Two Car Thieves Arrested in Buellton After Search
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Update by Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
At 12:45 this afternoon, Sheriff’s Dispatch broadcast a be-on-the-lookout from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) for a vehicle that was stolen from Isla Vista. At 1:37 p.m., a deputy on patrol in the Buellton area received and LoJack alert that the vehicle was nearby. Within minutes, deputies located the vehicle, a white Audi SUV, in the area of Thumbelina Drive and Odense Street. Two suspects ran from the vehicle and 59-year-old Jeffrey Stoltz of Buellton was quickly detained.
Additional units including County Air Support, Sheriff’s K9 units, and a CHP K9 unit quickly responded and set up containment of the area for the second suspect. The second suspect, 53-year-old Sean Lynn of Goleta was found by Sheriff’s Deputies and Sheriff’s K9 Duke in the backyard of a home in the 400-blk of Kendale Road where he was taken into custody without further incident. A records check of Lynn revealed an outstanding felony no-bail warrant for a violation of post-release community supervision for assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm.
Both suspects will be booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail. Stoltz will be booked for possession of drug paraphernalia (misdemeanor), destruction of evidence (misdemeanor), and vehicle theft (felony) with a bail of $25,000. Lynn will be booked for vehicle theft (felony), and the no-bail warrant. Booking photos are expected to be available tomorrow morning. The California Highway Patrol will be handling the stolen vehicle recovery report.
By edhat staff
Santa Barbara Sheriff's Deputies are searching a Buellton neighborhood for a suspect who fled from a stolen vehicle.
Just after 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, the Sheriff's Office stated Deputies are in the area of Thumbelina and Odense off Highway 246 in Buellton. They are searching for a suspect that ran from a stolen vehicle.
Deputies have asked for people to avoid the area.
The incident is ongoing and edhat will update this article with more information as soon as it's available.