Santa Barbara Crime Blotter, 5/8 – 5/14

Fight Erupts Between Brophy Bros. Staff and Customers; Macy’s Thief Chased Down; Woman Steals Father’s Truck After Argument

Friday, May 17, 2013
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5/8; 12:01 PM; 3908 State Street: A man waved a knife at a bus driver in an “X” motion, not allowing the bus to leave after it made a stop. The man tried to bite a police officer while he was being arrested, yelling “I’m a big problem!”

5/8; 10:10 PM; 1212 Punta Gorda Street: Four men were seen walking away from a known drug house. Police saw one man duck behind a a car and heard the sound of shattering glass. Another man was seen throwing something in a nearby driveway. Police found broken meth pipes underneath the car and in the driveway. The two men were arrested; one was discovered to be a previously deported felon.

5/8; 10:35 PM; 111 Harbor Way: A fight broke out at Brophy Bros. restaurant between staff members and a group of customers. The fight started because one of the customers “placed hands” on a female staff member.

5/9; 11:05 PM; 23 North Salinas Street: A woman stole her father’s truck after an altercation in his home. Police recovered the vehicle one block away from the home; the suspect was in the driveway of her house and had the keys in her hand.

5/10; 10:40 AM; 400 West Montecito Street: A man was arrested after receiving his second open container citation within 40 minutes. He cursed at police calling them “fucking Nazis” while being arrested.

5/10; 7:15 PM; 701 State Street: A man was witnessed on closed circuit television stealing items from Macy’s. He fled southbound on State Street. Two loss prevention specialists and two bystanders chased the man down and detained him until police arrived.

5/11; 7:47 PM; East Gutierrez Street: A police officer witnessed a suspicious man punching a metal drainage pipe but showing no sign of pain to his hand. A witness told the officer that the suspect had brass knuckles. The man was found and arrested on weapons charges.

5/13; 5:45 PM; 1235 State Street: A homeless man “shoulder checked” a customer at Starbucks. He was detained by the customer and arrested. According to the report, the suspect assaulted the customer because he was “made fun of” for being homeless and dirty.

5/14; 4:49 PM; 15 Alisos Street: Police responded to a report of a gunshot fired out of a black sports car at a passing vehicle. Police pulled over a black Cadillac CTS containing two known Eastside gang members. No gun was found in the vehicle but a knife with a 3 and 5/8-inch blade was found under the driver’s seat.


Independent Discussion Guidelines

What is legal length of knife blade in Santa Barbara? Hopefully, answer will come from somebody actually knowing the law. Are city, county, and state laws viewable on the web? Where to go to see them. Another question involves when and where can you make a legal u-turn and where is not legal.

curtischarles (anonymous profile)
May 18, 2013 at 5:54 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Reporters can use the word "f--k" but commentators can't.

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Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
May 18, 2013 at 6:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Shame on the Starbucks customer who had a homeless person arrested for assault after he provoked him by teasing him for being dirty and homeless. You think its ok to tease a person, embarrass the person in public, and dont expect the person to do anything? Then, have him arrested after you started something but couldnt finish it. You must be the guy on that commercial MESSING WITH BIGFOOT!!!!! You petty, little, weak man. JERK!!!!
To the police who arrested the man SHAME ON YOU on this petty arrest. What did you do to the JERK that started it? Did he get cited for and arrested for disturbing the public? way to go super crime fighter santa barbara's finest...................
Both men should have been reprimanded for thier behavior and an appology from each. Thats it.

jesscuz (anonymous profile)
June 5, 2013 at 2:58 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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