Tag Archives: crime

Starting out 2013 on a weird note

A crop of what will undoubtedly be some of my favorite stories of the entire month all seemed to occur on the very first day of 2013. I can only assume this bodes well for the rest of the year.

Panty Raid

  • In the early morning hours of Jan. 1, a teen was arrested on suspicion of burglary. Police say a woman saw him fleeing from her bathroom window. The best part, however, is what he was found with: several pairs of her underwear along with pairs belonging to another woman/women.

Samurai swords: the new weapon of choice?

Shooting goats



Parole suitability hearings

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation makes available transcripts of parole suitability hearings a month after the hearing is held. They can often be very interesting to read through, providing insight as to what leads parole board commissioners to make the decision whether or not to grant parole.

Last month, parole officials opted to grant parole to Kenneth Luther, who was convicted of shooting another man to death in Aptos during a robbery in 1986. I wrote about the hearing briefly here.

Here’s the transcript of the hearing for anyone who may be interested:
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Assault with a cast-iron skillet

Well here’s a new one. A Santa Cruz woman is accused of striking another woman over the head with a cast iron skillet. The incident apparently happened in Capitola Tuesday night and the victim was transported to Dominican Hospital for treatment.

My head hurts just thinking about this. I have a cast iron skillet at home — they are heavy! I wonder what has to happen to make someone angry enough to attack another person with one of these. Ouch.

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