SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, Calif. - Two men in Santa Cruz County have been arrested in connection with commercial burglaries in the Soquel/Aptos area.
In one burglary deputies investigated, the suspect was confronted by the business owner. He left as they got there, but deputies were able to identify Israel Santos as the suspect. He was found and arrested.
In the other instance, a man was found with thousands of dollars in stolen jewelry. The Sheriff's Office says it came from a burglary on Soquel Drive on April 30. Richard Bustichi, 42, was arrested.
Since the beginning of April, there have been 17 burglaries reported in the Soquel/Aptos corridor. The Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate them.