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  • Santa Cruz Police July 4th Overview

    The Santa Cruz Police Department is pleased to report that during the 24 hour period of July 4th (0001-2359 hrs) the city had no reported major acts of violence or crime.

    07/09/2020 3:43 PM

  • Battery-Hate Crime Arrest

    On June 28, 2020, at approximately 0237 hrs, Santa Cruz Police responded to the 1400 block of Ocean St, for a report of a physical fight in front of a motel.

    07/09/2020 3:22 PM

  • Santa Cruz Police Department Affirms Support of LGBTQ+ Community with Special Pride Patch

    Santa Cruz Police Department Supports the LGBTQ+ Community with Rainbow Pride Patch | SCPD MEDIA RELEASE

    06/09/2020 1:23 PM

  • Homicide Investigation

    The victim has been identified as 36 year old, Santa Cruz County resident, Douglass Murdock. Mr. Murdock has been listed as a missing person since December 2019 with the Santa Cruz Police Department.

    04/29/2020 5:38 PM

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Santa Cruz Police Department Press Releases

Official press releases for the Santa Cruz Police Department.
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Arrest of Shooting Suspect 20S-03184  07/09/20     
Santa Cruz Police July 4th Overview  07/09/20     
Felony Battery-Hate Crime Arrest 20S-03674  07/09/20     
Safety Enhancement Zone for Independence Day Holiday 06/30/20     
Vandalism to a Place of Worship 20S-03316  06/11/20    
Santa Cruz Police Department Supports the LGBTQ+ Community with Rainbow Pride Patch  06/09/20     
Assault w/Deadly Weapon & Attempted Murder 20S-03184  06/04/20     
SCPD Warn the Public to be Aware of COVID-19 Scams  05/27/20     
Arrest for Aggravated Assault SCPD Case #19S-06470  05/22/20     
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month  05/12/20     
Assault Suspect Arrested  20S-02508 05/01/20    
National Bicycle Safety Month  05/01/20     
Santa Cruz Police MEDIA RELEASE: Homicide Investigation Case# 19S-09026   04/29/20     
Santa Cruz Police to Host Facebook Live Presentation for Business Community on Burglary Crime Prevention APRIL 9 at 3:00 pm  04/06/20     
Santa Cruz Police MEDIA RELEASE: Shooting Investigation Case# 20S-01989  03/31/20     
SCPD to Proactively Enforce State and Santa Cruz County Public Health Orders 03/29/20     
Arrest Made in Attempted Armed Robbery Case 03/26/20    
Santa Cruz Police Make Operational Adjustments In Response To COVID-19  03/16/20     
Santa Cruz Police Town Hall Meetings Postponed Due to COVID-19 Concerns  03/09/20     
MEDIA ADVISORY: March 9th Town Hall Meeting with Precautions due to COVID-19  03/08/20     
Santa Cruz Police to Host Three Public Safety Town Hall Meetings To Address Quality of Life Issues  02/25/20    
Baker-Butler Memorial Ceremony  02/24/20     
Citizen’s Tip Leads To DUI Driver & Arrest of Wanted Felon with Loaded Gun  02/10/20     
Santa Cruz Police Host Public Safety Discussion for Latino Community on Feb. 11  02/04/20     
Santa Cruz Police Department Promotes New Deputy Chief  02/04/20     
Santa Cruz Police 2019 Year- End Crime Statistics   01/15/20     
Community Invited To MLK March For The Dream With Santa Cruz Police & NAACP on Jan. 20  01/13/20     
SCPD Shooting Investigation  20S-00220  01/11/20     
SCPD Announces Lieutenant & Sergeant Promotion 1/7/20    
New Year's Eve Downtown Corridor In Santa Cruz Designated Safety Enhancement Zone 12/29/19    
SCPD Serves Search Warrant for Suspicious Circumstance Investigation 19S-09026  12/23/19    
Wyant Commercial Burglary 19S-08843  12/13/19     
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over This Holiday Season  12/13/19     
