Friday Fugitives: Santa Cruz County's Most Wanted for the Week

Mugs of thugs, some on drugs. If you've seen them give the cops a call.

Stephanie Lynn Reber
AGE: 23 
DESCRIPTION: 5-foot-5 and 120 pounds with blond hair and brown eyes.
HOME: San Jose and Santa Cruz County
WARRANT: Felony methamphetamine possession and use. Reber has an arrest history dating back to 2009 for methamphetamine possession, influence and probation violations. She has four warrants for failure to complete a judge's sentence.

Jim Anthony Rodriguez
AGE: 35
DESCRIPTION: 5-foot-10 and 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
HOME: Watsonville
WARRANT: Eight warrants for resisting arrest and vehicle code violations. Rodriguez also should be considered armed and dangerous, because he is a gang member and is known to carry handguns.

Kenny Joe Ufford
AGE: 27
DESCRIPTION: 6-foot and 150 pound with brown hair and blue eyes.
HOME: None listed.
WARRANT: Grand theft. Ufford has a felony no-bail warrant. He allegedly stole more than $1,000 in merchandise from Kohl's department store. His probation has also been revoked.

Tabitha Renee Burke, AKA Tabitha Renee Smith
AGE: 32
DESCRIPTION: 5-foot-9 and 150 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.
HOME: Santa Cruz
WARRANT: Identity theft, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a hypodermic needle. Burke was arrested for those alleged crimes at the Nob Hill market in Scotts Valley in November 2008 but failed to show up at court.

A man wanted by Santa Cruz police—20-year-old Vladimir Ryan Ebel—for a gang-related attempted murder was arrested. Ebel allegedly shot at two people on the 100 block of Sycamore Street in July 2010, seriously injuring one. He was seen earlier this month at a local grocery store and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Ebele was one of six "most-wanted" who have been arrested since local law enforcement started seeking the public's help in looking for fugitives earlier this year.

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