Burglary Suspect Barricaded in Home Near Verano Drive & San Martin Way

Authored on
January 5, 2022

On January 6, 2022, around 09:21am, the Santa Barbara Police Combined Communications Center received a report about a burglary in progress from a resident in the area of Verano Drive and San Martin Way. The resident informed dispatchers that her and her younger daughter had locked themselves in an upstairs bathroom and a subject unknown to them was still inside the home.

Multiple officers responded to the area and were able to safely extricate the residents from a second story bathroom window using a fire department ladder. 

It is believed there is one male suspect inside the residence at this time and he is refusing all verbal commands to exit the home. A perimeter has been established and SWAT, Crisis Negotiation Team, and County Mental Health are currently on scene.

It is believed there is no threat to the public at this time. Santa Barbara Police are asking everyone to please avoid the area. Road closures are in place and no pedestrians or vehicles will be allowed in the area.  There is no threat to any of the schools in the area.

This situation is currently unfolding. No further information at this time.

Road closures include; Verano Dr & La Colina Rd., San Martin Way & Rosario Dr., and Verano Dr. & Primavera Rd.



Contact Info


735 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 

P: (805) 963-0611
F: (805) 564-5475

Sgt. E. Ragsdale, Communications Sergeant – PIO