Shooting Investigation - Case 19S-08792 12/11/19     
Santa Cruz Police DC Martinez Announces Retirement After 30 Years Service  12/05/19    
Public Invited to Watch Community Panel Interviews for Lieutenant Selection on Thursday 12/5/19  11/25/19     
Brandishing a Knife - Arrest Made 11/12/19     
Fallen Tree Fatality 10/27/19     
Halloween 2019 Safety Enhancement Zones 10/23/19     
National Teen Driver Safety Week 10/21/19     
Arson Suspect Apprehended 19S-07505  10/18/19     
SCPD Awarded $75K Office of Traffic Safety Grant  10/15/19     
Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Operation 9/19/19  9/18/19    
Child Passenger Safety Week - Choose the Right Car Seat 9/16/19     
Santa Cruz Police Arrest Two in Fire Case 19S-06431  9/4/19     
September is Pedestrian Safety Month  9/3/19     
Gun Violence Update  8/15/19    
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over - National Campaign  8/14/19    
SCPD Open House on Tuesday August 6, 2019 7/17/19     
City of Santa Cruz July 4th 2019 Overview & Stats  7/5/19     
July 4th Increased Enforcement Focused on DUI Drivers 7/3/19     
July 4th Safety Enhancement Zone - Fireworks Prohibited  6/26/19     
Hit & Run Death Update  6/11/19    
In-Custody Death  6/2/19     
SCPD Invites You to Walk the Block  5/28/19     
Stabbing Suspect Arrested 19S-03606 5/27/19     
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month  5/15/19    
Felony Battery Suspect Arrested 19S-02873  5/9/19     
ID Needed in Battery 19S-02873 5/9/19     
ID Needed in Battery 19S-02873 - Video 5/9/19    
SCPD Bike Safety Enforcement  5/6/19     
Parolee arrested for weapons violation 19S-02820 4/26/19     
Seabright Stabbing 19S-02767 4/24/19     
Distracted Driving Awareness Month  4/2/19     
Child Annoying & Disorderly Conduct 19S-02071   3/28/19     
Shooting Arrests Case 19S-02033 3/27/19     
Arrest of Robbery Suspect 19S-01379  3/21/19    
Major Injury Vehicle Collision on La Fonda Ave. 19S-01767  3/15/19     
SCPD Advierte Sobre Una Estafa Que Falsifica el Número de Teléfono y Correo Electrónico de la Policía 3/11/19     
SCPD Warns of Scam Spoofing the Police Phone Number & Email 3/11/19    
Suspect Arrested in 2009 Homicide  2/27/19    
Suspect Apprehended 19S-00576  1/29/19    
Assault w/a Deadly Weapon Attempted Murder 19S-00576  1/26/19     
SCPD Implements Online Access of Released SB-1421 Records  1/24/19     
2018 Crime Stats - Overall Crime Rate Down 5%  1/23/19    
SCPD Alert on on Gas Pump Credit Card Skimming Case  1/17/19    
Arson & Vandalism Arrest 19S-00314  1/15/19     
SCPD Alert On Credit Card Skimming Case  1/10/19    
Press Release 19S-00174 Assault with a Deadly Weapon  1/9/19     
Community Invited To MLK March For The Dream With Santa Cruz Police and NAACP  1/4/19     
2018 New Year's Eve Statistics  1/1/19     
2018 New Year's Eve Downtown Safety Enhancement Zone 12/29/18     
Middle School Threat Investigation 12/20/18    
Santa Cruz Police Department Launches Volunteers In Policing Program  12/18/18     
City of Santa Cruz Announces Settlement in Arlt Case  11/19/18     
SCPD Receives Traffic Education and Enforcement Grant  11/9/18     
Arson Arrest Case 18S-08311  11/5/18    
2018 Santa Cruz Police Halloween Stats  11-1-18    
Arson & Vandalism Suspect Arrest #18S-06344 & #18S-06392  10/30/18    
2018 Halloween Safety Enhancement Zone Downtown Santa Cruz 10/24/18    
SCPD Teen Driver Safety Week 2018 10/22/18     
Child Annoying Suspect Arrested, Case# 18S-07518  10/11/18     
Help Identify Vandal & Arson Suspect  10/9/18     
Stabbing Investigation 10/7/18     
Child Annoying Suspect Arrested 10/4/18    
Major Injury Collision 9/29/18     
