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Most Wanted Wednesday

Evan Tillman is wanted on a $40,000.00 felony warrant charging him with violation of probation, carrying a loaded firearm in public place.  He is described as 6-7, 180 lbs.   His last known address was in Santa Ynez CA.

Armed Suspect Arrested in Tanglewood

On January 7, 2019, just after 9:00 a.m., Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputies assigned to the Santa Maria Station responded to a residence in the 3500 block of Satinwood Road for a report of a man who broke into a room inside of a residence and stole several items. According to the victim, he confronted… Read more »

Robbery Suspects Arrested with Help from Citizens

Just after 10:30 p.m. on Monday, January 7, 2019, several citizens called 911 to report a fight that was occurring near the intersection of Elm Ave and 5th Street in the City of Carpinteria.  As deputies responded, it was reported that one of the subjects at the scene had a gun and had possibly just… Read more »

Additional Details Released on Triple Homicide Case

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office continues to actively investigate the triple homicide and fatal officer involved shooting that occurred on December 28, 2018.  While many details still cannot be released due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, the Sheriff’s Office is releasing some further information. The investigation into the fatal officer involved shooting… Read more »

Series of Rotating Coffee with a Cop Events to Be Held in the Santa Ynez Valley

Mark your calendars!  The Sheriff’s Community Resource Deputies (CRD) for the Chumash Reservation and the City of Solvang are joining forces to hold a series of Coffee with a Cop events in the Santa Ynez Valley.  The goal is to provide a number of opportunities for community members in the Valley to get to know… Read more »

Three Suspects Arrested From a Residence Being Used to Manufacture Narcotics

At approximately 10:00 a.m., on December 31st 2018, Deputies with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office conducted a narcotics related investigation at a home in the 100 block of Nogal Drive in Santa Barbara.  As a result of the investigation, it was discovered the owner of the property, 52 year old Charles Romanus of Santa… Read more »

Armed Suspect Arrested After Short Foot Pursuit in Isla Vista

At approximately 8:10 p.m. last night, January 1, 2019, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a male subject armed with a handgun in the 900 block of Embarcadero Del Mar.  The suspect had reportedly been asked to leave a restaurant bar because of his level of intoxication.  He then brandished a firearm and reportedly… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Wayne Cutty is wanted on a $50,000.00 felony warrant charging him with failing to appear after posting bail, embezzlement, false impersonation and possession of controlled substances.  He is described as 5-7, 145 lbs.  He also has an AKA of Wayne Brown.

Additional Details Released on Triple Homicide Case

While many details cannot be released or are yet to be determined due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, the Sheriff’s Office is releasing some additional information on the triple homicide that occurred on December 28, 2018. The person who called 911 lived at the residence and had returned home to find her friend,… Read more »

Identities of Homicide Victims and Suspect Released

The Sheriff’s Office has completed next of kin notifications and is releasing the names of three homicide victims and the deceased suspect responsible for the murders.  The suspect is 43-year-old David Gerald McNabb of Orcutt.  The decedents include his sister, 34-year-old Nicole McNabb of Orcutt, his mother 64-year-old Melanie McNabb of Orcutt and 63-year-old Carlos… Read more »

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