Santa Maria probationer found with stolen passports and drone

June 15, 2017

While conducting a probation check at a Santa Maria home on Tuesday, authorities found drugs and a wide variety of stolen items, including passports, checks and a drone.

Around 3:30 p.m., Santa Barbara County probation personnel and the Compliance Response Team checked the home of Pablo Ordaz, 27 and found methamphetamine and stolen property, including passports, checks, drivers’ licenses and a professional model drone.

Pablo Ordaz

Investigators also found items used to forge checks and create false identification cards, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities arrested Ordaz and booked him into the Santa Barbara County Jail, where he is being held without bail.

Ordaz is currently charged with violating the terms of his probation and possession of a controlled substance. Sheriff’s officials are requesting that prosecutors file additional charges related to the thefts and possession of stolen items.

A stolen property investigation is still ongoing. Deputies have located several theft victims, including the owner of the drone. Most of the items that authorities recovered were not reported stolen.

Sheriff’s officials encourage anyone who thinks they may have been a victim of theft to report the incident to the local law enforcement agency. Likewise, residents are encouraged not to leave valuables in unsecured vehicles.







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7 Comments

  1. r0y says:

    What got my attention was the fact that there exists a Compliance Response Team! Only the government would have such a thing… I mean, the office of compliance needs to enforce compliance, right?

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  2. whoowhoo says:

    Is that a Smith Corona typewriter? Where did he get that beauty?

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  3. kayaknut says:

    They should give him a job in government. He ability to use money that is not his or that doesn’t exist would fit right in in government.

    (7) 11 Total Votes - 9 up - 2 down
  4. justbeware says:

    These little operations are all too common, often times doing their business in a car or van. They roll through town cranking out bad checks in the parking lot of the business they intend to pass the bad checks at.
    Young people rarely use checks anymore, it’s a debit card world. Merchants should take extra care when accepting checks from anyone who appears to be under the age of 75. ; )

    (19) 19 Total Votes - 19 up - 0 down
  5. Freethebud says:

    Throw away the key on this loser. I mean come on, if your on probation and your still doing this kinda shit society has no use for you.

    (32) 32 Total Votes - 32 up - 0 down
  6. The Identarian says:

    He was trying to learn a new trade. Why all the fuss?

    (15) 17 Total Votes - 16 up - 1 down

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