Child Annoying 9/4/18    
Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Collision  9/3/18    
Failure to Yield  8/21/18     
Crime Rate Data
Ice Cream & Coffee with a Cop
Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Firearm)
UPDATE Driver Identified & Charged With Vehicular Homicide
Fatal Traffic Collision involving Pedestrian
SCPD Investigate Body In San Lorenzo River Levee
City of Santa Cruz JULY 4th, 2018 Overview And Stats
SCPDHost Crisis Intervention: What Would You Do? Training - Free To Public
Armed Robbery/ Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Mission Possible: Highly Efficient and Productive Meetings in 1 Hour  06/15/18     
CA AG Becerra Awards SCPD $463,000 to Combat Illegal Tobacco Use Among Minors
SCPD Makes Arrest In Shooting Investigation
Homicide Investigation 5/14/18    
187 P.C. Homicide Investigation
Attempted Murder & Participating in a Criminal Street Gang
SCPD Media Release on Sexual Assault
SCPD Media Release-Brandish-Lockdown
SCPD Seeks Public's Assistant to Identify Suspect
Chief Mills Invites Community to a Reception for “ Black Lives In Santa Cruz: What Matters” Portrait Exhibit
SCPD Update: Arrested Suspect in Bank Robbery
SCPD's  and CPVAW's Start by Believing
 Santa Cruz Police - Street Smarts Traffic Safety Presentation - Distracted Driving & Walking: Cause, Effect & Solutions
SCPD Safely Deescalate Incident, Arrest Man With Gun 
Firearms Possession Arrest
Homeless Outreach & Survey Summary
School Threat Case 18S-01388 2/21/18    
**UPDATED PHOTOS** Help ID Suspect Bank Robber 2/5/18    
Suspect Arrested in Drive-By Shooting
SCPD Investigates Shooting  1/21/18     
SCPD Catches Vandalism Suspect in Vehicle Pursuit
SCPD Investigates Armed Bank Robbery
Vehicle Versus Pedestrian - Fatal Collision 1/6/19    
SCPD Seize Six Guns From Convicted Felon 1/3/18    
New Year's Eve 2018 Stats 1/1/18    
New Year's Eve Downtown Safety Enhancement Zone 12/27/17    
Santa Cruz Police Investigate Traffic Fatality
Santa Cruz Police MLK Walk with Us Community Invite
Burglary Suspect Jeremy Smith Arrested 11/27/17
SCPD Launches Outreach For U-Visa Program
Press Conference - SCPD Implement Proactive U-Visa Program 11/20/17    
Promotion of Lieutenant Arnold Vasquez
SCPD Host Traffic Safety Presentation on 11/16/17 11/9/17
2017 City of Santa Cruz Halloween Stats
Halloween 2017 Safety Enhancement Zone Designation & Road Closures in Downtown Santa Cruz 10/24/17
Homicide Investigation Update
Homicide Investigation
SCPD Town Hall Meetings with Chief Mills
SCPD Promotes Sergeant Hoppe
SCPD Arrest Serial Groper 8/22/17     
SCPD Back To School Welcome & Safety Tips 8/17/17    
Shooter Arrested & Search Warrant Nets Drugs Firearms & $36,500  8/7/17    
Two Juveniles Arrested For Armed Robbery 8/2/17     
 Welcome Santa Cruz Police Chief Andrew Mills 7/31/17     
SCPD Launches Body-Worn Camera Field Test 7/26/17    
 Attempted Homicide  7/16/17    
July 4th Overview, Statistics and Cases of Interests 7/5/17    
Train Versus Vehicle Collision - No Injuries 7/3/17    
July 4th Safety Enhancement Zone - No Fireworks In City Limits  6/26/17    
Wharf Water Rescue 5/10/17    
Identity of Pedestrian in 5/1 Hit & Run Collision  5/3/17     
Hit and Run Collision -Suspect Driver Arrested  5/1/17    
Update Homicide Investigation  4/30/17     
Homicide Investigation  4/30/17     
Suspect Arrested for Lewd Acts with a Minor 4/20/17     
Suspect Child Molester Arrested 4/10/17     
UPDATE Suspect Arrest in 3/21/17 Search Warrant Investigation 3/23/17    
Neighborhood Enforcement Team & SC Co. Gang Task Force, Search Warrant Leads to Drugs and Firearm  3/23/17     
Gang Related Stabbing  3/22/17    
