3/24 at 0843 hrs / Catalytic converter theft

A reporting party reported the theft of his catalytic converter between March 19 and March 21.


3/25 at 1547 hrs / Theft / 5800 block Carpinteria Avenue

A reporting party reported unknown suspect(s) accessed the trunk of his unlocked car and stole his professional camera equipment. He had parked the car at a parking lot on March 25 between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.


Sunday, March 28 

1043 hrs / Found item / Dorrance Way

A reporting party called to report she found a bicycle. It is unknown who the bicycle belongs to. The bicycle was taken and booked for safekeeping.


1506 hrs / Open container / 5100 block Carpinteria Avenue

A man was contacted while drinking a beer in front of the library. He was cited for the open container.


2242 hrs / Drugs / 5500 block Carpinteria Avenue 

Deputies contacted a man at his vehicle in the Motel 6 parking lot. A probation search of his vehicle yielded five used syringes with residue and account information and a signed check for someone else. A probation search of his motel room yielded a Xanax pill in a female subject’s purse. Deputies also found drug paraphernalia and pepper spray in another male subject’s bag. The second male subject is on probation for injuring someone in an act of domestic violence. The woman was issued a citation. The two men were arrested and taken to jail.


0157 hrs / DUI turnover / Highway 101 Southbound near N. Padaro Lane

A traffic stop was conducted on an SUV for vehicle code violations. California Highway Patrol was requested for a DUI turnover. The driver was arrested for DUI with a BAC of .13 and .14.


Monday, March 29

1000 hrs / Burglary / 5300 block Carpinteria Avenue

An employee at the Law Office of Crowder reported that an unknown suspect(s) broke out a small window and entered the building. According to the reporting party, an undisclosed amount in cash and gold coins were taken from a desk. Deputies investigated the incident.


1521 hrs / Shoplifting / 900 block Elm Avenue

A reporting party reported that a male stole a torch lighter from Carpinteria Valley Lumber and left the area. A store employee followed the suspect, who was eventually detained by deputies. He was contacted and during a search of his property, deputies located a meth pipe. He was cited and released.


1700 hrs / Burglary / El Carro Lane

Between 5 p.m. on March 28 and 6:30 a.m. on March 29, an unknown suspect(s) forced entry to a vehicle through the locked driver’s door. Landscaping tools were stolen from a toolbox.


1633 hrs / Vandalism / Carpinteria Avenue 

A man was arrested for vandalizing a victim’s vehicle and for possessing a used meth pipe. The victim signed a citizen’s arrest for the vandalism. The subject was booked into jail.


1856 hrs / Theft / 1000 block Casitas Pass Road

A reporting party called to report money stolen from his residence. 


1549 hrs / Drugs / Via Real

While on patrol, a known drug user’s car was seen parked at the gas station and no one was pumping gas. Since the registered owner was on probation, deputies conducted a vehicle investigation. Three subjects were discovered in the vehicle, all of whom were arrested the night prior. During a probation search of the vehicle, drug paraphernalia was located, along with two Xanax bars and heroin, which one of the subjects attempted to ditch under the car, but another subject admitted ownership for it. All three subjects were displaying symptoms of being under the influence of opiates. All three were arrested and booked at Santa Barbara County Jail.


Tuesday, March 30

1230 hrs / Grand theft / 900 block Linden Avenue

The owner of MiraMed Salon reported that she paid a company to come pick up her hair laser machine for repair and they never returned it. She has since learned that this was a fraudulent company. During the deputies’ investigation, a suspect was identified and there is a warrant pending an arrest.


Wednesday, March 31

1227 hrs / Vehicle damage / Concha Loma Drive 

An unknown suspect(s) scratched the hood and rear bumper of a reporting party’s parked vehicle. The reporting party has suspect information. 


1338 hrs / Public disturbance / Rincon Brewery 

A reporting party reported that a white male parked in his vehicle began yelling at patrons. The driver fled prior to deputies’ arrival.


2117 hrs / Catalytic converter theft / Jacaranda Way 

An unknown suspect stole the catalytic converter from a victim’s vehicle.


