March 5, 2021 – Santa Barbara, Ca.
It’s definitely a sign of the times when suspects arrested on charges of possession of stolen property, possession of controlled substances, felony conspiracy, and vehicle theft are booked and then released without needing to post bond.
According to Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department Public Information Officer Raquel Zick, that’s exactly what took place on the morning of March 2nd . It was just after dawn when a Carpinteria area resident called 911 Emergency with a report of “a suspicious vehicle” in a residential neighborhood.
Responding deputies made contact with 23-year-old Carpinteria resident Jason Orth as he loitered near a vehicle that had been stolen, but not yet reported as such. Orth was taken into custody when he was determined to be in possession of a controlled substance, in possession of the stolen car, in possession of stolen property, and was wanted on three probation violation arrest warrants.
With Orth in handcuffs, he was then “connected” to a nearby motel where deputies made contact with “six additional suspects.” Those included Carpinteria residents 28-year-old Jaclynn Blackwell, 22-year-old Tyler Adams, 25-year-old Lompoc resident Corey Thomas, Santa Barbara residents 30-year-old Luisa Urive and 32-year-old Alissa Diessner, and 31-year-old Long Beach resident Edgar Beltran. All six were taken into custody and transported to Santa Barbara
County Jail, where they were booked on charges of possession of stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia, and conspiracy.
Later that same day, “all suspects were released without bail pursuant to the local court’s extension of Emergency Rule 4.”
Photos: courtesy Santa Barbara County Jail Booking