Lompoc police officer arrested
May 28, 2014
A Lompoc Police Department sergeant was arrested Friday for allegedly making criminal threats and vandalism. He was the second Lompoc police officer arrested this year.
Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies arrested Sgt. Joseph Stetz following a dispute at his home outside the Lompoc city limits. Stetz was released from the Santa Barbara County Jail after posting $50,000 bail.
Sgt. Stetz has been placed on paid administrative leave.
In March, deputies arrested Lompoc police officer David Garcia officer on suspicion of drunken driving after the off-duty officer slammed into a tree and then allegedly took off.