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.
Friday, Sept. 19:
ARREST — Shortly after 2 p.m., a bartender at the Maverick Saloon in Santa Ynez reported someone had stolen her iPhone, and surveillance camera footage provided a photo of the suspect, who had talked about having been at the Chumash Casino.
Security officers at the casino assisted in a review of surveillance footage, and deputies contacted suspect Luke Wallace at the casino.
Wallace was allegedly in possession of the stolen iPhone, and deputies found a no-bail warrant had been issued for his arrest for inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant and another had been issued for defrauding an innkeeper or restaurant proprietor of goods and services valued at less than $950.
He was arrested on the warrants and suspicion of the iPhone theft and booked into Lompoc Jail.
ARREST — A spitting incident led to a woman’s arrest about 4:40 p.m. at a home in the 1800 block of Alamo Pintado Road, where deputies were sent following a report of a woman being aggressive, combative and spitting in a female relative’s face.
Deputies arrived to find Alisabeth Mandujano in front of the residence, where she allegedly admitted to drinking earlier in the day and stated “just take me away” multiple times.
Mandujano was arrested on suspicion of battery for allegedly spitting in the victim’s face and was taken to Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital in Solvang for medical clearance before being booked into Santa Barbara Jail.
Saturday, Sept. 16:
INCIDENT — Deputies went to the parking lot of Harrison Hardware in Santa Ynez about 8:30 a.m. to investigate a report of a suspicious vehicle and contacted three people sitting inside it.
A records check revealed one was on probation with terms allowing a full search. During the search, the other two individuals were allegedly found to be in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Both were issued citations and released.
Sunday, Sept. 17:
INCIDENT — At about 9:15 a.m., Solvang City Councilwoman Joan Jamieson reported several Danish Days vendors had been the victims of overnight thefts from their booths near First Street and Mission Drive.
Vendors left their merchandise in their booths and dropped their canopy tops down over it, leaving the booths unattended through the night. When they returned that morning, they discovered thieves had entered the area in the early morning hours and taken merchandise tables and shelves.
Some of the stolen property was found in the alley next to the Solvang Festival Theater and was returned to the vendors, but there were no suspects in the thefts.
Jamieson said later the Danish Days Committee might have to consider providing some kind of security for vendors.
Monday, Sept. 18:
ARREST — A Lompoc Fire Department employee was arrested about 1 a.m. at the Chumash Casino after he allegedly became intoxicated, created a disturbance and was uncooperative with deputies who responded to a call for assistance.
Deputies met with casino security and the suspect, Ian Sadecki, who allegedly was uncooperative by failing to provide simple answers to questions and follow directions, leading deputies to decide he was too intoxicated to care for his own safety.
He was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication and trespassing and booked into Santa Barbara County Jail, where he allegedly continued to be uncooperative to the point that he was placed into a single cell.
ARREST — A man on probation who became intoxicated at the Chumash Casino and refused to leave was subsequently arrested about 10:35 p.m.
Deputies took Arturo Guzman into custody on suspicion of public intoxication and trespassing. His parole officer was contacted about the incident and placed a no-bail detainer on him.
Wednesday, Sept. 20:
INCIDENT — A driver’s car was towed away and impounded about 4:45 p.m. after an unsafe turning maneuver on Mission Drive at Alisal Road led to a collision.
The driver, whose name was not released, attempted to use the left-turn lane on Mission Drive to turn around and head toward Pine Street.
A second driver in an eastbound vehicle had a green light but not enough time to stop before colliding with the vehicle making the U-turn.
Although no injuries were reported, the driver making the U-turn had no insurance, leading to the vehicle being towed away at the driver’s expense.
Saturday, Sept. 23:
ARREST — A man was arrested about 2:15 a.m. after guests at the King Frederik Inn in Solvang called 911 to report he was trying to enter their rooms, had taken off his hat and shirt and had challenged guests to a fight.
Deputies arrived to find Gabriel Becerra allegedly “holding up the wall” outside Room 109 and slurring that his room was No. 222.
Becerra allegedly displayed obvious symptoms of alcohol intoxication and was alone. When deputies checked with the hotel front desk, a proper room could not be located for Becerra, so he was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication and booked into Santa Barbara Jail.
ARREST — A man who was being arrested and one of the deputies trying to arrest him were both injured when the man allegedly resisted, leading to a scuffle just after 6 a.m. at the Chumash Casino.
Deputies were called to the casino to deal with Scott Wilkinson, who was allegedly intoxicated. When deputies couldn’t locate a responsible person to care for him, Wilkinson was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication.
During the arrest, Wilkinson allegedly resisted, requiring deputies to use a leg-sweep takedown to overcome his resistance and prevent his escape.
A deputy suffered a bone bruise to his right knee, and Wilkinson suffered a bump and cut above his left eye and a cut on his right wrist in the scuffle, leading to him also being arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest.