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Identity Released of Pedestrian Fatally Injured by a Train

The Sheriff’s Office is releasing the name of the decedent who was fatally injured on July 19, 2018, when he was struck by a northbound Amtrak passenger train east of Olive Mill Rd. in Montecito. The decedent is 50-year-old Rogelio Perez of Santa Barbara.  Next of kin has been notified.   His death is being ruled… Read more »

Bank Robbery Suspect Dead from Apparent Suicide in Goleta Business  

At approximately 10:45 a.m. this morning, July 20, 2018, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a bank robbery at the Rabobank located in the 5900 block of Calle Real in the City of Goleta.  The suspect, described as a white male adult in his thirties, passed the teller a note demanding cash and made… Read more »

Wanted Residential Burglary Suspect Arrested  

The third suspect wanted for breaking into a residence in Montecito last night, July 18, 2018 is in custody. At approximately 2:30 p.m, today, July 19, 2018 a vehicle was reported stolen from the 1100 block of Coast Village Road, the same area where the wanted residential burglary suspect was last seen fleeing from deputies… Read more »

Sheriff’s K9 Apprehends Domestic Violence Suspect  

At approximately 8:00 p.m. on July 17, 2018, deputies assigned to the City of Carpinteria responded to a report of a domestic violence physical altercation at a residence.  Deputies arrived and were safely able to get the victim out of the residence.  The suspect, identified as 52-year old Russell Bridges of Carpinteria, refused to come… Read more »

Pedestrian Fatally Injured by Train in Montecito

At approximately 6:45 a.m. today, July 19, 2018, an adult male was walking southbound along the railroad tracks just east of Olive Mill Rd in Montecito when he was fatally injured by an Amtrak passenger train that was headed northbound. The train engineer observed the subject walking along the side of the train tracks and… Read more »

Two Residential Burglary Suspects Arrested and a Third Suspect is Wanted

Two suspects are in custody and a third is wanted following a residential burglary that was interrupted in Montecito. Just before 10:30 p.m. last night, July 18, 2018, the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center received a call from a victim in the 100 block of Santa Elena in Montecito who heard suspects breaking… Read more »

Evacuation Warning Lifted for Highway 1

The Evacuation Warning for the 7200 block of Highway 1 has been lifted and Highway 1 has reopened.

Most Wanted Wednesday

Luis Para is wanted on a $230,000.00 felony warrant charging him with assault with a deadly weapon and participating in a criminal street gang.  He is described as 5-6, 200 lbs with black hair and brown eyes.  His last known address was in Lompoc.

Explorer Post #32 Receives Awards at Central Valley Law Enforcement Explorer Competition

The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Explorer Post #32 based out of Santa Maria participated in the 8th Annual Central Valley Law Enforcement Explorer Competition this past weekend.  The competition, which was held in Ripon, California was comprised of 36 law enforcement explorer posts representing various California sheriff’s departments, police departments, Border Patrol and highway patrol stations,… Read more »

Lompoc Woman Arrested for Attempting to Smuggle Drugs into the Santa Barbara County Jail

On July 15, 2018, 18-year-old Mariah Lyons of Lompoc entered the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Main Jail facility on narcotic related charges. Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies called the Classification Unit and advised that Lyons may be concealing more contraband on or in her person. Lyons was removed from a holding cell and escorted to… Read more »

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