Out of Jail for a Week, Busted Again

Out of Jail for a Week, Busted Again

Santa Barbara County – Some people just don’t know when to quit. By all appearances, Ronald Carrari, a 56-year old resident of Los Alamos, is one of those people.

On March 20th, Carrari was the central figure in an armed standoff at his home where he had reportedly made threats against a family member, and refused to speak with or face responding Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department deputies. His stubborn stance resulted in law enforcement completely shutting down U.S. Highway 101 for a period of several hours, out of what SBSD Public Information Officer Kelly Hoover characterized as official concern “about his ability to hurt himself or others.”

Police display Carrari's cache

Police display Cararri’s cache

That confrontation ended when SBSD SWAT units managed to fill Carrari’s home with tear gas and flush him out. The subsequent search of the residence revealed a large cache of weapons, including guns, knives, ammunition, and no less than seven swords. At the time, Carrari was charged on multiple weapons violations, as well as resisting arrest and making criminal threats.

Pursuant to his March 24th release from custody, Carrari was served with a temporary restraining order “protecting a family member,” Hoover reported. But it was just four days later that Carrari reportedly constructed “a cart or shrine with threatening messages and depictions” of his prospective victim. As deputies were removing the property from public view, Carrari was observed nearby and arrested on charges of making criminal threats and of violating a court order.

Carrari was summarily transported to Santa Barbara County Jail where he was booked with his bail set at $1,000,000.

Photo: Courtesy Santa Barbara County Jail Booking, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department

Read more:

Noozhawk: Los Alamos man involved in standoff arrested again for threats

Independent: Standoff suspect arrested again


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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.