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.

Sunday, Oct. 15:

ARREST — A vehicle crash about 11:55 p.m. on Alisal Road at Copenhagen Drive in Solvang that resulted in property damage led to the arrest of Javier Zepeda Guerrero Jr. on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol while under age 21, driving under the influence of alcohol and driving under the influence of alcohol with a blood-acohol contest greater than 0.08 percent.

Monday, Oct. 16:

ARREST — A parolee contacted by a deputy in the Chumash Casino parking structure about 3:30 p.m. was allegedly in possession of an 18-inch fixed-blade knife, which he admitted was his, and had a butterfly knife within his reach, which he claimed was not his.

The deputy said the man, identified as Timothy Qualey, also lied about checking in with his parole agent, who subsequently issued a detainer for him. Qualey was taken into custody and booked into County Jail.

Tuesday, Oct. 17:

ARREST — A report of a suspicious vehicle occupied by a man and a woman parked for an hour inside a carport in the 500 block of Amber Way in Solvang about 10:10 p.m. resulted in the arrest of a man on several violations and two warrants.

When deputies arrived, they found a man sitting in the vehicle who got out and verbally identified himself as Joseph N.M.N. Duran, although a records check revealed no match to that name.

Deputies discovered he had a wallet in his pocket that he claimed to have forgotten about, although he also said it did not contain his ID. A search of his person turned up his driver’s license, which identified him as Patrick Joseph Duncan; a PayPal credit card belonging to someone else, which he claimed to have found; and a methamphetamine pipe.

A subsequent records check revealed $70,000 and $200,000 felony warrants had been issued for his arrest.

He was taken into custody on the warrants as well as suspicion of providing a false identification to a peace officer, possession of paraphernalia and possession of someone else’s credit card and taken to County Jail, where during the booking process deputies discovered two bindles of methamphetamine and he was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance.

Saturday, Oct. 21:

ARREST — Deputies were called to the area near the Naughty Oak Brewing Co. taproom on Sagunto Street in Santa Ynez to investigate a report of an intoxicated man causing a disturbance.

They encountered a suspect who refused to identify himself, and when deputies tried to check him for weapons, he attempted to escape.

He was placed under arrest on suspicion of public intoxication and resisting and delaying a peace officer and was subsequently identified as Trinidad Meza.

A records check revealed a warrant for his arrest for attempting to dissuade a witness from testifying through the use of threat or force, assault with intent to commit rape, rape of an unconscious victim, brandishing a firearm in a threatening manner and threatening to cause great bodily injury or kill another person.

He was taken into custody for the warrants and booked into jail.


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