Author: Raquel Zick

Detectives Re-open 1975 Cold Case Homicide

Santa Barbara, Calif. – The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office is re-opening a 45-year-old homicide case this week. Paul Ornelas, who was 16-years-old at the time of his death on June… Read more »

2021 Deltopia Weekend Recap

Isla Vista, Calif. – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is releasing preliminary numbers related to the unsanctioned spring break party in Isla Vista known as Deltopia. The Deltopia weekend… Read more »

Suspects Arrested for Negligent Discharge of Firearm, Stolen Firearm Recovered

Goleta, Calif. –On Friday, April 2, 2021 at approximately 2:24 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of San Milano Drive to investigate a report of a shot heard in… Read more »

Give the Phone a “Break”: April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Goleta, Calif. – April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the Goleta Police Department encourages drivers to give the phone a break and focus on the road. Throughout the month… Read more »

Two Additional Inmates and One Staff Member Found to be COVID-19 Positive

Santa Barbara, Calif. – Two additional inmates and one Sheriff’s Deputy have tested positive for COVID-19. The two inmates were detected during the intake screening process. One of the inmates… Read more »

Detectives Arrest Masseur for Sexual Battery, Additional Victims Sought

Carpinteria, Calif. – At 1:29 p.m. today, Sheriff’s detectives arrested 46-year-old Xiaodong Mei of Oxnard for sexual battery charges perpetrated at his massage business. Earlier this month, Sheriff’s detectives began… Read more »

One Additional Staff Member COVID Positive , Main Jail Remains Clear of COVID

Santa Barbara, Calif. – One additional Sheriff’s Deputy was been found to be COVID-19 positive, which brings the total number of Sheriff’s employees who have tested positive to 117, with… Read more »

Sheriff Brown Shares Message of Solidarity with Asian-American and Pacific Islander Community

Santa Barbara, Calif. – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is joining the Major County Sheriffs of America (MCSA) in taking a clear stance in response to the abhorrent recent… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Partners with STESA to Address Public Concerns in Social Media Posts

Goleta, Calif. – In response to widely shared social media posts, the Sheriff’s Office has thoroughly followed-up on the alleged incidents and are partnering with Standing Together to End Sexual… Read more »

Be Safe and Sober This St. Patrick’s Day

Goleta, Calif. – If you are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, remember to do so responsibly by having a plan to get home safely. “If drinking is part of your plans,… Read more »

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