Sheriff’s Blotter: Juvenile Arrested for Burglary

By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   June 7, 2018

(Information provided by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department) 

Sunday, 3 June 2018, 9 am – A homeowner in Montecito called 911 after finding a 17-year-old male inside of her home, which is located in the 300-block of Woodley Road in Montecito. The homeowner found the juvenile, whom she did not know, using a computer that belonged to the homeowner. It was discovered that the juvenile was attempting to make purchases on the Internet using the homeowner’s credit cards. The homeowner convinced the juvenile to leave the residence – but not before taking several of the homeowner’s credit cards, jewelry, and medication with him.

When deputies arrived in the area, they located the juvenile on the street near the residence. The juvenile was in possession of credit cards, jewelry, and medication belonging to the homeowner. The juvenile was arrested for residential burglary, a violation of California Penal Code § 459. The juvenile was booked at the Santa Maria Juvenile Hall on $50,000 bail.It is believed the juvenile may have been involved in additional residential burglaries in the community of Isla Vista prior to his arrest. If you have any information regarding this crime, please call the Sheriff’s Office at (805) 681-4100 or to leave an anonymous tip at (805) 681-4171. You can also leave an anonymous tip on our website at  

Due to the juvenile’s age, his name was not released at of press deadline.

Standoff on Padaro Lane 

Monday, 4 June 2018, 12 pm – Law enforcement from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department responded to a home on the 3200 block of Padaro Lane to investigate the presence of a man who was trespassing and in violation of a domestic violence restraining order. 

The man, identified as 46-year-old Brandon Cheek of Santa Barbara, barricaded himself alone in the home for an hour while authorities attempted to get him to surrender before eventually deploying tear gas into the bedroom where he was barricaded. Cheek was taken into custody soon after. 

According to the sheriff, Cheek had outstanding warrants for first-degree burglary, robbery, intimidating a witness, felony domestic violence, and violating a domestic violence restraining order. He was also booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on suspicion of an additional domestic violence restraining order violation and delaying or obstructing a peace officer.


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