Third Burglary Suspect Arrested in Montecito

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An edhat reader reports they ran along with John Palminteri chasing an undercover officer and arrived on the scene in time to see the 3rd suspect placed under arrest (Photo by an edhat reader)

Update by Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
5:30 p.m., July 20, 2018
 
The third suspect wanted for breaking into a residence in Montecito on July 18, 2018 is in custody. At approximately 2:30 p.m, yesterday July 19, 2018 a vehicle was reported stolen from the 1100 block of Coast Village Road, the same area where the wanted residential burglary suspect was last seen fleeing from deputies at approximately 5:30 a.m. this morning.

The stolen vehicle was subsequently involved in a non-injury collision in the area of Butterfly Lane and Channel Drive. The driver fled on foot and was apprehended through a coordinated effort between the Santa Barbara Police Department, California Highway Patrol and the Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect was identified as being 33-year-old Davion Dwyann Jones of Compton, California. He was arrested by the Santa Barbara Police Department for felony vehicle theft, false impersonation and driving on a suspended license. Jones was released to the custody of Sheriff’s deputies who a fter further investigation arrested Jones for felony first-degree burglary, resisting arrest and felony false impersonation.

Jones also has three out of county outstanding warrants including one for residential burglary in San Diego County. Jones is being held at the Santa Barbara County Jail without bail.

 

Update by Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
11:00 p.m., July 19, 2018

The third suspect wanted for breaking into a residence in Montecito last night, July 18, 2018 is in custody. At approximately 2:30 p.m, today, July 19, 2018 a vehicle was reported stolen from the 1100 block of Coast Village Road, the same area where the wanted residential burglary suspect was last seen fleeing from deputies at approximately 5:30 a.m. this morning.

The stolen vehicle was subsequently involved in a non-injury collision in the area of Butterfly Lane and Channel Drive. The driver fled on foot and was apprehended through a coordinated effort between the Santa Barbara Police Department, California Highway Patrol and the Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect was identified as being 33-year-old Davion Dwyann Jones of Compton, California. He was arrested by the Santa Barbara Police Department for felony vehicle theft, false impersonation and driving on a suspended license. Jones was released to the custody of Sheriff’s deputies who after further investigation arrested Jones for felony first-degree burglary, resisting arrest and felony false impersonation.

Jones also has three out of county outstanding warrants including one for residential burglary in San Diego County. Jones is being held at the Santa Barbara County Jail without bail.

[Read Roger the Scanner Guy's minute-by-minute report of this arrest here]

Photo by John Palminteri

Update by Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
1:30 p.m., July 19, 2018
 
Two suspects are in custody and a third is wanted following a residential burglary that was interrupted in Montecito. Just before 10:30 p.m. last night, July 18, 2018, the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center received a call from a victim in the 100 block of Santa Elena in Montecito who heard suspects breaking into her home. The victim called 911 and hid inside her home. The suspects made entrance into the residence and when they came across the victim, they fled outside the front door where they encountered responding deputies.

A Sheriff’s deputy observed one of the suspects point what appeared to be a handgun at him. The deputy fired a single round from his service weapon. The suspects continued to flee. Deputies contacted the victim inside the residence and determined that she was shaken but unharmed. A suspect vehicle registered out of Los Angeles County was located in the driveway.

Deputies and California Highway Patrol Officers quickly secured a perimeter and began searching for the suspects. An emergency notification was sent to residents in the immediate area requesting them to shelter in place. Additional resources were called in to help, including a Sheriff’s K-9 team, a Santa Barbara County Air Support helicopter, the Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Team and detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division. Just after 11:00 p.m. a suspect identified as being 26-year-old Adolph Washington of Los Angeles was located hiding in bushes in the area of Wyant Ln. and Bonnie Rd and was arrested. A discarded handgun was located near the victim’s residence.

