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, Dec. 17:
ARREST — A woman was arrested on suspicion of identity theft and drug violations after she allegedly tried to use a fake ID at the Chumash Casino about 12:20 a.m.
Deputies were called to the casino where Viviana Ramos was being detained by security and found she allegedly had been using another person’s identification to obtain credit.
They also discovered she was allegedly in possession of several additional IDs and credit cards, was on felony probation for theft in Los Angeles County and was allegedly under the influence of a central nervous system stimulant.
A search of the vehicle she arrived in allegedly turned up numerous other types of stolen ID items, some from a Carpinteria resident who had been the victim of a recent burglary.
Additional stolen property was recovered from a motel in Carpinteria during the follow-up investigation, deputies said.
Ramos was arrested and booked on suspicion of theft, identity theft, being under the influence of a controlled substance and illegal possession of a tear gas weapon and was ordered held without bail.
Monday, Dec. 18:
ARREST — When deputies contacted Kara Nelson at the Chumash Casino for an outstanding arrest warrant about 7:20 p.m., they allegedly found her in possession of methamphetamine and a loaded hypodermic syringe.
She was arrested and booked into Santa Barbara Jail on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
Tuesday, Dec. 19:
ARREST — Deputies took Harry Arthur Roscoe into custody at his home in Santa Maria just before midnight on a felony arrest warrant. He was booked into jail on the warrant and on suspicion of identity theft from a previous check fraud case in Solvang.
Wednesday, Dec. 20:
ARREST — A man called the sheriff’s substation about 10:30 p.m. to turn himself in for an outstanding warrant.
Deputies said a $10,000 warrant had been issued for David Vences, so he was taken into custody on the 1700 block of Mission Drive in Solvang and booked into Santa Barbara Jail.
Sunday, Dec. 24:
ARREST — Just before 3 a.m., deputies were called to the Chumash Casino to investigate a report of an intoxicated woman attempting to “make out” with random elderly men in the lobby.
There they contacted Melissa Estrada and allegedly found her too intoxicated to care for her safety, so she was arrested on suspicion of being drunk in public and booked into Santa Barbara Jail.
ARREST — A deputy patrolling the parking structure at the Chumash Casino about 9:30 a.m. found Emily Diaz sleeping in a vehicle and discovered she was allegedly under the influence of drugs and in possession of a methamphetamine pipe.
She was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance and possessing drug paraphernalia and booked into jail.
Thursday, Dec. 28:
ARREST — Responding to a report of a vehicle parked in the 3500 block of Edison Street with the occupants refusing to leave about 7:30 p.m., deputies were unable to locate the vehicle at that location but believed they subsequently found it at the Chumash gas station on Highway 246.
The vehicle was occupied by four Oceano residents, one of whom — Cad Lawrence — allegedly lied to conceal that he was on parole from the California Department of Corrections.
Before deputies conducted a probation search of the vehicle, the occupants allegedly admitted to being in possession of methamphetamine and a meth pipe, and three of them were given citations for suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
Lawrence was allegedly found in possession of a hypodermic syringe not kept in an approved container and allegedly had failed to report to his parole agent. He was taken into custody for parole violation and was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail.
Friday, Dec. 28:
ARREST — When someone reported they had heard a traffic collision at Chalk Hill and Ballard Canyon roads about 1:40 a.m., deputies who responded found the scene of a crash but no vehicles.
Checking the area, they found a damaged vehicle on Canyon Ridge Road and driver Marissa Terres, who allegedly admitted she’d left the scene of an accident and had been drinking following her shift at a local restaurant prior to driving.
The case was turned over to the California Highway Patrol, who arrested Terres on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Saturday, Dec. 30:
ARREST — When a deputy conducted a traffic enforcement stop about 1:20 a.m. at North Refugio Road and Baseline Avenue near Santa Ynez, he allegedly found driver Michael Ryan Ibison in possession of methamphetamine and a used meth pipe as well as under the influence of the drug.
He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia and booked into Santa Barbara County Jail.
ARREST — A woman who was allegedly too drunk to remember where she lived ended up spending the night in Santa Barbara County Jail instead of her own bed.
Kylie Louise Horenberger allegedly had been drinking at Family Billiards in Santa Ynez, but when she attempted to get into her car to drive home about 2:20 a.m. she was stopped by security personnel for Family Billiards who also offered to give her a ride home.
However, she was allegedly too intoxicated to remember where she lived and unable to provide deputies called to the scene with contact information for a responsible person who could pick her up. She was subsequently arrested on suspicion of being drunk in public and was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail.
ARREST — About 9:25 a.m., deputies were called to the Chumash Casino, where they arrested Tiffany Citarella on suspicion of trespassing and transported her to jail.
While she was being booked, correctional deputies allegedly found 1.2 grams of methamphetamine concealed in her bra, and she was also arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance in a correctional facility.
Sunday, Dec. 31:
ARREST — Just after noon, deputies spotted Robert Armenta allegedly hiding behind cars outside Solvang Brewing Co. on Mission Drive in Solvang.
They discovered he had allegedly been using drugs and arrested him on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance.
Tuesday, Jan. 2:
ARREST — When a deputy made contact with two people in the parking lot of the Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA in Santa Ynez about 7:30 a.m., he allegedly located 38 grams of methamphetamine and a used meth pipe in their vehicle.
The deputy arrested Jesse Jonasson on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
ARREST — An attempted murder suspect was arrested about 2 p.m. in the 1000 block of Calzada Avenue near Los Olivos.
Deputies served a $1 million arrest warrant for Incio Gomez at his grandfather’s house and took the suspect into custody.
Friday, Jan. 5:
ARREST — After a man made several calls to the sheriff’s substation from the Chumash Casino, claiming imaginary people were following him around, deputies went to the casino about 4:15 a.m. and found Robert Armenta allegedly under the influence of an unknown drug.
Deputies determined he was unable to care for himself or others as a result of the alleged drug use and was taken into custody and booked at Santa Barbara Jail on suspicion of public intoxication.
Saturday, Jan. 6:
ARREST — An unidentified man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication just after 4 p.m. after he was allegedly found in a creek under a bridge on Meadowvale Drive near Sagunto Street exhibiting slurred speech, glassy eyes, an unsteady balance and the odor of alcohol on his breath.
Saturday, Jan. 6:
INCIDENT — Deputies responding to a reported trespassing about 7:45 a.m. in the 700 block of Fredensborg Way in Solvang were told by the resident that a woman had entered his house and signed a citizen’s arrest form.
An investigation revealed the incident began when the woman parked her vehicle in front of the man’s driveway. She agreed to move her vehicle and told deputies she would be leaving at 10 a.m.