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. 11:
ARREST — A dog left in a car at the Chumash Casino led to the arrest of a wanted man.
Deputies walking through the parking structure about 9 a.m. saw a man and woman walking away from a vehicle in which they had left a dog. While checking on the dog’s welfare, the deputies ran a check on the couple and learned a $10,000 arrest warrant had been issued for the man, Darryl Parris.
Parris was located in the lobby of the casino, placed under arrest and booked into Lompoc City Jail.
INCIDENT — A crime that was reported frequently last year was repeated recently at Nojoqui Park.
A woman and her son parked their car in the lot at the trailhead to Nojoqui Falls about 1:45 p.m. and went for a hike.
They returned about 10 minutes later to find the front passenger window broken out and the woman’s purse gone, although her cell phone that was next to it in the center console was left behind.
The off-white purse, with straps that could allow it to be worn as a backpack, contained mostly cards and some makeup.
Sheriff’s officials have repeatedly warned motorists not to leave valuables in plain sight in a vehicle, even if it’s locked, especially at trailheads and parks.
Tuesday, Sept. 12:
INCIDENT — A man went to the Solvang substation around 9 a.m. to report that while cleaning out a deceased relative’s storage room, he came across artillery shells and was unsure how he should dispose of them.
A member of the Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad went to the residence on Willow Drive in Solvang to inspect and photograph the shells, then contacted the Vandenberg Air Force Base Explosive Ordinance Disposal unit, which responded to the scene.
EOD members determined the ordnance consisted of 3-inch air-burst artillery shells that had been fired and rendered inert but took possession of them for disposal.
Wednesday, Sept. 13:
ARREST — A rash of pumpkin thefts indirectly led to the arrest of three men suspected of a variety of drug and Penal Code violations as well as the recovery of 10.4 grams of methamphetamine.
A few minutes after midnight, deputies spotted a vehicle stopped in the 800 block of Alamo Pintado Road near a pumpkin patch where a number of recent thefts had occurred and found three men inside.
A check of their IDs determined a felony arrest warrant had been issued for one of the men, Jose Colunga. He was arrested on the warrant and suspicion of providing officers with a false ID, possessing paraphernalia for smoking or injecting a controlled substance, possessing a controlled substance and possessing a controlled substance for sale.
Another of the three, Alfondo Bounda, had bailed out of Santa Barbara County Jail the previous morning, was arrested on suspicion of possessing a concealed dagger, committing a secondary offense while on bail for a primary offense, possessing paraphernalia for smoking or injecting a controlled substance and possessing a controlled substance.
The third man, Andrew Borunda, was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and aiding or concealing someone involved in committing a felony.
All three were booked into Santa Barbara County Jail.
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.