Two Men Arrested for Burglary of Montecito Home

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Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

Just after 9:00 p.m. last night, February 1, 2018, a homeowner in the 200 block of Gould Lane in Montecito heard strange noises coming from a child’s bedroom inside his residence. The homeowner/victim, a father of two young children, went to search for the source of the noise. Upon entering a hallway between bedrooms, he immediately saw a male suspect dressed in dark clothing. The suspect was standing by the doorway of a room where his young daughter generally naps during the day. The victim shouted at the suspect, who turned and fled back in the bedroom. The suspect jumped out of a window that he had previously broken to force entry to the residence. The suspect was last seen fleeing down an embankment to a wooded area.

Several Sheriff’s deputies that have been providing increased patrols of the Montecito area responded and began to search for the suspect. Within minutes of the initial 911 call, Sheriff’s deputies located a subject matching the description of the suspect fleeing in a vehicle from the immediate area. An enforcement stop was conducted and 25-year-old Frank James Showell of Lancaster was detained. Sheriff’s deputies located a second suspect 29-year-old Donyae Dixon of Los Angeles hiding in the bushes alongside the roadway. Meanwhile, a Sheriff’s K-9 team tracked the scent from the window of the residence to the patrol car where Dixon was being detained. Both suspects were booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail on Burglary and Conspiracy charges. Showell was also charged with False Personation. Both are being held on $50,000 bail.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind everyone affected by the recent disasters to keep a watchful eye on their neighborhoods and immediately report all suspicious activity to law enforcement.

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Howard Roark Feb 02, 2018 08:27 PM
Two Men Arrested for Burglary of Montecito Home

I'll bet they were armed, and ready to kill if a home owner confronted them. They hid their guns before capture. Lets hope a child doesn't find a loaded gun not on safety. These are repeat offenders, career criminals, let them chill for a long time.

a-1518984754 Feb 03, 2018 09:11 AM
Two Men Arrested for Burglary of Montecito Home

Did you read the article? A homeowner DID confront him (sounds like the other guy wasn't inside), and he/they ran like the wind. No one was killed nor attempted to be killed. Where on earth did you get the idea they "hid their guns"? I agree with previous reply, the speculation attitude going on in these comments is sick.

a-1518984754 Feb 02, 2018 09:42 PM
Two Men Arrested for Burglary of Montecito Home

If they were truly "armed, and ready to kill if a home owner confronted them," then why did they run like losers into the woods? Gads, the wild speculation, even in the face of simple and straightforward facts, is unreal here!

FondofSB Feb 02, 2018 08:19 PM
Two Men Arrested for Burglary of Montecito Home

Absolutely repulsive ! In the "good ol' days" looters in disaster struck areas were shot on the spot when caught . Lock them up and throw away the keys : that's all they deserve !

CoastWatch Feb 02, 2018 05:31 PM
Two Men Arrested for Burglary of Montecito Home

That guy would have had a shotgun wound if he'd had been in my house... He's fortunate the homeowner doesn't appear to keep a firearm at the ready. Hot prowlers are taking big chances...

Roger Feb 02, 2018 04:18 PM
Two Men Arrested for Burglary of Montecito Home

Standard first offence 18 months but if they were carrying a gun more time automatic probably get 5-10 unless they have past felonies...I really cannot believe people are so stupid to bust into homes there it's not only like Fort Knox with police officers all over the place and a lot of people are back in there homes.

horsegirl Feb 02, 2018 04:24 PM
Two Men Arrested for Burglary of Montecito Home

Thanks for the info Roger! Yes I agree, unbelievably stupid and unbelievably depraved to try to burglarize during this time... So many police crawling everywhere - and thankfully so!

horsegirl Feb 02, 2018 04:14 PM
Two Men Arrested for Burglary of Montecito Home

again - throw away the key is a popular figure of speech. definitely not actually advocating for life imprisonment but clearly youre too hard headed to see anything besides your own bullish opinion

horsegirl Feb 02, 2018 04:13 PM
Two Men Arrested for Burglary of Montecito Home

but to be frank I want harsher punishment for burglary in general - its such a crappy crime and clearly slapping them on the wrist isn't working

horsegirl Feb 02, 2018 04:08 PM
Two Men Arrested for Burglary of Montecito Home

because Goleta wasn't just literally decimated by a natural disaster. Just because this situation makes it slightly worse does not mean that doing this in Goleta or Lompoc is not important or not bad objectively. it is evil to take advantage of people at any moment, but it is a special kind of evil to take advantage of people while they are down. lets not turn this into some class war

a-1518984755 Feb 02, 2018 04:05 PM
Two Men Arrested for Burglary of Montecito Home

So, it IS worse than if it happened in Goleta or Lompoc..... I see. I'll remember that if I ever catch anyone in my kids' bedroom. Eh, not so bad, right?

horsegirl Feb 02, 2018 04:00 PM
Two Men Arrested for Burglary of Montecito Home

1. Obviously it is a hyperbole, a figure of speech 2. I do believe a harsher sentence is in order because of the circumstances of them coming up from out of town to take advantage of looting while they think people are evacuated 3. Area has everything to do with it at this time. People are piecing together their lives, people are missing, homes are destroyed and evacuated. THIS is why area has something to do with it.

a-1518984755 Feb 02, 2018 03:57 PM
Two Men Arrested for Burglary of Montecito Home

PUGLUVR1912 - What if? What if lots of things. You don't sentence someone to life in prison for a "what if." Also, what does the area have to do with anything? Would it be just as bad if this happened in Goleta or Lompoc?

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