Sunday, July 11
0839 hrs / Warrant Arrest / Granada Way
A resident called in to report a suspicious person in the area. Deputies contacted the man, who they discovered had two warrants out for his arrest. He was arrested and booked at Santa Barbara County Jail.
1815 hrs / Graffiti / 1400 block Linden Avenue
A resident called in to report a male spray painting an office on the 1400 block of Linden Avenue. Five individuals were seen running from the area when deputies arrived. Four were later found nearby with graffiti tools and matching spray paint on their hands. All were seen earlier in the day at the St. Joseph Festival wearing clothing and hats representing a Santa Barbara gang. Three of the four were juveniles and were later released to family with citations. The adult in the group, a 19-year-old, was arrested and booked into Santa Barbara County Jail.
2045 hrs / Traffic Collision / Linden Avenue and Sandyland Road
A gray or silver colored Mercedes was traveling southbound on Linden Avenue before it rear-ended another vehicle that was stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of Sandyland Road and Linden Avenue. The Mercedes backed up, turned around and fled the scene northbound on Linden Avenue and then eastbound on Carpinteria Avenue before a witness, who was following the vehicle, lost sight of the vehicle near Motel 6. No injuries were reported initially, but after some time went by, one passenger of the victim’s vehicle was transported to the hospital for head, neck and back pain.
Monday, July 12
1335 hrs / Stolen Plate / Ogan Road
A reporting party called in and stated that sometime within the last week, an unknown suspect removed the license plate from their trailer. A report was taken and the plate was entered into the system.
0320 hrs / Trespassing / 4000 block Via Real
A reporting party stated that a male subject was outside her door and refusing to leave. According to the reporting party, the man attempted to force the front door open. Deputies arrived and searched the area but were unable to locate him.
Tuesday, July 13
1502 hrs / Catalytic Convertor Theft / 5900 block Birch Street
A reporting party stated the catalytic converter to her vehicle was stolen two weeks ago. The vehicle was parked on Birch Street in front of her residence.
1946 hrs / Grand Theft / Avenue Del Mar
A victim discovered that one of her bags that contained about $10,000 in cash and about $10,000 worth of jewelry was taken from inside her summer vacation home.
Wednesday, July 14
0034 hrs / Damage / Concha Loma Drive
A reporting party called and reported that an unknown suspect had overturned her trashcans in her driveway and broke the door handle on the glass slider leading to her kitchen. The reporting party checked her home for missing items, but at the time of the report, she had not reported any items that were missing from her home.
0135 hrs / Unlicensed Driver / Casitas Pass Road and Carpinteria Avenue
A deputy observed a vehicle approaching Carpinteria Avenue from Casitas Pass Road drive through the red light without stopping. Upon contacting the vehicle, it was learned that the driver did not have a driver’s license. She was cited for failing to stop at the red light and being unlicensed.
Thursday, July 15
1014 hrs / Warrant Arrest / Carpinteria Post Office
A woman, who was known to have two active warrants, was observed getting into a truck. A traffic stop was conducted, and she was arrested for her felony and misdemeanor warrants.
Friday, July 16
1137 hrs / Drugs and Expired Registration / Carpinteria and Reynolds avenues
A vehicle was pulled over for having expired registration. The driver was found to be on probation and a search of the vehicle yielded a usable amount of meth in the center console. Both parties said it was not theirs, so they were both charged with possession. The driver admitted to having a baggie of meth and a meth pipe in his sock, so he got an additional charge. Both were arrested, booked into Santa Barbara County Jail and the vehicle was towed.
1240 hrs / Found Drugs / Carpinteria and Reynolds avenues
During the same car stop as described above, a woman approached deputies and handed over a baggie of meth that she said she just found on the sidewalk on Carpinteria Avenue, just east of Reynolds Avenue.
1114 hrs / Fraud / Cravens Lane
A victim had about $80,000 stolen from two of her online accounts.
1146 hrs / Theft / Hwy 101 northbound near Santa Monica on-ramp
A reporting party, who works for Granite Construction, reported that a towable industrial pressure washer was stolen from a construction site sometime between July 9 and July 15.
1816 hrs / DUI / 400 block Linden Avenue
A reporting party observed a suspected DUI driver and followed the vehicle to the parking lot at the Amtrak Station. Deputies arrived on scene and contacted the suspect. During investigation, it was learned the driver was intoxicated. The driver declined field sobriety tests and he was arrested for driving under the influence. He was transported to the hospital for a blood draw and was later booked at Santa Barbara County Jail.
Saturday, July 17
1010 hrs / Catalytic Converter Theft / Calle Ocho
A reporting party called in the theft of his catalytic converter from his vehicle sometime between July 16 at 1700 hours and July 17 at 0900 hours.
1120 hrs / Possession / Via Real
A man was contacted and found with narcotic paraphernalia. He was released with a citation for possession.
1210 hrs / Traffic Collision / Via Real and Poplar Street
A subject was driving westbound on Via Real and attempted to make a right turn onto Poplar Street. The subject stated that he took the turn too fast. The vehicle collided with a SoCal Edison light pole. SoCal Edison and the city were advised of the damage. The driver and passenger declined to be seen by medics.
1306 hrs / Catalytic Converter Theft / Concha Loma
A reporting party reported the theft of her catalytic converter sometime between July 16 at 1900 hours and July 17 at 1300 hours.
2328 hrs / DUI / Linden Avenue
A man was stopped for a traffic violation and found to be under the influence. He was arrested and booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail. His blood alcohol content was .22.