Man Arrested for Possession of Stolen Property, Violates Probation
Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff
At approximately 3:30 p.m. yesterday, June 13, 2017, personnel from the Santa Barbara County Probation Department and the Compliance Response Team conducted a compliance check at a residence in the 900 block of S. Blosser Rd. in the City of Santa Maria.
27-year-old Pablo Ordaz, who is on probation, was found to be in possession of methamphetamine along with stolen property which included passports, checks, drivers licenses and a professional model drone. Also found in Ordaz’s residence were items commonly used to forge bank checks and create false identification cards. Ordaz was arrested for violating the terms of his probation and for possession of a controlled substance.
Ordaz was booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail for a violation of probation and is being held without bail. The Sheriff Office will be requesting the District Attorney’s Office to file additional charges related to the thefts and possession of stolen property.The investigation into the stolen property is ongoing. Sheriff’s deputies are in the process of contacting the theft victims. So far, they have located several victims, including the owner of the stolen drone. Most of the items recovered were not reported stolen.
If you believe you have been a victim of a theft, you are encouraged to report these incidents to your local law enforcement agency. The Sheriff Office reminds our residents that you can choose to report crimes yourself online by going to http://www.sbsheriff.org/
The Sheriff Office also wishes to remind the public not to leave valuables in unsecured vehicles.