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, June 3:
ARREST — After allegedly attempting to assault her boyfriend at the Chumash Casino Resort about 6 p.m. and being too intoxicated to care for herself, Silvia Medrano Rivas was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication and booked into Santa Barbara Jail.
ARREST — When a deputy stopped a vehicle for failure to stop at an intersection limit line, being unregistered and displaying a false registration tag just before 11 p.m. at Highway 246 and Edison Street in Santa Ynez, the driver allegedly identified herself as Vannesa Balecha and provided her New York identification card.
The passenger allegedly identified herself as Erika Lozano and provided a date of birth but claimed to have no ID with her.
When a records check returned no match for Lozano, she allegedly admitted she was Balecha, and the driver allegedly admitted she was Balecha’s sister, Deneen Rontal Lozano, for whom two $25,000 arrest warrants had been issued.
Lozano also allegedly had methamphetamine in her purse, and she was subsequently arrested on suspicion of having a false registration tag, false impersonation to avoid prosecution, and driving without a license as well as the warrants.
Balecha was arrested on suspicion of false impersonation, and their vehicle was impounded.
Monday, June 4:
INCIDENT — About 11:15 a.m., a deputy contacted a pedestrian from San Luis Obispo in the 1400 block of Mission Drive and found he was on probation and allegedly in possession of a large fixed-blade knife.
Although the terms of his probation prohibited him from possessing any weapons, the man’s parole officer would not place a detainer on the man, and he was subsequently released, although the knife was confiscated.
However, the contact led the deputy to make contact with another suspect.
ARREST — About 11:25 a.m., a deputy contacted a woman associated with a pedestrian he had just contacted a few minutes before and found she was also on probation.
Jill Miller claimed she had nothing illegal in her possession, but a probation search allegedly turned up two hypodermic syringes loaded with heroin, a metal spoon with a burned end, a scale, 24 grams of heroin and 56 Clonidine pills that had not been prescribed for her.
She was arrested and booked into Lompoc Jail on suspicion of possessing controlled substances, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of probation.
ARREST — Shortly before 6:30 p.m., a deputy was sent to the Chumash Casino Resort to investigate a theft from a vehicle and was able to identify the suspect, whom he was already investigating in a residential burglary and fraud case, through his vehicle.
Gamin Neri-Munoz was arrested in connection with the burglary and fraud case and allegedly admitted involvement in both crimes. He was booked on suspicion of petty theft and possession of a controlled substance.
Tuesday, June 5:
ARREST — Just after midnight, a deputy stopped a man for speeding at Highway 246 and Gypsy Canyon Road east of La Purisima Golf Course near Lompoc, and the driver allegedly admitted to drinking at Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. in Buellton.
Evidentiary samples provided by Kristian Oliver Lowes allegedly showed a blood alcohol content of 0.16 percent.
He was subsequently booked into Lompoc Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol level greater than 0.08, and his vehicle was impounded.
Thursday, June 7:
ARREST — When two deputies encountered Chris Ranis in the Chumash Casino Resort parking structure about 8:15 a.m., they found a warrant had been issued for his arrest.
A search in connection with his arrest allegedly turned up 1.14 grams of suspected methamphetamine, and he was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on the outstanding warrant and suspicion of possessing a controlled substance.
INCIDENT — Deputies contacted a couple about 11:30 a.m. in the 3400 block of Highway 246 in Santa Ynez and allegedly found the man in possession of narcotics paraphernalia and the woman in possession of paraphernalia as well as methamphetamine.
The two were issued citations for the alleged violations and released.
ARREST — About 12:15 p.m., deputies made a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 3400 block of Highway 246 in Santa Ynez and found arrest warrants had been issued for the couple inside, Brannon and Maria Marks.
With the assistance of a California Highway Patrol canine, a search of their vehicle allegedly turned up a loaded hypodermic syringe.
Both were arrested on the warrants and booked into Santa Barbara County Jail, and the arresting deputy said he will ask that charges be filed for possession of a controlled substance.
INCIDENT — During a stop for a traffic violation about 4 p.m. at Fourth Place and Elm Street in Solvang, a deputy found an arrest warrant had been issued for the driver, who was allegedly driving on a suspended license.
The man was issued a citation for the warrant and was released.
Friday, June 8:
ARREST — After a man was stopped about 1:25 a.m. for having a headlight out on his vehicle, a deputy found two misdemeanor warrants had been issued for his arrest.
Edward Smith was taken into custody, and a search of his vehicle allegedly revealed a broken methamphetamine pipe and a container with methamphetamine residue inside.
He was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on the warrants and suspicion of possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia for smoking a controlled substance.
