Goleta Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

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Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Goleta man for an attempted murder that occurred early this morning. On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at approximately 2:09 a.m., Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital for a victim who had been stabbed several times and rode a bicycle to the hospital with serious injuries.

Deputies initiated an investigation, and subsequently learned the stabbing took place near Highway 217 and determined that the suspect was 32-year-old Juan Diaz-Chevez of Goleta. Deputies continued their investigation and located Diaz-Chevez in the Old Town Goleta area.  He was arrested without further incident in the area of Magnolia Avenue and Mandarin Drive at approximately 4:42 a.m.

Diaz-Chevez is being held at the Main Jail for attempted murder (felony) with a bail set at $1,000,000. The victim is expected to recover. Based on the follow-up investigation, detectives believe there are no additional suspects outstanding.

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Byzantium Sep 15, 2021 09:59 PM
Goleta Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

Defund the police from the very beginning meant take their money and give it to the teachers unions and the social workers unions. Their manifesto pretty clear who they wanted that money to go to. It was and remains a Democrat internecine turf war, fighting over who gets the biggest share of tax dollars which now go to police and fire. Teachers unions and SEIU said -no way, we want more of their share. Thus was founded the duplicitous cry: Defund the Police. It really was give their money to me instead.

dukemunson Sep 15, 2021 09:41 AM
Goleta Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

That is a much much better slogan! It actually makes sense as it actually says what it means… and it’s something that almost will get behind!! Amazing what’s possible when you use language appropriately…

FondofSB Sep 15, 2021 08:51 AM
Goleta Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

Let's defund the police and let those criminals commit even more crime !
Nice healthy society that we're preparing for us !

OGSB Sep 15, 2021 08:09 PM
Goleta Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

Defund the Police may mean whatever to certain people, but the result is a massive amount of officers leaving the job. Their either retiring, going to a place not promoting that, or just bailing.
I can't say I blame them. Who in their right mind would want to become a cop right now? I certainly wouldn't. So you all keep up the chant and I'll move my gun safe closer.

dukemunson Sep 15, 2021 12:36 PM
Goleta Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

Yeah that was my 941am comment ( I guess I posted at wrong spot). “Demilitarise the police” actually means something that makes sense. Much much better as we obviously need police, and they need more funding to be put towards additionally and specially trained units.

a-1631733642 Sep 15, 2021 12:20 PM
Goleta Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

A good start to defunding the police would be to dismiss any police employees who refuse to vaccinate and mask. That attitude already shows a massive disdain for the safety of the public, their employers, and most likely shows a predisposition to be otherwise abusive. Same for firefighters.

sacjon Sep 15, 2021 11:44 AM
Goleta Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

DUKE - you're right. I can see poor old FONDOFSB is perpetually confused by this. Maybe "Divest from the Police?" Sadly, a lot of people won't understand that either.

SBO has a good one - "Demilitarize the Police." It's on the right track!

sacjon Sep 15, 2021 11:41 AM
Goleta Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

FONDOFSB - Who is "they?" There isn't a "Defund The Police" group. It's a concept that EVERYONE, except people like you who pretend to not know what it means, understands to mean "divest funds from militarizing the police into other, more adept professional services."

If this slogan confuses you, how do you feel about other figurative slogans? Do you think "Blue Lives" pertains to humans with blue skin? You certainly can't have "blue lives" since it refers to a uniform (which is removeable but that's another comment thread). Do you get confused by that?

FondofSB Sep 15, 2021 11:26 AM
Goleta Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

Sacjon : if they meant anything else they would SAY something else.
Words have MEANINGS and significations. And you know that. Stop hiding behind your phony excuses !

Lina24 Sep 15, 2021 10:22 AM
Goleta Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

DOULIE, Qualified immunity only applies to when they're doing their job properly - following proper protocol and not breaking the law. Once they cross that line they are no longer qualified. Beating arrestees, tasing them in the groin, too long chokeholds or kneeling on their necks- especially when they can't breathe, shooting them for minor incidents, planting items on them, etc., is not following proper protocol, so they are not immune from prosecution in those instances. Bottom line - they're not above the law.

dukemunson Sep 15, 2021 10:18 AM
Goleta Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

Doulie - the power and influence of the police and teachers union needs to be wildly curtailed. That’s the biggest issue… they simply have too much power and sway to protect, shelter and keep bad teachers and officers.

doulie Sep 15, 2021 10:00 AM
Goleta Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

DUKE - I believe "Qualified Immunity" is the phrase. Some people are beginning to gather in an attempt to eliminate this protection for officers. Each officer would then have to secure insurance to protect them if sued for monetary damages.

doulie Sep 15, 2021 09:41 AM
Goleta Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

LINA24 - What you are referring to is “qualified immunity." This doctrine protects an officer from being sued but their agency may have to pay a victim for the officers negative conduct.

dukemunson Sep 15, 2021 09:23 AM
Goleta Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

There are quite a few people who believe that (and advocate for) defunding the police as getting rid of funding for police. Perhaps a different phrase better would better suit the “defund” crowd that means something other than “defund”.

sacjon Sep 15, 2021 09:14 AM
Goleta Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

FOND - I feel like you know by now that's not what it means, nor is that the purpose. You crop dust every comment thread about crime with this bs, and every time at least 5 people explain it to you, yet every time, you do it again. Trollish really.

Lina24 Sep 15, 2021 09:02 AM
Goleta Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

Please stop. The defunding issue is about making them pay for their own crimes instead of taxpayers shelling out billions to defend the bad cops and compensate their victims.

Rypert Johnson Sep 15, 2021 05:15 AM
Goleta Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

The time of LEO response was 2:09 a.m, the victim rode a bicycle to the hospital, the stabbing took place near Highway 217. Given mode of transportation, time and location, this has "houseless neighbors" written all over it.

LEO's located the suspect in the Old Town Goleta area and was arrested in the area of Magnolia Avenue and Mandarin Drive. Given location, his has gangsta written all over it.

Is it one or the other or both?

Lina24 Sep 15, 2021 10:29 AM
Goleta Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

I've been to both. Sorry I don't mean to offend but they both need serious updating. Just the area on Hollister between Patterson and Fairview reminds me of Broadway in Santa Maria between Betteravia and Main. They still have that plain 60's look. Looks very dated without the charm of other eras.

Oldwave Sep 15, 2021 10:16 AM
Goleta Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

I always laugh at the insecurity of people that put “SBLOCAL” on their license plates or locals only for their handle. How insecure are you pal? (And before you post the obvious I was born here in 68 and was lucky enough to have several acres)

sacjon Sep 15, 2021 09:21 AM
Goleta Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

LINA24 - Goleta looks like downtown Santa Maria? Wow, so it's clear you've never been to either. You should get out more, it will make you a more rounded person.

a-1631721691 Sep 15, 2021 09:01 AM
Goleta Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

LOL these comments, you guys are tripping, Goleta is far far above LA caliber. Move there for a month and report back, you'll be singing a different tune.

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