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, June 12:
ARREST — A deputy contacted two people in a vehicle at the Chumash Casino about 1 p.m. and found the passenger, Thomas Steinke, was wanted on a felony no-bail warrant and was allegedly in violation of Health and Safety Code provisions.
He was arrested on the warrant as well as suspicion of possessing a tranquilizer without a prescription and possessing drug paraphernalia.
The driver was found to be driving on a suspended license, and his vehicle was impounded.
Wednesday, June 14:
ARREST — Deputies were called to the 100 block of Kalawa Shaq on the Chumash Reservation in Santa Ynez about 3 a.m. for reports of a man causing a disturbance in his home.
When they arrived, they found Leonard Torres outside the.house and allegedly under the influence of alcohol to the extent he could not care for himself. He was subsequently arrested for public intoxication.
ARREST — Two people contacted by a deputy about 10:10 p.m. in the parking garage of the Chumash Casino were allegedly under the influence of a controlled substance and in violation of other provisions of the Health and Safety and Penal codes.
Brittany Austen and Ronald Gardner were both arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance, possessing a controlled substance, possessing drug paraphernalia, false impersonation and malicious mischief and booked into County Jail.
ARREST — A woman was arrested after her vehicle was involved in a chain-reaction crash on Mission Drive in Solvang about 3:15 p.m.
Renee Frederick was eastbound on Mission Drive approaching Alamo Pintado Road when her vehicle struck the rear of a Jeep stopped in the left-turn pocket, pushing it forward into a Ford Escape that also was stopped in the turn pocket.
Deputies said Frederick performed poorly or failed field sobriety tests, then allegedly showed blood-alcohol levels of 0.34, 0.32 and 0.30 on a breath analyzer.
She was arrested and booked into County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol with a blood-alcohol content in excess of 0.08 and causing a collision while driving under the influence of alcohol.
Thursday, June 15:
ARREST — Deputies were called to the Chumash Employee Resource Center on McMurray Road in Buellton about 12:20 a.m. by an employee who reported a man was on the steps of the business and would not leave after repeated requests.
The deputies found an arrest warrant had been issued in San Luis Obispo County for the man, identified as Jonathan Carmichael, so he was taken into custody and booked into County Jail.
ARREST — When a deputy found a man sleeping in his vehicle with the engine running and the lights on about 2:45 a.m. in the 1600 block of Mission Drive near Park Way, he also allegedly spotted an open container of alcohol in plain view in the center console.
The man, identified as Jorgen Staal, allegedly had watery, bloodshot eyes and smelled strongly of alcohol, and although he admitted drinking, he arrested Staal on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and subsequently obtained a warrant for a blood test.
Staal allegedly resisted the deputies attempt to cuff his hands behind his back and, due to his presumed level of intoxication, fell and lacerated his brow. He was taken for treatment to Santa Ynez Cottage Hospital, where he also provided a blood sample, and then was booked into County Jail.
Friday, June 16:
ARREST — Deputies were called to a reported fight in progress at the Live Oak Music Festival at Live Oak Camp east of Cachuma Lake about 7:34 a.m. to find David Palmer and another person had argued inside their truck camper.
During the argument, the victim apparently grabbed Palmer’s keys, then Palmer allegedly grabbed them back, causing a visible injury to the victim’s finger.
Palmer was arrested on suspicion of inflicting corporal injury and booked into County Jail. But because he was on bail for several cases in southern Santa Barbara County, he was also arrested on suspicion of committing that offense after being released from custody for the same offense.
Saturday, June 17:
ARREST — A deputy stopped a vehicle just after 10 p.m. near the corner of Faraday and Tivola streets in Santa Ynez and allegedly determined the driver, Thomas Gerard Stolpman, was driving while impaired.
Stolpman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving under the influence of alcohol with a blood-alcohol content greater than 0.08. He was booked into County Jail, and his vehicle was impounded.