Most Wanted / Felony Fugitive Unit

The Felony Fugitive Detective Ted Toedte is assigned to handle the extradition of persons arrested Countywide who are wanted in other states. The Felony Fugitive Detective files a Felony Fugitive warrant with the court. The person is arraigned on the charge of being a fugitive from justice, and either agrees to be extradited back to the demanding state, or they can refuse to waive extradition.  If they refuse, the Sheriff’s Felony Fugitive Unit then notifies the demanding state to begin the process of obtaining a Governor’s warrant.  If this occurs then both states Governor’s Offices are involved in the issuance and approval of a Governor’s warrant upon receipt of proper documents from both states. The person usually remains in custody during this process.

The Felony Fugitive Detective is also responsible for locating and returning fugitives who have fled Santa Barbara County to other states. This entails communication and coordination with many jurisdictions and outside agencies to ensure the return of prisoners back to Santa Barbara County to stand trial for their offenses.

If you believe you have information on any of the subject’s listed on our webpage or Facebook page, you can contact Detective Toedte directly at the number below. If your information requires an immediate response please contact your local law enforcement agency. 

Phone Number: 805-681-4142
Fax Number: 805-681-5346
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Felony Fugitive Extraditions
Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office
4434 Calle Real Santa Barbara, CA 93110

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Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office Most Wanted

Emanuelle Gonzalez
Violation of post release supervision / Felony domestic battery

Celeste Wladyka
Bringing controlled substances into a jail facility

James Girona

Brandon Contreras
Assault with a deadly weapon, burglary

Eliazar Vega
Probation Violation / Oral Copulation by Force

Steven Warden
Felony domestic violence, intimidating a witness, felony threats, assault with a deadly weapon

Clifton Springer
Felony resisting arrest, false information to a peace officer and possession of controlled substances

Pablo Hernandez
Probation violation / 2nd Degree Robbery

Jeanne Sepeda
Probation violation / bringing controlled substances into a jail facility.

Maikl Abdelmesih
Carry concealed firearm, possess controlled substances for sale
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