Santa Barbara County deputies track down pride flag thieves

August 1, 2022

By KAREN VELIE

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies tracked down the two young adults who stole two Pride Flags from the Los Olivos area.

On July 28, a caller reported the theft of a pride flag from the 2900-block of Nojoqui Avenue in Los Olivos. Deputies spent several days investigating the report including collecting physical evidence, interviewing victims and witnesses, and tracking down a video of the burning of a pride flag.

As a result of their efforts, deputies identified two suspects in the theft. The suspects admitted to an additional theft of a pride flag in the Ballard area as well as the burning of one of the flags in a video they shared on social media.

Deputies submitted the case to the Santa Barbara County District Attorneys Office with a request for charges of petty theft and a hate crime.


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fat chance

Thank God, they solved the crime of the century….


Borderline

Tons of fentynal rolling across our border along with associated gang activity, dealers cut loose here in Cali due to ridiculous laws, and this is what law enforcement wants to show as a win? I want my tax dollars back.


Ben Daho

So the party of Law and order now only wants certain laws obeyed. I was wondering when it was coming out.


Florian75

How about we all agree to leave all flags, campaign signs, and ribbons untouched and undisturbed where they are flown/posted?


kayaknut

And agree to have city halls and other goverment offices fly only the US flag and state and city flags


Joe Blow

In contrast, liberals are revered as patriots when they burn the American flag in protest for some woke nonsense.


kevin rise

Stealing vs burning ones own property “legally” are different. Theft has nothing to do with woke, nor does being Homosexual. Theft is a crime and homosexuality is neurologic and genetic, that’s science and law. Two different things. How people choose to express their ideologies, be it flamboyant bumper stickers, waving radical flags over vineyard, shirts, book banning, ideologic banning, or other material symbols is up to them. How we respond in peace is up to us, as long as we are all neighbors with empathy at the end of the day, in the free speech, woke, conservative, liberal, all sex race and religion safely, in the USA. One who calls one Woke yet wants censorship based on their own limited ideology in a society of Equal ideologies is actually asleep. Poop worship is still worship, and shall be respected in America.


Ben Daho

It’s interesting that no matter how factual you are, the Cons will down vote it if it’s not lock step gop


kettle

In contrast some woke nonsense from the rainbow burning party:


Speaking of crimes committed One of the men tore down the flag and threw it to to the ground, inciting cheers and applause


Ben Daho

Of course. Cons like attacking America because Orange Poseur didn’t like losing. Using flag poles as weapons is ok. Attacking America is ok, but let’s whine. Cons say they support the constitution but don’t like those to exercise their 1st. Amendment rights. That 2nd part of the 2nd Amendment sure is convenient.