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Joseph Rowland, 22

Joseph Rowland, 22


Taryn Yankovitch, 28

Second Suspect From Carpinteria Pursuit Arrested

Ventura, CA - May 2nd, 2013 UPDATE

The second suspect wanted in connection with a stolen car and pursuit in Carpinteria is in custody.  At around 2:45 p.m. this afternoon at the corner of Telegraph Road and Victoria Avenue, 28-year-old Taryn Yankovitch was arrested by Ventura Police Officers following a traffic stop.  She was recognized as a passenger in the car and taken into custody.  She was booked into the Ventura County Jail on outstanding warrants.  She is being held without bail

One Suspect Arrested One Still at Large

Ventura, CA
- May 1st, 2013 UPDATE

The driver of a stolen car who fled from Sheriff’s Deputies yesterday in Carpinteria prompting a search of the area is in custody.  22-year-old Joseph Rowland was arrested this morning in Ventura and transported to the Santa Barbara County Jail.  His girlfriend, 28 year old Taryn Yankovitch who is also wanted in connection with the crime is still at large and Sheriff’s Investigators are asking for the public’s help in trying to locate her.

At around 8 a.m. this morning Ventura Police Officers responded to a 9-1-1 domestic dispute call at an apartment located in the 4000 block of Madison Street.  When they arrived, they observed a male exiting the apartment and immediately identified him as Rowland who was wanted in Santa Barbara County.

Rowland attempted to flee from Ventura Police Officers but was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit.  Police Officers then called Santa Barbara Sheriff Detectives after confirming Rowland was wanted in Santa Barbara County. It was discovered that Rowland was not involved with the domestic dispute and was merely staying with friends at the Madison Street location.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Detectives arrived in Ventura, took Rowland into custody and transported him to the Santa Barbara County Jail.  He is charged with vehicle theft, felony evading, resisting arrest, driving while suspended and possession of stolen property.  His bail is set at $25,000.00 

The Sheriff’s Department is currently seeking information as to the second suspect, Yankovitch’s whereabouts.  She is wanted not only in connection with the Carpinteria incident but also has a “no bail” warrant out for her arrest in Ventura County due to a failure to appear in court.  Anyone with information on her location is encouraged to call the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Carpinteria sub-station at (805)684-5405 x424.


Two Suspects Wanted for Stealing Car and Fleeing Deputies in Carpinteria

Carpinteria - April 30th, 2013

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Investigators are attempting to locate two suspects found in a stolen car this morning in Carpinteria who fled from Deputies and are still at large.  At around 12:30 this morning, a Deputy noticed a vehicle with suspicious looking license plates parked out front of the 7-eleven on Via Real.  The vehicle had paper plates, similar to those found on a new vehicle.  The car also had a cracked window.  When the Deputy checked inside the 7-eleven, he observed a male exiting the store and a female inside the car.  As the suspicious vehicle pulled away, the Deputy attempted to conduct a vehicle stop by activating his emergency lights. 

The driver refused to yield resulting in a short vehicle pursuit.  The driver drove southbound on US Hwy 101 and exited at Linden Avenue.  The suspects stopped the vehicle, jumped out and fled on foot into a residential area.  Deputies and officers from the California Highway Patrol contained a perimeter of the area to search for the suspects.  A Sheriff’s Office K9 unit was brought in to help.  The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Emergency Dispatch Center sent out a Reverse 911 to residents living in the search area for their protection and to request they report any suspicious activity. 

The suspects were not found but due to evidence found in the investigation the suspects are believed to be from Ventura County.  The vehicle they were driving in was reported stolen from Santa Paula.  Detectives are actively working the case.  If you have any information that may assist with the investigation, you are asked to call the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office sub-station in Carpinteria at (805)684-5405 x424.

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