Local Boy Turns Thief in His Own Backyard

Local Boy Turns Thief in His Own Backyard

Santa Barbara – Among the Top Ten Rules for Successful Thievery, one would think that “don’t steal in your own neighborhood” might rank high on the list. Apparently, that fundamental tenet escaped the educational experience of 22-year old Cody Clark, a resident of Santa Barbara’s stylishly rustic Mission Canyon, within a stone’s throw of the city’s historic Mission itself.

Surveillance pic showing Clark in action

Surveillance pic showing Clark in action

According to Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department Public Information Officer Kelly Hoover’s recently released report to the media, over the past four months the tony residential neighborhood has been the target of numerous home and auto burglaries. Because of vigilant homeowners in the area and an active Neighborhood Watch program, citizens were able to conduct surveillance on their own and to ultimately provide law enforcement “with videos and photos” identifying Clark as the principle suspect.

With that information and a warrant for the search of his residence in hand, Clark was contacted at home on September 12th whereupon Sheriff’s detectives discovered “more than 50 pieces of stolen property including jewelry, computer components, cell phones, cameras, wallets, and a bicycle.” Further investigation established that Clark had perpetrated his series of thefts during the darkness of night, specifically targeting unlocked motor vehicles, all within close proximity to his own place of residence.

Clark was arrested and booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on charges of grand theft and possession of stolen property.


Read more:

KCOY: Man arrested for Mission Canyon thefts

Noozhawk: Arrest made in theft spree

Local Boy Turns Thief in His Own Backyard was last modified: October 2nd, 2014 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.