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Santa Barbara police arrest suspect wanted on three warrants

Posted at 11:08 PM, Feb 13, 2019

Santa Barbara police and Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a wanted suspect Wednesday after stopping a stolen vehicle.

Police say Youvany Alvarez, 31 of Goleta, was driving in the stolen vehicle with two other people around 9:30 a.m. Officers say they conducted a high-risk stop and found stolen property and narcotics inside the car.

Youvany Alvarez

Alvarez was wanted in connection with three active warrants. Police say he is the suspect in several serious domestic violence acts within the city of Santa Barbara which include kidnapping, domestic violence battery with injury, and stalking.

Police searched a Goleta home connected to Alvarez later Wednesday afternoon.

The investigation is ongoing and officers say they are processing evidence that was found in the home.

Police say Alvarez will be taken to the Santa Barbara County Jail for misdemeanor and felony violations.