On Tuesday, March 2, Sheriff’s deputies arrested seven suspects at two locations for a string of theft related crimes in Carpinteria, Santa Barbara and Goleta. At approximately 6:30 a.m. on March 2, deputies responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area of La Meza Plaza and Santa Rosa Lane in Carpinteria. When they arrived, they contacted 23-year-old Jason Orth of Carpinteria near the vehicle that was not registered to him. Deputies in the Santa Barbara area checked with the registered owner in the 5300 block of Traci Drive and found that the vehicle had been stolen, but not yet reported. Orth was arrested for possession of controlled substance (misdemeanor), possession of stolen property (misdemeanor), vehicle theft (felony) and three warrants violations of probation.
Deputies in Carpinteria connected Orth to a hotel in the 5200 block of Calle Real and responded there for follow-up where they contacted six additional suspects. During that contact, deputies found hundreds of dollars’ worth of stolen items including mail, luggage, bicycles, tools and electronics. Deputies arrested all six suspects at the hotel, and they are identified as: 28-year-old Jaclynn Blackwell of Carpinteria; 25-year-old Corey Thomas of Lompoc; 30-year-old Luisa Urive of Santa Barbara; 32-year-old Alissa Diessner of Santa Barbara; 22-year-old Tyler Adams of Carpinteria; and 31-year-old Edgar Beltran of Long Beach. All six were transported to the Santa Barbara County Southern Branch Jail and booked for possession of stolen property (felony), conspiracy (felony), possession of drug paraphernalia (misdemeanor), and possession of a controlled substance (misdemeanor). Thomas and Adams were booked for the additional charge of possession of a narcotic controlled substance (misdemeanor).
Later in the day at approximately 12:30 p.m., deputies responded to Kingston Avenue in Goleta after a vehicle was reported stolen. Two hours later, deputies located the stolen vehicle in the area of Princeton and Somerset in Goleta, not far from the hotel. Deputies located items in the stolen vehicle that linked the cases to the previous calls and suspects.
All suspects were released without bail pursuant to the local court’s extension of Emergency Rule 4, which sets bail for all misdemeanor and low-level offenses at $0 for the duration of the statewide Covid-19 state of emergency. Deputies are combing through the recovered stolen property to identify the owners/victims. If you have any information about these suspects, contact the Carpinteria Sheriff’s Office at (805) 568-3399.