2315 hrs / Illegal fire, littering, underage drinking / Carpinteria City Beach

While conducting a premise check for beach fires, a large group of approximately 20-30 juveniles were seen on the beach. Once deputies were noticed, the juveniles fled the scene. One juvenile female party goer walking off the beach was detained and issued a citation for the violations. She was released to a guardian.


Thursday, April 1 

1433 hrs / Drug paraphernalia / 5th Street and Linden Avenue 

A man was contacted and found in possession of a used syringe. 


1557 hrs / Drugs / Motel 6 North 

A woman was contacted sitting in a parked vehicle in the Motel 6 parking lot. She admitted to possessing a methamphetamine pipe in her vehicle. The pipe was located and she was issued a citation. 


1631 hrs / Drugs / 7-Eleven

Two men were contacted at the 7-Eleven gas pumps. Their vehicle had 2021 tabs but came back expired as of August 2020. One of the men later admitted that he bought the tab from an unknown subject in an attempt to defraud the DMV and not pay for his registration or get pulled over for expired tabs. The other man was found in possession of approximately 16 grams of methamphetamine and a methamphetamine pipe. The first man was also in possession of several methamphetamine bongs and pipes. Both were arrested and booked at Santa Barbara County Jail. The vehicle was towed and the plate was booked into evidence with the false tab.


1900 hrs / DUI / 900 block Linden Avenue

A reporting party called to report an intoxicated male entering a vehicle parked in the area. While in the vehicle, he was observed drinking a beer. The reporting party gave deputies the subject’s direction of travel, and deputies located the vehicle on Carpinteria Avenue. The driver performed poorly on his field tests and provided a breath sample; his results were 0.13/0.14 BAC. He was arrested and transported to Santa Barbara County Jail. 


2015 hrs / Domestic dispute / Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Station #2

Fire personnel heard a verbal argument outside their station and when they went to investigate, they discovered a male and female in a verbal domestic dispute. Due to the female being extremely agitated, they requested that an emergency vehicle respond to the conflict.


2107 hrs / Public disturbance / 4500 block Carpinteria Avenue

A reporting party called to report four subjects, one with a bat, fighting in the area. Upon arrival, deputies observed several subjects in the intersection but they fled north on Cramer Road. 


2201 hrs / Suspicious subject / 1300 block Limu Drive

A deputy was flagged down regarding a suspicious subject in the area. The male was contacted and known to be on summary probation. He was advised to not return to a residence in the 700 block of Holly Avenue where he has been seen entering the backyard without permission. 


2310 hrs / Carpinteria City Beach

The city beach was checked for bonfires and none were located. Extra patrol was conducted of the condos where numerous juveniles were believed to be staying who were an issue the previous night. 

2340 hrs / Marijuana possession / Linden Avenue and Sandyland Road

A reporting party stated there were several subjects in a parked vehicle playing loud music and urinating in the parking lot. Three subjects were contacted and found in possession of marijuana and alcohol. They were all cited and released to a sober driver or parent.


0216 hrs / Warrant / 5500 block Carpinteria Avenue

A man was seen in front of Casa Del Sol, and was known to have an active Ramey warrant. He was arrested and after being read his rights, he did not wish to speak to deputies regarding the warrant. A probation search was conducted on his room, which was registered to a male on probation. Meth and multiple pipes were located and seized as evidence.


Friday, April 2

1102 hrs / Catalytic converter theft / Catlin Circle

A reporting party reported the theft of her catalytic converter between April 1 at 8:30 p.m. and April 2 at 9:30 a.m.


1142 hrs / Catalytic converter theft / Via Real

A reporting party reported the theft of her catalytic converter between the late afternoon of April 1 and 11:30 a.m. on April 2.


Saturday, April 3 

1627 hrs / Warrant / Post Avenue

A reporting party called to report that a man was driving without a valid driver’s license. Deputies responded to a residence and saw the man’s vehicle parked in the driveway. He had a non-bookable WANDA warrant, which he was issued a citation on.

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