Isla Vista, Calif. – Sheriff’s deputies have arrested two burglary suspects and have recovered stolen property that are seeking to return to owners. On Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at approximately 2:19 a.m., deputies responded to the 6600-block of Abrego Road for a report of suspects attempting to break into an apartment. Deputies searched the area and located one suspect who matched the descriptions given by a witness. The suspect, 24-year-old Steven Rousseu from Oak View, was detained and found in possession of stolen property. Rousseu was booked at the Main Jail for burglary (felony), possession of stolen property (misdemeanor), and prowling (misdemeanor). He is being held without bail for a violation of parole.
Later that morning, deputies responded to an additional burglary in the 6600-block of Pasado. Through their investigation, deputies tracked the stolen property to the 7100-block of Hollister Avenue where they arrested 34-year-old Anthony James Maxwell from Ventura. Deputies have linked Rousseu to Maxwell and believe they were working together. Maxwell was booked at the Main Jail for possession of stolen property (felony), possession of drug paraphernalia (misdemeanor), and possession of burglary tools (misdemeanor). He has since been released on $20,000 bail.
Deputies have successfully returned some of the stolen property they recovered to the owners, but they do have additional items remaining. Residents of Isla Vista who had items taken on Wednesday are encouraged to report the thefts to the Isla Vista Foot Patrol station by calling (805)681-4179. The descriptions of recovered items are not being broadcast so that we may accurately return items to the correct owner.