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Police Arrest Man They Say Admits To String of Vehicle Burglaries In Santa Barbara

Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 12:06am

A man is facing multiple charges after police say witnesses say the saw him burglarizing vehicles on Santa Barbara’s Westside.

Santa Barbara Police were called to the area of San Andres and Pedregosa Streets just after 12:30 yesterday afternoon, by reports of a man randomly opening the doors of vehicles. Officers say Eduardo Murillo was hiding behind a vehicle when the reached the scene, and tried to run away, but was caught when he tripped, and fell to the ground.

They recovered drugs, and a gym bag which were filled with items which they say the 20 year old Santa Barbara man admitted taking from multiple vehicles. He was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of stolen property.

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