press release - 01121701

Mario Delgado, 35



Mario Delgado, 35



Francine Correa, 34


Francine Correa, 34

Two Wanted Felons Apprehended After K-9 Search


Santa Maria- January 12th, 2017


The Compliance Response Team, with assistance from Sheriff’s Special Investigations Bureau detectives, Santa Barbara County Probation officers and Santa Maria Police Department officers, served a search warrant yesterday, January 11, 2017, at approximately 6 p.m. in the 100 block of Channel Drive in Santa Maria. The search was in response to two wanted felons, 35-year-old Mario Delgado and 34-year-old Francine Correa of Santa Maria, who were in violation of their AB109 Community Supervision conditions. 


When law enforcement arrived to serve the search warrant, Delgado attempted to flee from the residence but was quickly apprehended. The residence was surrounded and the occupants were ordered outside. When officers searched the residence, they were not able to locate Correa.  A search of the neighborhood was conducted utilizing two Santa Maria Police Department K-9s.  An alert was sent out to residents in the surrounding neighborhood notifying them that there was a search for a wanted suspect in the area.


During the search, law enforcement learned that Correa had left in a vehicle as officers arrived and was believed to be at a nearby residence. A team was sent to the residence and Correa was found hiding in the garage.  During the course of being arrested, Correa kicked one of the deputies several times.


Delgado and Correa were booked into custody at the Santa Barbara County Main Jail. During the booking process, it was discovered that Delgado was attempting to smuggle 0.5 grams of methamphetamine into the jail.   He was booked on charges of bringing a controlled substance into a custody facility and for having two no bail probation warrants. Correa was booked into custody for one no bail warrant and for battery on a peace officer.


Child Welfare Services also responded when it was determined that Mario and Correa had abandoned their two minor children during their attempt to flee from law enforcement.  

The Compliance Response Team (CRT) is funded by realignment money distributed through the Community Corrections Partnership, a committee of various county law enforcement and judicial representatives.  CRT consists of Sheriff Deputies, Probation Officers and a Lompoc Police Officer.


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