The search continued throughout the night to locate the two suspects who were still at large. Another K9 team from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the search. After all leads were exhausted, deputies deployed saturation patrols throughout the area. Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Team members remained on scene and Santa Barbara Police Officers also responded to assist.

At approximately 5:30 a.m. this morning, July 19, 2018, deputies conducting saturation patrols located the suspects in the 1200 block of Coast Village Road. A male juvenile suspect from Los Angeles was detained but the third suspect fled. Another emergency notification was sent to residents and businesses in the area requesting them to shelter in place and to be on the lookout for the remaining suspect, a black male in his late teens or early twenties last seen wearing a white t-shirt. A CHP K9 was brought in to assist with the search. A Ventura County Sheriff’s helicopter also responded to assist, but was unable to search due to the marine layer.

Despite an exhaustive search, the third suspect was not located. Anyone with information on his identity or his whereabouts is asked to call 911 immediately. To leave an anonymous tip, please call 805-681-4171 or go to our website at https://www.sbsheriff.org/home/anonymous-tip/

The Sheriff’s Office is also requesting Montecito residents who may have surveillance video of the suspects to please contact the Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division at 805-681-4150. Also, please call to report any recent suspicious activity or unreported crimes.

The deputy who fired his service weapon was uninjured and there is no evidence to indicate that any of the suspects were injured. This incident remains under investigation.

Washington was booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail on first-degree burglary charges and is being held on $250,000 bail. The juvenile was booked at Santa Barbara County Juvenile Hall on first-degree burglary charges.


Update by Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
9:00 a.m., July 19, 2018

Just before 10:30 p.m. last night the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center received a report of a residential burglary interrupted in the 100 block of Santa Elena in Montecito.

A resident was inside at the time, heard the suspects break in and called 911 for help. Three black male suspects, one wearing a white t-shirt who were possibly armed fled the residence. Sheriff’s deputies and CHP officers secured a perimeter and began searching for the suspects.

An emergency notification was sent to residents in the area requesting they shelter in place. A Sheriff’s K-9 team, a Santa Barbara County Air Support team, the Sheriff’s Special Enforcement team and detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division responded to assist in the search. One suspect was located and detained. There was an active search to locate the two suspects. Saturation patrols conducted overnight.

Suspects located at approximately 5:30 am this morning in the 1200 block of Coast Village Road. One detained the other fled. There is an active search for the third suspect. Residents in immediate area are advised to shelter in place. The suspect is described as a black male adult in his late teens or early twenties wearing a white T-shirt.

Anyone in the area who sees this suspect Is asked to call 911 immediately. If you are not in the area, you are asked to avoid Coast Village Road in the 1200 block due to law enforcement activity.


Update by an edhat reader
11:14 p.m., July 18, 2018

Sheriff Deputies are looking for suspects in Montecito, they think they're armed. It's near Santo Tomas Lane but surrounding areas are shut down and residents were warned to shelter in place.

A helicopter was seen overhead and so far there's been one arrest but there may be more armed suspects out there.


By K8
11:04 p.m., July 18, 2018

What's going on?! A friend got a text from the County saying "shelter in place".  There are three armed suspects.  Where is this?

 
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Mzsb55 Jul 18, 2018 11:14 PM
Third Burglary Suspect Arrested in Montecito

Sheriff is blocking San Ysidro road going up with his lights on and car sideways. Where are you located to get shelter in place? I heard someone walking on my rocks outside freaked me out but no one was outside when my husband went to check

Printnerd Jul 18, 2018 11:34 PM
Third Burglary Suspect Arrested in Montecito

glad I checked here I was wondering why the helicopter for circling! Especially since was about to let the dog out for one last potty break...(housesitting so I don’t get the alerts even though I’m only a mile from my house.)

a-1531982139 Jul 18, 2018 11:35 PM
Third Burglary Suspect Arrested in Montecito

I live over off El Sueno and I keep hearing all the sirens heading towards Montecito. Stay safe and be alert. Have cellphone in hand and ready to call 911 if you live or work in that area.

