Man Arrested on Charges of Threatening Police Chief

On Friday afternoon, June 27th, a man threatened Santa Barbara police chief Cam Sanchez while the chief-in uniform-was attending a relative’s wedding at Shoreline Park. The man - identified as Wayne David Scoles, 55 - was apparently incensed about the presence of homeless people at the park and, according to police reports, shouted comments about his ethnicity. Sanchez called for backup, and Scoles was taken into custody when the other officers arrived. After being taken to the police station for questioning, Scoles was released after being cited with disturbing the peace and challenging to fight.

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