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Santa Barbara Police Department
Thursday August 29th, 2019 :: 01:29 p.m. PDT


Santa Barbara Police Crime Blotter

Law Catches Up to Moto Dealer Days Later


On August 28, 2019, Santa Barbara Police Department Narcotics Detectives working in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office Intelligence Deputies received information regarding a local methamphetamine dealer identified as Santa Barbara resident David Jimenez, age 42.


Earlier this week, Jimenez was arrested for DUI while riding a motorcycle. Jimenez was booked at Santa Barbara County Jail for DUI, and the motorcycle was impounded to a tow yard in Buellton.


Through a collaborative investigative effort between Santa Barbara Police Detectives and Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office Deputies it was determined Jimenez had hidden a large amount of methamphetamine on his motorcycle prior to his DUI arrest.


A search warrant was obtained and upon serving the warrant, detectives located approximately 5.6 ounces of methamphetamine under the seat of Jimenez’ motorcycle. Jimenez was charged with 11378 H/S Methamphetamine Possession for Sales and 11379 H/S Methamphetamine Transportation.


Man Walks-Off with Industrial Floor Scrubber


On August 23, 2019, a commercial disc floor scrubber was stolen during a burglary in the City of Santa Barbara. Due to the uniqueness  and value of the stolen item, the Santa Barbara Police Department is asking for the public’s help in recovering it. Information obtained during the investigation suggests that someone may have purchased it from the suspect(s), not knowing that it was stolen.


If you have any information, please contact Ofc. K. Rapp at (805) 897-2355 /, or call anonymously to (805) 897-2386.


Santa Barbara Police Department
215 East Figueroa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-897-2300

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