Montecito Manhunt Underway for Third Suspect

[Update: July 20, 2018, 10:30 a.m.] After a car was reported stolen and a collision occurred, the third suspect in a burglary reported on Santa Elena Lane Wednesday night was arrested Thursday afternoon. Davion Dwyann Jones, 33, was nabbed after a foot race with police near Butterfly Lane and Channel Drive.

The stolen car report was on the 1100 block of Coast Village Road, a block from where the suspects had been last seen. Santa Barbara Police, California Highway Patrol, and Sheriff’s deputies responded. The car accident, in which no one was hurt, occurred near Butterfly Beach. Jones, who is from Compton, was found to be driving on a suspended license, the Sheriff’s Office report stated. He had three warrants, including one for residential burglary in San Diego County. He was booked without bail on felony first-degree burglary, resisting arrest, and felony false impersonation.

[Update: July 19, 2018, 2 p.m.] After the victim called 9-1-1, she hid inside her home. Suspects broke into her residence and fled after coming across her. As the suspects ran through the front door, they encountered Sheriff’s deputies. One deputy reported seeing a suspect pointing what appeared to be a handgun at him and fired a single round from his service weapon. There is no evidence indicating the suspects were injured. The deputy who fired his weapon was uninjured. The woman in the residence was also unharmed.

A suspect vehicle registered in Los Angeles County was found in the residence driveway and a discarded handgun was located nearby.

Just after 11 p.m. 26-year-old Adolph Washington of Los Angeles was found hiding in bushes in the area of Wyant Lane and Bonnie Road and was arrested. At approximately 5:30 a.m. this morning, deputies located the remaining two suspects in the 1200 block of Coast Village Road. One male youth suspect from Los Angeles was detained, but the third suspect fled.

Washington was booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail on first-degree burglary charges and is being held on bail. The underage suspect was booked at Santa Barbara County Juvenile Hall on first-degree burglary charges. The third suspect was not located.

Sheriff’s Office is requesting Montecito residents who may have surveillance video of the suspects to contact the Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division at (805) 681-4150.

[Original Story] Sheriff’s deputies and California Highway Patrol officers are currently searching for the last of three males suspects in Montecito. The manhunt began just before 10:30 p.m. last night when the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center received a call from a resident who heard someone trying to break into her home in the 100 block of Santa Elena in Montecito. Three male suspects fled the residence, and an emergency notification was sent to residents in the area requesting that they shelter in place.

A Sheriff’s K-9 team, a Santa Barbara County Air Support team, the Sheriff’s Special Enforcement team, and detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division all assisted in the search for the three suspects. The hunt continued overnight. A shelter-in-place request went out to the 1200 block of Coast Village Road at 5:30 a.m. this morning, and two of the suspects were located shortly after in that block.

An active search is ongoing for the third suspect, who is described as a black male in his late teens wearing a white T-shirt. The public is being asked report seeing the suspect and to avoid the 1200 block of Coast Village Road due to law enforcement activity. The shelter-in-place request has been lifted.


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