Suspect Arrested for Narcotics and Weapons Violations in Isla Vista

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Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

On Friday, December 18, 2020, Sheriff’s Deputies along with Officers from UC Santa Barbara Police conducted a search of a residence in the 6700-block of SuenoRoad. The search was directly related to a previous traffic enforcement stop on December 5, 2020, where several firearms, firearm accessories, and narcotics were seized. During that enforcement stop, 35-year-old Jared Harwin was identified as a passenger in the vehicle and was subsequently cite released for possession of a controlled substance (misdemeanor).

As a result of the ongoing investigation into the incident, Harwin was discovered to be on conditional release from custody while he awaits trial for an unrelated incident. Pursuant to the terms of his court-ordered release, deputies conducted a search of Harwin’s residence. The search yielded over 47 grams of suspected methamphetamine, 32 grams of suspected cocaine, 3 grams of suspected heroin and a loaded, un-serialized 9mm pistol with additional ammunition.

Harwin was arrested and booked into the Main Jail for possession of a controlled substance while armed (felony), possession of a controlled substance for sales (felony), and possession of a firearm/ammunition by a prohibited person (Felony). Harwin was released without bail in accordance with the local court’s extension of Emergency Rule 4.


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Justbeachy Dec 21, 2020 08:21 AM
Suspect Arrested for Narcotics and Weapons Violations in Isla Vista

Why during the traffic stop did the fact that he was out on "early release" not pop? Do they not run "wants & warrants" anyone when the stop someone in possession of drugs & FIREARMS? because that sounds like a big waving red flag. Obviously, the officers knew there's a problem, hence "further investigation" but now he's out on NO BAIL!! WTF

a-1608793792 Dec 23, 2020 11:09 PM
Suspect Arrested for Narcotics and Weapons Violations in Isla Vista

This ain't the 80's, running a check on a detained person is a quick and simple task. As bush league as the UCSBPD is, there's no way they didn't run a check on a passenger in a car containing numerous firearms and narcotics. And asking a detained person if they are "on active probation or parole" - which you can say "no" to if you are out on bail/OR, as that pretrial release is not the same as serving a sentence for a crime you have been convicted of - is pretty standard procedure. My guess is that the UCSBPD were either already investigating this guy or wanted a bigger bust, a two week delay in the search just reeks of additional circumstances.

doulie Dec 21, 2020 02:57 PM
Suspect Arrested for Narcotics and Weapons Violations in Isla Vista

BEACHY - Harwin may have been released as a "computer check" was taking too long. During the normal course of conversation, especially after finding the contraband, Harwin could have simply been asked, "are you on probation or parole." Solves waiting for the computer and how the deputies continue depends on the answer.

a-1608792736 Dec 23, 2020 10:52 PM
Suspect Arrested for Narcotics and Weapons Violations in Isla Vista

(Addendum) Not that most regular Americans who love to spout off about constitutional rights at every chance have ever taken the time to actually read and understand the Constitution of the United States. Along the same lines are the bible thumpers who plague this country - typically simple people who haven't even read most of the bible and are only familiar with the self-affirming passages selectively fed to them by hustlers while conveniently ignoring any context and the plethora of outdated, toxic, and straight up crazy stuff. Strange how these two groups of people so frequently overlap, huh?

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