Police arrested on Sunday two male subjects suspected of committing several acts of burglary in Isla Vista, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office (SBSO) said Tuesday.
Darian Duchett, 21, and Brandon McClellan, 19, were “prowling” in I.V., SBSO spokesperson Kelly Hoover said, when an officer attempted to contact them. The two subjects fled the area on foot, she said.
Hoover said police apprehended and arrested Dutchett at approximately 1 a.m. near 890 Camino Pescadero, and McClellan was apprehended and arrested at approximately the same time near 6618 Sueno Road.
Dutchett and McClellan are believed to be connected to several recent residential burglaries in I.V., Hoover said. Police said they recovered stolen property from the two men after the arrest.