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Most Wanted Wednesday

Nathan Lee is wanted on a $50,000.00 felony warrant charging him with robbery and possession of paraphernalia.  He is described as 6-0, 174 lbs with brown hair and blue eyes.  His last known address was in Goleta.

Statewide Decoy Shoulder Tap Operation Results

As part of an effort to combat underage drinking, on March 9, 2019, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputies participated in statewide Decoy Shoulder Tap Operation. This operation was funded by a 2018 California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) grant given to the Sheriff’s Office to conduct investigations and operations into alcohol related offenses. The… Read more »

Deputies and Officers from Isla Vista Foot Patrol Deploy Naloxone Help Save a Live for Second Time in 24-Hours

At about 1:30 a.m., this morning, March 8, 2019, Santa Barbara County Fire personnel, American Medical Response (AMR) medics, and Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies along with UCSB police officers assigned to the Isla Vista Foot Patrol responded to a residence in the 6500 block of Sabado Tarde in Isla Vista for a report of… Read more »

Isla Vista Foot Patrol Deputies and Officers Deploy Naloxone Help Save Overdose Victim

Shortly after midnight tonight, March 7, 2019, Santa Barbara County Fire personnel, American Medical Response (AMR) medics, and Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies along with UCSB police officers assigned to the Isla Vista Foot Patrol responded to a residence in the 6600 block of Trigo Road in Isla Vista for a report of an unresponsive… Read more »

Deputies Apprehend Suspect from Ventura

On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at about 8:45 p.m., a Sheriff’s Deputy on Highway 101 near the Ventura County line observed a vehicle pursuit involving a pickup truck hauling a small U-Haul trailer. The truck was being driven by 52-year-old Christopher Todd Franchi of Ventura. Franchi was being pursued by officers from the Ventura Police… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Requests Continued Grant Funding for ATV Riverbed Enforcement

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is seeking grant funding to provide increased patrolling and enforcement of areas where illegal off-road vehicles are being used.  The Sheriff’s Office has received a number of complaints about individuals on ATV’s primarily in the Santa Ynez riverbed and surrounding areas bordering the City of Lompoc who are damaging… Read more »

UPDATE: EVACUATION ORDER *LIFTED* for Thomas/Whitter/Sherpa burn areas

  All Santa Barbara County Evacuation Orders will be lifted effective at 8 a.m. today (6 March 2019). Use caution when returning to these areas. Todas las órdenes de evacuación para el Condado de Santa Bárbara serán eliminadas a partir de las 8 a.m. hoy (6 de Marzo de 2019). Tenga cuidado al regresar a… Read more »

14 People Graduate from the IV Citizen’s Academy

After five weeks of interactive classes, 14 people graduated today, March 2, 2019, from the Sheriff’s Isla Vista Citizen’s Academy.  While the Sheriff’s Office routinely puts on Citizen’s Academies, this is the first one that was designed specifically for those affiliated with Isla Vista.  The participants ranged in age from 17 to 83 with different… Read more »

Goleta Police Department Working to Curb Distracted Driving

The Goleta Police Department is working to deter drivers from Distracted Driving which is a dangerous and illegal behavior.  On Monday, March 4th, deputies will focus their efforts on drivers that are talking, texting, using an app or any other action on their phone that is not hands-free and violates California’s cell phone law. A… Read more »

Sheriff’s Dive Team Receives Rescue and Recovery Equipment

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Underwater Search & Recovery Team (Dive Team) has important new safety equipment thanks to a generous donation from a local philanthropic organization, the Raintree Foundation.  The Dive Team trained with the new equipment today, February 27, 2019, at Santa Barbara City College. Due to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Benevolent… Read more »

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