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Warning Regarding Recent Catalytic Converter Thefts

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has received a number of reports this past month of catalytic converter thefts.  The thieves are targeting vehicles in the middle of the night and sawing off their catalytic converters, which contain precious expensive metals like platinum, palladium and rhodium that they can sell to make money.  While there… Read more »

Transient Arrested Following Lockdown at a Goleta Elementary School

Ellwood Elementary School in the City of Goleta was placed on lockdown for approximately 20 minutes today, May 16, 2018, following an incident with a transient.  At approximately 10:50 a.m., 33-year-old Sidney Aldana walked into the school office carrying a backpack and asked for help.  He made a suicidal statement and locked himself in the… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Amber Davis is wanted on a $75,000.00 felony warrant charging her with burglary.  She is described as 5’1, 125 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes.  Her last known address was in Oxnard Ca.

New Medicine Disposal Kiosks Now Located Across Santa Barbara County

After eight years of helping Santa Barbara County safely dispose of more than 50,000 pounds of unwanted medicine and prescriptions through its Operation Medicine Cabinet program, the Sheriff’s Office is pleased to inform our community members of a new stewardship program that is making the disposal process more convenient and efficient than ever before.   In… Read more »

Shoplifting Suspect Injures Sheriff’s Motor Unit While Fleeing the Scene and is Apprehended by Deputies

At approximately 3:45 p.m. today, May 15, 2018, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of theft in progress at the Home Depot located in the 6900 block of Market Place Drive in the City of Goleta. When Sheriff’s deputies arrived, they located the shoplifting suspect, 29-year-old Jeffrey Morgan of Oxnard, attempting to flee the scene… Read more »

Four Teenagers Arrested Following Burglaries

At approximately 12:20 p.m. today, May 15, 2018, the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting several suspects scaling a backyard residential fence in the area of Union Valley and Hwy 101 and carrying what was described as a flat screen television. Several other witnesses in the area called in… Read more »

Blood Drive This Thursday at Sheriff’s Headquarters

Be a Hero and Donate Blood This Thursday at Sheriff’s Headquarters in Santa Barbara We request your participation in a Blood Drive this Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 2:00 to 6:30 p.m. at Sheriff’s Headquarters located at 4434 Calle Real in Santa Barbara. To make an appointment, please call 805-543-4290 ext. or go to www.blood4life.org Use sponsor… Read more »

Panga Intercepted and 18 Suspects Arrested

At approximately 1:00 a.m. this morning, May 12, 2018,  Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s narotics detectives conducted surveillence in the area of Arroyo Quemada and HWY 101 in the County of Santa Barbara in an attempt to combat “Panga style” boats smuggling marijuana. At approximately 4:45 a.m., Sheriff’s detectives observed a dark colored truck in the… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Introduces New San Marcos High School Resource Deputy

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that after an internal recruitment process, Deputy Jaycee Hunter was selected as the new School Resource Deputy for San Marcos High School.  Deputy Hunter has 33 years of law enforcement experience and is a graduate of San Marcos High School as is his wife.  The… Read more »

The Goleta Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint tomorrow, May 11, 2018, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes.  The Goleta PD supports the new effort from… Read more »

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