Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Vehicle Burglary Suspect

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Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

At approximately 5:30 a.m., December 16, 2018, a Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputy patrolling in the area of Calle Real and North San Marcos Road in the unincorporated area of Santa Barbara County observed a male subject attempting to break into a car with a wood stick. The deputy contacted the suspect, who provide a fictitious name and date of birth. During the course of the investigation, the deputy was able to identify the suspect as 37-year-old Nathaniel Montross of Santa Barbara. Montross was found to be in possession of narcotic paraphernalia. He was also found to have two warrants issued for his arrest.

The deputy arrested Montross for attempted burglary, possession of narcotic paraphernalia and for his two outstanding warrants. Montross was booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail and is being held on $75,000 bail.

The Sheriff’s Office wants to remind residents that there are thieves, especially du ring the holiday season, who are looking for crimes of opportunity and presents left in cars. To avoid becoming a victim, remember to: 

- Close your windows.
- Never leave valuables in plain sight. Lock all valuables in the trunk or take them with you.
- Always take your keys with you after you park your vehicle.
- Remove or hide your garage remote when you leave your vehicle unattended.
- Set your car alarm every time you park your vehicle.
- Do not use spare keys hidden on or in your vehicle. Consider a spare key in your wallet.
- Park and lock your vehicle in your garage whenever possible.
- Remove personal information such as driver license, registration, etc., from unattended vehicles.

To report suspicious activity, call 911. If you have any information on this most recent case, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 805-683-2724 or to leave an anonymous tip call 805-681-4171. You can also go to our website at ht tps://

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Nature Boy Dec 19, 2018 05:37 PM
Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Vehicle Burglary Suspect

I’ve said it time and time again: If you’re gonna commit a crime, for HEAVEN’S SAKE, DON’T have something illegal on you!! Leave your drugs at home during the relatively short time you’re committing the current crime! It’s simple logic, people!

shorebird Dec 19, 2018 09:14 AM
Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Vehicle Burglary Suspect

Methamphetamine is a crystal. When dissolved in liquid and injected into veins not all of it dissolves. some tiny crystals remain in solution. Veins carry blood away from heart to capillaries. Capillaries are at locations remote from the heart,are tiny and supply blood to end organs. The skin is an end organ. If the capillaries are smaller than the undosolved crystals, the crystals get caught in them. Next to capillaries are nerves. A blocked capillary inflames and irritates nerves. An irritated skin is an itchy skin. Makes the user jumpy and scratchy. This is why when a person suspected of doing drugs has multiple sores on his or her face meth is the first suspect.

a-1558754341 Dec 18, 2018 04:01 PM
Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Vehicle Burglary Suspect

Better "answer": I don't know what drug was involved because "face sores" are associated with many narcotics. Here, don't just take my word for it....

a-1558754341 Dec 18, 2018 02:09 PM
Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Vehicle Burglary Suspect

I love all the armchair drug experts here. How do you know this was "meth" and not heroin or any other narcotic that has paraphernalia associated with it? Ok, carry on detectives haha!

pstarSR Dec 19, 2018 06:25 PM
Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Vehicle Burglary Suspect

I have read what you were saying, it sounded to me like someone saying "my opinion is the only one everyone should listen too......" who cares. we can all have opinions on the matter, do we know..... nope. but my personal experiences show me that this is more than likely meth addiction. but its ok, you can continue to argue it isnt. even though you have no idea if it isnt, or is. and neither do I. so lets just leave it as having two differing opinions on the same issue. yet my comments have no way been demeaning or hostile. *yours* are.

a-1558754341 Dec 19, 2018 08:24 AM
Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Vehicle Burglary Suspect

PSTARS - protecting them? Have you read ANYTHING I've been saying? It's simple: It might be something OTHER than meth, like heroin, oxy, etc. Why are you so defensive about insisting it HAS to be meth? I've simply been saying people need to stop assuming so much here. I didn't think I had to spell it out for your though....

a-1558754341 Dec 18, 2018 08:17 PM
Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Vehicle Burglary Suspect

PSTARSR- so without a doubt this is meth? You can't even consider the possibility of other drugs doing this? You obviously have never really had friends wuth drug issues. I've seen it all. This could be lots of things. But don't let that stop you from playing detective and talking down to everyone.

Flicka Dec 18, 2018 02:05 PM
Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Vehicle Burglary Suspect

Meth has been around for a long time. In the 1960s there were signs posted in Haight-Ashbury saying, "Speed kills". Not all speed is meth, of course, but it was definitely there.

Luvaduck Dec 18, 2018 07:08 AM
Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Vehicle Burglary Suspect

Judging by the complexion and dull eyes and general expression, you may be right. What scourge that stuff is. Rots teeth, ruins skin, turns bodies scraggy--steals lives. It turns young people into street people selling sex to survive--for not much longer. I am so glad it wasn't around when I was of an age to lose classmates to it.

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