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11 Additional Inmates Test Positive for COVID-19

Santa Barbara, Calif. – Eleven additional inmates at the Main Jail have tested positive for COVID-19. These new cases were detected through follow-up from the four cases from general population that were reported in the press release from Monday, August 3, 2020. One inmate from that group has refused testing and one inmate tested negative…. Read more »

Notification of Inmate Death

Santa Barbara, Calif. –  At approximately 9:00 p.m. last night, Custody Deputies discovered inmate Eduardo Velazquez, 38, of Santa Maria unresponsive in his cell. Custody Staff and WellPath jail medical staff immediately began life saving measures until Santa Barbara County Fire and AMR Paramedics arrived and took over. Velazquez did not respond to lifesaving measures… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Nora Carrasco is wanted on a $50,000.00 felony warrant charging her with Assault with a deadly weapon, felony resisting an officer, intimidating a witness and violation of a court order. She is described as 5-9, 160 lbs with blonde hair and green eyes.  Her last known address was in Santa Barbara City.

Robbery Suspect Arrested – with Booking Photo

Goleta, Calif. –  This morning, deputies responded to the bluffs area in the 8300-block of Hollister on a report of an attempted theft that had just occurred. The victim reported that a male subject had punched her several times while trying to steal her property. The victim had multiple injuries but declined emergency medical attention…. Read more »

Deputies Search for Attempted Robbery Suspect

Goleta, Calif. –  At 8:12 a.m. this morning, deputies responded to the bluffs area in the 8300-block of Hollister on a report of an attempted theft that had just occurred. The victim reported that a male subject had punched her several times while trying to steal her property. The victim had multiple injuries but declined… Read more »

Additional Jail Staff Member is COVID-19 Positive

Santa Barbara, Calif. – A civilian staff member, who was tested in the community after becoming symptomatic, has been found to be COVID-19 positive. The staff member consistently wore a mask and worked near an inmate cleaning crew that wore full PPE. The staff member became symptomatic after leaving work on Wednesday morning and was… Read more »

Suspects Arrested for Possession of Dangerous Narcotics and Firearms

Santa Barbara, Calif. – Yesterday, Sheriff’s detectives served two search warrants that resulted in the arrest of two suspects and the seizure of dangerous drugs and firearms. Narcotics detectives served a search warrant in the 800-block of Cieneguitas Road at around 8:30 a.m. which resulted in the arrests of 25-year-old Mousa Altayyeb and 28-year-old Yousef… Read more »

Five Additional Inmate COVID-19 Cases Discovered at the Main Jail

Santa Barbara, Calif. – Five additional inmates at the Main Jail are COVID-19 positive. One of the inmates was COVID-19 positive at the time of arrest and was booked into the Main Jail on Sunday. The inmates’ COVID-19 condition was confirmed through community testing prior to booking. The inmate was immediately housed in a negative… Read more »

Suspicious Package Found in Front of Business

Goleta, Calif. –  At approximately 11:04 a.m. today, deputies responded to a business at the corner of Hollister and Kellogg to investigate a suspicious package. When they arrived, deputies observed a cardboard box with a shoe string tied around it. Deputies requested the Bomb Squad respond, and they diverted traffic from the area temporarily closing… Read more »

Cannabis Compliance Team Serves Search Warrant in Sierra Madre Area

Los Padres National Forest, Calif. – Yesterday, detectives with the Sheriff’s Office Cannabis Compliance Team executed a search warrant in the Sierra Madre area of the Los Padres National Forest with the assistance of wardens from the Department of Fish and Wildlife and agents assigned to the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting. The purpose of the… Read more »

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