At around 1:00 yesterday afternoon in the 1700 block of Cottonwood Street in the Santa Ynez Valley community of Ballard, a resident reported coming home to find a subject wearing a bandana inside her home. The suspect was last seen running across the yard.
Sheriff’s Deputies responded and secured the area. A reverse 9-1-1 was sent to area residents asking them to stay inside while Deputies searched the area for the suspect. A K-9 Unit and Santa Barbara County Air Support Unit Copter 2 were brought in to assist. After several hours of searching, the suspect was not located.
If you have any information on the incident you are asked to call the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office at 681-4100.