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Burglary Suspect Arrested After Briefly Being Cornered by Tide

Isla Vista, Calif. –  A burglary suspect has been arrested after he was briefly stranded by rising tide on the beach in Isla Vista. At approximately 7:17 a.m. today, Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 6500-block of Del Playa on a report of a burglary that had just occurred with victims following the suspect. As deputies… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Nicholas Davis is wanted on a $50,000.00 felony warrant charging him with possession and production of child pornography and distribution of private images. He is described as 5-11, 165 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes.  His last known address was in Lompoc.

Investigation Leads to Arrest of Atascadero State Hospital Police Officer

Santa Maria, Calif.  – An officer with the Department of Hospital Police has been arrested for numerous charges including narcotic and weapons violations. Yesterday, at approximately 5:05 p.m., Sheriff’s detectives arrested 36-year-old Leonel Lazaro of Santa Maria on a Ramey warrant near the intersection of College and Park. The Ramey warrant was issued based on… Read more »

Sex Offender Operation Nets Three Arrests

Santa Barbara, Calif. – Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Bureau have concluded a month-long sex offender operation that included over 100 compliance checks and a sting that netted 3 arrests. Detectives visited the residences of registered sex offenders in Santa Barbara County to ensure they were in compliance with their registration requirements. Detectives also conducted… Read more »

Request for Public Assistance – Attempt to ID Robber

Carpinteria, Calif. –  At 12:17 p.m. on September 23, 2020, deputies responded to the T-Mobile store in Casitas Plaza on a report of a robbery that had just occurred. Deputies arrived minutes after the call, but the armed suspect had fled the scene prior to deputies’ arrival.     Detectives have been conducting a follow-up… Read more »

Suspects Arrested for Discharging a Firearm in Isla Vista

Isla Vista, Calif. – On Sunday, October 18, 2020 at approximately 1:56 a.m., Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of Camino Del Sur and Del Playa for a report of suspects who were shooting a firearm towards the ocean. While deputies were heading to the area, the suspects reportedly left the area in a white… Read more »

Suspect in Stolen Vehicle Arrested After Pursuit Along Highway 1

Lompoc Calif. – After a high-speed pursuit, deputies arrested a suspect in a stolen vehicle who is believed to have been involved in additional crimes in Lompoc and Guadalupe today. At approximately 10:30 a.m., Sheriff’s Dispatch broadcast a be-on-the-lookout (BOL) for a reckless driver in silver Ford sedan that was reported as stolen by Lompoc… Read more »

Sheriff Brown Issues Statement Regarding Ely Attorneys Press Conference

Santa Barbara, Calif. – In response to the Ely Attorneys Press Conference that was held today, Sheriff Brown has issued the following statement: “Unlike the plaintiff’s attorneys in this case, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office and the County of Santa Barbara takes seriously our professional obligation to avoid undue pretrial publicity about this matter… Read more »

Illegal Cannabis Dealer Caught During Traffic Stop

Santa Maria, Calif. – Yesterday, at around 4:00 p.m., detectives with the Special Investigations Bureau and the Cannabis Compliance Team conducted a traffic enforcement stop of a vehicle in the area of Donovan Road at McClelland Street. During this traffic stop, they contacted the driver, 28-year-old Christian Sandez of Santa Maria, who was found to… Read more »

Suspect Arrested for Assault with a Deadly Weapon

Lompoc, Calif. – Detectives have arrested a suspect for an assault with a deadly weapon that occurred on September 28, 2020 in the 2000-block of N. San Marcos Road. Detectives served a search and arrest warrant yesterday in the 400-block of W. North Avenue in Lompoc. 22-year-old Jordan Parker was arrested on a warrant for… Read more »

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