Sunday, July 19  

12:59 p.m. / Suspended License / Holly Avenue and 7th Street  

A man was contacted on a traffic stop and found to be driving on a suspended license. Deputies searched the man’s vehicle and located an open container of marijuana. He was cited, and the vehicle was towed. 


9:07 p.m. / Drug Possession / 700 block Linden Avenue

A deputy conducted a stop on a bicycle that ran a stoplight, and the male rider was found to have two outstanding warrants for his arrest out of Ventura County. The man was searched and methamphetamine and a meth pipe was located on his person. He was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail.


10:23 p.m. / Battery / Via Real  

Deputies responded to a fight between a male Carpinteria resident and a tow company driver attempting to tow his vehicle. The man whose car was being towed shoved the tow driver and the tow truck driver signed a citizen’s arrest for battery. The man was transported to Santa Barbara County Jail without incident.


Monday, July 20  

3:19 p.m. / Found Bicycle / Franklin Creek Park  

A caller reported a bicycle abandoned at Franklin Creek Park. The bike was recovered and submitted to the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office property department for safekeeping. 


10:54 p.m. / Drug Possession / 1000 block Casitas Pass Road

A woman was observed with an open container of alcohol. She was contacted and found to be in possession of methamphetamine and a meth pipe. She was cited and released without incident. 


1 a.m. / Drug Possession / Santa Claus and Padaro lanes  

A deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Santa Claus Lane. The female driver was found to have an outstanding warrant for her arrest and admitted to the deputy that there was methamphetamine in the car. The deputy searched the vehicle and found a meth pipe and two ounces of methamphetamine. The woman was a convicted felon and she had pepper spray on her person, which is a violation of felony penal code. She was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail without incident.


Wednesday, July 22  

2:59 p.m. / Dope and Gun Charges / Casitas Pass Road  

A traffic stop was conducted and based on a narcotics K9 indicating that there was a narcotic odor coming from inside the vehicle, a probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted resulting in the location of narcotics for sales, narcotics paraphernalia and a loaded firearm. The subject was booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail. 


Friday, July 24  

8:32 p.m. / Warrant and Narcotic Violations / Highway 101 at Bates Road  

A vehicle stop was initiated for front tinted windows and the female driver was found in possession of heroin and syringes. The male passenger lied about his name to avoid discovery of his Ventura County “no bail” felony warrant. The woman was cited and released, and the man was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail. 


10:46 p.m. / Drug Possession / 4000 block Via Real  

A woman was contacted when she was found to be driving a vehicle that had a non-operating registration.  She consented to a search of the vehicle and was found in possession of a meth pipe with a usable amount in the bowl. The woman was cited and released.  


1:07 a.m. / False Registration / 5500 block Carp Avenue

A man was stopped for having no license plate light and found to be driving with a suspended license. A complaint was sent to the DA’s Office for false registration information due to the man presenting a one-day temporary permit that did not belong to his vehicle.  


3:15 a.m. / Narcotics Violations / Via Real at Bailard Avenue   

A man was contacted while he was working on his car that was double parked. He had a pocketknife that was being placed on the driver’s seat while the contact was being conducted. While placing the knife on the seat, two empty baggies/bindles were seen in plain view. The man admitted to being in possession of narcotics and paraphernalia. A search of the vehicle revealed a total of 22 grams of heroin, three grams of meth, three loaded syringes, one meth pipe and several empty syringes. The man was cited at the scene. 


3:33 a.m. / Narcotics Violations / 4200 block Via Real  

A man was contacted driving a vehicle with no license plates. When deputies opened the door to look at the Vehicle Identification Number, a meth pipe was observed in plain view. A search of the vehicle and the subject revealed two meth pipes, a baggie of meth (nine grams) and baggie of heroin (approximately 20.1 grams).   

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