On December 30, 2014 at approximately 2:45 a.m., Officer Whaley responded to the report of broken glass in the 1100 block of Soquel Ave. A witness had reported hearing the glass break and found the front glass door to a commercial business shattered. Upon Officer Whaley’s arrival, the subject responsible for the damage was not located but blood evidence was found at the scene that indicated the subject responsible may have injured themselves. There was also a cell phone found at the scene. The subject stole an unknown amount of money from the register. Officer Whaley was able to view video surveillance of the crime and provided a description of the subject to other officers.
On the same date at approximately 4:00 a.m. , Officer Whaley located a subject walking in the area of Ocean St and Coloma that matched the description of the subject he viewed on the video surveillance. While speaking with the subject, Officer Whaley noticed the subject had cuts on his chin and hands that were consistent with the blood evidence found at the scene. The subject was kind enough to identify the cell phone collected at the scene as his property for Officer Whaley. The subject was also in possession of money with blood on it. The subject was identified as James Lewis Wesley, 46 years old, and a Watsonville resident.
Wesley was taken into custody for felony vandalism, commercial burglary, and probation violation. Wesley was found to be on probation for felony vandalism, and burglary.
Great work by Officer Whaley once again!!