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A parolee recently released from prison was arrested Wednesday near a Live Oak middle school and is suspected of loitering around several schools in Santa Cruz County since his release, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office.Sheriff’s deputies responded to Shoreline Middle School in Live Oak at 11:09 a.m. after school officials found a man loitering around the campus, sheriff’s officials said.
School officials confronted the man and he left, but deputies found him about a block away when they arrived.Sheriff’s officials detained the man, identified as Kelly Nielsen, 47, a transient living in Santa Cruz. Deputies revoked his parole and arrested him. Nielsen was released from prison last Monday, and since then he is suspected of trespassing on several other school campuses in Santa Cruz County, sheriff’s officials said.
When confronted, sheriff’s officials said that Nielsen would tell school officials that he was there to register his daughter for enrollment and leave before his story could be verified.Also on Wednesday, school officials at Vine Hill School in Scotts Valley told sheriff’s officials that Nielsen was found on that campus but left before police arrived.
Last Friday, Nielsen is suspected of looking through classroom windows at Gault School in Santa Cruz. School officials confronted him and he fled the campus while they were attempting to verify his story, sheriff’s officials said. Nielsen is also suspected of recently loitering near Del mar Elementary School in Live Oak.Sheriff’s officials said that Nielsen did not attempt to approach any students at the various school sites he is suspected of trespassing on.
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