Goleta Man and Dog Arrested for Robbery in Buellton

Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s deputies in Santa Barbara have arrested a suspect for a robbery in Buellton that had just occurred. On Monday, May 2, 2022, at approximately 10:46 a.m., deputies in Buellton were dispatched to a report of a robbery by force at Tractor Supply in the 200-block of Highway 246. Deputies were advised that the suspect fought with an employee while stealing several power tools.

An employee at Tractor Supply provided a description of the suspect, his vehicle- including the license plate number, and said there was a small dog in the car that was last seen about five minutes prior, headed towards the 101 freeway.

Deputies from Sheriff’s Headquarters were monitoring the call and located the suspect vehicle in the area of Walnut Lane and Dawn Lane at 11:01 a.m.  Deputies stopped the vehicle and detained the driver, 26-year-old Isaac Rodriguez of Goleta. Inside the vehicle, deputies noticed a small dog as well as boxes of new power tools with security devices still attached.

Rodriguez was subsequently arrested and booked at the Main Jail for robbery (felony), possession of a controlled substance (misdemeanor) and driving on a suspended license (misdemeanor). He is being held on $100,000 bail. The stolen items were returned to Tractor Supply and the dog was returned home.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the staff member at Tractor Supply for being a helpful witness. Their thorough description of the suspect’s vehicle greatly aided in the quick and successful apprehension of this suspect.


Written by sbsheriff

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  1. I know his parents, they were both unfit parents, poor guy didn’t have a solid upbringing and apparently inherited addiction. That being said, laws are laws and there are many local programs and resources for those seeking help with addiction. Also, there are millions of people in this country that experienced shitty parents but still managed to lead decent lives. I hope he accepts the help he’s offered.

  2. Isaac has family and friends who love and support him. He is struggling with his sobriety and he made a bad decision while under the influence. In no way is that an excuse for his actions and nobody else is to be held responsible for it. He is a grown man and he will face the consequences for his actions. I want to remind everyone commenting on here that addiction is a disease. Im well aware that i don’t need to explain anything to any of you I’m just here to set the record straight. Duke the puppy pictured here is safe and home and very much loved and taken care of. The car pictured here does not belong to isaac and it sure ass hell did not cost the amount of merchandise taken in this picture. People are not perfect isaac made a bad decision. He is young and hopefully will accept help offered. Hopefully this is his rock bottom. I will not stand people speaking on his family or friends because you have no clue of his personal life or how much we have struggled and endured. I ask you all to be mindful of your comments santa barbara is very small we all know eachother we ask for privacy at this time and to keep isaac and everyone affected in your prayers.

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