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, Jan. 28:

INCIDENT — Deputies were called to a parking lot in the 1600 block of Mission Drive in Solvang about 5:47 a.m. shortly after a man left his blue Chevrolet Cruz running while he entered a business office, only to return and find the car gone.

Deputies later returned to the same parking lot and found a vehicle that had been stolen in Santa Ynez.

California Highway Patrol officers were called to recover the vehicle.

Then at 6:55 a.m., deputies went to the 1100 block of Lincoln Street, where they recovered the stolen Chevrolet Cruz, from which two items had been taken.

INCIDENT — At around noon, a female student at Santa Ynez Valley Union High School told her counselor she received a text from a high school student in the Los Angeles area threatening three male SYVUHS students.

Deputies spoke with two of the male students, who said they had not received any threats.

An investigation revealed the Los Angeles area student had a relationship with another female SYVUHS student that recently ended.

The school contacted the parents of all who were involved, interviewed both girls and two of the boys and determined no actual threats were made.

INCIDENT — A man who was released from jail about noon got into an altercation with his parents about two hours later in the 1200 block of Faraday Street in Santa Ynez after he’d been drinking alcohol.

Although he made statements to his father about having police shoot him to death, he did not commit any specific crime. However, the parents wanted him out of the house.

At the man’s request, he was taken to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for a mental health evaluation.

ARREST — About 8:30 p.m., a woman who had been banned from the Chumash Casino Resort fled from undercover officers for violating the ban, although deputies later learned the ban had expired five days earlier.

However, deputies found five warrants had been issued for the arrest of Joy Oyler, so she was taken into custody and booked into Santa Barbara County Jail.

ARREST — Deputies located an unlocked vehicle in the Chumash Casino Resort parking structure about 10:40 p.m. and allegedly spotted methamphetamine and a meth pipe in plain view inside while attempting to locate the owner.

They subsequently found Michel Peretiako was in possession of the vehicle and had allegedly violated a restraining order by making contact with the protected individual.

Peretiako was arrested and booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance, possessing paraphernalia for smoking a controlled substance and violating a restraining order.

Wednesday, Jan. 30:

ARREST — Three people were arrested on suspicion of violating a variety of laws after deputies were called to the Chumash Casino Resort about 6:20 p.m. for a woman who had been detained by undercover officers.

The woman, who was in possession of a bag that allegedly contained methamphetamine and heroin, identified herself to an undercover officer as Mandy Johnson, then later told deputies her name was Jennifer Hale.

Later identified as Amanda Hutton, she said she and boyfriend Dylan Underwood had stayed in a hotel room with their friend Mathew Cotham, a convicted felon, who kicked them out of the room during the early morning hours.

Hutton allegedly admitted the bag and items inside belonged to her but said the heroin and meth must have been put there by Cotham.

She was arrested on suspicion of possessing narcotics and possessing a controlled substance.

After a search of her purse allegedly turned up hypodermic syringes, a rubber strip, a meth pipe and cotton-and-alcohol swabs, she was also arrested on suspicion of possessing drug paraphernalia.

While that was going on, a man believed to be under the influence of drugs was reported causing a disturbance at the Chumash gas station, and his description matched a photo of Underwood deputies had seen.

When deputies arrived at the gas station, Underwood fled across the creek and up a hill, but he was subsequently apprehended on Highway 246 just west of the casino’s self-parking entrance.

Deputies then went to the Cotham’s room, where they allegedly found additional controlled substrances, including “dosed” sugar cubes, and numerous paraphernalia.

A search of his vehicle allegedly turned up additional controlled substances and a stolen firearm, and he was subsequently arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a weapon, possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

All three suspects were booked into Santa Barbara County Jail.

ARREST — A report of a man slapping a woman and wrapping a cord around her neck about 12:15 p.m. brought deputies to the 200 block of Highway 246 in Buellton, where they allegedly found Michael Mareese Bohannon struggling on top of a woman and attempting to strike a dog with his fist.

The woman denied that any physical abuse had taken place, but deputies observed multiple injuries around her face and neck that were consistent with the reported events.

Bohannon was arrested on suspicion of willfully inflicting corporal injury causing trauma and was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail.

The dog was apparently uninjured.

ARREST — After a man created a disturbance at Flying Flags RV Park in Buellton, he left in a vehicle that deputies discovered had been reported stolen.

Nathan Russell and the vehicle were located in the 200 block of Victory Road, where he was taken into custody on an arrest warrant for violating parole and suspicion of grand theft, auto.

He was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail, and the vehicle’s registered owner retrieved it at the scene.


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