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Man arrested after burglary, chase in Santa Barbara County

Posted at 6:32 PM, Oct 31, 2018

Authorities arrested a man who they say led officers on a pursuit through Santa Barbara County after burglarizing the Rite Aid pharmacy in Solvang.

The drug store was reportedly burglarized sometime around 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

Sheriff’s officials say deputies spotted a car believed to be associated with the burglary and attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the driver refused to yield.

The chase continued to the City of Santa Barbara, where at about 4:30 am., police reportedly located the vehicle and the suspect in the 1000 block of Santa Barbara Street.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s officials have identified the suspect as Trenell Roshean Steel, 28, of Carson. Authorities say they searched his vehicle and found a large amount of stolen prescription medication from the Rite Aid.

Trenell Roshean Steel


Surveillance video of the burglary shows two people involved, so sheriff’s investigators are still looking for a second suspect.

Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact the sheriff’s office at (805) 681-4150. To leave an anonymous tip, call (805) 681-4171 or visit the sheriff’s website.