Saturday, March 20

0954 hrs / Theft / Linhere Drive

A reporting party reported that unknown suspect(s) picked the lock of his truck bed’s toolbox and stole several tools. He had parked the truck on the street from 7 p.m. on March 19 to 7 a.m. on March 20.


1319 hrs / Missing ring / 4700 block 7th Street

A reporting party reported that a suitcase containing clothes and an engagement ring she left outside her door was taken sometime between March 20 at 7:30 and 8:05 a.m.


Sunday, March 21

0815 hrs / Trespassing, vandalism / 5300 block Carpinteria Avenue 

Deputies responded to trespassing and vandalism at the community tennis courts on Palm Avenue. A reporting party stated that two subjects cut the chain-link fence to access the courts. Two subjects were contacted playing tennis. They both admitted to coming to the tennis courts, knowing they were locked and cutting the lock to gain access. The reporting party signed a citizen’s arrest. Both subjects were cited and released. 


0952 hrs / Theft / Oak Avenue

A reporting party called to report someone stealing her car cover sometime in the night. 


1106 hrs / Warrant / 1100 block Casitas Pass Road

A traffic stop was conducted for a vehicle code violation. The driver was found to have two misdemeanor warrants for his arrest out of Kern County, one for an alcohol violation and the other for traffic violations. Kern County advised to cite and release the subject. He was issued a citation and released. 


1314 hrs / Trespassing, drugs / Toro Canyon Park Road

A reporting party called to report a man trespassing on his property. The subject was contacted on the property. During the investigation, a personal use amount of meth was found in his pocket. The man was arrested and booked at Santa Barbara County Jail.


1549 hrs / Drugs / 4200 block Via Real

A traffic stop was conducted due to the driver using his cellphone while driving. The driver and a female passenger, both from Santa Maria, stopped at the Motel 6 parking lot. Both were on probation for possession of narcotics. A vehicle search revealed drug paraphernalia and an Rx pill without a prescription. They both denied having a room at the motel, but the manager advised they did have one. A probation search was conducted of the room where 8.3 grams of meth, packaging, money and several used syringes were discovered. Also found were several shaved car keys. Both subjects were arrested and booked at Santa Barbara County Jail. Although both were asked and warned about bringing drugs into the jail, 8 grams of tar heroin was discovered inside the female subject’s bra. 


1814 hrs / Domestic disturbance / Motel 6 South

Deputies responded to an anonymous call of a domestic disturbance. A male subject was arrested and booked at Santa Barbara County Jail.


2305 hrs / Battery / 4400 block Via Real

Deputies responded to a call of a male punching a female in the parking lot of 7-Eleven. The suspect fled prior to deputies’ arrival. The investigation is ongoing at the time of the report.


Monday, March 22

0856 hrs / Burglary / 2100 block Ortega Hill Road

A reporting party called to report that various items were taken from a dentist’s office. Items included cameras, an iPad, a cell phone, an elevator key and other miscellaneous items. There were no signs of forced entry. The door was left unlocked and someone forgot to set the alarm. At the time of the report, the reporting party was still identifying what items were missing, so the estimated cost of the items lost is unknown.


0356 hrs / Drugs / Motel 6 North

Deputies conducted a field contact with a male subject at the back of Motel 6. He was seen exiting a vehicle which was parked at Chevron, and the vehicle was stopped. A search of both the subject and the driver of the vehicle found drug paraphernalia and a usable amount of heroin on both individuals. Both were issued a citation and released.


Tuesday, March 23

1210 hrs / Grand theft / 4100 block Carpinteria Avenue

Deputies were dispatched to a report of a theft of a UPS package that contained a laptop computer. Suspects were confronted by employees and the package was returned. Surveillance video will be provided to confirm the identity of the suspect(s). The investigation is ongoing. 


1433 hrs / Under the influence / Motel 6 North

Deputies were dispatched to a report of a male passed out in a room after he was told to leave the property. He was arrested and transported to jail for being under the influence of drugs. 


0740 hrs / Theft / 400 block 8th Street

A reporting party reported that someone broke into his truck during the night and stole handheld construction tools.


1318 hrs / Theft / Holly Avenue

A reporting party reported that unknown suspect(s) accessed the storage containers of his work truck and stole several construction tools between 3:30 p.m. on March 22 and 6:15 a.m. on March 23.


