Third Burglary Suspect Arrested in Montecito

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An edhat reader reports they ran along with John Palminteri chasing an undercover officer and arrived on the scene in time to see the 3rd suspect placed under arrest (Photo by an edhat reader)

Update by Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
5:30 p.m., July 20, 2018
 
The third suspect wanted for breaking into a residence in Montecito on July 18, 2018 is in custody. At approximately 2:30 p.m, yesterday July 19, 2018 a vehicle was reported stolen from the 1100 block of Coast Village Road, the same area where the wanted residential burglary suspect was last seen fleeing from deputies at approximately 5:30 a.m. this morning.

The stolen vehicle was subsequently involved in a non-injury collision in the area of Butterfly Lane and Channel Drive. The driver fled on foot and was apprehended through a coordinated effort between the Santa Barbara Police Department, California Highway Patrol and the Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect was identified as being 33-year-old Davion Dwyann Jones of Compton, California. He was arrested by the Santa Barbara Police Department for felony vehicle theft, false impersonation and driving on a suspended license. Jones was released to the custody of Sheriff’s deputies who a fter further investigation arrested Jones for felony first-degree burglary, resisting arrest and felony false impersonation.

Jones also has three out of county outstanding warrants including one for residential burglary in San Diego County. Jones is being held at the Santa Barbara County Jail without bail.

 

Update by Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
11:00 p.m., July 19, 2018

The third suspect wanted for breaking into a residence in Montecito last night, July 18, 2018 is in custody. At approximately 2:30 p.m, today, July 19, 2018 a vehicle was reported stolen from the 1100 block of Coast Village Road, the same area where the wanted residential burglary suspect was last seen fleeing from deputies at approximately 5:30 a.m. this morning.

The stolen vehicle was subsequently involved in a non-injury collision in the area of Butterfly Lane and Channel Drive. The driver fled on foot and was apprehended through a coordinated effort between the Santa Barbara Police Department, California Highway Patrol and the Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect was identified as being 33-year-old Davion Dwyann Jones of Compton, California. He was arrested by the Santa Barbara Police Department for felony vehicle theft, false impersonation and driving on a suspended license. Jones was released to the custody of Sheriff’s deputies who after further investigation arrested Jones for felony first-degree burglary, resisting arrest and felony false impersonation.

Jones also has three out of county outstanding warrants including one for residential burglary in San Diego County. Jones is being held at the Santa Barbara County Jail without bail.

[Read Roger the Scanner Guy's minute-by-minute report of this arrest here]

Photo by John Palminteri

Update by Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
1:30 p.m., July 19, 2018
 
Two suspects are in custody and a third is wanted following a residential burglary that was interrupted in Montecito. Just before 10:30 p.m. last night, July 18, 2018, the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center received a call from a victim in the 100 block of Santa Elena in Montecito who heard suspects breaking into her home. The victim called 911 and hid inside her home. The suspects made entrance into the residence and when they came across the victim, they fled outside the front door where they encountered responding deputies.

A Sheriff’s deputy observed one of the suspects point what appeared to be a handgun at him. The deputy fired a single round from his service weapon. The suspects continued to flee. Deputies contacted the victim inside the residence and determined that she was shaken but unharmed. A suspect vehicle registered out of Los Angeles County was located in the driveway.

Deputies and California Highway Patrol Officers quickly secured a perimeter and began searching for the suspects. An emergency notification was sent to residents in the immediate area requesting them to shelter in place. Additional resources were called in to help, including a Sheriff’s K-9 team, a Santa Barbara County Air Support helicopter, the Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Team and detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division. Just after 11:00 p.m. a suspect identified as being 26-year-old Adolph Washington of Los Angeles was located hiding in bushes in the area of Wyant Ln. and Bonnie Rd and was arrested. A discarded handgun was located near the victim’s residence.

The search continued throughout the night to locate the two suspects who were still at large. Another K9 team from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the search. After all leads were exhausted, deputies deployed saturation patrols throughout the area. Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Team members remained on scene and Santa Barbara Police Officers also responded to assist.

At approximately 5:30 a.m. this morning, July 19, 2018, deputies conducting saturation patrols located the suspects in the 1200 block of Coast Village Road. A male juvenile suspect from Los Angeles was detained but the third suspect fled. Another emergency notification was sent to residents and businesses in the area requesting them to shelter in place and to be on the lookout for the remaining suspect, a black male in his late teens or early twenties last seen wearing a white t-shirt. A CHP K9 was brought in to assist with the search. A Ventura County Sheriff’s helicopter also responded to assist, but was unable to search due to the marine layer.