SCPD Reinstates Chief's Advisory Committee  3/21/17    
SCPD Launches Monthly Activity Reports 3/16/17     
SCPD Investigates Armed Bank Robbery Case# 17S-01620  3/3/17     
Gang Motivated Shooting  2/16/17     
Arrest in Double Robbery   2/14/17    
Multiple Criminal Street Gang Arrest  2/13/17     
UPDATE - Identification in Confirmed Hit & Run Fatality Investigation  2/7/17    
Possible Hit and Run Fatality Investigation 2/6/17    
Bait Bike Arrest 5   1/30/17     
SCPD New Year's Eve Stats 1/1/17    
New Year's Eve 2017 Safety Enhancement Zone & Road Closures 12/27/16    
Shooting Investigation on Raymond Street 12/27/16    
Santa Cruz Police Launch Cold Case Website 12/23/16     
SCPD Announces Promotions of Deputy Chief Dan Flippo 12/22/16     
SCPD and the Future of Community Policing - Final Article in Series
Narcan Training Program for SCPD Officers 12/5/16    
SCPD Pioneers Tech in Community Oriented Policing Part 5  12/5/16    
Robbery and Shooting Investigation  11/29/16     
Youth Programs in Community Oriented Policing Part 4 11/25/16     
SCPD Community Oriented-Policing Series Part 3 
Fatal Collision  Vehicle and Pedestrian 11/16/16    
**Update Missing Child & Mother LOCATED** 11/9/16    
Arrest Made in Fatal Hit and Run  11/8/16     
SCPD Community Oriented-Policing Series Part 2  11/7/16    
Update 10/30/16 Hit and Run Collision Results in Fatality 11/6/16    
Missing 2 year old Child Investigation - Help SCPD Locate Child 11/5/16     
2016 Halloween Stats and Case of Interest 11/1/16     
Hit and Run Collision 10/30/16     
Halloween 2016 Safety Enhancement Zone & Road Closures 10/24/16     
Murder Suspect Kasey Gaskell In Custody 10/21/16     
SCPD 2015 - 2016 Training Schedule 10/19/16     
Update #2 Officer Involved Shooting - Community Questions  10/19/16    
Update #1  Officer Involved Shooting  10/17/16    
Officer Involved Shooting  10/16/16    
SCPD Highlights Community Oriented Policing Tradition  10/12/16    
Suspicious Device Determined to be Non-Destructive  10/12/16    
Virtual Ride-Along with SCPD #ridewithSCPD on 9/30/16 noon - 8pm 9/29/16     
Vehicle and Pedestrian Collision 9/29/16     
Suspect Identified & Arrest Warrant Issued for 9/26/16 Homicide 9/28/16     
Homicide Investigation 800 block of Front Street  9/27/16     
Homicide Investigation Broadway & Pennsylvania Street  9/22/16    
SCPD Conducts Community Public Safety Survey  9/21//16    
3rd Suspect Arrested in 8/23/16 Homicide Investigation 9/20/16     
Lieutenant and Sergeant Promotion Announcement
Glover St. Shooting Investigation  9/7/16    
Labor Day Weekend Notable Cases of Interest 9/6/16    
Identity of Missing Person in Attempted Water Rescue  8/25/16    
UPDATE Two Suspects Arrested in Homicide Investigation  8/24/16     
Homicide Investigation  8/23/16    
Gang Related Shooting & Arrest 8/11/16    
Arson and Vandalism Arrest  7/14/16     
Carjacking Case 16S-05824 7/13/16    
SCPD Online Bike Registration  7/12/16    
Shut Down Illegal Nightclub 7/11/16    
JULY 4th Weekend 2016 Stats and Cases of Interest
Fireworks Prohibited & Safety Enhancement Zone July 3-5, 2016 6/28/16    
Help Identify Suspects in Stolen ATM Case  6/24/16    
Child Molester Arrested 6/21/16     
Hit and Run Suspect Arrested  6/6/16     
Memorial Day Weekend Stats 2016 5/31/16    
Washburn Ave. Shooting Investigation and Arrest 5/26/16    
Two Arrested in Separate Child Pornography Investigations  5/18/16     
Assault with A Deadly Weapon 5/13/16     
Arrest in Child Pornography Investigation 4/29/16    
Suspect Barricaded Inside Home  4/17/16    
Attempted Sexual Assault - Suspect Arrested 4/6/16     
2015 Year- End Crime Statistic 3/14/16     

