This morning, Lompoc High School was locked down after three suspects in a vehicle pursuit fled onto the campus following a collision. According to authorities, the incident happened around 10:30 a.m., and began with a pursuit on Highway 1 then proceeded into Lompoc. Officers with Lompoc Police, and deputies from the Sheriff’s Department surrounded the campus, and were calling for a K9 unit and a helicopter to help with the search. About 15 to 20 minutes later, authorities had two of the suspects in custody. No word yet on the third suspect.
The International House of Pancakes is celebrating its 12th annual National Pancake Day today by serving up free pancakes to benefit Cottage Children's Medical Center. IHOP restaurants on the Central Coast will be offering up a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes to customers from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. In return for the free pancakes, IHOP asks customers to consider leaving a donation to Cottage Children's Medical Center or any other Children's Miracle Network hospital. Since 2006, the Pancake Day celebration has raised more than $15 million to support children's hospitals. You can support the cause by heading to any of these participating restaurants:
1701 State Street, Downtown Santa Barbara
4765 Calle Real, Goleta
1114 Casitas Pass Road, Carpinteria
Early this morning a man is arrested for stealing a truck in Santa Barbara. The incident happened around 4:30 Tuesday morning. Santa Barbara Police say officers responded to Elarco Drive after the owner of a Ford F 250 heard his vehicle start and drive away. The owner then called police. Shortly after arriving on the scene, police say officers spotted the stolen truck driving down Garden Street and Los Olivos. Police followed the truck until the driver bailed, jumping out on East Pedregosa Street. The truck continued rolling down the street before hitting a tree. The suspect took off and hid in the neighborhood. They were found hiding in the 2000 block of Garden Street by a K9 unit from the Sheriff’s Department. The suspect was arrested without incident.
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating a suspect wanted in connection with a vehicle theft and credit card fraud. Back on February 21, a vehicle was stolen overnight from a residence in Goleta. The white 2011 Scion XB, with license plate 6NTC135, is still outstanding. The victim’s purse was in the car at the time. After stealing the vehicle, the suspect then used the victim’s credit cards at multiple locations in the La Cumbre area of Santa Barbara. The suspect was captured by surveillance cameras using the victim’s credit cards. The suspect is a white male adult in his twenties with dark hair and is about 5’-10” to 5’-11.Anyone with any information is asked to contact Deputy Tom Green at the Sheriff’s Office, 961-7518 or leave an anonymous tip at 681-4171.
More than 100 students from across Santa Barbara County will compete in the 62nd annual Santa Barbara County Science Fair. The event takes place on Friday, March 10. The exhibits by junior and senior high students will be open for public viewing in UCSB’s Corwin Pavilion from 4 to 7 p.m., when the awards ceremony begins. At stake is more than $3,000 in prizes as well as advancement to the California State Science Fair in April, and the Broadcom MASTERS national science and engineering competition. In addition to the competition, students will get to see and touch cutting-edge research as they participate in a Science Expo presented by the California Nanosystems Institute.
The Santa Barbara County Science Fair is organized by a volunteer committee and coordinated in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Education Office. The fair is supported by local organizations, including generous donations from the University of California, Raytheon, and the Santa Barbara Science and Engineering Council. For more information visit www.sbsciencefair.org.