1913 hrs / Theft / Via Real

A reporting party reported that unknown suspect(s) unlocked the locked storages boxes on his utility truck and stole approximately $3,000 in construction tools. There does not appear to be any damage to the storage boxes’ locks. The theft occurred between 4:30 p.m. on March 19 and 7 a.m. on March 20.


2216 hrs / Drugs / 4200 block Via Real

A vehicle in the Motel 6 parking lot was observed unattended with all its doors open. Deputies investigated and found a male subject associated with the vehicle. He consented to a search of his person and a piece of tin foil with a usable amount of heroin was located. A further search of his belongings yielded 0.9 grams (with packaging) of suspected cocaine, and additional drugs and drug paraphernalia. He was arrested and booked into Santa Barbara County Jail.


2353 hrs / Drugs / 1000 block Coast Village Road

After parking to get coffee, a man was observed passed out in the front passenger seat of a car. In plain view was burnt tin foil on his floorboard. During a pat down search, in plain view was a baggie containing 6.3 grams of cocaine in his right front pocket. He was ultimately discovered to be on felony probation. A smaller 0.3-gram bag of cocaine was also found in his pocket. The man stated he was with his girlfriend who was not on the scene. His girlfriend was contacted coming out of the gas station store. When asked for identification, she put her purse on the ground and in plain view inside her open purse were used syringes. A probable cause search revealed a loaded syringe containing heroin in her purse along with 1.5 grams of meth and drug paraphernalia. A search of the vehicle revealed another loaded syringe, 1 gram of heroin, 26 Schedule IV Rx pills, a box full of exposed used syringes, a taser flashlight in the trunk and a replica firearm airsoft gun under the driver’s seat. Both subjects were arrested and booked at Santa Barbara County Jail. 


Wednesday, March 24

1430 hrs / License and registration violations / Linden Avenue and Sandyland Road

A man from Oxnard was stopped for driving without proof of valid registration. A records check revealed that he was also driving on a suspended license. He was cited and released.


Thursday, March 25

0504 hrs / Vehicle theft / 5500 block Carpinteria Avenue

A victim reported that his vehicle was stolen from its parking spot in front of Motel 6. The vehicle was parked on the street at approximately 8 p.m. the previous night. The victim has accounted for all the keys and he does not know who took the car. The vehicle was entered into the Stolen Vehicle System (SVS).


1052 hrs / Catalytic converter theft / Carpinteria Avenue

A victim reported her catalytic converter was stolen from her vehicle while it was parked in her assigned parking spot in front of her home. The theft occurred between the afternoon of March 23 and 10:30 a.m. on March 25.


1156 hrs / Theft / Nipomo Drive

Unknown suspect(s) entered a victim’s unlocked vehicle and took several items from inside the car. The victim’s prescription medication, vehicle registration and tax forms were stolen from the vehicle. The victim stated she had arrived home from work at approximately 1 a.m. and she found her items missing at approximately 6 a.m.


1855 hrs / Catalytic converter theft / 5900 block Via Real

A reporting party called to report that his catalytic converter was stolen from his truck.


Friday, March 26

1853 hrs / Narcotics / 5500 block Carpinteria Avenue 

Deputies contacted a male subject in a parked vehicle at Motel 6. A search of the vehicle yielded various narcotics and paraphernalia. He was cited and released.


1909 hrs / DUI / 5000 block Carpinteria Avenue

Deputies responded to the rear of Teddy’s by the Sea to investigate a DUI driver. Two subjects were contacted and heavily intoxicated. Just prior to a deputy conducting a sobriety test with one subject, the other was arrested due to his inability to care for his safety or the safety of others. The first subject was arrested shortly after and both subjects were booked without incident.


0019 hrs / Drug violations / 4200 block Via Real

A man was contacted in the driveway of Motel 6. He admitted to being on Ventura County probation. When advised a search would be conducted of his person and property, he stated he was in possession of syringes and a meth pipe. The items were recovered and the meth pipe was found to have a usable amount of meth in the bowl. He was cited and released. 


Saturday, March 27

2252 hrs / Drugs / 4500 block Carpinteria Avenue

A man was observed riding his bike on Carpinteria Avenue. He was contacted and found in possession of a meth pipe with a usable amount of meth.


2332 hrs / Traffic stop / Highway 101 and Padaro Lane

A male driver was stopped for speeding and tinted windows. When contacted, there was a pair of brass knuckles in the center console of the vehicle in plain view. The man was cited and released.

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