Santa Barbara Man Arrested for Cocaine, Child Endangerment

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Narcotics detectives recently arrested a Santa Barbara man — out on bail for three pending drug offenses — on charges of possession of cocaine for sale, destruction of evidence, resisting a police officer resulting in serious injury, commission of a felony while released from custody, and child endangerment, according to Santa Barbara Police Department spokesperson Sergeant Riley Harwood.

Christian Gutierrez
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Christian Gutierrez

SBPD officers, after discovering that 35-year-old Christian Gutierrez was reportedly still selling drugs while out of custody, got a warrant to search Gutierrez’s house on the 800 block of East Figueroa Street on the morning of July 3. But upon their arrival, Gutierrez ran to his bathroom, where the detectives found him trying to flush two ounces of cocaine — worth about $2,200 — down the toilet. In the process of stopping Gutierrez from getting rid of the drugs, one of the officers had his arm sliced by a piece of broken glass, an injury that required surgical treatment at Cottage Hospital.

At home with Gutierrez at the time of his arrest were his two kids, a 6-year-old and a 9-year-old. Gutierrez admitted to having the cocaine on hand to sell; he was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail at $250,000 bail.


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"Foster mother beats toddler to death after she was taken from her biological parents because social services discovered them smoking pot"

Dear law enforcement - please stop kidnapping little kids' parents for arbitrary reasons.

loonpt (anonymous profile)
July 11, 2014 at 12:06 p.m. (Suggest removal)

This story isn't about a couple smoking a little bit of pot, the guy that was arrested was dealing cocaine while on bail for dealing cocaine. Much more dangerous surroundings.

z28racergirl (anonymous profile)
July 11, 2014 at 12:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)

"out on bail for three pending drug offenses", and holding 2 ounces of coccaine for sale.

I would hazard a guess that this is one dedicated hombre.

SamRedDog (anonymous profile)
July 11, 2014 at 1:10 p.m. (Suggest removal)

"This story isn't about a couple smoking a little bit of pot, the guy that was arrested was dealing cocaine while on bail for dealing cocaine. Much more dangerous surroundings."

If it were legalized then it wouldn't really be dangerous to sell cocaine at all, would it? Just like selling alcohol during prohibition was dangerous, now you wouldn't tell your friend not to get a job at BevMo because it is "dangerous" would you?

So whose fault is it that dealing cocaine is dangerous, why do we put the cocaine dealer at fault who is simply filling a demand?

loonpt (anonymous profile)
July 11, 2014 at 1:23 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Ummmm... dear loonpt

Robbing a liquor store wouldn't be dangerous either if it was legal.
Some things are illegal because society has elected representatives and demanded (or agreed) that they make it so.

Mind altering, physiologically debilitating and highly addictive substances are either illegal or proscribed by licensed doctors.

Until cocaine IS legal, it's illegal - and dangerous for kids to be around buyers and sellers who are armed, high, paranoid, running from police, breaking the law, prioritizing their drug dealing/use above their well being (just by the definition of doing something that's currently illegal - it's not good for kids to be around).

You and I can point to refined sugar, cigarettes and alcohol as same or more dangerous than pot or cocaine - sure... but they are LEGAL right now. Not good for us or society but LEGAL.

If wishes were fishes... but they aren't and we don't live underwater (except for the dolphin that posts here).

realitycheck88 (anonymous profile)
July 12, 2014 at 8:29 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Throw the "Restorative Justice Book" at this guy and elevate his self esteem!

nomoresanity (anonymous profile)
July 12, 2014 at 9:21 a.m. (Suggest removal)

He just needs another chance to get his life on track.

Viva La Raza.

zuma7 (anonymous profile)
July 12, 2014 at 1:54 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Zuma7 - And to give him the chance to get his life back on track, the wanna-be king (obama) will kiss his rear, give him amnesty, food stamps and medical care. But, just like the wanna-be king, Gutierrez is too stupid to know when he's screwed up enough that his own people (users/suppliers) will take the opportunity to rat him out and clear their own slate of foul deeds. But, Gutierrez will take the free care provided by taxpayers so he can be in good health when he returns to the street and begins to "deal" again. You can't fix stupid, in a president or a drug dealer/user! Believe it or not, even "La Raza" can fix stupid!

whatsinsb (anonymous profile)
July 12, 2014 at 4:33 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Hey troll whatsinsb, maybe he is a citizen just like you. You freaks make me laugh with your crazy assed rants.

Herschel_Greenspan (anonymous profile)
July 12, 2014 at 4:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)

What Herschel said. Next they'll be blaming Obama for the Titanic.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
July 12, 2014 at 4:59 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Herschel Grynszpan,

And if he is not a citizen?

dewdly (anonymous profile)
July 12, 2014 at 6:39 p.m. (Suggest removal)

All by himself this man increased the numbers of Hispanic arrests in Santa Barbara - making the cops look racist and in need of sensitivity training before this man's kids hit adolescence.

dewdly (anonymous profile)
July 12, 2014 at 6:50 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Yes Herschel Grynszpan, is demonstrably a citizen, one of our most popular- and I wouldn't cross him.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
July 12, 2014 at 6:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)

We R all citizens of the world.

dolphinpod14 (anonymous profile)
July 12, 2014 at 6:56 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Do any of you care in the least that as you latter day prophets of yore bloviate on these blogs your nattering negativism Ringo Starr is warming up to go on stage at the County Bowl?

dolphinpod14 (anonymous profile)
July 12, 2014 at 6:58 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Yes folks, on the crawl at the right hand of this page, star party at the museum, Starr party at the Bowl.

dolphinpod14 (anonymous profile)
July 12, 2014 at 7 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Gay people "Come out of the closet", so in that context, I'd like to offer the opportunity to another group of people who have been in the shadows too long: Those who make racially charged comments on blogs.

Starting today, anybody who makes racially motivated comments on the blogs can feel safe to post under their actual names.

Any takers?

billclausen (anonymous profile)
July 12, 2014 at 10:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)


What is a racially motivated or charged comment? Are you saying that race is off limits? That it doesn't exist? And what possible advantage is it a poster to know the names and addresses of other posters? Why would I give my name and address to those who call me names and wish evil to befall me for my thoughts?

dewdly (anonymous profile)
July 13, 2014 at 5:25 p.m. (Suggest removal)

3rd and 7th comments.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
July 13, 2014 at 5:31 p.m. (Suggest removal)

It does appear the Mr. 35-year-old Christian Gutierrez, is a Career Criminal, since he is already charged with this same crime at least publicly once and now he is back what appears to be the only job he has been raised to perform, 'Crack Dealing'. Obviously, that makes him a Career Criminal and also appears he is willing to raise his child in the same element. Check Mr. 35-year-old Christian Gutierrez, for Gang Affiliation also...

dou4now (anonymous profile)
July 14, 2014 at 4:53 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Had to be for personal use.

AZ2SB (anonymous profile)
July 15, 2014 at 8:29 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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