SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS
CHP: Two hurt in crash after 'biker run' Saturday
Two people were seriously hurt Saturday night on northbound Highway 17 when the Harley Davidson motorcycle they were on crashed near Laurel Curve and they were thrown from the bike and into a metal guardrail, the California Highway Patrol said.
CHP dispatchers got complaints about several motorcycles driving aggressively and erratically, authorities said. Officer John Bourriague said he was near Laurel Curve on the southbound side of Highway 17 outside Scotts Valley about 8:45 p.m. when he heard the sound of a collision and went to check.
The man and his female passenger -- who appeared to be in their 40s -- were both badly hurt but refused medical care, Bourriague said. The man suffered major injuries and the woman suffered moderate injuries, he said.
They were moved to the side of the highway and later picked up by friends, he said.
The CHP is investigating and plans to recommend to the Santa Cruz County District Attorneys' Office that charges be filed as drugs and other evidence were found there, he said.
A large group of Hells Angels affiliates were on an annual "defense fund" run that went through the county Saturday, and their stops included a restaurant and bar in Moss Landing and a shop on Soquel Avenue in Santa Cruz, authorities said.
Teens injured Saturday suffered minor injuries
It appears that two teens hospitalized Saturday at Skypark suffered minor injuries, Capt. John Crivello of Scotts Valley Fire said Sunday.
The two were playing basketball when one of them was going up for a dunk and fell and then another fell, Crivello said.
They were conscious and taken to Dominican Hospital to get checked out, he said.
He said he didn't get the whole story of how the teens were hurt, as he was focused on making sure they got the medical care they needed.
Man arrested on suspicion of burglary
A 6-foot, 4-inch, 220-pound man named Titan Xavier Zehcroteau was arrested on suspicion of burglary, resisting arrest and drug possession Saturday on Beach Street in Watsonville, according to Santa Cruz County Jail records.
Zehcroteau, 32, was arrested on a warrant out of Santa Clara County.
He was booked at County Jail about 5 p.m., after his apprehension in an apartment near Beach and Lincoln streets.