Suspect Caught Stealing from Medicine Cabinet – Santa Barbara Edhat

Suspect Caught Stealing from Medicine Cabinet

updated: Sep 05, 2016, 11:00 AM

Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office

Just after midnight on September 4, 2016, a Sheriff’s Sergeant observed a
suspect stealing items out of the Operation Medicine Cabinet kiosk located
in front of Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Coastal Station in the
City of Carpinteria. The suspect was using a homemade cord and fishing hook
to remove syringes, medications and other controlled substances that were
inside the cabinet.

The suspect was contacted and identified as being 46-year-old Christian
Kulbe of Santa Barbara. He was taken into custody. Stolen medications and
syringes along with his “fishing” device were seized as evidence. Kulbe was
booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail on charges which included
possession of stolen property, petty theft, possession of burglary tools,
prowling and possession of controlled substances. His bail was set at

It is important to note that members of the public should not place sharps
of any sort into the Operation Medicine Cabinet drop-boxes. To do so,
jeopardizes the safety of the program and its mission to safely dispose of
medication in Santa Barbara County. Medicine should be in its original
packaging if possible. Loose powders and pills must be sealed in a Ziploc

Operation Medicine Cabinet is a joint partnership between the Santa Barbara
County Sheriff’s Office and Santa Barbara County Public Works – Resource
Recovery and Waste Management Division. The Operation Medicine Cabinet drop
boxes are open 24 hours a day and are located at the following Sheriff’s

Carpinteria at 5775 Carpinteria Ave.
Buellton at 140 W. Highway 246
Santa Barbara at 4434 Calle Real
Solvang at 1745 Mission Dr
Goleta at 7042 Market Place Dr.
Santa Maria at 812-A West Foster Rd.
Isla Vista at 6504 Trigo Rd.
Lompoc at 3500 Harris Grade

The City of Carpinteria contracts with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s
Office for Police Services.

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