Sheriff's Message


Suicidal Subject Call Leads to the Arrest of Buellton Man for Making Criminal Threats

At approximately 6:15 pm last night, November 10, 2018, Sheriff’s deputies responded to an apartment in the 500 block of Avenue of Flags in Buellton to a report of a suicidal subject. When deputies arrived, they determined the subject had barricaded himself inside the apartment and refused to come out.  The 44-year-old male made statements… Read more »

Santa Barbara County Continues to Provide Mutual Aid to Ventura County

Santa Barbara County law enforcement continue to provide mutual aid support to Ventura County due to wildfires burning in both Ventura County and Los Angeles County.  There are currently 43 Santa Barbara County peace officers assigned to help provide security patrols to the widespread evacuation areas in both counties. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office… Read more »

Join Us for “Coffee with a Cop” and Meet the New Chief of Police Services for the City of Goleta

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is holding a “Coffee with a Cop” event on Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Starbucks located at the Camino Real Marketplace at 7030 Marketplace Drive in the City of Goleta.  We hope you will join us for this opportunity to get to know… Read more »

Santa Barbara County Provides Mutual Aid to Ventura County

Santa Barbara County is providing mutual assistance to Ventura County to help assist with evacuations and road closures due to several wildfires burning in Ventura County.  The fires broke out less than 24 hours after a mass murder at a popular Thousand Oaks restaurant/bar, where the suspect killed 12 people including a 29-year veteran of… Read more »

“Cop Cart” Debut at Cabrillo High School

At Cabrillo High School today, November 7, 2018, in Lompoc, School Resource Deputy Dennis Thomas and a group of Advanced Auto Shop students showed off the result of a two-month long creative project. They spent more than 80 hours transforming a golf cart that was donated to the school into a mode of transportation that… Read more »

Introducing K-9 Duke and Deputy Scott

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is proud to introduce the newest member of our team, K-9 Duke, a specially trained German Shepherd via funding from the Sheriff’s Benevolent Posse’s Project Deputy Dog program. Duke officially started his first day of work at the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, October 22, 2018.  Duke’s… Read more »

Another Safe and Uneventful Halloween in Isla Vista

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to report that, for the fifth year in a row, Halloween in Isla Vista was safe and uneventful.  Isla Vista has historically attracted large crowds the night of Halloween and the weekend prior; this year Halloween was last night on a Wednesday. The attendance this year over… Read more »

Cannabis Compliance Team Seizes Approximately 400,000 Marijuana Plants

On October 29, 2018, investigators from the Sheriff’s Special Investigations Bureau served a search warrant in the 2700 block of Telephone Rd. in Santa Maria.  The search warrant stemmed from a criminal investigation involving the illegal cultivation of marijuana that was concealed among existing farm fields.  During the investigation, a Santa Maria resident was believed… Read more »

Pharmacy Burglary Suspect Arrested Following Pursuit

At approximately 3:40 a.m. this morning, October 31, 2018, Sheriff’s deputies were alerted to suspicious activity at the Rite Aid pharmacy located in the 600 block of Alamo Pintado in Solvang. When deputies arrived, they found obvious signs of a burglary. A dark colored Lexus sedan associated with the burglary was located by Sheriff’s deputies… Read more »

Safety Tips Following Arrest of Package Thief in Santa Barbara

At approximately 2:30 p.m. on October 11, 2018, a resident in the 100 block of Walnut Avenue discovered two packages had been stolen from his front porch with assistance of security cameras on his residence.  Yesterday, October 30, 2018, deputies were able to identify the suspect as being 44-year-old Guillermo Gomez of Santa Barbara.  Deputies… Read more »

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