Six UCSC Students Arrested in Ecstasy Drug Investigation

Suspect Arrested in Stabbing Investigation 16S-01868  3/3/16     
2/28/16 Shooting Investigation 16S-01777 2/29/16    
Suspect Arrested in Stabbing Investigation  2/29/16    
Stabbing Investigation and Shooting Investigation 2/27/16    
Armed Robbery  2/24/16     
Drug Sales Arrests 2/22/16     
Church Vandalism 2/21/16    
Shooting Investigation & Suspects Arrested  2/11/16    
Help Identify Child Luring Suspect  2/10/16    
Massage Parlor Sting & Human Trafficking Investigation  2/2/16    
Stolen iPad Leads to Arrest in Home Burglary & Fencing Operation 1/21/16    
Vandalism Arrest 1/20/16    
Wanted Felon & Narcotics Arrest  1/14/16    
Jewelry Store Burglary 1/11/16    
Identities Released Homicide-Suicide  1/11/16     
Scam Alert- Hoax Kidnapping Calls 1/10/16    
Carjacking  1/7/15    
Homicide - Suicide Investigation 1/6/15    
Two Suspicious Deaths 1/5/16     
Shooting Investigations & Firearms Arrest  1/4/16    
January 1st New Year's Eve Stats 1/1/16    
New Year's Eve 2015/16   12/28/15    
Parolee Arrested with Gun, Drugs & Burglary Tools 12/21/15    
Butane Hash Oil Explosion Investigation  12/17/15     
Stolen Car Recover after Pursuit - Suspect Arrested  12/15/15    
Home Burglar Arrested -Thanks to Tip from Public  12/11/15    
Stolen Vehicle Recovered in High-Risk Stop 12/9/15    
Help Identify Home Burglar  12/9/15    
12/5/15 Shooting & Hit and Run Incident 12/7/15    
Shooting Investigation  11/23/15    
Vehicle & Pedestrian Collision 11/9/15    
2015 Halloween Stats 11/1/15    
Halloween Safety Zone Enhancement & Road Closures 10/22/15    
Update - Vehicle Collision Off SC Wharf  10/19/15    
Vehicle  Collision  10/17/15    
Help Identify Sketch of Prowling Peeping Suspect 10/15/15    
Update - Shooter Identified 9/24/15    
Shooting Investigation 800 Block of Ocean St. 9/22/15    
Update Identify Pedestrian in  Collision  9/21/15    
Auto and Pedestrian Collision  9/21/15     
Beach Flats Mural Vandalism 09/15/15     
Stabbing arrest 09/09/15    
8/31/15 Bank Robbery & Suspect Arrested  09/1/15    
Update Weapon Violation Arrest 08/27/15    
Domestic Disturbance & Weapon Violation Investigation 08/27/15    
Vandalism Arrest  08/26/15    
Identify Annoying Child Suspect 08/3/15    
Homicide Investigation 07/28/15    
Missing Child Homicide Investigation  07/27/15    
Update#1 Missing Child 07/27/15    
Missing Child Alert 07/26/15    
Drug Arrest 07/21/15    
Collision Leads to Stolen Loaded Rifle and Credit Cards 
Hit and Run Collision DUI Drug Arrest 07/9/15    
SCPD July 4th Overview & Stats 07/6/15    
