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Sheriff’s Office Swears-In Seven Custody Deputies

Earlier today, Sheriff Brown welcomed and swore-in seven Custody Deputies just prior to their graduation ceremony at the Allan Hancock College Public Safety Academy. These seven Custody Deputies graduated from the CORE Custody Academy having completed 220-hours of course instruction. Some of the instruction included emergency planning in a custody facility, report writing, ethics, investigation… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Hosting Night Out Event in Carpinteria

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a National Night Out event in Carpinteria on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. National Night Out is a nationwide, annual community-building campaign that promotes strong police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods a safer, more caring places to live and work. This block-party event, coordinated by… Read more »

Isla Vista Man Arrested After Brief Stand-Off

An Isla Vista man has been arrested on domestic violence charges after a brief stand-off with deputies. On Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at approximately 11:39 hours, deputies responded to the 6700-block of Sueno Road to check the welfare of a possible domestic violence victim. When deputies arrived, they determined that the suspect, 36-year-old Jered Harwin… Read more »

Detectives Investigating Four Burglaries at Local Businesses

Sheriff’s detectives are investigating four recent burglaries at local businesses where the suspects forced entry overnight and stole items. The first incident was Friday, July 23, 2021 in the 5800-block of Hollister Avenue at Old Town Coffee.  A suspect smashed a window to gain entry, stole various items from inside the business, and fled prior… Read more »

Solvang Man Arrested for Brandishing at Santa Ines Mission

Deputies arrested a Solvang man for brandishing a replica firearm at the Santa Ines Mission. On Sunday, July 25, 2021, at approximately 4:47 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Santa Ines Mission for a report of a subject with a gun. A caller to 9-1-1 reported seeing a Hispanic male with a red and black… Read more »

Missing Person Case Remains Open

Today the Sheriff’s Office received the KEYT news story that indicated that the remains of Jack Cantin, a 17 year-old who has been missing and presumed dead since the devastating 1/9 Debris Flow in 2018, had been found. Later today the Sheriff / Coroner’s Office received, and is in the process of reviewing, a one-page… Read more »

Goleta Woman Arrested for Stabbing

A Goleta woman has been arrested for a domestic violence incident that included a stabbing. On Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at approximately 1:35 p.m., deputies responded with fire and medics to a residence in the 100-block of Magnolia Avenue for a reported stabbing. When deputies arrived, they found a male victim with a stab wound… Read more »

Goleta Holding DUI Checkpoint July 23, 2021

The Goleta Police Department will hold a DUI checkpoint on Friday, July 23, 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, but to promote… Read more »

Detectives Investigate Homicide on N. La Cumbre Road Suspect is in Custody

A call that came in as a check-the-welfare last week is being investigated as a homicide by Sheriff’s detectives. On Thursday, July 15, 2021 at approximately 2:35 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the 600-block of N. La Cumbre road to check the welfare of a subject. When they arrived, deputies contacted 29-year-old Casey Tolivar of… Read more »

Notice of Inmate Death

At approximately 2:20 p.m. on July 17, 2021, custody staff at the Santa Barbara County Main Jail conducting routine security checks discovered 35-year-old Kean Ardie San Juan Pinon of Santa Maria unresponsive in his housing unit. Pinon was alone and hanging from a bedsheet fashioned as a ligature in an apparent suicide attempt. Custody staff… Read more »

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