The following is taken from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department commander's recap for the Santa Ynez Valley patrol. Those appearing as "arrested" have only been arrested on suspicion of the crime indicated and are presumed innocent.

Monday, Sept. 25:

ARREST — One man was arrested and another was issued a citation for alleged drug violations about 1:40 p.m. after one was found to be on probation.

Deputies on patrol in the parking structure of the Chumash Casino made contact with Robert Hanson and another man and found Hanson was on probation with full search terms and had a felony warrant for his arrest from Orange County.

During a search, deputies found Hanson allegedly in possession of what they suspected was heroin. He was subsequently arrested on the warrant and on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance.

They also found a methamphetamine pipe in the vehicle, which the other man admitted was his. He was cited for alleged possession of paraphernalia and released.

Thursday, Sept. 28:

ARREST — A woman was arrested at the Chumash Casino about 9:20 p.m. after she refused to leave the property when directed to do so by casino staff and law enforcement officers.

Angela Rondeau’s continued refusals to leave the casino allegedly caused a disruption on the casino’s gambling floor, a Penal Code violation for interfering with a lawful business by intimidating or obstructing workers or customers and refusing to leave when asked.

The reporting party was willing to sign a private person’s arrest form, so Rondeau was taken into custody and taken to Santa Barbara Jail, where she was booked for the alleged violation.

Saturday, Sept. 30:

ARREST — Two men were arrested about 4 a.m. after deputies went to the Cachuma Lake Recreation Area campground to investigate a report of gunshots being heard in the area.

Deputies located two men who allegedly broke a window and used a shotgun to breach the door to a county building at the campground, entered the building and stole a county-owned desktop computer.

The stolen items were recovered by deputies, who also seized firearms and arrested Daniel Duarte and Alex Hardin, both of Port Hueneme, on suspicion of burglary.

Deputies transported the two to Santa Barbara County Jail, where they were booked on suspicion of multiple violations.


Mike Hodgson is news editor at the Santa Ynez Valley News, where he writes about local government, special events and the people who live in the Valley. He has been a photographer, writer, news editor and managing editor at weekly newspapers since 1972

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