Saturday, July 22 , 2017, 3:57 pm | Fair 72º

 
 
 
 

Local News

Police Asks Public’s Help for Identity of Alleged Champagne Thief

Santa Barbara police on Saturday requested the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of stealing champagne from a market on the Mesa earlier this month.

Sgt. Riley Harwood, a department spokesman, issued two photographs taken from store surveillance video and said the man in the pictures was believed to have taken two bottles of Cristal Champagne on Jan. 1 and Jan. 9. The champagne was valued at $150 per bottle.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the case is asked to contact Officer Kevin Rhyne at 805.897.2326 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Anonymous tips may be left at 805.897.2386.

Noozhawk publisher Bill Macfadyen can be contacted at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Follow him on Twitter: @noozhawk and connect with Noozhawk on Facebook.

This image was taken from store surveillance video at a Mesa market on Jan. 1. (Santa Barbara Police Department photo)
This image was taken from store surveillance video at a Mesa market on Jan. 1. (Santa Barbara Police Department photo)

  • 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 >

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.



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 >