Potif Jul 19, 2018 01:00 AM
Third Burglary Suspect Arrested in Montecito

I would turn them all on, inside and outside especially. It reduces places a person can hide and run in the shadows. Also probably lets them know you are awake, alert, and might have a way to defend yourself. Or, at least awake and able to notify police of anything suspicious around you.

A Real Local Jul 18, 2018 11:57 PM
Third Burglary Suspect Arrested in Montecito

Sounds like a phone was stolen by the perp. They are going to track it. Apparently there are cops coming in from multiple angles toward a particular home in the area.

Jupe Jul 19, 2018 01:02 AM
Third Burglary Suspect Arrested in Montecito

they had to go refuel. Search is still Olive Mill to San Ysidro down to beach and up 1/2 mile up the hill or so. Solar powered motion detector lights work great for these kinds of things.

a-1531985422 Jul 19, 2018 12:30 AM
Third Burglary Suspect Arrested in Montecito

Good grief. We have had about enough. No one told us to shelter in place. What is up with the emergency network? We would have been killed if we hadn't evacuated before the debris flow and we were in the voluntary zone. I had a premonition and lied to my husband and told him we were moved and now in the mandatory. We are only alive because of that premonition. Scary. We are now the only habitable house on our street moving back in Friday. Turn lights on? I turned lights off. Wrong?

Potif Jul 19, 2018 12:50 AM
Third Burglary Suspect Arrested in Montecito

Turning on lights inside and out makes it easier for the police to see, and give fewer places to hide in the dark. It would also discourage someone from going into a 'lit up' area because they would trying to not be seen.

a-1531986831 Jul 19, 2018 12:53 AM
Third Burglary Suspect Arrested in Montecito

I got an email from SB Aware and Prepare, just happened to look at it before going to sleep- no text, no phone call. I’m sorry to hear about you debris flow experience, but glad you made it through OK. We also did OK, got lucky. Re lights / no lights, I dunno, have my proprety lit up like a giant car lot. My big dog beside me here keeps growling quietly... am hoping it’s just because he’s a bit uncomfortable.

BigDogs Jul 19, 2018 12:36 AM
Third Burglary Suspect Arrested in Montecito

From KEYT:
MONTECITO, Calif. - A manhunt is underway for three black men and a shelter is in place in Montecito Wednesday night, according to the Office of Emergency Management.

The men authorities are searching for are possibly armed and dangerous. One of them was last seen wearing of white T-shirt.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies have set up a perimeter from Olive Mill Road to Casa Dorinda.

Deputies are urging the public to report anyone who seems suspicious.

Mzsb55 Jul 19, 2018 01:52 AM
Third Burglary Suspect Arrested in Montecito

KEYT says three black men were attempting to break into a residence on Santa Elena and the homeowner called 911. But all of this, SWAT, helicopters, sheriff and CHP everywhere for an attempted break in??? That makes no sense....

a-1531992794 Jul 19, 2018 02:33 AM
Third Burglary Suspect Arrested in Montecito

MZSB55, the police just recovered a piece of clothing and a handgun from the creek behind Santa Elena Lane. This would support the suspicion that the two remaining suspects are potentially armed and dangerous. This would warrant a serious man hunt in my opinion, as these guys are most likely in hiding or wandering around our area. An armed attempted burglary is no small matter.

a-1531993492 Jul 19, 2018 02:44 AM
Third Burglary Suspect Arrested in Montecito

Search being extended west of Olive Mill at Hot Springs towards Middle Road and down to Coast Village, as it sounds like tracks were found near Casa Dorinda at Olive Mill.

Roger Jul 19, 2018 05:36 AM
Third Burglary Suspect Arrested in Montecito

1200 Coast Village Road were on 2 BMAs one ran not sure if they got the other, sounds like he has one the other ran more units responding perimeter set up..

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