- 2:30 a.m.: A man was arrested on the 7900 block of Hihn Road in Ben Lomond after he allegedly threatened to kill another man and struck him in the head with a sharpened machete-like tool. Five firearms were seized from the home of the arrested man, who was on probation with a no-firearms clause. The injured man was treated and released from Dominican Hospital.
- 10:57 p.m.: Deputies responded to an domestic disturbance on Carrol Avenue in Felton. A man was arrested after he reportedly carried his child in one arm while holding a loaded shotgun in the other during an argument with his wife.
- Midnight: A purse was reported as stolen from the bar area of the Boulder Creek Golf & Country Club, 16901 Big Basin Highway. The purse and its contents were estimated at a value of $305.
- 7:34 a.m.: A man with a warrant was arrested near the intersection of Highway 9 and Old County Road in Ben Lomond after he allegedly gave deputies a false identity and tried to flee.
- 1:20 p.m.: A man and a woman were arrested during a vehicle stop at the intersection of Pine and Forest streets in Boulder Creek. The driver was arrested after he allegedly gave deputies false identification and they found drug paraphernalia on him. The passenger was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a stimulant.
- 11:56 a.m.: A 26-year-old man who was on probation for possession of burglary tools and stolen property was arrested at the intersection of Pine and Forest streets in Boulder Creek on suspicion of possessing burglary tools.
- 10:31 a.m.: A man was arrested on the 100 block of Celia Avenue in Boulder Creek after deputies responded to a report of battery between two feuding neighbors.
- 2:47 p.m.: A resident of Mountain Charlie Road in Scotts Valley reported that someone had fraudulently used a credit card to make a $6,000 purchase.
- Noon: A woman reported that she had been sexually assaulted in a vehicle near Empire Grade and Smith Grade roads.
Scotts Valley Police Department Dec. 23
- 11:16 p.m.: A 49-year-old man who was on probation with search and testing terms was arrested after officers stopped him in a vehicle on the 100 block of Blueberry Drive. He was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of drugs and violating probation.
- 9:38 a.m.: A report was made to police of numerous harassing emails. The emails were considered suspicious and made little sense, having a variety of themes and topics, according to the report.
- 10:10 a.m.: A resident of the 500 block of Bethany Drive reported that someone had used the resident’s Social Security number to fraudulently file taxes. A tax refund was reportedly sent to the culprit, and the resident is being held responsible for the payment.
- 11:34 a.m.: A catalytic converter was reported as stolen from a vehicle parked at a home on the 5000 block of Granite Creek Road.
- 4:49 p.m.: An elephant-styled watering can, valued at $30, was reported as stolen from a front yard on the 400 block of Tabor Drive.
California Highway Patrol Dec. 21
- 12:55 p.m.: A wooden fence, several trash cans and a large concrete fountain were all reportedly damaged when a Boulder Creek man’s truck allegedly crossed a double-yellow line to pass another motorist on northbound Highway 17 near Rowardennan Drive in Ben Lomond. The man was said to have lost control after the rear of his truck struck the left front section of the vehicle he was trying to pass. The man, who CHP officials noted had been involved in a similar incident a year earlier, was cited for crossing a double-yellow line.
- 5:47 p.m.: A 52-year-old man from Salinas was struck by a car while walking on Graham Hill Road near Felton Covered Bridge Park in Felton. According to reports, he man had been walking northbound on Graham Hill Road when he tried to cross the street where there was no crosswalk and was struck by a 1997 Ford Escort driven by a 72-year-old woman. He was airlifted to Valley Medical Center with serious injuries.
This column includes items reported in dispatch logs of the listed agencies and records of the California Highway Patrol and area fire departments. Additional information may be based on reports from other agencies and officers. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty, and charges may have been added or dropped as of publication.