Wrong-way Suspect Arrested on Sheffield

Thursday, January 11 – Deputies arrested a 67-year-old man who drove on the wrong side of Sheffield Drive under the influence of methadone.

Deputy Dickey stopped the Carpinteria man at the intersection of Sheffield Road and North Jameson Lane. The suspect admitted to having driven under the influence.

“I went to the methadone clinic this morning and took some methadone,” the man reportedly said. “The people at the clinic said I would be OK to drive after five hours.”

While the man was being arrested, he said he had been in jail from Sunday to Wednesday and had snorted heroin while in jail.

Following his release from jail, he said he had taken “a pill of OxyContin and I smoked some marijuana with some homeboys. They said there was some [stuff] in it. I believe it was cocaine. I went to a methadone clinic on State Street this morning because I needed to get some help with the dope. They gave me a dose of methadone.”

Lewd Text Messages Lead to Arrest

Wednesday, January 17 – A 34-year-old man was arrested for sending a long string of harassing phone calls and text messages to a woman living on Fairway Drive.

The 33-year-old woman, who claimed she had dated the suspect, said she had received a total of 29 text messages and about 15 phone calls from the man, who had threatened to commit suicide and accused the woman of destroying his life.

For his part, the suspect admitted his behavior had been inappropriate and that he had been upset about their breakup.

Restaurant Owner Suspects Burglary

Wednesday, January 17 – A 48-year-old Summerland woman reported she believes her business was the target of an attempted burglary.

When the woman arrived at her Lillie Avenue restaurant, she said she noticed pry marks on the back door, leading her to believe someone had tried to open the door. Wood was chipped away from the door jam, she said.

Nothing was taken from the business and the woman told Deputy Woodhill she did not think anyone had entered the café. No fingerprints were found at the scene.

Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest

Thursday, January 18 – A traffic stop at Wallace Avenue in Summerland resulted in the arrests of a 34-year-old man for driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol and of a passenger for an outstanding arrest warrant.

The suspect had been pulled over for not having a front license plate. Field sobriety tests revealed that both the driver and the 39-year-old male passenger were under the influence of alcohol and marijuana. A search of the car turned up less than one ounce of marijuana and a silver metal pipe with a packed bowl of unused marijuana.

A records check revealed the passenger had an outstanding $10,000 warrant for his arrest.

Suspects Found with Two Pounds of Weed

Sunday, January 21 – Deputy DeOrnellas and Senior Deputy Crouse arrested two men for the possession and transportation of 953 grams, or roughly two pounds, of marijuana at Ridgecrest Drive on Ortega Ridge in Summerland.

The 23-year-old male driver, whose license had been suspended, was carrying more than one ounce of marijuana inside his Eddie Bauer messenger bag. The 27-year-old passenger had more than one ounce of marijuana in his JanSport backpack.

Both men were from San Diego. Deputies said they believe the men were transporting the marijuana to sell in Santa Barbara. Deputies also found a small scale in the vehicle.