WEATHER »

Law and Disorder 4-23


A second arrest was made last week in the hit-and-run that killed 18-year-old USC student and Santa Barbara native Adrianna Bachan and severely injured 19-year-old Marcus Garfinkle. Josue Luna, 32, who was allegedly a passenger in Claudia Cabrera’s car when she struck the students, was taken into custody on 4/24 at the U.S.-Mexican border in San Ysidro. Cabrera, Luna’s wife, was arrested on 4/2.

•••

Authorities arrested only one DUI driver following the 4/18 Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Festival in Lompoc. She was driving a car full of people and had allegedly been drinking at several wineries as well as having wine with dinner. Increased patrolling led to 42 traffic stops and 11 DUI investigations. Authorities also reported many buses, limousines, and designated drivers-“Just what we want,” said Sheriff’s Deputy Win Smith.

•••

A Hope Ranch home sustained considerable damage after a fire broke out on 4/15. Roughly 25 percent of the 10,000-square-foot home sustained smoke damage, while the fire, which caused $35,000 in damages, was confined to one room. There were no injuries to firefighters or to the homeowner of 4455 Via Bendita, who was home at the time. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by:

California Hits an Emissions Landmark Four Years Early

Achieved greenhouse-gas pollution reduction to 1990 levels in 2016.

192 Bridge Work Update

Delays expected as utility lines are replaced.

Goleta Target Store Confirmed

Set to open at Kmart location in 2019.

County Fire Chief Calls for More Fuel Breaks

Peterson wants to create a continuous front-country line from Montecito to Goleta.

Crime Rates Down, Youth Arrests Up in Santa Barbara County

A 'high percentage' of misdemeanor citations happen on school campuses.