Reports for May 9
KICKING AND SCREAMING:
A man leaving home in the wee hours of the morning allegedly had his car kicked by a passerby at an intersection near to his residence. According to deputy reports, the incident took place at 5:30 a.m. on April 18. The victim stopped at a red light in his black car and a 20-year-old pedestrian took issue with the car. The pedestrian walked up to the driver’s side and said, “(Expletive) your car. Come on, get out of your car,” before unleashing a punch to the window and kick to the door. The driver zoomed off when the light turned green and dialed 9-1-1 but looped back around the block near Reynolds Avenue and 9th Street to try to keep a visual on the surly suspect. Dispatch, however, advised him to drive away and not risk another encounter with the kicker.
One deputy met the driver on Via Real while others rounded up a suspect near 5th Street at Holly Avenue. Deputies examined the vehicle and found dents that the driver estimated to add up to over $1,000 in damage. Deputies then escorted the driver to the suspect, whom he positively identified as the alleged car kicker. Upon arrest, the car kicker denied any connection to the incident. However, deputies believed fresh black marks on the front of the man’s sneakers matched the marred paint on the victim’s vehicle.
A man pulled over for having a tinted front window ended up being cited for possession of marijuana and an illegal butterfly knife, which he bemoaned having to part with. The deputy first spotted the tinted ride just after midnight on April 10 on Casitas Pass Road. After trailing the vehicle, the deputy made a traffic stop at a Carpinteria Avenue motel for the vehicle code violation. The man, who admitted to being on probation, confessed to having a freshly packed marijuana pipe in the vehicle. A deeper search uncovered more marijuana inside of a pill bottle and the butterfly knife. When told it was illegal to possess the knife and it would be confiscated, the man, 38, reportedly said, “Ah man, my butterfly knife? I’ve had that since I was a kid.” He was cited and released for the alleged crimes.
THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT:
Upon receiving reports of a woman screaming and crying in a residential neighborhood at 3 a.m. on April 28, deputies descended on the neighborhood to save the damsel in distress but learned her screams were not cries for help.
Reporting to the dark and quiet street, deputies first spoke with the man who had reported the disturbing yelps. Deputies heard an isolated squeal and then strolled around the corner from their position and observed a sweaty man near a garage dressed only in shorts. They asked the man, 20, if he knew anything about the screaming, and he told them it was his girlfriend screaming during consensual sexual intercourse.
Deputies asked to see the girlfriend, but the man replied that she was incapacitated. During the investigation, the man became agitated and attempted to order deputies off his property, but deputies insisted on seeing the woman, who they thought could have been harmed and incapacitated in a bad way. The man said she was sleeping and continued to be uncooperative, according to reports. Fearing the man was hiding the woman and was capable of inflicting the same type of incapacitation on them, deputies pointed a taser at the man, which made him comply.
The girlfriend then exited and corroborated the man’s story. Also, the man’s mother came out and told deputies she had knocked and told her son and his girlfriend to take it easy for fear that a neighbor would call the cops. Deputies were satisfied that the disturbance had run its course and documented the incident for their files.
Burglary: Ocean View Avenue, Carpinteria Avenue (2), Casitas Pass Road, Carpinteria Avenue
Possession of opium/cocaine: Via Real
Public intoxication: Casitas Pass Road, Carpinteria Avenue
Theft: 8th Street, Carpinteria Avenue, Foothill Road, Callejon Drive, Arbol Verde
Under the influence of controlled substance: Carpinteria Avenue
Vandalism: 7th Street, Casitas Pass Road, Foothill Road
Warrant arrest: Carpinteria Avenue