Stolen Computer at Montecito Union

Monday, February 5 – An iMac computer worth $1,200 was reportedly stolen from Montecito Union School. No other items were taken.

Deputy Woodhill said there were no signs of a forced entry.

Woman Reports Theft on Alisos Drive

Tuesday, February 6 – A 34-year-old woman reported she was the victim of petty theft on Alisos Drive. The woman’s 53-year-old husband told Deputy Woodhill his wife’s purse had been stolen from inside her unlocked vehicle, which was parked in the carport in front of their residence.

The woman’s credit cards, Social Security card, cell phone and $300 in cash were taken along with the purse.

Suspect Arrested for Forging Prescription

Wednesday, February 7 – County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 20-year-old male for forging a doctor’s medical prescription. The suspect is charged for changing the prescription number from 7 to 17 tablets of Ativan, a form of Xanax that is given to patients for anxiety. The suspect was also found with a prescription bottle containing marijuana and three Xanax pills, in addition to several empty prescription bottles.

Deputies discovered the boy after a pharmacist at Longs Drugs, on Coast Village Road, called the suspect’s doctor suspicious about the prescription.

“I just changed the prescription a little bit,” the suspect reportedly told deputies when questioned at his home. “I just ripped the label off and kind of destroyed the evidence.”

Woman Arrested for Burglary, Trespassing

Thursday, February 8 – A 34-year-old woman was arrested for burglary and trespassing on Arroqui Street.

The suspect said she had jumped her grandmother’s fence on Loureyro Road, adjacent to the victim’s property, and entered the premises.

Deputy Gamboa said the suspect’s speech was erratic and her pupils constricted. The suspect told the deputy she had snorted two lines of methamphetamines at her home in Oakland three days prior to the incident. A field urine sample tested positive for amphetamines and methamphetamines.

The resident’s friend, a 23-year-old woman, said she saw the suspect on the victim’s porch putting items into three bags. The woman had apparently taken the bags from the storage shed.