Sheriff's Deputies Locate and Arrest Suspect Wanted For Burglarizing a Business and Stealing Vehicle
Goleta - March 25th, 2017
On Friday, March 24, 2017, at approximately 11:00 a.m., a member of the Goleta Police Department motorcycle and traffic enforcement unit responded to a reported burglary and theft of a vehicle from Goleta Motors, located in the 5700 block of Hollister Avenue. During the burglary, suspect(s) broke into the Goleta Motors office and took vehicle keys. The suspect(s) attempted to steal one vehicle, but that vehicle malfunctioned and was later found parked in an adjacent parking lot. The suspect(s) were able to steal a different vehicle, a tan 2000 Toyota Corolla, before leaving the scene.
At approximately 1:40 p.m., deputies located a vehicle matching the description of the stolen vehicle in the parking lot of Sprouts, located in the 100 block of N. Fairview Avenue. One suspect, later identified as 18-year-old Kamall Jackson of Goleta, was located in the driver’s seat of the vehicle. Jackson was subsequently placed under arrest without incident for vehicle theft. Deputies searched Jackson and located a key to the stolen vehicle on his person, as well as a key tag for the vehicles from Goleta Motors.
During the course of this investigation, deputies learned that Jackson had taken license plates off a different vehicle and attached them to the stolen vehicle in an attempt to avoid detection.
Jackson was booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail for Vehicle Theft, Vehicle Tampering and Commercial Burglary. Jackson’s bail was set at $25,000.
The case is still under investigation and deputies believe additional suspects may have been involved. If you have any information regarding the crime or the whereabouts of those suspects, and would like to leave an anonymous tip, please call 805-681-4171. You can also send a tip by using the following hyperlink: http://www.sbsheriff.org/anonymoustips.html.
For Media Inquires Contact PIO Kelly Hoover
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