Despite an exhaustive search, the third suspect was not located. Anyone with information on his identity or his whereabouts is asked to call 911 immediately. To leave an anonymous tip, please call 805-681-4171 or go to our website at https://www.sbsheriff.org/home/anonymous-tip/

The Sheriff’s Office is also requesting Montecito residents who may have surveillance video of the suspects to please contact the Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division at 805-681-4150. Also, please call to report any recent suspicious activity or unreported crimes.

The deputy who fired his service weapon was uninjured and there is no evidence to indicate that any of the suspects were injured. This incident remains under investigation.

Washington was booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail on first-degree burglary charges and is being held on $250,000 bail. The juvenile was booked at Santa Barbara County Juvenile Hall on first-degree burglary charges.


Update by Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
9:00 a.m., July 19, 2018

Just before 10:30 p.m. last night the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center received a report of a residential burglary interrupted in the 100 block of Santa Elena in Montecito.

A resident was inside at the time, heard the suspects break in and called 911 for help. Three black male suspects, one wearing a white t-shirt who were possibly armed fled the residence. Sheriff’s deputies and CHP officers secured a perimeter and began searching for the suspects.

An emergency notification was sent to residents in the area requesting they shelter in place. A Sheriff’s K-9 team, a Santa Barbara County Air Support team, the Sheriff’s Special Enforcement team and detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division responded to assist in the search. One suspect was located and detained. There was an active search to locate the two suspects. Saturation patrols conducted overnight.

Suspects located at approximately 5:30 am this morning in the 1200 block of Coast Village Road. One detained the other fled. There is an active search for the third suspect. Residents in immediate area are advised to shelter in place. The suspect is described as a black male adult in his late teens or early twenties wearing a white T-shirt.

Anyone in the area who sees this suspect Is asked to call 911 immediately. If you are not in the area, you are asked to avoid Coast Village Road in the 1200 block due to law enforcement activity.


Update by an edhat reader
11:14 p.m., July 18, 2018

Sheriff Deputies are looking for suspects in Montecito, they think they're armed. It's near Santo Tomas Lane but surrounding areas are shut down and residents were warned to shelter in place.

A helicopter was seen overhead and so far there's been one arrest but there may be more armed suspects out there.


By K8
11:04 p.m., July 18, 2018

What's going on?! A friend got a text from the County saying "shelter in place".  There are three armed suspects.  Where is this?

 
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Luvaduck Jul 21, 2018 09:05 AM
Third Burglary Suspect Arrested in Montecito

"Looking suspicious" in communities with limited access. How about resident stickers on cars like for street parking in some places and asking for ID from unknown people entering the area? A simple request for ID isn't harassment. If you're trying to find an animal that's ripping into tents and tearing down ropes to supplies high in a tree in your campground, it's not a rabbit or raccoon. Check the bears. It's also not every bear, so restraint is key.

a-1544652414 Jul 21, 2018 06:50 AM
Third Burglary Suspect Arrested in Montecito

Thanks, Roger, for the good ideas for being safe. Recently, there was someone who walked outside to empty the garbage, and when she returned, a man was in her house. So, maybe we should all think about the times we empty garbage, do gardening, sweep sidewalks, or make a quick trip next door to the neighbor's house...leaving the house door unlocked.

Roger Jul 21, 2018 06:41 AM
Third Burglary Suspect Arrested in Montecito

Don't leave your keys in your vehicle especially when it is running, don't leave important things in your vehicle either. Lock up your home like Fort Knox even if you leave for 5 minutes get alarms for your cars and home secure your properties. Get motion lights all around your property consider home protection a firearm or dog .12 gauge pumps are nice just the racking of a .12 gauge will sent smart thieves packing. Be aware of your surroundings if something don't feel right call the police and let them check things out for you it's better to be safe than sorry.

Flicka Jul 20, 2018 02:07 PM
Third Burglary Suspect Arrested in Montecito

Check people on the road who look like they don't belong?? Wow, sounds racist! What if someone has long hair, or dirty clothes, "no designer duds", out you gotoo. Lena Horn lived on Olive Mill Road for a few years. Eartha Kitt rented a cottage on Miramar Beach. Have to be a WASP to be allowed entry now?. Tiger Woods has stayed at the Biltmore; would he have been stopped once he got off the freeway? Nat King Cole used to come to S.B. "Los Angeles" has actually moved into Montecito. Wanting to get "out of the city" they come here and try to turn Montecito into L.A. A realtor said she showed a nice Spanish style home to a couple who loved that it didn't look like "a Beverly Hills" house. They bought it, tore the home down and built a "Beverly Hills" type house. Not an isolated incident. There are many stories about how the community is being changed to embrace L.A. style living.

