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Deputy interrupts residential burglary in Orcutt

Posted at 3:42 PM, Jan 03, 2020

A sheriff's deputy interrupted a residential burglary in Orcutt Friday morning.

The deputy was patrolling in the 4200 block of Dominion road at about 8:56 a.m. when he noticed a car parked outside of a house that he knew was vacant.

The deputy walked up to the house and two suspects ran out the back side of the house and into a nearby agriculture field.

CHP units, Santa Barbara County Air Support and sheriff's K9 were sent out to help search for the two men.

Within 20 minutes, 41-year-old Joseph Julian Martinez of Arroyo Grande was arrested and taken into custody.

Authorities are still searching for the second suspect who was described as a male, 5'7", with short hair and a gold Chicago Bulls jacket and blue jeans.

Martinez was booked at the Lompoc Jail for burglary, resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia ,possession of burglary tools and prowling. Bail was set at $20,000.