press release - 08281601

Public Assistance Requested to Locate Child Annoyance Suspect


Santa Barbara - August 28th, 2016

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputies are on the lookout for a child annoyance suspect wanted for numerous crimes. On Saturday, August 27th at approximately 5:30 p.m. deputies responded to the 5100 block of San Lorenzo Dr. in the unincorporated area of Santa Barbara for a report of a male subject who followed a woman and her daughter while they were on a walk in the area.  The suspect, described as a Hispanic male adult in his thirties, was observed touching his genitals as he followed behind them.


The woman and her daughter arrived home and shortly thereafter found the same suspect inside of their residence. The suspect brushed up against the juvenile victim before being confronted by a male resident inside the house. The suspect then fled the scene and was last seen running southbound on San Felipe Drive.


Deputies from the Santa Barbara, Isla Vista and Coastal stations flooded the area in an attempt to locate and capture the suspect. A K-9 team and the Santa Barbara County Air Support Unit also assisted in the search. Despite all efforts to locate the suspect, he was not found. The suspect is described as having a dark complexion with multiple acne scars on his face, average build, wearing a grey t-shirt, shorts, neon yellow tennis shoes, a cross-shaped earring and a gold chain necklace.


The suspect is wanted on charges of child annoyance, criminal trespass and lewd acts in public. If anyone recognizes the description of this suspect, or has any information on this or a similar case, please contact the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office at (805)683-2724.  To leave an anonymous tip call (805)681-4171 or go to, click on the “Contact Us” link and scroll down to the Anonymous Tips and Information.



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