July 3rd to July 5th, 2015 Citywide Safety Enhancement Zone  06/30/15    
Drug Sales Arrests in Unified Sting Operation 06/23/15    
2nd Update Fatal Hit & Run -Help Identify Vehicle 06/19/15    
Identify Annoying Child & Indecent Exposure 06/18/15     
Updated Fatal Hit and Run  06/12/15     
Fatal Hit and Run  06/10/15     
Hit and Run with Injury 05/17/15     
Shooting Investigation  05/13/15     
Subway Robbery 05/13/15    
Sergeant Promotions  05/07/15     
Lewd Acts with a Child--Arrest Made  05/04/15     
Child Annoying 04/29/15    
Sexual Battery Arrest 04/23/15    
Mrs. Doubtfire Bank Robber Arrest 04/22/15    
Manufacturing Hash Oil Lab  Arrests 04/16/15    
Lewd Acts with a Minor 04/15/15    
Bank Robbery 04/07/15    
Assault with a Deadly Weapon Update with Photos 04/07/15    
Homicide 2nd Arrest Made 04/07/15    
Assault with a Deadly Weapon 04/06/15    
Homicide Arrest Made 04/06/15    
Homicide 04/06/15    
Bomb Threat  Arrest 03/13/15    
Arrest of Peeping and Burglary Suspect 03/13/15    
Suspect in Burglary-Peeping 03/12/15    
Shooting Downtown 03/09/15    
Subject with a Rifle 03/02/15     
Fatal Collision Update-Victim Identification 02/10/15    
Fatal Collision Update 02/06/15    
Vehicle vs Pedestrian Fatal Collision-Arrest Made 02/06/15    
Hit and Run Fatal Traffic Collision Arrest  01/30/15    
Attempted Murder on Pacific 01/26/15    
Updated Hit and Run Fatal Traffic Collision 01/12/15    
Assault On An Officer 01/08/15    
New Year's Eve Warp Up 01/01/15    
New Years Eve 2014/15  12/30/14     
Updated Hit and Run Fatal Traffic Collision  12/29/14    
Updated Hit and Run Fatal Traffic Collision 12/29/14    
Hit and Run Fatal Traffic Collision 12/26/14    
Serial Tagging Arrest 12/16/14    
Downed Tree and Rescue 12/11/14    
Threat to High School Campus 11/19/14     
Halloween 2014 Stats and Cases of Interest  11/01/14     
Phone Scam Alert  10/30/14     
Halloween Safety Enhancement Zone and Road Closures Announcement  10/27/14     
Replica Firearm on School Campus  10/24/14     
Promotion of Lieutenant Christian LeMoss  10/23/14    
Possession of a Firearm on Campus 10/09/14     
Brandishing Replica Firearm and Threats Arrest 10/09/14     
Hit and Run/Attempted Homicide 10/03/14     
Domino's Pizza Armed Robbery 09/21/14    
Female has Standoff with Police  09/13/14     
Officer Recovering from Stab Wound  09/03/14     
Armed Robbery  08/29/14     
Hit and Run with Serious Injuries 08/25/14    
Robbery and Hit and Run ARREST 08/06/14     
Announcing Operation Chill w/ 7-11 07/28/14    
Homicide ARREST Update 07/09/14

Homicide Arrest 07/08/14

Gang Related Stabbing 07/05/14

Fourth of July Police Activity 07/05/14

Update to Shooting Death Investigation 06/17/14

Shooting Death Investigation 06/17/14

Attempt Homicide ARREST 06/06/14

Sexual Assault ARREST 05/28/14

Chemical Attack ARREST 05/21/14

Victim of a Shooting 05/20/14

BASTA Website Announcement 05/08/14

Drive-By Shooting 05/01/14

Sergeant Promotion 04/28/14

Child Annoying / Indecent Exposure 04/25/14

Assault on Security Officer ARREST 04/23/14

Robbery 04/19/14

Fatal Collision UPDATE 1 04/05/14

Fatal Injury Collision 04/04/14

Robbery ARREST 04/03/14

Sexual Assault ARREST 04/02/14

Battery on a Police Officer ARREST 03/14/14

False Report of an Emergency ARREST 03/14/14

ARREST in Sexually Motivated Attacks on Women 03/12/14

Robbery 03/02/14

Battery on a Police Officer 02/23/14

Battery, Brandishing, Poss. of a Firearm, Hate Crime ARREST 02/23/14

Pursuit of Wanted Felon 02/19/14

Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Stabbing) 02/09/14

Collision and Suicide 02/06/14

Child Molest Arrest 02/03/14

Child Pornography Arrest 01/21/14

Purse Snatch Robbery Suspect ARRESTED 01/09/14

New Year's Eve Statistics 01/01/14

New Year's Eve Closures 12/30/13

Major Injury Vehicle Accident with a Pedestrian 12/24/13

Sergeant Promotion Announcement 12/23/13

Carjacking and Attempt Murder ARREST 12/20/13

Community Information Technology Upgrades 12/13/13

1994 Homicide Victim Identified 12/05/13

Homicide Investigation Update 1 11/26/13

Death Investigation 11/26/13

Memorial Garden Announcement 11/12/13

Harbor Press Release 11/10/13

ADW, Brandishing a Firearm 11/08/13

Robbery - Shooting Investigation 11/06/13

Halloween 2013 Statistics 11/01/13

Domestic Violence ARREST And Firearms Seizure 10/25/13

Halloween 2013 10/24/13

Homicide ARRESTS 10/14/13

Butane Hash Oil Explosion 10/10/13

Gas Explosion/Suspicious Fire Update 09/30/13

Body Identified as Homicide Victim 09/30/13

Gas Explosion/Suspicious Fire 09/30/13

Child Annoying And Child Pornography Arrest 09/26/13

Update on Stabbing 09/18/13

Stabbing 09/17/13

New Location Identified in Surf School Case 08/28/13

Gang Drug Sales ARRESTS 08/23/13

Surf School Case Expands 08/22/13

Residential Burglary ARREST 08/22/13

Armed Robbery UPDATE 08/22/13

Armed Robbery With Suspect Image     08/22/13

Lewd and Lascivious Acts with Children ARREST 08/17/13

Child Pornography ARREST 08/16/13

Campsite Cleanup 08/15/13

International Predictive Policing Day Of Action 08/15/13

Attempted Homicide -- Gang Shooting ARRESTS 08/13/13

Attempted Homicide - Gang Shooting 08/10/13

Homicide ARRESTS 08/06/13

Robbery Suspects ARRESTED 08/03/13

Bank Robbery 08/03/13

Mission Street Homicide 08/03/13

Burglary at Top Alot Yogurt 07/23/13

Major Injury Collision on Walnut Avenue 07/21/13

Robbery Attempt Murder Suspect (Sketch) 07/11/13

Enforcement stats for the 4th of July 07/05/13

Arson Arrests 06/21/13

Burglary Arrest 06/20/13

Elder Abuse and Drug ARRESTS 06/15/13

Teen Public Safety Academy 06/08/13

Sergeant Promotion - Sgt. Crofts 05/31/13

Stolen Property Arrest with photo of suspect 05/30/13

Bank Of The West Robbery 05/29/13

Conspiracy and Firearms ARREST 05/25/13

DUI Check Point Results     05/21/13

Stabbing in the Beach Area 05/19/13

DUI Checkpoint 05/18/13

Mountain Lion Capture 05/17/13

DUI Check Point 05/15/13

State Parole Partnership 05/06/13

Indecent Exposure with photo of suspect     05/04/13

13S-03482 and 13S-03484 Sexual Battery Cases - Sketch of Suspects 05/03/13

Sexual Assault - Sketch of Suspect 04/26/13

Letter from Baker Family 04/08/13

Letter from Butler and Wu Families 04/08/13

Burglary Suspect ARREST 03/23/13

Purple Heart Left By Unidentified Soldier 03/23/13

Firearm ARREST 03/22/13

Post-Memorial Update 03/08/13

Memorial Procession Route 03/05/13

Public Casket Viewing 03/05/13

ARREST Home Invasion Robbery         03/05/13

SCPD Announce Local Opportunities to See Memorial Service 03/04/13

Memorial Change Location 03/02/13

Scholarship Fund Contribution 03/01/13

Memorial Announcement 03/01/13

Auto Theft ARREST 02/22/13

Home Invasion Robbery Warrant 02/22/13

Home Invasion Robbery 02/21/13

Reward Offered 02/20/13

