Probationer Caught with Stolen Goods

Probationer Caught with Stolen Goods

Pablo Ordaz

Santa Barbara County – The underlying concept of probation is to avoid incarceration for a criminal conviction by demonstrating that the threat of doing serious jail time is enough to motivate a law-abiding lifestyle moving forward.

Some people, however, apparently have difficulty subscribing to that notion and continue their criminal behavior—much of it in the same vein as that which got them arrested, charged, and convicted in the first place—and become the subject of not only intensified law enforcement attention but further criminal prosecution as well.

SBPD display some of the items

One such individual may be 27-year-old Santa Maria resident Pablo Ordaz who was contacted by Santa Barbara County Probation Department and the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department Compliance Response Team on the afternoon of June 13th.

According to SBSD Public Information Officer Kelly Hoover, Ordaz was at home when probation officers knocked on his door and summarily proceeded to conduct “a compliance check” at the residence.

During the examination of the premises occupied by Ordaz, he was “found to be in possession of methamphetamine…stolen property which included passports, checks, drivers licenses, and a professional model drone” as well as materials and equipment used to forge bank drafts and create phony identification documents.

While much of the items recovered during the search “were not reported stolen,” several victims, “including the owner of the stolen drone” were contacted, affirming that the articles in question were not the property of Ordaz.

He was removed from the premises in handcuffs and transported to Santa Barbara County Jail, where he’s being held without bail on a charge of violating his terms of probation, with additional charges relating to the possession of the stolen property still pending.

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

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