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Suspected Gang Member Jailed on Burglary Charge

By Tom Bolton, Noozhawk Executive Editor | @tombol |

Willie Holguin
Willie Holguin

A suspected gang member is facing burglary charges after being arrested Saturday for allegedly breaking into a business, according to the Santa Maria Police Department.

Willie Holguin, 43, was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on suspicion of burglary and a street-gang enhancement, said Sgt. Daniel Cohen, a department spokesman.

Bail was set at $1.1 million.

Officers responded at about 7:25 a.m. Saturday to a burglar alarm at a business in the 2400 block of Professional Parkway, and found an unlocked door, Cohen said.

“A male suspect fled running out the back of the business toward the Town and Country Motel,” said Cohen, adding that the man was able to escape arrest at that time.

Subsequent investigation led investigators to a room at the motel, where they found Holguin hiding in a bathroom, Cohen said.

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» on 11.18.12 @ 10:19 AM

Bail set at 1.1 million dollars is this not a bit out of hand?

» on 11.18.12 @ 02:27 PM

Another illegal alien ?

Thanks Demorats for opening the doors to these law breakers, and million of there anchor babies.

Calif is now the laziest state in the nation, with more welfare food stamps section 8 and the lazy 99ers state on the dole. No reason to work in california, its more profitable to leech of others that do work..Sad.

» on 11.19.12 @ 03:57 AM

bluewavedave: if you think the bail is high then perhaps he can stay with you, because I certainly don’t want a gang member career criminal around the honest citizens.

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