Two Transients Arrested for Santa Cruz Murder Following Local Incident

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Huynh (left) and Crenshaw (right) [photo: Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office]

By edhat staff

Two transients who were arrested for assaulting a family on State Street last month are now facing murder charges in the death of a Santa Cruz woman.

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office discovered 55-year-old Kimberly Smith deceased in her home on Tuesday. Their investigation led to the arrest of two transients, Caitlin Crenshaw and Cody Huynh, both 23 years old. Investigators believe the motive was a robbery and the cause of death was not specified.

The suspects were arrested the next day in San Bernadino County. Huynh was in jail for separate charges while Crenshaw was found in Smith’s car. They were both booked into Santa Cruz County jail and booked on murder and robbery charges, being held without bail.

On February 26, Roger the Scanner Guy reported an incident where a family was attacked by transients in the 700 block of State Street. An elderly couple and their 13-year-old grandson were walking when an argument took place between the family and a homeless person. Crenshaw reportedly involved herself and attacked the family by punching them. 

Santa Barbara Police later found and arrested Crenshaw for elder abuse and battery, both misdemeanors, and Huynh for battery. Both were released from the Santa Barbara County Jail after one night and scheduled to appear in court on March 26 to face their charges.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call (831) 454-7635.

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jsavell Apr 04, 2020 11:30 AM
Two Transients Arrested for Santa Cruz Murder Following Local Incident

This is the result of the liberal idea that bail discriminates against the poor, and therefore that they should be released on their own recognizance. If you can't guarantee your appearance with a substantial amount of money then you should sit in jail.

a-1594360302 Apr 04, 2020 08:02 AM
Two Transients Arrested for Santa Cruz Murder Following Local Incident

Watch the film. "These people" are serial offenders - many with dozens, literally some with hundreds of priors. Walking the streets. Getting off scot-free for awful crimes. Yes, there are plenty of people with homes and cars and jobs who commit horrible crimes. But there are not people with home and cars and jobs who commit literally hundreds of crimes each and keep getting out. These are facts. I'm not making this up, nor is this my "opinion."

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