Posts Tagged ‘ Bob Lee ’

Cancer forces Santa Cruz County District Attorney to step down

October 8, 2014
Cancer forces Santa Cruz County District Attorney to step down

For those intrinsically involved with the Santa Cruz County court system, it’s been no secret that top prosecutor Bob Lee has been mostly out of the office for the past several months as he battles a virulent form of cancer. Second banana Jeff Rosell, the chief deputy district attorney, has been running the show in…

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Santa Cruz Co. District Attorney: My office is overworked

August 30, 2013

Santa Cruz County District Attorney is declaring a caseload emergency and is asking county officials to allow them to hire more employees. In a press release issued this afternoon, DA Bob Lee said his office will be forced to consider emergency measures to add critically needed staff because of the number of serious cases set…

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DA: No charges will be filed in fishhook fire

August 1, 2013

Santa Cruz County District Attorney Bob Lee said yesterday that no charges would be filed against the two people arrested in connection with the June 20 fire at the edge of Highway 17 near the fishhook. Kelly Nichole Hawkins, 30, and Mitchell Edward Swienton, 49, initially were arrested on suspicion of arson. Lee said Wednesday…

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Jury convicts Watsonville man in 2011 Bixby Street stabbing

April 29, 2013

A jury today found a Watsonville man guilty of attempted murder, Santa Cruz County District Attorney Bob Lee said. Raul Rodriguez, 37, was arrested after he went to Bixby Street in Santa Cruz and attacked a man who was trying to park his car on Oct. 23, 2011. Prosecutors believe Rodriguez either mistook the victim…

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Santa Cruz Victims’ Rights March hits the streets Wednesday

April 19, 2013

District Attorney Bob Lee sent out a reminder today about the second annual Victims’ Rights March of Solidarity, which will be held Wednesday, April 24 at 6 p.m. The march will begin at the courthouse steps at 701 Ocean St. with music and speakers, and will then move to Abbott Square. Family members of those…

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