Saturday, June 23 , 2018, 9:35 am | Fog/Mist 63º

 
 
 
 

11 Businesses Hit in Series of Overnight Burglaries

Two suspects taken into custody at a Carpinteria gas station

Michael Ray Marval
Michael Ray Marval

Two suspects were arrested early Saturday after a South Coast burglary spree that ended when a Santa Barbara County sheriff’s deputy spotted them at a gas station in Carpinteria.

About 12:45 a.m. Saturday, an alarm alerted sheriff’s deputies to a break-in at a business in the 4200 block of State Street. When responding, they found the front door lock had been damaged, and some merchandise in the store was apparently missing.

During the next two hours, deputies received more than a dozen similar reports at two businesses in the 100 block of South Patterson Avenue, three businesses in the 5700 block of Calle Real and one business in the 100 block of North Fairview Avenue.

About 3:24 a.m., a deputy aware of the rash of burglaries spotted two men acting suspiciously at a gas station at the Casitas Pass Road exit in Carpinteria. After interviewing the men, the deputy discovered a large amount of merchandise and cash in their vehicle.

Lonnie Wayne Roth
Lonnie Wayne Roth

Later Saturday morning, at least four more businesses reported similar break-ins overnight. In all, 11 businesses in the Sheriff’s Department’s jurisdiction reported being victimized by burglary overnight.

Michael Ray Marval, 48, and Lonnie Wayne Roth, 43, were booked into the County Jail.

Marval was being held on a no-bail parole hold. Roth was booked for burglary, receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy. Bail was set at $250,000.

— Drew Sugars is a public information officer for the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department.

 

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Enter your email
Select your membership level
×

Payment Information

You are purchasing:

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >