Firefighters & Evacuated Homes Robbed During Fires
Five people were arrested for looting homes of people in Santa Cruz County who were evacuated due to the fires. In a bit of karma, one of the cars in the Fall Creek Drie area filled with suspects crashed into a ditch while trying to evade police.
The suspects were arrest on charges of looting, grand theft and conspiracy to commit a crime and burglary.
In a separate incident a firefighter’s wallet was reported stolen out of his work vehicle while he as battling a blaze and apparently his bank account was drained. Officials are still investigating.