November 1, 2016

2016 Halloween Statistics and Case of Interest

Most celebrated SCPD Halloween Stat is our Records Department victory in City's Halloween group costume contest. They finished #1 and we've got the medals to prove it.
From the Chief on down to our new officers, everyone here thought they looked amazing. SCPD Records team is a hard working group. They know how to represent and have some fun great.
The Downtown Deployment reported the following activity for Halloween night 2016: 

SCPD was kept busy over the 24 hours of Halloween through the night and into the early morning hours of November 1st. From 8:00 AM on October 31st through 8:00 AM on November 1st, we handled 395 calls for service. The downtown crowd size was estimated at 10,000. This was approximately 50% less than last year. Crowds were building as usual until the rain hit at 10:00PM.

Overview Stats
20 Arrests
6 for public intoxication

40 Citations Issued
24 were for Triple Fine violations.
Of the Triple Fine citations, 21 were for open containers of alcohol.

For comparison, in 2015 there were 27 arrests (20 for public intoxication). And a total of 73 citations issued (40 were for Triple Fines. 33 Triple Fines were for open container violations). Overall, downtown Santa Cruz arrests and citations were down from 2015.

The crowd demeanor was relatively calm and celebratory. Police presence included additional officers from most Santa Cruz County law enforcement agencies. The Santa Clara County Sheriff provided their gang enforcement team to help identify gang members from outside the area. Additionally, the California Highway Patrol provided a significant contingent of officers. We would like to thank all of the agencies who dedicated personnel and resources to assist the City of Santa Cruz throughout the night.

Proactive patrols included contact and close monitoring of several known gang members throughout the event. In addition to the downtown patrols, officers were added to patrols throughout the remainder of the city to address neighborhood safety and complaints of large parties. We were pleased to see the hard work paid off and there were no significant incidents of violence.

Notable arrest downtown on Halloween Case 16S-09122

Bradley Kellman, 60 years old from Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Police with Santa Clara County Sheriff Deputies contacted Bradley Kellman, 60 years old from Santa Cruz, for smoking heroin in a parking lot on Center and Lincoln Street. Mr. Kellman was in possession of eleven zip-lock baggies containing methamphetamine, heroin and crack cocaine. He also had drug paraphernalia that included pipes for smoking methamphetamine and crack cocaine. In addition, Bradley Kellman had a crossbow pistol and a box containing 14 crossbow arrows on the cargo area the car. Kelleman was arrested for possession of drugs for sale.
SCPD would like to send a special shout out to Joe's Pizza and Subs. Thank you for donating extra candy to our Community Service Team. We had a run on trick-or-treaters so Joe's Pizza brought in more candy for CSO Wilson and PO Deeg to hand out.