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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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 du...
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Club honors Santa Cruz firefighter, police officer

Club honors Santa Cruz firefighter, police officer
In recognition of service and dedication to the city of Santa Cruz, the Surf City Exchange Club of Santa Cruz recognized a Santa Cruz police officer and firefighter during the Blue and Gold Ceremony on Friday at the Portuguese Hall at Harvey West Park. This year's honorees are firefighter Clayton Ogden and officer Eileen Fincutter. Fincutter, an officer since 2009, works with the Alcohol Enforcement Unit of the Santa Cruz Police Department and has earned recognition for the arrests she's made to...
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