Santa Barbara Man Arrested in Connection with Homicide
Source: Santa Barbara Police Department
In the early morning hours of January 18th, 2020, Santa Barbara Police officers responded to 911 calls and found William Pule-Valle unconscious with stab wounds in the 1000 block of Olive Street.
Valle died shortly after being found.
Yesterday evening, the SBPD Investigative Division arrested Juan Carlos Mendez, age 24, for the murder of Valle. Both Mendez and Valle had histories of Eastside gang association.
Shortly after taking Mendez into custody, the SBPD SWAT team, Crisis Negotiation team, K-9 unit and Field Operations Division served search warrants at addresses related to Mendez in the 800 block of Cheltenham Road and the 3900 block of Via Diego.
Mendez was booked for 187 PC, 186.22(b) PC, and 190.2(22) PC. He is being held with no-bail.
January 18, 2020: Homicide on Olive Street