Less than a week after police named Jesse Blake Rogers as a wanted suspect in the January 4 robbery of the Santa Barbara Teachers Federal Credit Union, he was arrested for the alleged crime and booked into County Jail.
On Monday, January 4, at approximately 1:12 p.m., an unarmed Rogers reportedly presented a note demanding cash at the 3970 La Colina Road credit union in Santa Barbara. He left with “approximately $1,000,” said police spokesperson Sgt. Riley Harwood.
Two days later, detectives issued a press release naming Rogers, 25, of Santa Barbara, as “wanted” for the robbery. On Tuesday, January 12, detectives learned he “was going to be in the vicinity of Milpas Street that day,” according to a police department press release. At 5:30 p.m. that evening, they located Rogers sitting in a car parked on the first block of South Milpas Street. He was arrested for robbery on a $100,000 bail.
In 2012, Rogers was booked into County Jail after he overdosed on heroin while driving and crashed into an Aurora Avenue home. At the time of the alleged bank robbery, he was on probation, according to the District Attorney’s Office.