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Registered Sex Offender Arrested in Carpinteria

Sheriff's deputies determine ex-Buellton resident failed to re-register with authorities

Joaquin Carreno III
Joaquin Carreno III

Santa Barbara County sheriff’s deputies arrested a registered sex offender Thursday in Carpinteria after discovering the former Buellton resident had failed to re-register with authorities, Sheriff’s Department spokesman Drew Sugars said.

Joaquin Carreno III, 47, was arrested for violating Penal Code section 290, which requires convicted sex offenders to register with local law enforcement within five days of moving to a new location, Sugars said. Carreno’s last known address was in Buellton.

Authorities were tipped by local lifeguards who reported that Carreno had been loitering on the beach and talking to himself. Sugars said a sheriff’s investigation determined he was living in his vehicle in Carpinteria and had not re-registered.

Carreno was booked into County Jail on $20,000 bail.

Further details were not available late Thursday.

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