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Governor Brown Declares a State of Emergency in SB County

This Info Provided by the Joint Information Center: On December 7, 2017, Governor Brown declared a state of emergency in Santa Barbara County due to the Thomas fire. In addition,… Read more »

Kidnapping/Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested

At approximately 2:30 p.m. yesterday, December 6, 2017, the Santa Barbara Public Safety Dispatch Center received information that a 15-year-old female had been kidnapped.  The investigation revealed the suspect was… Read more »

Unhealthy Air Quality Continues in SB County

Please read important information from SB County Public Health and SB County Air Pollution Control District: The air quality index shows unhealthy air quality in Santa Barbara County and air… Read more »

Two Juveniles Arrested Following Strong Arm Robbery Attempt  

At approximately 1:10 p.m. today, Sheriff’s Deputies assigned to Central Stations responded to the 400 block of Second Street in the City of Solvang to investigate a report of an… Read more »

Chainsaw Burglary Suspects Arrested

Just before 2:00 p.m. on December 6, 2017, the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center received a 9-1-1 call from a resident who reported that suspects entered his garage… Read more »

Isla Vista During Power Outage

Just before 10:00 p.m. last night, December 4, 2017, electrical infrastructure damage from the Thomas Fire in Ventura County caused sweeping power outages affecting the southern part of Santa Barbara… Read more »

Felon in Possession of Assault Rifles and Meth Pipe

At approximately 9:00 p.m. yesterday, November 23, 2017, Sheriff’s deputies conducted a vehicle enforcement stop for excessive speed in the area of Mahoney Rd. and Black Rd. The driver was… Read more »

Grand Theft Auto Suspect Arrested in Santa Maria  

On Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at approximately 12:50 a.m. deputies on patrol in the Santa Maria area conducted a traffic stop on a green Honda Civic in the 1400 block… Read more »

Undersheriff Bernard Melekian Elected as Chairman of the National Police Foundation

Undersheriff Bernard Melekian is the new Chairman of the Board for the National Police Foundation. The Undersheriff was recently elected to the position after serving on the Board of Directors… Read more »

Distinguished Service Medal Awarded

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown awarded Senior Deputy Michael Durant, the prestigious Distinguished Service Medal, at the 65th annual Peace Officers Research Association of California’s (PORAC) Conference of Members…. Read more »

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