The Downtown Deployment reported the following activity for Halloween night 2016:
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.