Five Busted on Guns & Drug Violations

Five Busted on Guns & Drug Violations

Anthony Borunda, Elias Bravo and Krys Carminati

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — Evidence supporting the contention that prison serves as a deterrent for certain illegal behavior continues to erode in the face of the ongoing flood of probationers and parolees who appear to pay little attention to the terms of their post-sentencing release.

Ron Pinot

The July 6th arrests of 43-year-old Elias Bravo and 47-year-old Anthony Borunda, both of whom hail from Santa Maria and are presumably old enough to know better, points to the challenges faced by law enforcement to control certain potentially dangerous folks.

It all began in the morning of the 6th when the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department Compliance Response Team, accompanied by a California Highway Patrol K-9 team, showed up at Bravo’s residence, arrest warrant in hand.

Chris Sanchez

One can only imagine the irritation on Bravo’s face at that hour of the day as deputies summarily searched his residence as permitted under the terms of his community supervision and found, according to SBSD Public Information Officer Kelly Hoover, “five other adults and an 18-month-old child.”

One of the adults in the house was Borunda, who was quickly determined to be in possession of “an 8mm rifle with a loaded magazine, approximately 1000 rounds of .223 ammunition, approximately 24 grams of suspected cocaine, a digital scale, and more than $1400 in cash.”

As the cops went through the house and found additional evidence of drug paraphernalia and ongoing drug use, the distinct impression was that “the environment where the child lived” was not conducive to proper parenting. Given that obvious finding, “Child Welfare Services” showed up on the scene to remove the child to safer custody and care.

Gun and drugs seized

Three other adults were greeted by detectives, including 35-year-old Ronald Pinot, 31-year-old Krys Carminati, and 37-year-old Christopher Sanchez.

All five suspects were transported to Santa Barbara County Jail, where they were variously booked on charges of possession of a controlled substance, being under the influence of a controlled substance, parole violation, child endangerment, providing false information to a peace officer, possession of a firearm and ammunition, possession of a controlled substance for sale, and committing a felony while on bail.

Photos: Courtesy Santa Barbara County Jail Booking

Five Busted on Guns & Drug Violations was last modified: July 19th, 2017 by admin
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Robert L. McCullough

Bob McCullough is a television and screen writer-producer who has worked for every major television network and film studio with more than 200 produced credits. Bob has recently co-authored “Where Hollywood Hides: Santa Barbara”, a hardcover book featuring a wide range of film, television, and music industry celebrities living on the Central Coast. His weekly iTunes podcast about “all things Hollywood” can be heard at http:wherehollywoodhides.com.

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