Tag archives: theft

Brazen Burglars Hit Montecito
By Montecito Journal   |   February 6, 2024

Santa Barbara and the surrounding areas were rocked last week by a series of four burglaries, including one targeting an estate in our tight-knit community. The break-ins all occurred over the course of a single evening, Wednesday, Jan. 24, according to a statement from Raquel Zick of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office.  The modus […]

Don’t be a Burglary Victim

Safety Tips From Your Montecito Association and Santa Barbara County Sheriffs We discuss Montecito crime statistics at every board meeting, the second Tuesday of every month at 4 pm. Lt. Arnoldi from the Sheriff’s Office watches trends and keeps us up to date. He also offers the latest tips for how to best protect your […]

Local Crime
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   August 22, 2019

Earlier this week, the Journal received a call from a local horse owner asking us to get the word out about a crime that had been committed against one of her horses. Her three retired horses and one miniature donkey live in a large corral on a property on East Valley Road between Sheffield and […]

Stolen Moments
By Ashleigh Brilliant   |   September 6, 2018

We don’t need the Ten Commandments to tell us that stealing is wrong. We know it inherently, because nobody likes to be a victim of theft. One of the first words most babies learn is “mine!” (and I’m not sure how much later they also learn “yours”). The concept of private property has a long […]

Sheriff’s Blotter
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   March 15, 2018

(Information provided by Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department) A Santa Paula resident is in custody at the Santa Barbara County Jail after she was located in a vehicle on March 3 in the Painted Cave area with a large quantity of stolen mail, stolen packages, and methamphetamine. Some of the stolen property was determined to […]