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Stolen Vehicle Recovered and Suspect Arrested

On June 7th, 2019, a Senior Deputy assigned to the Rural Crime Unit, received a call from a local agricultural business of two people riding an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) and a dirt bike near the riverbed and North Blosser Rd. When the Sr. Deputy arrived on scene, he found the ATV abandoned with the ignition… Read more »

13 Sheriff’s Office Cadets Graduate from the Allan Hancock CORE Custody Deputy Academy

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the graduation of 13 Sheriff’s Custody Deputies and one independent Custody Deputy from the Allan Hancock CORE Custody Deputy Academy. The graduates received their certificates of completion today, June 14, 2019, at a formal ceremony held at the Allan Hancock College Public Safety Training Complex… Read more »

Details Regarding Search for Missing Casmalia Man

The Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing Casmalia resident. 68-year-old Robert Brusstar was last seen on Sunday, June 9, 2019 walking southbound on trails that border Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) limits, south of Casmalia. On June 11, 2019, his employer, noting his absence from work, contacted the Sheriff’s Office to request a welfare… Read more »

Public Assistance Requested to Help Locate Bank Robbery Suspect 

At approximately 11:40 a.m. today, June 13, 2019, the Rabobank located in the 1500 block of Mission Drive was robbed.  The suspect passed a note to the teller demanding cash. No weapon was seen.  He left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.  The suspect was last seen on foot headed northbound on Fourth… Read more »

Cannabis Compliance Team Locates Illegal Cannabis Processing Location in Montecito

On June 4, 2019, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Cannabis Compliance Team, with the assistance of the Sheriff’s Compliance Response Team, executed search warrants in Montecito and the City of Carpinteria.  These warrants were related to illegal and unlicensed cannabis cultivation, transport, processing and sales.  The first warrant was served in the 4200 block of… Read more »

Cannabis Compliance Team Locates Illegal Cannabis Processing Location in Los Olivos

On May 21, 2019, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Cannabis Compliance Team, with the assistance of the Sheriff’s Compliance Response Team and Investigators from the District Attorney’s Office, executed search warrants in Los Olivos and Montecito.  These warrants were related to illegal and unlicensed cannabis transportation, processing and sales.  The first warrant was served in… Read more »

Four Santa Barbara County Deputy Sheriff Trainees Graduate from the Allan Hancock Law Enforcement Academy

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the graduation of four Santa Barbara County Deputy Sheriff Trainees from the Allan Hancock College Law Enforcement Academy. After 21 weeks of instruction, the graduates received their certificates of completion today, June, 6, 2019, at a formal ceremony held at the Allan Hancock College Public… Read more »

Suspect in Custody After a Suspected Butane Honey Oil Lab Explosion

At approximately 3:00 a.m., on June 5, 2019, Deputies with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 6500 block of Camino Venturoso in Goleta on a reported suspicious subject in a parked vehicle. Upon arrival, deputies learned there had been an explosion involving one of the suspect’s vehicles. Multiple windows had been blown… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Investigates a Violent Crime in Old Town Goleta

Detectives from the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division are investigating a violent crime which occurred in Old Town Goleta in the early morning hours of Sunday, June 2, 2019.  A subject was attacked on Magnolia Avenue north of Hollister Avenue and suffered life-threatening injuries.  The victim was transported to the hospital and treated for… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Eric Catalan is wanted on a $100,000.00 felony warrant charging him with felony evading an officer, sales of controlled substances and providing false information to a peace officer.  He is described as 5-11, 220 lbs with black hair and brown eyes.  His last known address was in Lompoc CA.

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