Woman Arrested for Burglary of Direct Relief International Building

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Update by Santa Barbara Police Department
April 6, 2021

The previously released incident (April 5, 2021), which led to the arrest of a burglary suspect, was discovered when a Santa Barbara Airport Police sergeant was patrolling the properties north of the airport and observed lights inside of the Direct Relief building. Recognizing this to be unusual, he investigated further. The Sergeant contacted a truck driver in the parking lot who described a female exhibiting unusual behavior, who left in the direction of the Direct Relief building. The sergeant discovered broken glass and requested additional law enforcement to assist. This preliminary investigation led to the discovery of a burglary in progress, and subsequent arrest of Victoria Zhou (DOB 6-21-99).

Update by Santa Barbara Police Department
April 5, 2021

On April 2, 2021, at about 5:45 am, the Combined Communication Center received a call for a possible burglary at 6100 Wallace Becknell Road, the Direct Relief building. Officers discovered broken glass and other evidence that a person had broken into the building and remained inside.

SBPD Officers responded and were assisted by Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department Deputies and Santa Barbara Airport Police, who were both in close proximity of the location. The officers and deputies eventually made voice to voice contact with the suspect, Victoria Zhou (DOB 6-21-99), who barricaded herself inside the building. Officers maintained verbal communication with the suspect who eventually complied with officers, exited the building and was taken into custody without further incident.   

Zhou was booked at Santa Barbara County Jail for 459 PC Commercial Burglary and other related charges.

By Roger the Scanner Guy
6:16 a.m. April 2, 2021

Code 459: Burglary at the Direct Relief International Building at 6100 Wallace Becknell Road in Goleta on Airport Property.

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doulie Apr 05, 2021 04:40 PM
Woman Arrested for Burglary of Direct Relief International Building

Roger - PD officer reported a female was in the building yelling, "a few moments later she surrendered." Based on what you reported what leads you to believe "the female was having an emotion breakdown" and "probably didn't know where she was at?"

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