Facebook post leads to arrest of serial burglar in Orcutt
September 8, 2016
After spending two weeks investigating a series of residential burglaries in the Orcutt area, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies found a Facebook posts detailing an unreported break-in. Deputies then arrested a 44-year-old Orcutt woman, who is accused of stealing cash and jewelry from several homes.
Sheriff’s officials say Wendy Snow was entering homes during the daytime through unlocked doors and windows. Snow is suspected of burglarizing six homes.
On Tuesday, deputies discovered the Facebook post discussing one of the burglaries. KSBY reported the Facebook post detailed a female resident’s encounter of finding Snow inside her home.
Deputies contacted the victim and, after further investigation, identified Snow as the suspect. Investigators found Snow at her home and recovered some stolen property. Deputies arrested Snow and and booked her in Santa Barbara County Jail with her bail set at $50,000.
Snow reportedly sold some of the possessions she stole, profiting about $4,000.
The sheriff’s office is reminding residents to secure all doors and windows before leaving their homes. Sheriff’s officials are also requesting that residents report suspicious people in their neighborhoods.