Santa Barbara Crime Blotter, 9/1 – 9/9

— Regino Ramirez, 25, was arrested September 1 at approximately 5:30 a.m. and charged with grand theft, forgery, conspiracy to commit a crime, and driving without a license. Officers searched Ramirez’s car after it was involved in a traffic accident in the 1600 block of Payeras Street. They discovered over $20,000 worth of stolen checks, according to police records. Methamphetamine, stolen debit cards, binoculars, and a “check fishing” device were also found during the search. Officers charged two additional suspects who were passengers in Ramirez’s vehicle — Ramon Gomez, 19, and Saulo Solares, 20 — with similar crimes and booked them into Santa Barbara County Jail, each with bail set at $120,000.

— Kevin Roberson, 44, was arrested September 1 at approximately 9:36 p.m. for battery resulting in bodily injury. Officers detained Roberson after they saw him “beating” another man with a “white coax cable” in the 1800 block of Castillo Street. Roberson admitted to hitting the man, according to police records, but claimed he was acting in self-defense. He was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail with bail set at $50,000.

— David Moregensen, 21, was arrested September 3 at approximately 10:00 p.m. for felony evading and for possession of an open alcohol container inside a vehicle. Morgensen allegedly fled after an officer attempted to stop his vehicle near the intersection of San Andreas and Anapamu Streets. According to police records, Morgensen fled northbound on southbound Castillo Street at over 40 miles per hour, causing multiple vehicles to swerve in order to avoid the wrong-way vehicle. He eventually yielded to pursuing officers in the 400 block of West Islay Street and was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail with bail set at $75,000.

— Jerry Boeff, 49, was arrested on September 4 at approximately 9:30 a.m. for allegedly committing a lewd act with a child, harming a child, committing sexual battery, and annoying a child. Officers arrested Boeff in the 1000 block of Las Canoas Road and booked him into Santa Barbara County Jail with bail set at $100,000.

— Saul Mayo, 37, was arrested on September 9 at approximately 12:55 a.m. for assault with a deadly weapon, domestic violence resulting in injury, and an outstanding felony warrant. Mayo allegedly stabbed the victim’s hands with a screwdriver, causing multiple puncture wounds, according the police records. He was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail with bail set at $50,000.

— Anthony Wheeler, 19, was arrested on September 9 at approximately 9:40 p.m. in the first block of South Quarantina Street for motorcycle theft and for driving without a license. According to police reports, Wheeler never returned after asking to “test-drive” the victim’s 1986 Honda motorcycle. Wheeler had been arrested before for the same crime and modus operandi. He was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail with bail set at $25,000.

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