SBPD Requests the Assistance in Identifying Taser Suspect of Elderly Assault

Authored on
April 19, 2022

On April 18, 2022, around 7:30 pm, the Santa Barbara Police Combined Communication Center received a report from a 72-year-old female victim stating she had just been attacked and tasered by an unknown female suspect in the 2900 block of State Street.

The victim reported, while on her cell phone talking to a family member, the female suspect approached her and brandished a taser. According to the initial investigation, this incident was unprovoked by the victim. The suspect then began to “taser” the victim several times before fleeing the area on foot.

The suspect is currently outstanding, and the Santa Barbara Police Department is requesting the assistance of the community in identifying her. The suspect needs to be questioned regarding this case for felony elder abuse and felony assault with a taser.

The suspect appears to be a Hispanic female approximately 5’ 4”, weighing around 160 lbs., and in their mid-30s. At the time of the attack the suspect was wearing a grey beanie type hat, brown jacket, and grey athletic pants. The suspect also had a Germen Shepard dog with her.

If you know this suspect, or observed someone matching the description in the photos, please contact the Santa Barbara Police Department 805-882-8900 or call 9-1-1.



Contact Info

Santa Barbara Police Department
215 East Figueroa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

(805) 897-2300 (805) 897-2434 Fax
In case of emergency, call 9-1-1   
Non-Emergency Dispatch, 805-882-8900

Sgt. Ethan Ragsdale, Communications Sergeant – PIO