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Stills from a surveillance video that captured an apparent prowler outside a Cathedral Oaks area home on July 29.

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Stills from a surveillance video that captured an apparent prowler outside a Cathedral Oaks area home on July 29.


Sheriff Ask Public to Help ID Prowler

Video Captures Suspect Lurking Around Cathedral Oaks Home


The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a prowler who was videotaped by a surveillance camera at a home near Cathedral Oaks and Highway 154. Sheriff’s spokesperson Drew Sugars sent out a video of the prowler to area media. It shows him apparently trying to unscrew a lightbulb, then seemingly noticing the camera and fleeing. The incident was recorded around 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29, 2009.

The suspect was described in the press release as being a man in his early twenties, wearing glasses, and sporting a small goatee. On the video he is wearing a baseball hat, a hooded sweatshirt, long shorts, and hiking type shoes.

Those with information are urged to contact Sheriff’s investigators at (805) 681-4150 or the anonymous tip line at (805) 681-4171.

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