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Goleta Beach Panga Boat
updated: Jan 18, 2013, 1:38 PM

Source: Santa Barbara Sheriff's Department

Panga Boat Found on Goleta Beach

Homeland Security Investigating

Goleta- At approximately 5:18 morning a county park employee discovered a panga boat on the shore at Goleta Beach. The abandoned boat which measures about 30 feet had about a dozen life- jackets and more than 15 containers of fuel on board. There was evidence of food and clothing in the vessel but no evidence of drugs. No arrests have been made. Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies responded to the scene and conducted the initial investigation. The case has been turned over to the Department of Homeland Security.

This is the first panga boat discovered in Santa Barbara County this year and the first found on Goleta Beach. Last year, there were more than 20 incidents regarding panga boats in Santa Barbara County.

The boat has been turned over to Homeland Security for further investigation. All media inquiries should be directed to Immigration and Customs Enforcement at (949) 360-3096.

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A subscriber spots a possible panga boat on Goleta Beach Friday morning. [pic] (01/19/13)
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 COMMENT 364933P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 01:56 PM

They probably heard about the great Craig's List computer deals.

 

 COMMENT 364934 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 01:59 PM

or they wanted to see if the Santa Barbara jokes really applied...

 

 COMMENT 364935 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 02:01 PM

or perhaps solving the mysteries of Conception Point....

 

 COMMENT 364942 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 02:11 PM

The new 2013 models are in!

 

 COMMENT 364949 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 02:25 PM

They are looking for Roger - they have heard about his reporting and want to meet him

 

 COMMENT 364950P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 02:28 PM

Actually, I think they were smuggling illegal drugs or people. Might not be a bad idea to start beefing up patrols of beaches at night?

 

 COMMENT 364956P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 02:36 PM

where the hell is homeland security?

 

 COMMENT 364960 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 02:42 PM

Lock your doors, arm yourselves, run for the hills!!!!

 

 COMMENT 364972P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 02:56 PM

So, I guess criminals unloading their contraband on our beaches is ok? Is anyone else a little bothered by how "close to home" this is?

 

 MOMMAME agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 02:59 PM

It cracks me up when Homeland Security is investigating when our government doesn't really seem to care that all these people from south of the border sneak into our country and do nothing about it!

 

 COMMENT 364984 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 03:15 PM

Big Sis isn't going to do anything. Elections have consequences.

 

 COMMENT 365013P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 04:11 PM

Looks like Roger wasn't the only one picking his nose. Seems that a whole bunch of folks at Homeland Security have been sitting around doing the same thing. At least Roger can multi-task. We love you Roger.

 

 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 04:14 PM

Thank You I was cleaning my house at the same time...Any good boogers out there HomeLand Security?

 

 ECHO agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 04:40 PM

So many were quick to shoot down the poster from this morning about this boat. It does make me uneasy to think it came ashore so close to "home".

 

 COMMENT 365061 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 05:31 PM

Coast Guard boat and crew are parked at the dock in front of Brophys 90% of the time. When they do go out, they usually just hassle the local boaters. Colossal waste of resources.

 

 COMMENT 365066P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 05:50 PM

My guess is that is wasn't a park employee but rather a resident park host that discovered it. No county employees awake and about that early - not until 7:30 at the earliest.

 

 COMMENT 365079 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 06:32 PM

panga shmanga, call the fuzz and don't worry about it.
Big Deal.

 

 COMMENT 365080 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 06:33 PM

More reasons for good citizens to be allowed to legally carry concealed arms.

 

 COMMENT 365082 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 06:36 PM

We need to ban the sale of these high Capacity Boats! I say 15 seats gets ya 15 years!

 

 COMMENT 365092 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 07:10 PM

yes, I think it's time for sensable panga control. they should only get one can of gas and one outboard motor.That should fix our panga problem. is'nt that right my fellow lala landers

 

 COMMENT 365094P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 07:13 PM

How come the "park hosts" slept through this episode? So much for keeping on eye on things.

 

 COMMENT 365101P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 07:27 PM

Let's focus on the evil panga that is the root of our troubles. If we only had a panga buy-back program. That would eliminate the surplus panga floating around causing the destruction of mankind. People would then not be lured to get in them and transport themselves, their drugs and the lovely trail of trash they leave for others to clean up. But, thank God it wasn't great gobs of cigarette butts in 20 x 8 ft spaces all over the beach. Phew.

 

 COMMENT 365118P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 08:30 PM

"Panga" means boat; it's a particular design. Saying "panga boat" is the same thing as saying, a "boat boat" was found.

 

 COMMENT 365120 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 08:33 PM

Lets start a PFP movement! Pangas For Pesos !!

 

 COMMENT 365188 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-19 07:44 AM

They will all be at the DMV on Monday getting a drivers license.

 

 COMMENT 365217P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-19 08:58 AM

The fact that the Panga had one motor makes me think it was a boat full of people. They found clothes near by as well.

 

 COMMENT 365350 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-19 05:19 PM

WE CLOSED ALL THE DISPENSERIES I WONDER WHY PANGA BOATS KEEP SHOWING UP WITH CANNIBIS?

 

 COMMENT 365646 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-20 05:18 PM

I just don't understand the demand for crappy Mexican pot when there is so much great Cali bud available.

 

 COMMENT 366080 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-22 10:23 AM

Don't all of you realize, these people are being absorbed into our neighborhoods? I am sure they had cell-phones and called relatives/friends to meet them, and they will be in line for all the freebies that us tax payers foot the bill for. We need to demand from our representatives and congressmen that the Navy radar notify the Coast Guard and local law enforcement when they spot these boats. They have to see them, they have to pass San Diego, Point Mugu, etc., and no-one sees them???? What about satellite pictures? That is unbelieveable!

 

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