MissBleu Jul 20, 2018 09:21 PM
Third Burglary Suspect Arrested in Montecito

We suspect newly arrived “ Frederick “ was just trying to pull our collective local emotional chain here FLICKA... You however are much valued...Love reading of your historic recllolections of Montectio ...Thank You!

Roger Jul 20, 2018 03:42 PM
Third Burglary Suspect Arrested in Montecito

According to my neighbor people have been coming up here from LA since the beginning of time to commit crime mostly burglaries...So the criminals started coming up here long ago now there are more crooks because of the Montecito disaster were getting the dumb ones that are thinking there is easy money to be had. They got diamonds in their eyes...

420722 Jul 20, 2018 02:08 PM
Third Burglary Suspect Arrested in Montecito

Ha. What I mean is..a lot of crime happening here in Santa Barbara is being done by people that are from Los Angeles. Our city council wanted an explosion of growth and with that growth came a lot of people from the LA area including a lot of extra crime. When crimes are reported on edhat they always say where the person is from so I’m not making this up. Where do you find rascism in my comment? You must be racists yourself if you had to stoop as low as to think that my comment had anything to do with race. Grow up. Pay attention to facts. Think before you speak.

a-1544652414 Jul 20, 2018 01:10 PM
Third Burglary Suspect Arrested in Montecito

You should explain your comment in detail, 420722, because as it is it makes no sense, but does smack of racism and all sort of other nasty things.

Frederick Jul 20, 2018 10:27 AM
Third Burglary Suspect Arrested in Montecito

These affluent neighborhoods should consider having 24/7 checkpoints at all major roads that have neighborhood access. Most motorist would simply get waved through but anyone looking suspicious like they don't belong there would be stopped and questioned.

a-1544652414 Jul 20, 2018 01:20 PM
Third Burglary Suspect Arrested in Montecito

Frederick is a clever fellow and knows that all criminals are black and all blacks are criminals. He also understands that public roads are really private if you have enough money, and that freedom of movement and association doesn't apply when it comes to "affluent neighborhoods". Frederick is looking forward to Putin's upcoming visit to his home away from home in Washington and the ongoing Russianization of America.

a-1544652414 Jul 20, 2018 10:49 AM
Third Burglary Suspect Arrested in Montecito

FREDERICK - Uh..... how would you define someone looking "suspicious like they don't belong there?" Shouldn't an ID be used, instead of "looks?" Come on man, it's 2018.

a-1544652414 Jul 20, 2018 10:10 AM
Third Burglary Suspect Arrested in Montecito

"An edhat reader reports they ran along with John Palminteri chasing an undercover officer" super inconspicuous, y'all. /facepalm

NamasteYogi Jul 19, 2018 09:41 PM
Third Burglary Suspect Arrested in Montecito

These men and women are heroes!!! Anytime police do a great job, no one praises them like fire fighters. They have gotten an unfair bad reputation from the media and so many of these organizations, but they are true heroes that step into the unknown to face dangerous criminals. I think it’s time that people start praising them as much as they do fire fighters, and realize even if they are hateful and leary towards law-enforcement, the moment they need someone that’s going to be the first person they call. It’s unbelievable the tolerance of disrespect shown to our law-enforcement officers in this day and age, it’s unacceptable. Thank you to these officers!

Roger Jul 19, 2018 07:38 AM
Third Burglary Suspect Arrested in Montecito

2 In front of the Bottle Shop one caught the other ran off there are 2 K-9 Teams now tracking, and Ventura county chopper is on the coast but now has to return to Ventura because of cloud cover.

Pebblehill Jul 19, 2018 07:09 AM
Third Burglary Suspect Arrested in Montecito

I just spoke to the barista in the Coffee Bean and Tea leaf. She witnessed one if them being tazed and arrested in the street in front of them. She saidcthe other 2 pulled their guns on the cops and she expected them to be shot but instead they were allowed to run off into the apartment complex area. She said it was 2 latinos and one white fellow with shaved blond hair and they were all wearing black.

Roger Jul 19, 2018 07:21 AM
Third Burglary Suspect Arrested in Montecito

Sounds weird heard it was 2 Black Guys in front of the Bottle Shop, one had been caught earlier from the 3 so there was only 2 one was got other ran heard nothing about guns drawn..?

Roger Jul 19, 2018 05:44 AM
Third Burglary Suspect Arrested in Montecito

They were spotted in front of the Bottle shop one ran the other was caught they are establishing a perimeter around the apartment complex before doing a search..

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