May 22, 2015

Suspect Arrested for Willful Cruelty to a Child

On Thursday May 21, 2015, Santa Cruz Police Detectives arrested Randy Lewthwaite (33 years old) at his home in Santa Cruz for Willful Cruelty to a Child.

The child’s mother reported a suspicious injury on the child’s face which occurred when the child was with the father, Randy Lewthwaite.  CPS and Santa Cruz Police Detectives followed up on the initial report with a visit to the home to check on the child. Their examination of the child showed there was significant bruising still present.

Detectives discovered that Mr. Lewthwaite also had an active warrant for his arrest out of San Mateo County and is on active probation (Prop 36) in Santa Cruz County. Based on their investigation, detectives arrested Mr. Lewthwaite for willful cruelty to a child.

Mr. Lewthwaite was booked into Santa Cruz County Jail.