May 23 – Carpinteria
Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies have been kept busy by local resident Evan Connor, 30, who can’t seem to stay away from his ex-girlfriend. According to Drew Sugars, SBSD Public Information Officer, after investigating a series of citizen reports that Connor has been harassing a local female resident, SBSD deputies made contact with him and determined that he was in possession of drug paraphernalia. Additionally, Sugars reported, Connors “had been making incessant, ongoing, and unwanted cellphone contact” with his victim as recently as May 19th. He was arrested and booked at that time on drug and stalking violations.
Deputies, acting on behalf of Connor’s female victim, obtained a personal restraining order on her behalf at the time of Connor’s booking into Santa Barbara County Jail. He was released shortly thereafter after posting bond on bail of $2500.
The following night, May 20th, Connor was observed by the Carpinteria SBSD Patrol Unit to be in close proximity to his ex-girlfriend’s residence, “in clear-cut violation of the protective order issued earlier by the Santa Barbara Superior Court,” Sugars said. Contact with Connor was made and he was promptly arrested for violation of the terms of the Emergency Protective Order, as well as for felony stalking with a restraining order.
He was booked for the second time in 24 hours into Santa Barbara County Jail with his bail increased more than tenfold to $300,000.
Photo: Courtesy Santa Barbara County Jail Booking
The Daily Sound: Carpinteria man arrested for stalking; man was allegedly lurking in victim’s neighborhood
Santa Barbara Independent: Deputies Arrest Man for Stalking Ex-Girlfriend