S.B. Realtor Richard Box Arrested for Sex Crimes

Turned Himself in Monday After Detectives Obtained $2 Million Arrest Warrant

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
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Richard Box

Santa Barbara realtor Richard Box was arrested December 16 on multiple charges stemming from a sexual assault investigation, police said. According to SBPD spokesperson Sgt. Riley Harwood, detectives obtained a $2 million arrest warrant for 69-year-old Box on the following charges: false imprisonment by force, rape, intimidating a witness by force, assault with a deadly weapon, peeping with a concealed camera, battery, and violation of a court order. The week prior, officers had responded to a disturbance call at Box’s home on the 200 block of Las Ondas. From there, a sexual assault investigation began that involved two victims, said Harwood. Due to the ongoing nature of the case, no more details are being released at this time, he said.


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Doesn't seem remorseful!

blahblahmoreblah (anonymous profile)
December 17, 2013 at 12:26 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Blah blah? Seriously? Are you judging his degree of remorse from his booking photo? You know what they say, you can't judge a box by it's cover! and if we're coming to conclusions based on that photo, I think he looks like one of the demon creatures from Grimm.

MoKajavva (anonymous profile)
December 17, 2013 at 12:37 p.m. (Suggest removal)

No conclusions about his level of remorse, but the photo looks like him, at least how he has appeared on TV at city council hearings, arguing against this or that.

at_large (anonymous profile)
December 17, 2013 at 1:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Yes you can't judge a box by its cover.

This is especially true of sexually abused children.

Sexually abused children often go into a hypnotic trance to keep the abuse a secret.

They know what it feels like to be in the perpetrators shoes.

And so it never happened..they are in a trance.

And when they become adults re enact the same drama that was done to them only this time they will master it by being in control.

I don't know if the accusations are true about Mr. Boxer.

If they are, i would be very curious to know if he was sexually abused as a child.

Reminds me of that song by Michael Jackson..Man in the Mirror.


blanchesweet (anonymous profile)
December 17, 2013 at 1:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Oh come on now.. is his name really Richard BOX! What a creep!

bimboteskie (anonymous profile)
December 17, 2013 at 4:42 p.m. (Suggest removal)

If in fact he is guilty and has to go to the pen, I think his cellies are going to do a remake of Justin Timberlake's "something" in a BOX. Just saying!

blahblahmoreblah (anonymous profile)
December 17, 2013 at 5:39 p.m. (Suggest removal)

A handsome devil like that shouldn't have any problem getting laid.

Botany (anonymous profile)
December 17, 2013 at 6:35 p.m. (Suggest removal)

He has that Jack Nicholson look, like when he's playing The Joker.

dolphinpod14 (anonymous profile)
December 17, 2013 at 8:57 p.m. (Suggest removal)

All I can say from knowing him is that I am not surprised. I heard something about this years ago when some woman from Thailand said she was being held at the house against her will...

yoohoo (anonymous profile)
December 18, 2013 at 9:48 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Probably a few others around town just like him that never got abused as children.

Byrd (anonymous profile)
December 18, 2013 at 1:22 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Another scud.

thatgirlinsb (anonymous profile)
December 19, 2013 at 11 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Thatgirlinsb: "Another scud."

Scuds? WHERE?! We took those out in Iraq back in 1991!

blahblahmoreblah (anonymous profile)
December 19, 2013 at 11:15 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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