Police Officer Rescues Parolee Following Arrest
Source: Santa Barbara Police Department
On December 1, 2020 at 9:30 A.M. Santa Barbara Police Officers responded to a reported domestic battery in the 200 Block of South Milpas Street.
The alleged aggressor, Ramon Dario Ramirez, a 27-year-old Santa Barbara resident on active parole, physically assaulted an acquaintance then fled in a vehicle.
Officers located Ramirez’s unoccupied car in the 4000 Block of State Street. Further investigation led Officers to a temporary encampment along the US-101. Ramirez was discovered in the company of numerous other uncooperative transients. While being taken into custody, a USP HK-40 gun was seen protruding from an interior jacket pocket.
While the gun was being removed Ramirez attempted to fight the Officers’ grasp and flee. Ramirez and several Officers went to the ground in an attempt to bring him into custody. Ramirez at 6 feet and 200 Lbs., was taken into custody following two cycles of a taser deployment. The gun was later determined to be a replica.
Moments after his active resistance, Ramirez began showing signs of a possible opioid overdose. An Officer immediately administered two dosages of emergency Narcan. Arriving paramedics stabilized Ramirez’s condition.
Several Officers were injured while taking a combative Ramirez into custody. Ramirez was medically evaluated and promptly cleared by Cottage Hospital prior to being booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail for 69 PC - Resisting Arrest, 273.5 PC – Domestic Battery, 243(c)(2) PC – Battery on a Peace Officer with Injury and 3056 PC – Parole Violation; for a total of four felonies.