On Sunday, 06/03/2018, at about 9:00 a.m. a homeowner in Montecito called 911 after finding a 17-year-old male inside of her home, which is located in the 300-block of Woodley Road in Montecito. The homeowner found the juvenile, whom she did not know, using a computer that belonged to the homeowner. It was discovered that the juvenile was attempting to make purchases on the internet using the homeowner’s credit cards. The homeowner convinced the juvenile to leave the residence; however, not before taking several of the homeowner’s credit cards, jewelry and medication with them.
When deputies arrived in the area, they located the juvenile on the street near the residence. The juvenile was in possession of credit cards, jewelry, and medication belonging to the homeowner. The juvenile was arrested for residential burglary, a violation of California Penal Code § 459. The juvenile was booked at the Santa Maria Juvenile Hall on $50,000 bail.
It is believed the juvenile may have been involved in additional residential burglaries in the community of Isla Vista prior to his arrest. If you have any information regarding this crime, please call the Sheriff’s Office at 805-681-4100 or to leave an anonymous tip call 805-681-4171. You can also leave an anonymous tip on our website at www.sbsheriff.org
Due to the juvenile’s age, his name will not be released at this time.