West Beach Police activity due to the arrest of a wanted subject

Updated by the Santa Barbara Police Department
June 2, 2022

On the morning of June 1, 2022, the Santa Barbara Police Department received information from the Tulare City Police Department that a wanted subject in their jurisdiction was in the city of Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara Police Detectives, Officers, SWAT, Crisis Response Team, Harbor Patrol and SBSO Air Unit, along with the U.S. Coast Guard mobilized to try to locate the wanted person in Tulare. This response team searched the area of ​​100 Los Aguajes Avenue and a boat at sea anchored in the East Beach mooring area.

Law enforcement was able to locate and arrest two adult male suspects in the area of ​​100 Los Aguajes Ave. One was released with a citation and the other was flown back to Tulare County to be registered.

This case is still under active investigation by the Tulare City Police Department. Any inquiries regarding this investigation should be directed to Detective J. Esparza – (559)-685-2300 ext. 2140 – [email protected]

Video by Scanner Andrew


Updated by the Santa Barbara Police Department
6:20 p.m., June 1, 2022

All policing operations in the 100 Los Aguajes Ave area have ended. Activities can resume as normal.


Updated by the Santa Barbara Police Department
4:46 p.m., June 1, 2022

Law enforcement operations in the area of ​​100 Los Aguajes Ave

Currently, the Santa Barbara Police Department is conducting operations in the 100 block area of ​​Los Aguajes Avenue. Community members are asked to avoid the area if possible. More information will be posted as it becomes available.


By an edhat reader
4:32 p.m., June 1, 2022

Major police activity in the 100 block of Los Aguajes in the West Beach neighborhood of Santa Barbara. Bearcat, bulletproof vest, dozens of police. The helicopter is above.

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