ARREST — When a man drove home from a Solvang restaurant to his home on Mountain View Drive about 2:30 a.m., he vehicle allegedly collided with two curbs before jumping a third and going through a fence in the front yard of his neighbor’s home.
Zachary Foss allegedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.27 percent and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol level greater than 0.08 percent.
ARREST — Deputies contacted a man sitting in a car in the Park and Ride lot on Avenue of Flags in Buellton and found a warrant had been issued for his arrest on a parole violation.
Michael Anthony Munoz was also allegedly in possession of a used hypodermic syringe and a credit card that did not belong to him, so he was booked into Santa Barbara Jail on the warrant and suspicion of possessing narcotics paraphernalia and possession of a stolen credit card.
Saturday, June 9:
ARREST — When deputies stopped a vehicle with expired registration tags about 9:10 a.m. in the 3000 block of Mission Drive, they allegedly found driver Guadalupe Mendoza had a suspended license.
He also allegedly displayed signs of controlled substance use, and when asked if he was in possession of illegal drugs, he allegedly admitted to having methamphetamine in his pocket.
Deputies allegedly found 0.6 grams of meth in his pocket, and he was subsequently arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and driving on a license suspended for reckless or negligent driving.
ARREST — Deputies were called to the Chumash Casino Resort about 9:20 a.m. to investigate a driver who was possibly under the influence and had backed his vehicle into another one inside the parking structure.
Thomas Jennings was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of a controlled substance with a passenger for hire after deputies allegedly determined he was under the influence of a central nervous system stimulant.
A passenger in the vehicle was arrested on suspicion of drug-related violations but later released with a citation due to medical issues.
A search of the vehicle allegedly revealed heroin, methamphetamine, meth pipes, hypodermic syringes and a replica firearm.
Monday, June 11:
ARREST — When deputies encountered a man walking in the roadway near Highway 246 and Meadowlark Road in Santa Ynez just after 8 a.m., he allegedly displayed several symptoms of being under the influence of a controlled substance.
Richard Rodriguez was evaluated for drug use at the Solvang Sheriff’s Substation and subsequently arrested and booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance.
ARREST — After a vehicle was stopped about 1:50 p.m. in the 900 block of Edison Street in Santa Ynez for being unregistered, a deputy allegedly found the driver’s license had been suspended and the passenger had been convicted for armed robbery.
When asked about weapons, passenger John Barnard allegedly admitted he had a rifle, which was allegedly found during a search of the vehicle. A search of his person allegedly also turned up 2.5 grams of methamphetamine.
The driver was issued a citation for suspicion of driving on a suspended license and released, but Barnard was arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance.
ARREST — Deputies were dispatched to Albertsons in Buellton about 6:55 p.m. after a clerk there reported three individuals were trying to purchase items using a Visa credit card on their cell phone and he suspected the card did not belong to them.
The men, identified as Brandon Sanchez, Antonio Gonzalez and Raul Rosales, were arrested on suspicion of fraudulent use of a credit card. Rosales was allegedly found in possession of methamphetamine and was also arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance.
Tuesday, June 12:
INCIDENT — A deputy was called to the Chumash Casino Resort at 7:40 a.m. to investigate a woman allegedly trespassing on the property after she had been banned.
The woman said she knew she had been banned from the premises but for some unknown reason thought she might be allowed back.
She was issued a citation for suspicion of trespassing, warned she would be arrested if she returned and was given a ride home by a friend.
ARREST — As a deputy was leaving Chumash Casino Resort about 7:50 a.m. after dealing with an alleged trespasser, two men drove past who were allegedly acting suspiciously.
When they parked nearby, the deputy discovered the vehicle they were driving had been stolen in Lemoore, so Jaime Lee Medina and Humberto Campos were arrested on suspicion of auto theft.
Methamphetamine and a meth pipe were also allegedly found inside the vehicle, and they were also arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance.
Wednesday, June 13:
ARREST — During a patrol check of the Chumash Casino Resort parking structure about 8:30 p.m., deputies encountered two peole who appeared to show symptoms of recent narcotics use.
During contact, deputies allegedly observed a methamphetamine pipe in plain view inside the vehicle, so Dax Ramos and Audrey Gingg were arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance and identity theft.
Saturday, June 16:
ARREST — When a woman was found unconscious about 5:30 p.m. inside a vehicle in the driveway of a vacant residence in the 100 block of Third Street in Solvang, deputies were summoned and determined Jennifer Robertson was displaying symptoms of being under the influence of a central nervous system stimulant.
During a consent search of the vehicle, deputies allegedly found a usable amount of methamphetamine and three glass meth pipes. The vehicle also allegedly displayed false registration tags.
Robertson was subsequently arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance, possessing paraphernalia for smoking a controlled substance and using false identification to avoid prosecution.