Fourth Lompoc police officer arrested in under 12 months
February 21, 2015
Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Lompoc police officer accused of domestic violence on Friday, marking the fourth arrest of a member of the Lompoc Police Department in less than 12 months.
According to police, an unnamed police officer informed his supervisor that John Reyna had been involved in an act of domestic violence. After police command staff looked into the allegation, Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies arrested Reyna and booked him into the Santa Barbara County Jail.
Officer Reyna is a seven year veteran of the department.
In October, deputies responded to call from a neighbor about a domestic dispute at a Vandenberg Village home. The deputies arrested 29-year-old Lompoc police detective Matthew Hill and charged him with assault.
Prior to Hill’s arrest, Lompoc officer David Garcia was arrested in March for driving under the influence and Sergeant Joseph Stetz was arrested in May for felony vandalism and making criminal threats. Stetz’s charges also stemmed from a domestic dispute, while Garica wound up in handcuffs after he crashed his car into a tree and took off while on duty.
In addition to the arrests of officers, another Lompoc city employee was arrested late last year. On Oct. 7, parks and recreation worker Kelly Didrickson allegedly backed a city vehicle into another car and drove off while under the influence of alcohol.
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