Two Santa Maria-area transients were arrested Wednesday afternoon after allegedly stealing a chainsaw from an Orcutt home.
Daniel Brown, 30, and 28-year-old Deanna Trott were arrested by Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies on suspicion of burglary, possession of stolen property and conspiracy to commit a crime. Brown had been on Post Release Community Supervision for a theft-related offense, domestic violence and other miscellaneous offenses, and Trott had a warrant for her arrest for a probation violation.
It was just before 2 p.m. Wednesday when the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center received a 911 call from a resident who reported that suspects entered his garage in the 500 block of Dale Way in Orcutt and stole a chainsaw.
The victim had been working in his garage, on his chainsaw, with his garage door open. He reportedly stepped inside his house and when he returned to his garage a few minutes later, he discovered his chainsaw was missing. The victim walked out of his garage and contacted a neighbor who told him he saw subjects walking in the neighborhood, one of whom was carrying a chainsaw.
Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area and began searching the neighborhood. The suspects were described as a male dressed in black and a female with red hair. After about 30 minutes of searching the area, a deputy observed two subjects walking near David Road and Comanche Avenue, one of which had a chainsaw bar sticking out of his backpack.
The suspects attempted to hide on the property of a nearby residence on Comanche Avenue, according to a Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman, but deputies quickly located them, along with the stolen chainsaw, and took them into custody.
The suspects were booked into the Lompoc Police Department Jail.