Lieutenant Butch Arnoldi, from Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office (SBSO) Carpinteria Station, reported an uptick in arrests, but reduced thefts and accidents, in Carpinteria between January 2023 and April 2023. 

Physical assaults increased from 27 to 32, burglaries decreased from six to five, thefts decreased from 45 to 37, accidents decreased from 21 to 18, DUI arrests increased from 15 to 19, felony arrests increased from 33 to 38, misdemeanor arrests increased from 149 to 156, calls for service increased from 2,991 to 3,235 and homeless transit contacts increased from 155 to 193 from calls for service, according to Arnoldi. 

He also shared that the Carpinteria station currently has five vacancies as a result of injuries on the job. 


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