Valentine’s Day Police Standoff Delivers Quartet of Burglars

February 15 – Carpinteria

A local Motel 6 was the scene of a two-hour armed standoff in the early morning hours of Valentine’s Day as Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies hunted down a band of suspected vehicle burglars.

Arrested following the February 14th incident pursuant to ongoing investigations into reports of nearly a dozen car break-ins and burglaries over the prior week throughout Carpinteria, were Timothy Dalrymple, 34, Donald Reyes, 44, Janna Cucci, 24, and Kristina Ferguson, 31.

Sheriff’s deputies on area patrol had discovered a vehicle fitting the description of a car reportedly observed near the scene of multiple car burglaries parked outside the roadside motel.  According to Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department Public Information Officer Drew Sugars’s statement to the media, “the vehicle was identified as one that had been reported as stolen in Ventura County.”  With that information in hand, Sugars said, “Motel 6 staff told the deputies what room number the vehicle was associated with.”

At that point, Deputies contacted the occupants of the room who refused to exit.  Deputies negotiated with the four people inside the motel room and ultimately stormed in with “overwhelming force”, according to Sugars, and apprehended the suspects.  Once inside the motel room, detectives discovered various items of evidence pointing to prior auto burglaries.

Reyes, a resident of Oxnard, was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on Ventura County warrants and charges of resisting arrest.  Dalrymple was booked and is held on a no-bail state parole hold.  Both Ferguson and Cucci were booked on charges of resisting arrest and felony receiving stolen property, and are held on bail of $20,000 each.

Photos: Courtesy Santa Barbara County Jail Booking; Motel 6

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