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, Aug. 13:

INCIDENT — A vehicle was stopped about 15 minutes after midnight at Highway 246 and Sycamore Drive in Buellton because deputies determined the registered owner had a suspended license.

Deputies verified the driver was the registered owner, so he was issued a citation for suspicion of driving on a suspended license, and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

INCIDENT — A report of a person lighting fires about 10:40 a.m. brought deputies to the dead end of Pine Street east of Faraday Street in Santa Ynez, where they found a warming fire had been lit during the night inside a makeshift fire ring. The fire was out but still smoking.

The man suspected of lighting the fire also was allegedly found in possession of an opened bottle of vodka. He was cited for violating Santa Barbara County Code sections prohibiting open fires in recreation areas deemed unsafe and prohibiting display of an open container of alcohol.

ARREST — Deputies went to the Chumash Casino about 6:35 p.m. and arrested Eddie Felix Posadas on suspicion of trespassing.

However, instead of being cited and released at the scene, Posadas was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail because of his alleged level of intoxication and allegedly using methamphetamine recently.

Thursday, Aug. 17:

ARREST — Two men contacted by deputies in a vehicle at Chumash Casino around midnight were both found to be on probation.

During a probation search of the vehicle, deputies allegedly found two methamphetamine pipes and 0.28 of a gram of methamphetamine.

Vincent Hernandez was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia and held on a probation detainer. The other man was released with a notice to appear in court.

Friday, Aug. 18:

ARREST — Owners of Nielsen’s Market on Alamo Pintado Drive in Solvang reported a man had been sleeping in his vehicle for two days in the parking lot without permission to camp there.

Deputies went to the parking lot about 8:30 a.m. and found Joshua King of Bellflower allegedly under the influence of drugs.

He was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance and taken to jail, while his vehicle was towed away.

Saturday, Aug. 19:

ARREST — A single call to the Chumash gas station at just after 3 a.m. resulted in two arrests for the same Penal Code violation.

Deputies who went to the station after a taxi driver reported his passenger passed out and vomited on himself subsequently arrested Surejdip Sembiring on suspicion of public intoxication.

While making that arrest, deputies allegedly found a man passed out around the corner and arrested Spencer Hall on suspicion of public intoxication.

ARREST — Two people contacted by deputies about 3:20 p.m. at the Chumash Casino were allegedly found to be in possession of methamphetamine, cocaine and narcotics paraphernalia.

One was also found to have a warrant for his arrest and was taken into custody without incident.


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