February 22, 2013

$250,000 Warrant for Home Invasion Robbery Suspect

The Santa Cruz Police Department has obtained an arrest warrant for the second suspect in a home invasion robbery that occurred on February 20, 2013 in the 500 block of Poplar Ave.  The suspect has been identified as:

Esteban Lopez – 22 Years Old
Hispanic Male Adult
5 feet 7 inches - 130 lbs
Santa Cruz Resident

Mr. Lopez fled the scene of the crime and was not located on the night of this incident.  In addition to other follow up work on this case, detectives have been attempting to track down Mr. Lopez over the past 2 days.  His whereabouts are currently not known.  He has not been seen at his home, work, or frequented locations. 

The bail amount on the warrant is $250,000, with charges including (1) Robbery, (2) False Imprisonment, (3) Burglary, and (4) Assault with a Deadly Weapon.  Mr. Lopez is a confirmed “Beach Flats Sureno” gang member with an extensive history of law enforcement contact, including weapons and narcotics violations. 

Anyone with information about Mr. Lopez’s whereabouts is encouraged to call 9-1-1.