SANTA BARBARA A woman was arrested and a male suspect suspect is being sought in an attempted burglary that occurred late Wednesday at the Santa Barbara Police Department headquarters, authorities said.
At around 11:30 p.m. April 8, a police sergeant was leaving work when he interrupted two people attempting to break into an outside area of the police department dedicated to supplies. The sergeant was able to detain 50-year-old Shauna Paddelford and the other suspect, described as a white male with shaggy light hair and dark clothing, fled on foot in an unknown direction, said Anthony Wagner, police spokesman.
Several officers responded to the area but were unable to locate the suspect, who remained outstanding as of Thursday afternoon.
Ms. Paddelford was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on suspicion of burglary, looting during a state of emergency, and resisting arrest, Mr. Wagner said.
The investigation is continuing.