Stolen Vehicle Suspect Arrested in Goleta Shopping Center
Update by edhat staff
A suspected vehicle thief was arrested at gunpoint inside the bathroom of a Goleta shopping center on Tuesday afternoon.
At 3:47 p.m., Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the Camino Real shopping center on Hollister Avenue due to a stolen vehicle out of Santa Maria. Officers drew their weapons and entered the public women's bathroom behind Starbucks Coffee.
A Sheriff K-9 unit and helicopter also responded to the scene as the stolen vehicle, a white Toyota 4-Runner, was recovered.
It was later determined the female suspect was not in the bathroom but the Sheriff's Office did confirm the suspect was apprehended. Angel Marie Ybarra, 31-years-old of Santa Maria, was booked at the Main Jail for vehicle theft and an outstanding no-bail felony warrant.
The stolen vehicle was released to the owner at the scene.
By Scanner Andrew
3:50 p.m., January 4, 2022
A suspect is now custody after fleeing from deputies in the Camino Real Marketplace