Prolific Auto Burglar in Residential Treatment Program

Police Say Cameron Hadighi May Have Burglarized 40 Cars

Friday, February 15, 2013
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Cameron Hadighi

A man who Santa Barbara police call a “prolific auto burglar” was sentenced for his crimes Thursday.

Cameron Hadighi received a sentence of two years in prison after entering pleas on two criminal charges filed last year. He already served his time in County Jail due to the state’s new incarceration guidelines. Now, because he violated probation terms from a previous case, Hadighi will be entering a one-year residential treatment program, said Deputy District Attorney Greg Boller.

Hadighi had committed four felonies in that original case — two counts of second degree auto burglary, one count of receiving stolen property, and one count of attempted vehicle theft.

His new charges — felony second degree burglary and misdemeanor battery on a police officer — came as a result of his April 2012 arrest after an alleged burglary spree in the 100 block of Helena Avenue. He tried to run away while paramedics were treating the cut on his hand, police said, and after he was put in a police car, he spit at an officer and kicked out a rear window.

Earlier in 2012, Hadighi admitted to stealing an iPad from a home on Laguna Street, police said. While searching his room, investigators determined he was responsible for five burglaries, though police believe he may have been responsible for as many as 40 auto burglaries in the span of just a couple of months.


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Habitual Criminal, no treatment program will change this criminal, its his choice to perform against society and steal other people property, just a waste of tax payers moneys on useless trash.

dou4now (anonymous profile)
February 15, 2013 at 7:26 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I was in a mentor/caregiver position for Cameron when he was 11-13. This is so sad to hear. I think back on what he was like, and how his mom seemed to struggle with him. I only met his dad once. I have small children myself now, and knowing that Cameron will be in really makes me sad, he wasn't a bad kid. He pushed boundaries, for sure, but he wasn't bad. How does it happen?(its a rhetorical question)
I also wonder if he's the one who stole my husband's computer out of his work truck. Sad sad sad!

stabbird (anonymous profile)
February 15, 2013 at 8:47 a.m. (Suggest removal)

That's ALL?

gmc926 (anonymous profile)
February 15, 2013 at 11:13 a.m. (Suggest removal)

this is a lifestyle for these punks. I was recently violated a couple times by these people. I would really like to see some harsher sentences for these types.

bimboteskie (anonymous profile)
February 15, 2013 at 11:37 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Will there be drinks with little umbrellas at this Club Med he is going to? No wonder people don't learn anything.

AZ2SB (anonymous profile)
February 15, 2013 at 4:56 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Seems as though the sentence is pretty lenient.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
February 15, 2013 at 6:43 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Sentence does seem lenient, I agree. When you think of the heartache and the invasion of privacy people had to deal with, the sentence isn't quite harsh enough.

chilldrinfthenight (anonymous profile)
February 15, 2013 at 8:23 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Only way to cure behavior like this are associate it with extreme pain and discomfort.

SBLifer (anonymous profile)
February 16, 2013 at 8:44 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Apparently, addicted to---MOLE---breaking into---MOLEY---parked auto---MOLEY-MOLEY-MOLEY---mobiles. Maybe someone will send him a nice set of prison---MOLEY-MOLEY-MOLEY-MOLE---hotwheels.

Draxor (anonymous profile)
February 18, 2013 at 1:56 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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