The following is taken from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office media report 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, June 20:

ARREST — When deputies made contact with a man seen running in and out of traffic about 9:15 a.m. near Highway 246 and Edison Street in Santa Ynez, Michael Graybill allegedly told them he’d recently been released from Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital because he’d consumed about an eight-ball — an eighth of an ounce — of cocaine the night before.

Deputies said Graybill was sweating profusely, was unable to sit still and had a heart rate of 129 beats per minute, so he was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication from drugs.

ARREST — A deputy stopped a vehicle for having expired registration about 10 a.m. near Highway 246 and Riverview Drive in Buellton and found felony arrest warrants had been issued for both occupants.

Andrew Riley and Stevee Chavez-Chapman were both arrested on the warrants, and a subsequent search of the vehicle allegedly yielded approximately 12 grams of methamphetamine, which Riley is alleged to have later said was his.

ARREST — Deputies were sent to the 800 block of Friendship Lane in Santa Ynez about 4:35 p.m. to check the welfare of a man lying on the ground.

Flores Guzman was located, and a records check revealed two misdemeanor warrants had been issued for his arrest, so he was taken into custody and booked into Lompoc Police Department Jail.

Tuesday, June 22:

INCIDENT — A couple in the 2600 block of Quail Valley Road in Santa Ynez reported a Honda E2000 generator, valued at about $1,000, had been stolen from their driveway between 9 and 10 a.m. the previous day.

A neighbor reported seeing a Hispanic man of small stature in a dirty black small-size SUV pull into the driveway, then speed off a few minutes later.

The description matched that of a vehicle and driver stopped around that time in the vicinity by deputies who were as yet unaware of the theft.

But a review of body camera footage from the stop revealed the driver had a lot of tools but no generator.

INCIDENT — About 7:10 p.m., a vehicle was rear-ended near Mission Drive and First Street in Solvang by a white Dodge Durango, which then fled the scene at a high rate of speed and was last seen at Edison Street turning from Highway 246 into the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez.

Deputies were unable to locate the vehicle on the resort property but found it was registered to a Paso Robles woman. She was contacted by Paso Robles Police Department and told officers the vehicle was in Santa Ynez.

Deputies were still awaiting a return call from the registered owner, but they said no one was injured and damage was minor as a result of the crash.

ARREST — After deputies were advised to be on the lookout for an older-model tan Honda Accord seen being driven over double yellow center lines by a man who appeared to be “passing out” when he brought the car to a stop, they spotted Gabriel Cruz driving his 1998 gold Honda Accord in Buellton and stopped him in the 1090 block of Highway 246.

Preliminary tests allegedly showed a blood alcohol content of 0.11% and 0.13%, and an evidentiary test allegedly revealed a blood alcohol level of 0.146%, so Cruz was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol content exceeding 0.08%, and his car was towed away.

Friday, June 25:

INCIDENT — A resident of the 1700 block of Laurel Avenue in Solvang reported about 7:35 p.m. that four credit cards had been stolen from her wallet left inside her purse in her unlocked vehicle while she was hiking at Nojoqui Park.

ARREST — Deputies were called to the lot next to the Landsby Hotel in the 1500 block of Mission Drive in Solvang around 11:45 p.m. for a reported fight and allegedly found an extremely intoxicated Alejandro Maza-Garcia, who deputies said became combative with them.

After Maza-Garcia was secured inside the patrol vehicle, he appeared to suffer a narcotics overdose, so deputies summoned paramedics.

Deputies said he was also combative with AMR paramedics, but he was ultimately transported to Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital, where he was allegedly found to be under the influence of LSD mixed with a large quantity of alcohol.

Meanwhile, deputies found the man he was fighting was also highly intoxicated, and they advised him not to drive. But about 12:45 a.m. Saturday, he allegedly drove to the hospital, where he was found passed out inside his car.

Deputies said he admitted driving there, and his blood alcohol level was allegedly found to be 0.16% in a presumptive test and 0.177% in an evidentiary test.

While he was being cited for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, hospital staff came out and requested assistance with Maza-Garcia, who had allegedly become combative with emergency room personnel.

Maza-Garcia was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication, and while being transported to jail he allegedly vomited and urinated in the back of the patrol car.

Saturday, June 26:

ARREST — Shortly before 11 p.m., deputies were called to Cachuma Lake for a man who had allegedly violated a domestic violence temporary restraining order by going to a woman’s trailer and confronted her about personal items he wanted to remove.

Anthony Gilstrap fled on foot before deputies arrived, but park rangers located his van parked nearby.

A deputy called Gilstrap, who allegedly said he had already left the lake. But while they were talking on the phone, deputies said they saw him pull into a campsite and park.

He was arrested on suspicion of violating a criminal protective order, and his van was towed away.


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