Goleta Woman Arrested in Hope Ranch for Prowling

Christen Aceves
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On September 10, Santa Barbara Sheriff’s deputies responded to a burglary report in Hope Ranch and arrested 32-year-old Goleta resident Christen Aceves on charges of prowling and vehicle theft.

Residents had reported seeing and hearing Aceves on their property, and when deputies arrived they observed Aceves driving a small grey sedan. As they approached her, deputies noticed a knife in her hand, and she was removed from the vehicle at gunpoint.

Aceves was booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail and is being held on $70,000 bail. She is also wanted in Scotts Valley, CA, where she was arrested for vehicle theft, identity theft, and unlawful possession of a bird of prey (a dead owl).


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