baker. A scholarship fund has been created in memory of University of California at Santa Cruz graduate and Santa Cruz police Det. Elizabeth Butler who was killed on-duty with another officer last year, a university spokesman said. Butler graduated from UCSC's Community Studies program in 1996, and then joined the Santa Cruz Police Department . She died in the line of d...
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© By Susan C Schena / Santacruz.patch.com

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