Goleta Man Arrested for Domestic Violence

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Goleta Man Arrested for Domestic Violence
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Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

A suspect has been arrested on a warrant for domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon stemming from an incident that occurred in Goleta. On Thursday, March 19, 2020, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence in Goleta to investigate a report of a missing juvenile.

Two hours after deputies took the initial report, the juvenile returned home with multiple serious injuries. Deputies returned to the residence where they spoke with the juvenile and discovered that her boyfriend had severely beaten her, brandished a weapon and threatened her. The victim was treated at a local hospital for her injuries and has since been released.

The suspect was identified as 21-year-old Gilberto Guajardo of Goleta. Deputies wrote an arrest warrant for the suspect and attempted to locate him, but were unsuccessful. Sheriff’s Detectives conducted a follow-up investigation and were able to track the suspect to Ventura County.

On Tuesday, March 31, 2020, detectives arrested Guajardo for domestic violence with injury (felony), terrorist threats (felony), assault with a deadly weapon (felony) and assault with a deadly weapon
with force likely to cause great bodily injury (felony). His bail is $500,000.

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CGinSB Apr 02, 2020 11:31 AM
Goleta Man Arrested for Domestic Violence

Inexcusable. But I’d bet that this guy grew up in a home where that sort of thing happened. He may have been beaten, too. This kind of behavior is usually modeled in childhood, learned, and becomes “normalized,” and a response to frustration and poor self image. I hope that he can 1. Be incarcerated so he realizes that society won’t tolerate that behavior and 2. Receive adequate counseling, treatment, education in prison so that he will be better able to manage his behavior on the other side. Unfortunately, prisons do not perform well in rehabilitating offenders, even tho we know they’ll be released back into society. It’s a perfect opportunity to help them (and protect US) thru education and treatment/counseling. No wonder there is such high recidivism in this country.

PitMix Apr 02, 2020 10:17 AM
Goleta Man Arrested for Domestic Violence

I don't think her testimony is necessary for the State to prosecute him. Seems like they have all of the evidence they need to proceed. I wonder if they can add statutory rape in there as a charge?

midair Apr 02, 2020 02:59 PM
Goleta Man Arrested for Domestic Violence

"allow" her to date a 21 year old? You've obviously never had a teenager in the house. Unless you chain em to the bed you can't stop em from doing stupid things.

Roger Apr 01, 2020 06:06 PM
Goleta Man Arrested for Domestic Violence

It just blows me away these tough guys beating up on young women there so macho and brave they scare me so, in my day they got their shit kicked in jail...

a-1585784646 Apr 01, 2020 04:44 PM
Goleta Man Arrested for Domestic Violence

What a chump. Perhaps he'll get "touched up" while inside even though it might be short due to the Covid-19 outbreak. If that's the case, the "street judicial system" may see to some sort of payback for roughing up his girlfriend.

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