Santa Barbara Crime Blotter, 8/25 — 8/30

Man Chokes, Kicks Former Roommate; Known Thief Found with Weapons, Stolen Items

Edwardo Moreno, 20 years old, was arrested on August 25 at approximately 10:42 p.m. for possession of a concealed knife and false identification, as well as for an outstanding felony warrant. According to police records, officers were dispatched to San Pascual Street and Del Monte Avenue in an attempt to locate Moreno, who was soon positively identified by his California DMV photo. Officers discovered a knife concealed in his rear waistband during their search. Moreno was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail with bail set at $20,000.

Ocean De Monier, 20 years old, was arrested on August 25 at approximately 1:51 p.m. on the charge of assault with a deadly weapon. Officers responded to an assault report on the 1100 block of De La Vina Street. According to police records, De Monier choked, kicked, and bit a male victim in addition to striking him on the head with a two-foot, two-inch padded baton, which caused the victim to be transported to Cottage Hospital. During their investigation, officers learned that De Monier had been kicked out of his apartment by the victim the previous day only to re-enter through a bathroom window the following day, causing De Monier and the victim to argue and eventually leading to the assault. De Monier cut his own arm with a kitchen knife several times “to make the police believe his story.” He was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail with bail set at $30,000.

Adam Avila, 31 years old, was arrested on August 28 at approximately 4:20 a.m. for possession of methamphetamine paraphernalia, burglary tools, and unauthorized access cards, for felony possession of a Taser and pepper spray, and for receiving stolen property. Officers discovered Avila unconscious and wearing all black in the rear seat of his vehicle, which was located on the 2400 block of Anacapa Street. During their search, officers found letters, credit cards, an iPad, and two cameras, all later determined to be stolen. A stun gun, pepper spray, and two flashlights were also discovered in his vehicle. Avila is currently on felony probation in Los Angeles County and has a local history of theft, according to police records. He was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail with bail set at $20,000.

Kellie Haynes, 32 years old, was arrested on August 30 at approximately 10:26 a.m. for inflicting harm upon the elderly, brandishing her hands as a weapon, and felony resisting arrest. Haynes punched a 91-year-old man in the back after he refused to give her a cigarette, according to police records. When officers arrived on scene, they discovered Haynes “screaming” and “point and waving” a knife. The officers ordered her to drop the knife and lowered herself to the ground, where she was then arrested. Haynes was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail with bail set at $25,000.

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