By Raiza Giorgi

Sean Lynn
Photo contributed

Jeffrey Stolz
Photo contributed

After receiving a LoJack alert about a stolen vehicle from Goleta being signaled it was in Buellton, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies located the vehicle, a white Audi SUV, in the area of Thumbelina Drive and Odense Street. Two suspects ran from the vehicle and 59-year-old Jeffrey Stoltz of Buellton, was quickly detained. 

Around 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19,  Santa Ynez Valley residents became aware after multiple law enforcement vehicles including K9 units and a helicopter were circling over the Thumbelina neighborhood on the east side of Buellton. 

The second suspect,Sean Lynn, 53, of Goleta, was found by Sheriff’s Deputies and Sheriff’s K9 Duke in the backyard of a home in the 400-blk of Kendale Road where he was taken into custody without further incident. A records check of Lynn revealed an outstanding felony no-bail warrant for a violation of post-release community supervision for assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm. 

Both suspects will be booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail. Stoltz will be booked for possession of drug paraphernalia (misdemeanor), destruction of evidence (misdemeanor), and vehicle theft (felony) with a bail of $25,000. Lynn will be booked for vehicle theft (felony), and the no-bail warrant. Booking photos are expected to be available tomorrow morning. The California Highway Patrol will be handling the stolen vehicle recovery report.