Jails Welcome 2 Suspects in Separate Arrests


The Scotts Valley police arrested a suspected drug dealer this week, after finding her in a hotel room with nearly 66 grams of methamphetamine, plus items related to the sale of drugs.

On Tuesday, a police officer stopped a woman who was driving a Celica with an expired vehicle registration at that time. Sergeant Dave Ball of the Scotts Valley said the driver also had a felony warrant for robbery. The suspect was Brenda Marie Perry, 27 years old.

The police officers searched Perry’s car, discovering meth and other drug paraphernalia. Ball said the woman was arrested on suspicion of drug possession warrant and a drug paraphernalia possession warrant. Perry was convicted into the County Jail, but was released on Wednesday.

Later on the same day, the police authorities determined that the suspect was checked in at Best Western Plus, which is a hotel located at 6020 Scotts Valley Drive. The police officers performed a probation search in Perry’s room. They found almost 66 grams of methamphetamine. Sgt. Ball said they also discovered items associated with drug sales.

The police officials, later on, reported that the suspect was arrested on the suspicions of the possession of drug paraphernalia and the possession of drugs for sale. The Sgt. said another woman, Kathleen Feddema, 46 was also found with Perry in the room. Feddema too was in possession of methamphetamine, thus, she was cited for the violation of drug possession, but released later on.

Based on jail records, Perry remains in the County Jail of Santa Cruz in lieu of a 10,000-dollar bail.

Meanwhile, in Watsonville, a teen was arrested on Thursday, after brandishing a replica gun near the Watsonville High School during a fight, resulting in the brief lockdown of the school.

Ten minutes past 12 noon on Thursday, a 17-year-old, and out-of-school boy was seen fighting with a woman nearby Blackburn and Bridge streets, next to the Watsonville High playing fields.

Sergeant Michael Ridgway of the Watsonville police department said a bystander was able to call 911 as he tried to follow the teenager stepping onto the school’s campus. Police officers said the teen seemed to be carrying a large handgun.

Hence, the police immediately responded, and then locked down the Watsonville High, according to Ridgway. One of the campus security officers, together with a school resource official spotted the teen near the school’s pool, chasing the teen, until finally arrested on Lincoln Street.

As soon as the teen was arrested, the police authorities seized his seemingly large-caliber handgun. The officials determined the weapon was only a BB handgun without its orange tip, but with a modified barrel.

The 17-year-old’s name was not disclosed as the officials explained he was a minor. However, he was arrested on the suspicion of brandishing a gun imitation. According to the police department, the teen was also arrested for modifying a gun imitation, resisting arrest, and trespassing on school grounds with a handgun. Ridgway said the teen was booked in Santa Cruz County Juvenile Hall.


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