Car Thief Now Identified but Still Missing

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Update by Santa Barbara Police Department
November 6, 2018

UPDATE: Suspect Identified; Public Assistance Requested in Locating Wanted Subject

Thanks to the public’s help, the suspect has been identified as 24-year-old Shylo Julian Herrera of the Delano/Bakersfield area. Herrera is believed to be transient at this time and the stolen vehicle has not been recovered. Herrera is currently on felony probation in Kern County for prior crimes that consist of possession of stolen property, auto theft, and first degree burglary.  SBPD Detectives request the public’s assistance in locating Herrera, who now has a warrant for his arrest.
 
If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Herrera or the stolen vehicle, please contact Detective Andre Miller at (805) 897-2325 or almiller@sbpd.com, or call anonymously to (805) 897-2386 and reference SBPD Case: 18-61556.


Source: Santa Barbara Police Department
October 25, 2018

The Santa Barbara Police Department is conducting an auto theft investigation involving a 2004 silver Lexus RX330 with CA License Plate: 5HKG522. On  Friday, October 19, 2018, the vehicle was stolen from the Greyhound station parking lot at 224 Chapala Street, which is adjacent to the Amtrak station in Santa Barbara. The male suspect was captured on video surveillance as he exited the parking lot in the stolen vehicle.

The suspect appears to be an approximate 30-40 year old Hispanic male with distinct tattoos located on his left and right hand, near the corner of his left eye/upper left cheek, and on the left side of his neck. The suspect also had a bandaged right ring finger.

If you have any information regarding this suspect, please contact Detective Andre Miller at (805) 897-2325 or almiller@sbpd.com, or call anonymously to (805) 897-2386 and reference SBPD Case: 18-61556.

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Crystalandmaui Nov 08, 2018 10:49 PM
Car Thief Now Identified but Still Missing

Beware people, the thief’s could be targeting more expensive cars, now that they’re in your car, they have your address and most likely your garage door opener is in there, and obviously your not home, they’re next target will probably be your home. And the neighbors wouldn’t look twice because it’s your car they see in the drive way.

d8vanilla Oct 27, 2018 10:13 AM
Car Thief Now Identified but Still Missing

But, was that a handicap blue placard that he pulled off the dash and tossed to the passenger seat??? Anyone else notice that????

d8vanilla Oct 27, 2018 10:11 AM
Car Thief Now Identified but Still Missing

Probably doesn't apply to this stolen car, but the newer cars are KEYLESS..... it's all sensored..... I hold my fob near the door, and the door will automatically unlock. Have the key inside the car, push the "start" button, and the car starts.... NO key hole....

Shasta Guy Oct 27, 2018 07:52 AM
Car Thief Now Identified but Still Missing

Maybe this car is all chopped up into parts by now. Frankie and sons auto supply. Everyone has a hand tat there. This town just isn't the sleepy place it used to be. Between needles in playgrounds, gang knives at kid's world, and brazen car thieves, we need a little more situational awareness than we used to.

d8vanilla Oct 27, 2018 10:15 AM
Car Thief Now Identified but Still Missing

Lot's of cars don't need keys to start the car.... Plus, from the attendants point of view, he probably can't even see where the key would go in...

a-1542210842 Oct 26, 2018 05:51 PM
Car Thief Now Identified but Still Missing

He had the ticket stub. He even handed it to the attendant. What you saw was the process involved when you don't have the money to PAY the ticket. It takes awhile. Why wouldn't the attendant let him go? He isn't paid to figure out if someone owns the car or not.

TJTom Oct 26, 2018 05:07 PM
Car Thief Now Identified but Still Missing

The surveillance video shows that the parking lot attendant spent a lot of time taking to the thief but eventually let him go. The thief apparently did not have the parking lot ticket stub. It is surprising that the attendant didn't ask the thief to show any ID or produce the car registration form. I wonder how the thief started the car. I.e. were the keys left in the car? Did the attendant notice that the car was started without keys? Many unanswered questions regarding how the theft went down.

Luvaduck Oct 26, 2018 09:37 AM
Car Thief Now Identified but Still Missing

Previously a felon by appearances. This is the kind of lowlife the 3-strikes was meant to "provide for", not pot smokers and that ilk--not that it was a good law, anyway. I wish there were a way to deal with career criminals that didn't involve killing them or paying for their care & upkeep on an extended basis. Reminds me of the situation in schools: How do you get rid of the 2 o3 disruptors so you can teach the kids who want to (or could want to) learn.

a-1542210842 Oct 25, 2018 10:39 PM
Car Thief Now Identified but Still Missing

oh, this is a CLASSIC! SO much time stuck there. I too appreciated his staring at the camera. As an ex-smoker, I don't think he smokes. I saw him take one drag, no smoke was visible after he did so. Maybe a move to look relaxed? He coulda found them in the car? He held it in his left hand a long time; I never do that, as a right-hander. Lots of good comments here. I hope to see him busted very soon; then I'll really be able to laugh at this video.

Bug Girl Oct 26, 2018 08:14 AM
Car Thief Now Identified but Still Missing

I was thinking that too, but then I realized his right hand might be injured enough that gripping a cig between his fingers might put too much pressure on whatever is wrong with his finger. I agree it might just be a move to look more relaxed. Funny enough if he had pulled in closer to the kiosk he may not have been as easily visible/recognizable by the camera. I wonder what alias he signed? Is his face tattoo a teardrop or a music note, i wonder.

a-1542210842 Oct 25, 2018 08:06 PM
Car Thief Now Identified but Still Missing

....I think you meant to say "pato." This guy is a dumb-cluck duck indeed. By pulling so far over from the kiosk window, he was prepared to split at a moments notice when they didn't accept his feathered parking voucher...that's what ducks do. This aix is soooooo busted, and he knew it the first, second, and fourth time he pointed his quackin' bill toward the duck camera.

shorebird Oct 25, 2018 06:01 PM
Car Thief Now Identified but Still Missing

They might have his finger prints too if that was a plastic or metal clipboard that the attendant handed him to get his signature. Looks like the driver claimed to have lost his ticket. That’s why the exchange took so long. Always take your parking ticket with you. If someone steals your car and the ticket is there then he/she just zips out of the parking lot unimpeaded.

larryq Oct 25, 2018 04:16 PM
Car Thief Now Identified but Still Missing

Frank the felon with his snappy Joint haircut and hand tattoo is ready to cruise the town in his new hot ride. We hate Frank the felon.

CoastWatch Oct 25, 2018 02:47 PM
Car Thief Now Identified but Still Missing

Clearly, this dirtbag has been in prison and has a rap sheet and booking photos... The Cops can't match his face and tats to a previous mug shot...?

a-1542210842 Oct 26, 2018 10:45 AM
Car Thief Now Identified but Still Missing

I believe when you don't have a money to pay for your parking, they issue you a city citation and get all the information from you and the vehicle then have to manually open the gate. This seems to be what's happening. He stole a car, had no money to get out of the the lot, so the vehicle gets a ticket.

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