A 23-year-old Isla Vista resident was arrested on charges of residential burglary early Saturday morning, according to the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office (SBSO).
The suspect, Lovens Laurore, was arrested after SBSO responded to the report of a “burglary in progress” on the 6700 block of Del Playa at approximately 4:20 a.m., according to an SBSO press release sent out on Saturday night.
Laurore is not affiliated with UC Santa Barbara or Santa Barbara City College, according to SBSO spokesperson Kelly Hoover.
The victim called 911 after returning home and finding Laurore “rummaging through his apartment,” according to the press release.
Further investigation revealed that Laurore entered the residence through an unlocked door, according to the release.
Laurore had collected “several pieces of high-end clothing” and a MacBook computer before attempting to flee, but the victim and a housemate detained him until law enforcement officials arrived.
He is being held on a $50,000 bail at the Santa Barbara County Jail.
Sheriff’s deputies later discovered that Laurore is on probation for “possession of stolen property,” according to the press release.
SBSO is currently conducting an investigation.
Anyone with additional information is asked to call the I.V. Foot Patrol at 805-681-4179 or to leave an anonymous tip at 805-681-4171. An anonymous tip can also be submitted here.