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Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest DUI Suspect in Orcutt

At approximately 2:00 a.m. this morning, February 18, 2018, Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Deputies assigned to the Santa Maria Valley area responded to a report of an intoxicated subject vandalizing vehicles in the 200 block of Pacific St. in Orcutt. Prior to their arrival, the suspect had fled in his vehicle. Deputies located the suspect near… Read more »

Public Assistance Requested to Help Identify IV Burglary Suspects

In the early morning hours of February 11, 2018, three suspects made their way up a flight of stairs to a second story apartment in the 800 block of Camino Del Sur. One resident of this apartment had left earlier in the evening to attend a party at a neighbor’s home. The front door was… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Sal Canchola is wanted on a $300,000.00 felony warrant for assault with a semiautomatic firearm and corporal injury on a spouse / cohabitant.  Canchola is described as 5-10, 135 lbs with black hair and brown eyes.

Lompoc Suspects Located in Stolen Vehicle with Stolen Property  

On February 11, 2018, at about 6:50 a.m., a reporting party called the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center and told dispatchers that a male and female subject appeared to be breaking into vehicles in the area of Burtis Street and San Marcos Road. The suspects were observed pulling on the door handles of… Read more »

Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest DUI Driver Following Pursuit

At approximately 12:30 a.m. this morning, February 11, 2018, Sheriff’s Detectives with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Bureau (S.I.B) assigned to patrol the Montecito disaster area observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and failing to stop at stop signs in the area of Coast Village Road.  Detectives caught… Read more »

Deputies Utilize Naloxone to Save Overdose Victim

On February 9, 2018, at about 5:00 p.m., an observant citizen noticed a car was parked and running near the corner of Park Street and Highway 246 with a young male occupant inside. The occupant was slumped over and appeared to be unconscious. The citizen called 911 and reported this to the Santa Barbara County… Read more »

County Unveils New Storm Evacuation Definitions, Timeline and Interactive Map

  Santa Barbara – At both a press conference and “standing room only” community meeting in Montecito yesterday, February 8, 2018, new storm evacuation definitions, a 72-hour storm evacuation timeline, and an interactive map for Santa Barbara County were announced. Emergency officials reiterated that the threat following the storm and 1/9 debris flow is not… Read more »

Five Suspects Arrested Following Investigation

At approximately 8:15 p.m. on February 6, 2018, Sheriff’s detectives with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Bureau were patrolling the Montecito disaster area when they observed an SUV leaving Coast Village Road. A vehicle enforcement stop was conducted on the vehicle for observed vehicle code violations. After the occupants of the vehicle… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Requests Montecito Residents in Disaster Zone Secure Property

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office in collaboration with our County partners, remains steadfast in its commitment to help return the community of Montecito to normalcy as soon as possible. While there will be a significant Sheriff’s Office presence in Montecito for the foreseeable future, we request that property owners take action to secure their… Read more »

Sheriff’s Deputies Resolve Confrontation With Suicidal Woman

At approximately 3:00 p.m. on February 5, 2018, sheriff’s deputies from the Goleta Valley Patrol Bureau responded to a home in the 5000-block of San Vicente Drive to check the welfare of a woman who called 911 stating she was suicidal and holding a knife to her neck.  Once deputies arrived, the 58-year-old Santa Barbara… Read more »