Sheriff's Message


Training Aims to Increase Awareness of Mental Health Emergencies in County Jail

Santa Barbara – Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Custody Deputies and professional staff at the County Jail are receiving training this week in recognizing and responding to persons experiencing mental health emergencies while in custody. The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office, in its commitment to addressing the county’s growing mental health concerns, developed the Behavioral Sciences Unit… Read more »

Sheriff’s Detective Presented with Lifesaving Award from American Red Cross

Santa Barbara – In a ceremony held at Sheriff’s Headquarters, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Detective Christopher MacAuley was presented with the American Red Cross Lifesaving Award for his successful intervention which saved the life of a one-year old child. On June 21, 2019, Detective MacAuley was working patrol from the Santa Maria Sheriff’s Substation.  MacAuley… Read more »

Narcotics Detectives Serve Search Warrant in Lompoc

Lompoc, Calif. – Sheriff’s Narcotics Detectives working an ongoing investigation served a search warrant yesterday (1/8/20) at a hotel in the 1100-block of North H Street. During the search warrant service, detectives contacted 18-year-old Dillon Spoor of Santa Ynez and 21-year-old Moret Houston of Santa Ynez. When detectives contacted Spoor, he removed a gun from… Read more »

Public’s Help Requested in Goleta Hit & Run Investigation

Goleta, Calif. – Yesterday, January 6, 2020, at approximately 1:00 pm, a 93-year-old male was riding his bicycle in the 5700-block of Calle Real when he was struck by a passing vehicle. The victim was knocked off his bicycle and suffered moderate injuries in the collision. He was treated at the scene, then taken by… Read more »

Deputy Interrupts Residential Burglary in Orcutt

Orcutt, Calif.  – At 8:56 am, 1/3/2020, a Sheriff’s Deputy on patrol in the 4200-block of Dominion Road noticed a vehicle parked outside a residence that he knew to be vacant. The deputy approached the house and two suspects ran out the back side of the residence and into a neighboring agriculture field. The California… Read more »

Suspect Arrested for Firearm and Domestic Violence Violations

Buellton, Calif. – At approximately 12:42 in the morning on New Year’s Day, deputies responded to the 500-block of Central Avenue in Buellton on a report of an armed suspect who had barricaded himself in a residence after firing a handgun into the air, assaulting his spouse and then threatening his family. When deputies arrived,… Read more »

Armed Robbery in Isla Vista

Isla Vista, Calif. – Today, at approximately 4:28 p.m., Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a 911 call for a robbery that had just occurred in the 900-block of Embarcadero Del Mar in Isla Vista. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male in his late 20’s or early 30’s wearing a hooded sweatshirt and jeans. The… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Lajuan Edwards, 46 years of age, is wanted on a $100,000.00 felony warrant charging him with felony evading arrest, resisting or obstructing an officer and possession of controlled substances. He is described as 5-6, 160 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes. His last known address was in Goleta CA.

Most Wanted Wednesday

Manuel Corral, 50 yrs old, is wanted on a $55,000.00 felony warrant charging him with begin a felon in possession of a firearm. Corral also has two misdemeanor warrants for possession of narcotic paraphernalia and false information to a peace officer. He is described as 5-8, 200 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes. His… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Brenden Garcia is wanted on a $45,000.00 felony warrant charging him with conspiracy and robbery. Garcia is described as 5-9, 230 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes.  His last known address was in Oxnard CA.

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