Sheriff's Message


Five Sheriff’s Deputies Graduate from the Allan Hancock College Basic Law Enforcement Academy

Santa Barbara, Calif. – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office congratulated and welcomed five new Sheriff’s Deputies at their graduation from the Allan Hancock College Basic Law Enforcement Academy. The class of 19 recruits completed a comprehensive California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), 862-hour course of instruction. Some of the academy instruction included community… Read more »

Detectives Update Information in Lompoc Missing Person Case

Santa Barbara, Calif. – Sheriff’s detectives have received updated information about the motorcycle associated with missing person, John Mario Fuegos of Lompoc. Detectives shared initial information about this case yesterday, and would like to share an updated description of the motorcycle Fuegos was riding along with a photo of a similar motorcycle. Fuegos was last… Read more »

Sheriff’s Commander Graduates from California P.O.S.T. Command College

Santa Barbara, Calif. – Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Commander Kevin Huddle graduated from the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training’s (P.O.S.T.) Law Enforcement Command College Class 66 today, Friday, June 4, 2021, in San Diego. The California P.O.S.T. Command College is a unique, graduate-level training program that focuses on the future and its challenges…. Read more »

Sheriff’s Detectives Seek Public’s Help in Locating Missing Lompoc Man

Lompoc, Calif. – Sheriff’s detectives are reaching out to the public for assistance in locating a missing Lompoc man. On Friday, May 28, 2021 at approximately 3:00 p.m., the wife of 50-year-old John Mario Fuegos reported him missing with the Lompoc Police Department. Fuegos reportedly left his residence in Lompoc around 11:00 p.m. on Monday,… Read more »

Remains Found on Riven Rock Determined to be Native American

Santa Barbara, Calif. – The Sheriff’s Office Coroner’s Bureau has determined that bones found in the Montecito area last week are Native America remains. On Monday, May 24, 2021, at approximately 5:12 p.m., deputies responded to the 800-block of Riven Rock Road in Montecito to investigate a report of human remains found while workers were… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Congratulates Recently Promoted Staff Members

Santa Barbara, Calif. – The Sheriff’s Office celebrated a round of recent promotions with individual promotion ceremonies. Promotions mark a milestone in careers and are traditionally celebrated during ceremonies where we invite families, friends and colleagues to attend. Due to restrictions that are in place for COVID-19, Sheriff Bill Brown honored and swore-in a dozen… Read more »

Paso Robles Man Arrested for Cocaine Sales in Isla Vista

Isla Vista, Calif. – Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Paso Robles man for possession of cocaine for sale this past weekend. On Saturday, May 22, 2021 at approximately 3:00 a.m., Sheriff’s deputies and UCSB police officers assigned to the Isla Vista Foot Patrol station were at a residence in the 6600-block of Sueno Road in Isla… Read more »

Detectives Investigating Negligent Discharge of Firearm

Isla Vista, Calif. – Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the negligent discharge of a firearm that occurred on Friday, May 21, 2021.  At approximately 11:50 p.m. on Friday, deputies were dispatched to the 6600-block of Sueno Road for a report of gunshots heard in the area. When deputies arrived, they encountered a large group of people… Read more »

Locate at Risk Missing Juvenile – FOUND!

Santa Maria – FOUND! The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the publics assistance to help locate 13-year-old Beverly Spencer. Spencer was last seen in the area of Foster Road, Orcutt on May 20, 2021. Spencer is described as being 5’7” tall, 160 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes. Spencer was last seen… Read more »

Goleta Holding DUI Checkpoint May 14, 2021

Goleta, Calif. – The Goleta Police Department will hold a DUI checkpoint on Friday, May 14, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location within the City of Goleta.  Checkpoint locations are chosen based on a history of DUI crashes and arrests. The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests,… Read more »

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