Sunday, May 10  

12:22 a.m. / Attempted Burglary / 1000 block Bega Way  

Deputies responded to the Bega building regarding a subject attempting to take gardening equipment. A caller described the suspect as a man in his 20s, wearing dark clothing. The suspect was attempting to load his black Honda SUV, when the caller saw him. The suspect forced entry into a shed behind the Bega building in order to gain access to the gardening equipment. It is unknown if any property was taken from the shed. The suspect vehicle fled in an unknown direction. Further suspect information is unknown at this time. Multiple pieces of gardening equipment were located around the building.

2:09 p.m. / Theft (golf balls) / 6000 block Via Real  

A man called to report a box of stolen golf balls. The caller said he went into his shed and discovered a box of golf ball were missing. The unknown suspect forced entry in order to take the golf balls. The golf balls were valued at $50.  


5:12 p.m. / Littering Citation / 7th Street  

A deputy stopped a vehicle for speeding and littering and a man was contacted, cited and released for the violations.   

Monday, May 11  

9:36 a.m. / Vandalism / S&S Seed  

An unknown subject climbed on the roof of the S&S Seed Company and spray painted “TANKA.”

11:02 a.m. / Vandalism / Franklin Creek  

An unknown subject went down into the creek and tagged “TANKA” multiple times.

1:36 p.m. / Theft Report / 6000 block Via Real  

A man called to report a theft of two bicycle-mounted lights and groceries stolen off his porch. The groceries consisted of canned goods and crackers. The groceries were stored in a shed next to his porch. The homeowner forgot to lock the shed and the groceries were taken from the shed.   

3:44 p.m. / Assault / 1300 block Sterling Avenue

A man was punched in the face by an unknown suspect. A group of juveniles walking through the area began to fight with him, and the man got into a fight with one of the unknown juveniles. The group of juveniles fled in an unknown direction. The victim did not desire prosecution.

6:45 p.m. / Stolen License Plate / 1000 block Bailard Avenue  

A caller reported that the California license plate was stolen from his 1996 Nissan truck.  

Tuesday, May 12   

11 a.m. / Theft / 4400 block Via Real  

A convenience store employee waived a deputy down to report a vandalism. The tire air machine had the lock broken off. This allows access to the coins in the machine. Unknown if suspects took any money.

11:22 a.m. / Vandalism Arrest / 1000 block Casitas Pass Road  

Deputies contacted a man who has been the primary suspect for tagging “TANKA” in the area reading in front of a restaurant. During a probation search, deputies located spray paint bottles and a marker. Deputies also recovered a stolen cell phone. Later, deputies located the suspect’s camp. Deputies found a crate of spray paint bottles, clothing, a notebook with “TANKA” written in it, and paperwork with the suspect’s name on it. He was booked at Santa Barbara County Jail.   

12:06 p.m. / Disturbance / 1500 block Seacoast Way                                           

Dispatch received a 911 call that dropped. On a call-back, a female stated she and her boyfriend were in an argument. Deputies arrived and determined it was verbal only.  The male left the residence for the time being.  

7:08 p.m. / Disturbance / Trenora Street and El Carro Lane   

A woman called to report that her son was outside of her residence on Trenora Street causing a disturbance. She stated that he was intoxicated and had a knife. Deputies arrived and found that the man displayed symptoms of intoxication and fled from deputies and resisted arrest. He was arrested and transported to Santa Barbra County Jail.     

Thursday, May 14  

3:58 p.m./ Beached Whale / Santa Claus Beach  

While patrolling the area, a deputy got a report of a beached whale. There were about 50 people gathering around the deceased whale, which was about 30-feet long. The reporting deputy contacted the CA Marine Mammal Stranding Network and advised them of the whale. He also requested the crowd follow social distancing, and most were cooperative. Dispatch also contacted Channel Island Marine/Wildlife Institute who requested photos. They advised that it appeared to be the same deceased whale that washed up two weeks previous and had been towed to sea. CIMWI stated they would contact National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for further guidance on how to deal with the whale carcass.

6 p.m. / Possession of Methamphetamine / Hill Road at the railroad tracks  

Deputies received a call of a subject with a gun chasing after a male on a bicycle near Hill Road at the railroad tracks. Deputies checked the area and contacted a 35-year-old transient who matched the suspect description. No weapons were located on him but as a deputy spoke to him, the man dropped a bindle of methamphetamine. He was released from the scene and a complaint was forwarded to the District Attorney’s office for review.  

Friday, May 15  

12:55 p.m. / Counterfeit Money / 4400 block Via Real  

Deputies responded to a convenience store for a report of a male subject attempting to use counterfeit money to make a purchase. Upon arrival, the store manager stated a male subject went into the store on Wednesday, May 13, to purchase items and used a counterfeit $10 bill. The subject returned on Friday, May 15, requesting the counterfeit bill be returned to him and left his name and phone number. Based on images provided by the manager and using department resources, the subject is believed to have been identified. The incident will be documented for the above-mentioned violations and follow-up will be conducted by patrol.

12:55 p.m / Public Intoxication / 5200 block Carpinteria Avenue                     

Deputies noticed a transient female stumbling and yelling in front of a liquor store. The woman was arrested and booked into Santa Barbara County Jail.

6:23 p.m. / Trespassing / 5300 block Carpinteria Avenue                 

Three Carpinteria High School students were seen skateboarding on Carpinteria Middle School grounds. When deputies confronted the juveniles, they fled. Deputies located the juveniles at the intersection of 8th Street and Palm. The juveniles were cited for trespassing and released to family.

12:31 a.m. / CHP Assist / 3500 block Via Real  

Dispatch advised deputies that Ventura CHP was in pursuit of a gray Honda going 135 MPH north on Highway 101 towards Carpinteria. Deputies were monitoring the area, and after CHP units continued north on Highway 101 into the Summerland area (and beyond), deputies observed a suspicious vehicle enter the driveway of 3500 Via Real (near South Padaro Lane). This was the suspect vehicle that CHP no longer had a visual on. The occupants of the vehicle were held at gunpoint until K9 and CHP/Deputies arrived. The driver was obviously intoxicated and taken into custody by CHP. The passenger was later released. 

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