Sheriff's Detectives Arrest Escaped Inmate in San Luis Obispo

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Update by edhat staff
March 29, 2022

The Sheriff's Office announced Camarillo Sanchez was arrested by detectives in the 1000-block of Olive Street in San Luis Obispo around 10:30 pm Monday.

Booking charges, bail, and additional information are expected to be shared Tuesday, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The following statement was posted by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office: 

Sheriff’s detectives have arrested an inmate who escaped from the Main Jail, and two accomplices who assisted him following the escape. On Sunday, March 27, 2022 at approximately 7:00 p.m., 23-year-old Joshua Camarillo-Sanchez from Santa Maria, escaped from the Santa Barbara County Main Jail.  Camarillo-Sanchez was arrested by Santa Maria Police on January 9, 2021 and was being held on $1,370,000 bail for charges including domestic violence (felony), assault with a deadly weapon (felony), threatening a crime with intent to terrorize (felony), and assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury (felony).

The Main Jail was placed on lockdown while patrol deputies, and a Sheriff’s K9 unit responded to the area to search for Camarillo-Sanchez. The Sheriff’s Office used social media accounts to alert the public and share Camarillo-Sanchez’s booking photo along with a request that witnesses call 911 if they saw him. Sheriff’s detectives were assigned and worked with Custody staff to quickly identify a probable accomplice in Camarillo-Sanchez’s escape, 24-year-old Angelli Mariah Roman from Santa Maria. Detectives learned that Camarillo-Sanchez planned his escape with Roman, who waited near the Main Jail in a getaway vehicle.

On Monday, March 28, 2022, at approximately 9:41 p.m., detectives tracked Roman to the Santa Maria area where she was arrested during a traffic stop near the intersection of Lincoln Street and Orchard Street for outstanding warrants, as well as charges for conspiracy (felony), accessory (felony), and aiding in the escape of a prisoner (felony). Detectives also arrested a passenger in Roman’s vehicle, 24-year-old Janelle Dantane Hodges from Santa Maria for being an accessory (felony). Both subjects were booked at the Main Jail. Roman is being held on $15,000 bail and Hodges was release without bail pursuant to the local court’s extension of Emergency Rule 4.

Detectives then tracked Camarillo-Sanchez to a motel in the 1000-block of Olive Street in San Luis Obispo. Detectives authored a search warrant for Camarillo-Sanchez that was served at approximately 10:33 p.m. at the motel, where he was arrested without further incident. Camarillo-Sanchez was booked at the Main Jail for his original charges, with new charges added including escape from jail (felony), conspiracy (felony) and violation of a court order (misdemeanor). He is being held on $1,390,000 bail.


By edhat staff
March 27, 2022

The Sheriff's Office is searching for an inmate who escaped from the County Main Jail on Sunday evening.

At 7:10 p.m., Joshua Camarilo Sanchez reportedly escaped from jail in the 4400 block of Calle Real in Santa Barbara, reports the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office.

Sanchez, 23 years old from Santa Maria, was last seen wearing blue jail pants and a white shirt.

The public is asked to call 911 if he's spotted

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sacjon Mar 29, 2022 04:35 PM
Sheriff's Detectives Arrest Escaped Inmate in San Luis Obispo

So the passenger in the car of the person who helped him escape the day before is an accessory? Be interesting to learn the facts here. Sounds like the SBSO is just arresting anyone now to try and make up for the what is looking like a pretty big screw up.

a-1648596053 Mar 29, 2022 04:20 PM
Sheriff's Detectives Arrest Escaped Inmate in San Luis Obispo

So the press release from the Sheriff says how he and his accomplices were arrested but there is ZERO information on how exactly he escaped. What's the deal? Was a Deputy in on it? Was it an oversight? Error? Will there be punishments to the deputies who were not doing their job? And how exactly did he escape... walk out the front door? More information please!

Luvaduck Mar 28, 2022 12:55 PM
Sheriff's Detectives Arrest Escaped Inmate in San Luis Obispo

If your chosen path in life is be a criminal, it seems to reason that one shouldn't broadcast it. That's why so many pschopathic whilte collars criminals do so well: They go out of their way to appear to be like those they intend to swindle.

condorhiker Mar 29, 2022 02:21 PM
Sheriff's Detectives Arrest Escaped Inmate in San Luis Obispo

My thought exactly. If this guy's bail is over $1 million, he must be a bad dude. Sheriff Brown has a lot of explaining to do. How did this guy get away and what is being done to ensure that this doesn't happen again?

sacjon Mar 29, 2022 10:35 AM
Sheriff's Detectives Arrest Escaped Inmate in San Luis Obispo

CHICO - who are you talking to? Money is of course important here. There are those who insist we incarcerate more people for longer times, but don't want their tax dollars paying for it. That's the problem. Holding people in jail costs $$.

sacjon Mar 28, 2022 04:28 PM
Sheriff's Detectives Arrest Escaped Inmate in San Luis Obispo

COAST - adults debate, it's kind of a thing. I just asked what you propose since you are complaining about taxes. It costs money to incarcerate people. I'm not saying anything about politics here, just entirely curious what you propose we do that would not require tax dollars. You complained we were spending money on him. OK, so what's the alternative? Let prisoners go? Shoot them on site?

Your solution seems to be to put them to work. OK, great idea and I fully support that. BUT.......... housing them/feeding them/having cops oversee and supervise them.... all costs tax $$$.

My whole point, not surprisingly missed entirely, is that it's a little hard to complain about tax dollars being used on criminals, while at the same time demanding they be imprisoned longer. See what I mean?

CoastWatch Mar 28, 2022 04:01 PM
Sheriff's Detectives Arrest Escaped Inmate in San Luis Obispo

@SACJON- What is the point of engaging you on this forum? We both have different POV on every topic. Honestly, these "career criminals" (more than two convictions) need to be put to WORK - Whether that is weed abatement, re tarring and surfacing our crumbling roads or any other menial labor the State can think of... Jail needs to be changed from Gangsta University to never wanting to go back. From 3 "hots" to bologna sandwiches and oatmeal. You being a card-carrying liberal, you can't see it- Perhaps one day you will be a crime victim and see things differently.

sacjon Mar 28, 2022 01:51 PM
Sheriff's Detectives Arrest Escaped Inmate in San Luis Obispo

COAST - lol, you didn't even come close to answering my question, just insults and deflection. Typical. Here though, try again. What do you propose we do with criminals so your precious tax dollars aren't being used? Let them run free? Try to actually answer the question.

CoastWatch Mar 28, 2022 12:29 PM
Sheriff's Detectives Arrest Escaped Inmate in San Luis Obispo

@SACJON- You "don't get" a lot of what is called Common Sense... The resources, (taxpayer dollars) spent over this individuals life is no doubt growing every year... From man hours to arrest (SBCoSD now charges unincorporated contract cities per hr), to booking costs, judicial costs, public defender costs, incarceration costs, no doubt juvenile detention costs , public housing costs, food debit costs, medical, etc...

sacjon Mar 28, 2022 10:54 AM
Sheriff's Detectives Arrest Escaped Inmate in San Luis Obispo

COAST - what tax dollars? He's not in jail anymore. Are you upset any tax dollars are being used to re-capture him? Should we just let him run free? I don't get it. You always complain about people being released from jail, and then complain about your tax dollars being spent on them?

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