A Pismo Beach woman suspected of stealing mail from homes in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles and Orange counties was arrested Saturday in the Hope Ranch area.
A California Highway Patrol officer was driving in the small Santa Barbara suburb when he spotted a sedan that matched the vehicle seen in a home surveillance video documenting a package theft from a Hope Ranch home earlier this month, a Santa Barbara County Sheriff's spokesman said.
The officer stopped the vehicle and while investigating, found burglary tools, personal identifying information typically used for identity theft, stolen checks and stolen mail from addresses along the Central Coast and Southern California inside the car, the spokesman said.
The following is taken from the Santa Maria Police Department's calls-for-service log and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office daily arrest log. Those appearing as "arrested" are only suspected of the crime indicated but are presumed innocent.
Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office investigators are looking for a man who robbed a Buellton liquor store at gunpoint Thursday night and released several surveillance photos of the suspect, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said.
Detectives arrested three suspects, including a male and female from Santa Maria, and seized a cache of vehicles, drugs, money and firearms, including "ghost guns," following a search warrant served by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, according to a spokesman.
Contributed, Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office