The suspect wanted for a burglary at Decker’s Brand Showcase in Goleta on October 10, 2018, is in custody thanks to an anonymous tip and follow up investigation by Sheriff’s deputies. 44-year-old Stacee Ann Walker of Goleta was identified as the suspect captured on surveillance video when she reportedly stole more than $2,000 worth of merchandise from Decker’s and fled in a GM long-bed truck with a logo on the side. The Sheriff’s Office released a photo of the suspect and the vehicle. A community member subsequently recognized the truck and provided a tip on our anonymous tip-line as to its location.
On October 18, 2018, Sheriff’s deputies located Walker at her Goleta residence in the 100 block of Aero Camino. They determined Walker was on probation and a search of her residence was conducted. During the search, they located items that had been stolen from Decker’s along with heroin and syringes. Walker was booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail on charges of burglary, possession of a controlled substance and possession of narcotic paraphernalia. She is being held on $20,000 bail.
The Sheriff’s Office wants to thank the community member who provided the tip that helped deputies locate and arrest the suspect in this case. We also want to point out the value of having a surveillance system. This case is a great example of how public assistance can play a critical role in solving crimes and holding those accountable who commit crimes in our community.
While it is always helpful when a witness comes forward to strengthen a case, anonymous tips are always accepted and appreciated. You can make an anonymous tip by calling 805-681-4171 or by going to our website at https://www.sbsheriff.org/home/anonymous-tip/.
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office contracts with the City of Goleta for police services.