Two men were arrested in connection with an attempted burglary at a rural home north of Goleta.
Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies responded on Friday to a ranch in the 1200 block of North Glern Annie Road that was burglarized Thursday night.
During the course of the investigation, the responding deputy interrupted a suspect attempting to steal a vehicle from the ranch property, the press release stated.
Jakub Hanasz, 20, attempted to run from deputies. He was found hiding under a lemon tree and arrested after a brief chase. Joaquin Diaz, 25, was also arrested for connection to the burglary.
The investigation found Hanasz was in possession of a truck that had been stolen from the City of Santa Barbara a week prior. It contained other stolen items.
Law enforcement said evidence indicated Hanasz and Diaz were working together in an attempt to steal two different vehicles from the ranch.
Hanasz was arrested and booked on the charges of residential burglary, conspiracy, and vehicle theft, and attempted vehicle theft, possession of stolen property, resisting and delaying a peace officer and for violation of probation.
He is being held without bail.
Joaquin Anthony Diaz was booked on charges of residential burglary, conspiracy and attempted vehicle theft in addition to an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He is being held on $55,000 bail.
“This case is another great example of teamwork and communication from all of those involved. The combined
utilization of the K-9 Units and Air Support was vital in the search and apprehension of the suspects in this
challenging terrain,” the release stated.