Compliance Search Nets Five Suspects

Compliance Search Nets Five Suspects

Sergio Ruiz-Vargas, Olga Chavez and Jamie Coria

SANTA BARBARA — The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Compliance Response Team will apparently never have a problem looking for work, as they continue to check up on the whereabouts and activities of those residing outside of prison walls under the terms of their Community Supervision agreements as probationers and parolees.

Leo Verdugo

Leo Verdugo

A case in point occurred on November 30th when CRT deputies, working with the help of the SBSD Special Investigations Bureau and officers of the Santa Maria Police Department, with search warrants in hand paid a visit to a local area residence.

Coria

Coria

According to SBSD Public Information Officer Kelly Hoover, the cops struck paydirt with the discovery of multiple weapons, ammunition, “firearm parts” and methamphetamine on the premises, some of which was “found concealed in baby clothes.”

Pursuant to their observation of these contraband items, deputies then looked around at the adults on the premises and determined that they all qualified for a trip to Santa Barbara County Jail.

Among those taking that ride wee Leobardo Verdugo, a 25-year-old resident of Santa Maria who was arrested on charges of child endangerment, being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, possession for sales of a controlled substance, and committing a felony while out on bail.

Police display what they found

Police display what they found

Arrested on identical charges was 28-year-old Olga Chavez, also a Santa Maria resident, along with 18-year-old Sergio Ruiz-Vargas, who was booked for providing false information to a peace officer.

Also at home during the visit by law enforcement was Maria Coria, 64, and her son Jaime Coria, 37. Mom was booked for being a felon in possession of ammunition while her loving son was taken to jail and charged with obstructing law enforcement and violation of his terms of probation.

During the search, deputies found a one-year-old infant who was medically evaluated by Child Welfare Services social workers before being released into the care of other family members.

Compliance Search Nets Five Suspects was last modified: December 6th, 2016 by admin
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