Staff Report

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help after three residential burglaries in a week in Santa Ynez.

A homeowner in the 3600 block of Olive Street in Santa Ynez returned from work to find that the residence had been burglarized on Tuesday, Oct. 1. A second victim in the 1300 block of Refugio Road returned in the afternoon and discovered their home was burglarized. In both homes, similar items were taken, and similar methods were noted. In both cases, the burglars entered through unlocked rear doors.

Then on Thursday, Oct. 3, a third residential burglary was reported to the Sheriff’s Office in the 1100 block of Tyndall St. The residence was again accessed through an unlocked rear door.

The Sheriff’s Department has no identified suspect or vehicle information and asks that anyone with information relating to these burglaries call the sheriff’s Solvang station 805-686-5000 during business hours or the non-emergency dispatch line at 805-683-2724 after hours. The public can also make an anonymous tip at

Deputies also ask residents to keep doors and windows locked when not at home, and to keep a watchful eye for suspicious activity in their neighborhoods and to call 9-1-1 about anything that seems suspicious.