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. 22:

ARREST — About 2 p.m., officers approached two individuals rummaging through a vehicle to investigate a possible auto burglary in the Chumash Casino parking lot.

Upon contact, deputies allegedly noticed one of the individuals, Nicholas Robinson, shaking and sweating profusely. During a search of the suspects, officers allegedly found a used syringe in Robinson’s pants pocket and went on to search the vehicle.

The search allegedly turned up useable amounts of suspected methamphetamine and heroin. Deputies also said they found an aluminum can with burn marks and residue.

Robinson allegedly admitted to “it all being his” and was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia and booked into Santa Barbara County Jail.

INCIDENT — A woman was cited for three Health and Safety Code violations about 10:36 p.m. after deputies contacted her in the Chumash Casino parking lot.

During their encounter, deputies allegedly found that an arrest warrant had been issued for the woman, who was allegedly in possession of heroin, methamphetamine and a methamphetamine pipe.

Due to a serious medical condition, she was issued a citation for the warrant, and the District Attorney’s Office will be asked to file charges for sales of narcotics.

ARREST — Shortly after midnight, deputies patrolling the Chumash Casino questioned a woman in the parking lot, discovered a warrant had been issued for her arrest and allegedly found her in possession of a methamphetamine pipe.

Officers initially cited the woman, whose name was not released, for possession of drug paraphernalia and took her into custody. Once she was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on the warrant, she allegedly admitted to having a small amount of methamphetamine and was additionally cited for possession of a controlled substance.

Tuesday, Oct. 24:

INCIDENT — Deputies were called to the 900 block of Old Calzada Avenue in Santa Ynez about 4:40 p.m. and arrived to find a brush fire burning near the residential area.

Due to the high heat and proximity of brush to a number of residences, deputies evacuated threatened homes and used fire extinguishers to calm the fire.

Shortly thereafter, the fire department arrived and quickly extinguished the blaze.

INCIDENT — A deputy responded to the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez about 3:40 p.m. after a woman allegedly caused a disturbance.

The casino’s security staff had detained a woman who allegedly admitted to having a methamphetamine pipe in her pocket and was found to have two active warrants for her arrest.

At her request, the deputy took her to Santa Ynez Cottage Hospital for medical treatment where she was cited for the warrants and possession of drug paraphernalia.

ARREST — At the corner of Mission Drive and Alamo Pintado Road in Solvang, deputies contacted three individuals in a vehicle.

During their encounter with the deputies, passengers Emma Torres and Francisco Rivera allegedly gave false names in an attempt to evade no-bail warrants.

Both were arrested on suspicion of providing a false name to police and concealing information with the intent to avoid lawful punishment.

Wednesday, Oct. 25:

ARREST — Deputies responded to a call of a vehicle that collided with a wooden fence at the corner of Fifth Street and Copenhagen Drive in Solvang about 10:30 p.m.

The driver, Jose Alvarado, was arrested and booked on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Thursday, Oct. 26:

ARREST — A woman was arrested about 4 p.m. at 3400 Highway 246 in Santa Ynez on a $25,000 warrant for possession of controlled substances.

Emmie Bura, aka Emmie Tovar, was arrested and booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail.

Friday, Oct. 27:

ARREST — About 7:20 a.m. deputies were called to investigate squatters inside an apartment in the 800 block of North Refugio Road in Santa Ynez.

They allegedly found Angela and Arcenio Cabanillas, both of whom had outstanding warrants for arrest.

During a probationary search, deputies allegedly found Arcenio in possession of heroin, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Both were arrested and transported to Santa Barbara Jail.


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