On August 29, 2011 at approximately 7:44 PM, an alert neighbor contacted the police department to report a suspicious person wandering through their neighborhood and looking into parked cars. The caller provided a description and direction of travel for the person.
Officers responded to the neighborhood attempting to locate the suspect. Santa Cruz Police Department Canine Officer Garcia and his partner Layko located the suspect walking through an alley in the 100 block of Cayuga St. The officer recognized the suspect as Calhoun Blakley, a wanted parolee considered to be armed and dangerous. Mr. Blakley was taken into custody at gunpoint with the canine at-the-ready.
Mr. Blakley was found to be in possession of a loaded Glock .45 caliber handgun in his waistband. Mr. Blakley was also in possession of methamphetamine, marijuana, a pocket knife and a handcuff key. Officers evaluated Mr. Blakley and found him to be under the influence of methamphetamine.
Mr. Blakley was taken into custody without incident and booked into Santa Cruz County Jail for the following:
12021(a)(1) PC – Felon in Possession of a Firearm
12316(b)(1) PC – Felon in Possession of Ammunition
3056 PC – Parole Hold
11377(a) H&S – Possession of Methamphetamine
11550(a) H&S – Under the Influence of Methamphetamine
In addition to the new charges, Mr. Blakely was wanted in connection with an auto burglary that occurred in Boulder Creek from a Sheriff’s Office case. Mr. Blakley was additionally charged with the Sheriff’s Office case.
The arrest of this dangerous person was the result of an alert citizen recognizing the suspicious activity and contacting the police department with a good description. The Santa Cruz Police Department encourages the community to take note of the activity in their neighborhood and call 9-1-1 to immediately report suspicious activity.