SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office says an attempt to sell stolen surfboards led to the arrests of two men and a woman.
Deputies were called Wednesday on a report that a man was attempting to sell the surfboards to a store that offers used sporting goods.
Authorities learned that the surfboards had been stolen from a parked vehicle near a beach in Santa Barbara earlier in the week. The investigation led to another man and a woman sitting nearby in a pickup truck that had been stolen in Santa Maria last month.
The Sheriff’s Office says a search of the stolen truck revealed suspected stolen property, including laptop computers, cellphones, mail and credit cards as well as a credit card “skimming” device.
All three were jailed on various charges.