ORCUTT At about 6:50 a.m. Thursday, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a break-in attempt at a residence in Orcutt’s area of Parkview Drive. Authorities located the suspect, 18-year-old Angel Ortiz of Orcutt, as he was leaving the area.
The homeowner of the residence Mr. Ortiz attempted to break into observed the suspicious activity on her RING camera, afterwards immediately calling law enforcement for help.
Mr. Ortiz was found in possession of several pairs of sunglasses, coin purses, loose cash and other miscellaneous items.
After the suspect’s arrest, several residents in the area of Silverleaf Drive reported having items stolen from their vehicle overnight. Some of the reported items have been found in Mr. Ortiz’ possession. These items were recovered and returned to their rightful owners.
Additional property found in Mr. Ortiz’s possession was booked into evidence for safe-keeping. Orcutt residents who believe they had items stolen overnight should contact the Sheriff’s Santa Maria sub-station at 805-934-6150.
Mr. Ortiz was booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail for Attempted Burglary, with bail set at $50,000. Due to the discovery of the stolen property, additional charges will be sought.