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Armed Suspect Robs Store in Casitas Plaza

Carpinteria, Calif. –  At 12:17 p.m. today, deputies responded to Casitas Plaza on a report of a robbery that had just occurred. Deputies arrived minutes after the call and were told that a suspect, who was armed with a firearm had fled the scene prior to deputies’ arrival. Several deputies checked the surrounding area for… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

David Zarate is wanted on a $1,000.000.00 felony warrant charging him with conspiracy and identity theft. He is described as 5-10, 200 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes.  He also goes by David Hernandez and his last known address was in Oxnard CA.

Victims’ Remains Recovered and Suspects Arrested for 2018 Murder

Santa Maria, Calif. – Early this morning, Sheriff’s detectives arrested two suspects for their involvement in the murder and disposal of a victim that occurred in December, 2018. As part of an ongoing investigation into a missing person case, detectives were assisted by the Sheriff’s Office Dive Team at a golf course in the 1400-block… Read more »

One Remaining COVID-19 Inmate Case at the Main Jail

Santa Barbara, Calif. – The Sheriff’s Office is announcing the recovery of all but one of its inmates who tested positive during a recent COVID-19 outbreak at the Main Jail. With the recovery of these inmates, the Main Jail has only one remaining active COVID-19 case. These inmates tested positive between August 24 and September… Read more »

Oceanside Men Arrested in Isla Vista for Drug Possession

Isla Vista, Calif. – Two Oceanside men were arrested in Isla Vista over the weekend when they were found in possession of an array of illegal drugs. On Saturday, September 19, 2020, at approximately 1:50 a.m., patrol deputies conducted a traffic enforcement stop of a vehicle on Sabado Tarde Road in Isla Vista. When deputies… Read more »

Armed Suspect Robs Buellton Liquor Store

Buellton, Calif. – Deputies are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a liquor store in the 400-block of Avenue of the Flags tonight. Deputies responded to the 911 call at 5:51 p.m., established a perimeter and requested assistance from Sheriff’s K9 Units and County Air Support as they searched the area. The suspect, who was… Read more »

Armed Suspect Robs Orcutt 7-Eleven

Orcutt, Calif. – Sheriff’s detectives are investigating an armed robbery that occurred in the early morning hours on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. At approximately 03:26 a.m., deputies responded to the 4900-block of S. Bradley for a robbery that had just occurred. Deputies learned that a suspect had entered the store, threatened the clerk with a… Read more »

Custody Deputy Tests Positive for COVID-19

Santa Barbara, Calif. – A custody deputy, who was tested on Thursday as part of employee surveillance testing, has been found to be COVID-19 positive today. The custody deputy, who is asymptomatic, wore a mask while at work and was sent home as soon as the results were returned. This brings the total number of… Read more »

Three Additional Inmates Test Positive COVID-19

Santa Barbara, Calif. – Three additional inmates at the Main Jail have tested positive for COVID-19.  The three inmates were tested as part of contact tracing from an outbreak that was discovered two weeks ago, and had been quarantined since that time. All three are being monitored by custody and medical staff regularly. One previously… Read more »

UPDATE: Motorcyclist Killed in Traffic Collision – Identity Released

The Sheriff’s Office is releasing the identity of the motorcyclist who died in the traffic collision last Friday. The decedent is 58-year-old Daniel Harris of Goleta. This investigation remains ongoing. Goleta, Calif. –  At 3:54 p.m. 9/4/20, Sheriff’s deputies along with County Fire and AMR responded to the intersection of Cathedral Oaks Road and King… Read more »

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