Burglary 02/17/13

Robbery-Attempt Homicide - Victim Statement 02/16/13

Robbery-Attempt Homicide - Update with Sketch 02/13/13

Robbery Attempted Homicide 02/12/13

Homicide Update 1 02/09/13

Homicide 02/09/13

Armed Robbery 02/06/13

Bike Theft Suspects ARRESTED 01/31/13

Child Pornography ARREST 01/30/13

Stabbing 01/27/13

Drive-By Shooting ARREST - Corrected Location 01/18/13

Drive-by Shooting ARREST 01/18/13

Sexual Battery - Groping 01/18/13

Sexual Battery - Child Annoying 01/12/13

Vehicle Arsons 01/11/13

Death Investigation 01/05/13

Burglary Arrests 01/02/13

New Year's Eve Statistics 01/01/13

Mark Sanders Retirement 12/28/12

Sgt Barry Promotion to Lt. 12/26/12

Minor Decoy Operation 12/16/12

Homicide ARRESTS Update 11/19/12

Homicide Investigaton     11/17/12

Smash & Grab Jewelry Store Robbery 11/17/12

Sergeant Promotions 11/15/12

Armed Robbery 11/11/12

Halloween Statistics 2012 11/01/12

Attempted Kidnapping 10/09/12

Major Injury Bike Accident 09/23/12

Assault with Deadly Weapon 09/23/12

Lieutenant Promotion - Sgt. Flippo 09/11/12

Stolen Vehicle ARRESTS 08/25/12

Homicide Investigation 08/09/12

Armed Robbery Arrests 08/07/12

Failure to Yield, Concealed Firearm, Possession ARREST 08/06/12

Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Brandishing of Knife 08/06/12

Attempted Sexual Assault - Police Standoff     07/22/12

Attempted Arson 07/14/12

SCPD/Parks and Recreation Joint Press Release 07/09/12

Robbery 07/07/12

Stolen Firearm and Evading Officers ARREST 07/02/12

Assault with a Deadly Weapon 06/02/12

Counterfiet Money ARREST 05/22/12

Criminal Threats, Sexual Battery 05/20/12

Bicycle Fatality     05/13/12

Firarm Brandishing ARREST 05/12/12

Assault with Injuries 05/12/12

Homicide Press Release by SCR911 05/10/12

Homicide ARREST 2nd Update 05/08/12

Homicide ARREST Update 05/08/12

Homicide ARREST 05/07/12

Church Vandalism 05/07/12

Shoulder Tap 04/25/12

Droid Apps 04/19/12

Identity Theft Alert 04/17/12

Loaded Firearm and Posession of Controlled Substance ARREST 04/09/12

Bank Robbery - Named Suspect 04/07/12

Assault with Deadly Weapon  ARREST 04/03/12

Shoulder Tap and Alcohol Enforcement Operation 04/02/12

Child Molest ARREST Update 03/30/12

Minor Decoy 03/28/12

Residential Burglary  ARREST 03/27/12

Child Molest ARREST 03/22/12

Minor Decoy Operations 03/21/12

Drug ARRESTS 03/18/12

Shoulder Tap Decoy Operation 03/17/12

Shooting into Residence 03/15/12

Vandalism with Hate Language 03/12/12

Indecent Exposure  ARREST 03/12/12

Narcotics ARREST 03/12/12

Attempted Homicide ARRESTS 03/10/12

Armed Robbery  ARREST 03/07/12

Theft, Drug Warrant ARRESTS 03/04/12

Attempted Commercial Burglary ARREST 03/04/12

Counterfeit Money and Narcotics ARRESTS 03/02/12

Felony Vandalisms ARREST 03/02/12

UCSC Protest 03/01/12

Multiple Vandalisms Update  ARREST 02/28/12

Drug-Related, Evidence Destruction ARREST 02/19/12

Drug-Related, Evidence Destruction ARREST-2 02/19/12

Catalytic Converter Thefts  ARREST 02/14/12

Drug-Related Search Warrant ARREST 01/29/12

Armed Robbery 01/27/12

Felony Warrant / Heroin Transportation ARRESTS 01/22/12

Red Cross/Badges Contest 01/11/12

Drug / Narcotics Violations ARRESTS 01/08/12

Arsons ARREST 01/08/12

New Year's Eve Statistics and Key Cases 01/01/12


Archived News
  • Santa Cruz Police July 4th Overview

    The Santa Cruz Police Department is pleased to report that during the 24 hour period of July 4th (0001-2359 hrs) the city had no reported major acts of violence or crime.

    07/09/2020 3:43 PM

  • Battery-Hate Crime Arrest

    On June 28, 2020, at approximately 0237 hrs, Santa Cruz Police responded to the 1400 block of Ocean St, for a report of a physical fight in front of a motel.

    07/09/2020 3:22 PM

  • Santa Cruz Police Department Affirms Support of LGBTQ+ Community with Special Pride Patch

    Santa Cruz Police Department Supports the LGBTQ+ Community with Rainbow Pride Patch | SCPD MEDIA RELEASE

    06/09/2020 1:23 PM

  • Homicide Investigation

    The victim has been identified as 36 year old, Santa Cruz County resident, Douglass Murdock. Mr. Murdock has been listed as a missing person since December 2019 with the Santa Cruz Police Department.

    04/29/2020 5:38 PM