Sunday, September 5 

0615 hrs / Narcotics / 4000 block Via Real 

An embezzled vehicle out of Santa Barbara was located in the parking lot of a market on the 4000 block of Via Real. A suspect was found in the driver’s seat and arrested. The passenger was arrested for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant out of Ventura County. During a search of the vehicle, a usable amount of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were found. Both suspects were transported and booked into Santa Barbara County Jail. 


0741 hrs / False Registration Tabs / Motel 6 – South 

A man was contacted in a vehicle parked in a red zone. He was found to have false registration tabs, and he was cited and released. 


1150 hrs / Narcotics / IHOP parking lot 

A vehicle was stopped for a cracked windshield. One of the individuals in the car was arrested for an outstanding warrant, and the other was cited for possession of meth.


2250 hrs / DUI / 1100 block Casitas Pass Road

Deputies received a call about an intoxicated male who was stumbling as he attempted to fuel his vehicle. The reporting party saw the intoxicated male drive his vehicle to the side of the building. Deputies arrived and arrested the man, who was then booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail for driving under the influence. 


Monday, September 6

0759 hrs / Narcotics / 400 block Carpinteria Avenue 

A traffic stop was initiated because of a broken tail lamp on a camping trailer. A records check showed the driver had a suspended license and an outstanding warrant from Orange County. During a search of the vehicle, meth, a meth pipe and illegal fireworks were found.  


1941 hrs / Public Intoxication / 8th Street

Deputies were contacted by a female walking her two-year-old daughter, who was concerned about an intoxicated male near her residence. According to the reporting party, a male walked up to her two-year-old daughter and told her that he loved her. Deputies were provided a description of the male. The man was located in the area and was arrested for public intoxication. He was in possession of an open bottle of Hennessey and a record check revealed that his driver’s license was suspended several times for alcohol-related offenses. He was booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail. 


2000 hrs / Recovered Stolen Bicycle / 8th Street

Deputies were contacted by a reporting party who said he found a valuable bicycle in his driveway on Friday. The bicycle was collected and booked as found property. A check of the online reports revealed that a victim reported her bicycle stolen. The bicycle was a match. Deputies contacted the victim and returned the stolen bicycle to her.


Tuesday, September 7 

0614 hrs / Narcotics / 1100 block Casitas Pass Road

A reporting party stated a male subject attempted to strike him with a picture frame. The reporting party did not sustain injuries and did not seek prosecution. However, during the investigation, the suspect displayed signs and symptoms of being under the influence of a controlled substance, and was later found in possession of a glass pipe with a usable amount of methamphetamine inside the bulb. He was arrested and booked into Santa Barbara County Jail.  


0851 hrs / Narcotics / Holly and Carpinteria avenues 

A traffic enforcement stop was conducted for tinted windows and a broken taillight. During the investigation, the driver was found in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. He was cited and released at the scene. His vehicle was towed due to his license status and for blocking the driveway of a business. 


1146 hrs / Violation of Restraining Order / 5700 block Via Real 

Deputies responded to a domestic dispute. A female was arrested for violating her restraining order. She was transported and booked into Santa Barbara County Jail. 


Wednesday, September 8

0915 hrs / Narcotics / Hwy 101 southbound

A vehicle was stopped for expired registration and false tabs. During the investigation, the suspect was found in possession of heroin, an open container of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. They were cited and released. The vehicle was towed for having expired registration and for false tabs. 


1134 hrs / Theft / Lillie Avenue

A reporting party reported at approximately 0600-0630 hours, an unknown suspect stole approximately $7,500 worth of construction equipment. It appeared the suspect entered through an unsecure gate, stole copper wiring used to run multiple pumps in the area and the main control panel. A follow-up will be conducted to gather surveillance footage from surrounding businesses.


1301 hrs / Identity Theft / Canalino Drive 

The reporting party stated two known suspects used her information to obtain debit and credit cards. The investigation is ongoing.   


2323 hrs / Fight / Amtrak Parking Lot 

Four subjects were contacted – three females and one male – because it was reported that they were in a physical fight on the platform at the Amtrak station. Deputies contacted two females on the platform while a male and female were contacted a short distance away on Linden Avenue. During investigation, all subjects denied a physical fight. All subjects were identified, and an incident report was taken to document the call. 


0006 hrs / DUI / 5000 block Carpinteria Avenue 

During a vehicle stop, it was determined the driver was under the influence of alcohol as he drove his vehicle.


0246 hrs / DUI, Narcotics / Hwy 101 southbound

A deputy stopped a vehicle for numerous vehicle code violations. During investigation, it was determined the driver had driven from the Chumash Casino and was enroute to her home in Ventura County. She had ingested drugs and was found in the possession of drugs. Suspected meth, heroin, valium and multiple used pipes were found in her possession and her car was towed. She was arrested and booked in Santa Barbara County Jail. 


Thursday, September 9

1123 hrs / Eviction / 5500 block Carpinteria Avenue 

A motel requested deputies’ assistance in evicting a male and a female. During the eviction process, a Motel 6 employee and a deputy entered the room to confirm there was no one else inside. During the inventory search of the room, the deputy located suspected methamphetamine. The suspect stated that the suspected methamphetamine belonged to him. The suspect’s vehicle also had fraudulent registration tabs. He was cited and released. 


1337 hrs / Misdemeanor Warrant / 5000 block Carpinteria Avenue 

A woman was contacted at a local gas station for refusing to leave. During a record’s check it was confirmed that she had a misdemeanor warrant for her arrest. She was arrested without incident.


2212 hrs / Public Intoxication / 4200 block Via Real

After pulling a fire alarm at a local motel, a woman was foundtobe under the influence of a controlled substance to the point that she could not care for her safety or for the safety of others. She was arrested and booked into jail. 


Friday, September 10 

0752 hrs / Battery / 1100 block Casitas Pass Road

A woman was at a local gas station when she battered a gas station employee on the left forearm. She scratched the employee’s forearm, leaving scratch marks with a red hue. The employee declined medical assistance. The employee signed a citizen’s arrest against the woman. She was cited and released without incident.


2122 hrs / Burglary / Varley Street

A reporting party called to report a burglary in progress at his residence. The reporting party stated a neighbor had sent him a text stating that someone had broken into his studio. Units responded and more information came in; the reporting party then said it was not a neighbor that sent him a text, but a friend that was there to visit. The reporting party also advised he would not respond because he was afraid that the person breaking into his house was out to get him. While deputies were on scene checking the residence, the reporting party changed his story once again, stating that the burglary had occurred hours ago. The residence was cleared and no one was found on scene. 


Saturday, September 11

0144 hrs / Vehicle Pursuit / Granada Way

The Ventura California Highway Patrol (CHP) pursued a vehicle from Hwy 101 northbound. A “be on lookout” was broadcast as CHP units were running Code 3 through Carpinteria. The suspect vehicle exited at Casitas Pass Road and continued north. CHP units pursued the vehicle to the dead end of Granada Way, where the five suspects fled. Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office units responded, including K92, to assist with the search. 

Later this same evening, at about 0400, a deputy contacted one subject at a local gas station, possibly related to the pursuit. The juvenile spontaneously stated he was not driving. CHP responded and took custody of the suspect. 

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