Motorycle shop owner arrested
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Motorcycle shop owner arrested

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The owner of a Scotts Valley motorcycle shop was arrested for drugs and gun possession charges on June 28 after a firearm was discharged from his property through several neighboring fences and through the glass door of a nearby home.

According to the Scotts Valley Police Department, James Davis, 44, and Beatrice Magleby, 40, were arrested June 28 after officers along with members of the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office Gang Task Force served a search warrant on Davis’ business Scotts Valley Motorcycle Center.

According to a press-release from the department, officers had responded to a report from a home on nearby Cathy Lane at 8:18 p.m. on June 26 of a bullet that had shattered a glass door while two people were home. Officers collected the bullet and traced the trajectory to holes to inside the motorcycle business. According to police, Davis initially denied knowing that a firearm had gone off in the business, but later admitted that a possible altercation had occurred between some friends of his.

Investigators returned two days later with a search warrant for the store and a residence above the business. They found and seized two rifles, a shotgun, and four pistols, illegal fireworks, along with a small amount of drugs believed to be methamphetamine.

Davis was arrested for a violation of a protective order and possessing firearms in violation of a protective order and Magleby was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

No charges have been filed against Davis relating to affiliation with specific biker organizations; however it appears he supports the Ghost Mountain Riders and Hells Angels, according to Scotts Valley Police.

“There were definitely items consistent with support of the Ghost Mountain Riders and Hells Angels,” Scotts Valley Police Det. Brandon Polito said this week.

Polito said detectives have not yet determined who fired the shot, however, video surveillance equipment taken from the scene may lend a hand in determining who was there at the time of the incident.

The department has asked the Santa Cruz District Attorney’s Office to file nine additional counts of a prohibited person in possession of ammunition, additional weapons possession charges and fireworks possession charges. A further arraignment is scheduled for Aug. 10 at Santa Cruz County Superior Court.

In addition, according to court records, Davis faces charges of false imprisonment and battery that were filed with the Santa Cruz County Superior Court on June 25, a day before the alleged shot was fired from his store.

The motorcycle shop re-opened for business shortly after the arrest.

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WeRide
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July 20, 2013
And needless to say they found methamphetamine in the building and this is the place you bring your bikes for repair really.

Stop the press we might have found our next Scotts Valley Man of The Year really wow lets see how this turns out in court.



"Davis was arrested for a violation of a protective order and possessing firearms in violation of a protective order also nine additional counts of a prohibited person in possession of ammunition, additional weapons possession charges and fireworks possession charges. Davis also faces charges of false imprisonment and battery"

Ride On
Huggy Bear
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July 14, 2013
Opening a new motorcycle repair shop and reaching out to local motorcycle clubs is a crime? I fail to see how that is related to the rest of the article, other than law enforcement tilting the issue in their favor. The situation will be resolved in court, not local media or the Scotts Valley Police Department. Or people like 'anonymous', the other poster here.
anonymous
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July 15, 2013
Yes, you are right teaching out to biker gangs with guns and meth is a great outreach to the community!!!!
anonymous
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July 13, 2013
Luck that bullet didn't hit someone.
anonymous
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July 12, 2013
Let's get the word out to "TAKE BACK SCOTTS VALLEY" and get these low life people out of our town!
againstIGNORANCE
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July 15, 2013
they arent low life people, youre just a prissy scotts valley drama queen that cant hang with life i guess.
Lyle Fleming
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July 18, 2013
@Anonymous:

You've made two libelous statements, bordering on racial slurs. The Ghost Mountain Riders MC is not a gang, and our record is clean. I've already written to the editor about this. We have our bikes worked on by James Davis, and he does a great job. Your second "slur" was to call James, and apparently my club "low-life people." You said wanted to get these people "out of our town."

I will remind you, that you don't own the town, and we live here too. We raise our families, support our communities, pay taxes and vote here too. You don't like it? MOVE! Try to find a place where there are no motorcycle people for you to judge.

And Good luck with that!



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