December 24, 2017

SCPD Wrapping Up Cases While You Wrap Presents

Neighborhood Enforcement Team and K9 Luna Nab Drugs and Two Probation Violators
On Friday evening, December 22nd, 2017 around 11:00 pm, Officers from the Santa Cruz Police Department Neighborhood Enforcement Team responded to complaints about suspicious activity from a first floor hotel room in the 600 block of Riverside Avenue. Officers located a suspicious vehicle associated to the hotel room in question and identified one of the occupants as Sean Oliver, a 32 year old resident of Santa Cruz. Officers confirmed that Sean Oliver was on probation and attempted to conduct a probation compliance check. When Officers knocked on the door to the hotel room, the occupants dead-bolted the door and refused to allow the Officers to enter. SCPD Officers, with help from K-9 Luna, forced entry into the hotel room. Officers initially arrested Sean Oliver and a second subject, Tyler Huffman. Mr. Huffman, a 21 year old resident of Felton, is also on probation Both were charged with resisting, obstructing and delaying a peace officer, and probation violation.
The following investigation revealed that Sean Oliver and Tyler Huffman were in possession of methamphetamine, digital scales and other drug paraphernalia. They also disposed of a large quantity of methamphetamine before Officers made entry to the hotel room. Both subjects were additionally booked into the Santa Cruz County Jail on several other related charges, including maintaining a place where drugs are used or sold, and possession of potentially stolen property with the serial numbers removed.
                     Sean Oliver         Tyler Huffman                  
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