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Names Released of Montecito Residents Fatally Injured During Flood Incident  

As of Thursday, January 11, 2018, the Santa Barbara County Coroner’s Office had received 17 decedents directly related to the January 9, 2018 flood incident in the Montecito area.  All of the decedents are from Montecito and have been positively identified by the Coroner’s Office.  Next of kin for all 17 decedents have been notified… Read more »

Mandatory Evacuation Order Issued to Assist Rescue and Cleanup

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: A new Mandatory Evacuation Order area has been declared for Montecito This area is west of Sheffield Drive/East Valley Road/Ladera Lane, east of Olive Mill/Hot Spring Road, north of the ocean, and south of the U.S. Forest Service boundary. The Mandatory Evacuation Order was established because the foot and pedestrian traffic reached a… Read more »

Names of Montecito Residents Fatally Injured During Flood Incident Released

As of Thursday, January 11, 2018, the Santa Barbara County Coroner’s Office had received 17 decedents directly related to the January 9, 2018 flood incident in the Montecito area. All of the decedents are from Montecito and have been positively identified by the Coroner’s Office. Next of kin for all 17 decedents have been notified… Read more »

Search and Rescue Efforts Continue to Locate Victims in Montecito

UPDATE: UPDATE: As of 8 a.m. this morning there were 8 open missing persons cases and 17 confirmed fatalities related to the storm event. #sbsheriff For the latest information go to www.countyofsb.org

Search and Rescue Efforts Continue to Locate Victims in Montecito

There is a Search and Rescue effort underway to locate people who may be alive and need to be rescued and to evacuate those who are trapped and need help getting out. We appreciate all of the prayers and support. We continue to hold the victims and their families close to our hearts. For the… Read more »

Storm Significantly Impacts Montecito, Carpinteria and Summerland

The predicted weather has caused significant impacts within the communities of Montecito, Carpinteria and Summerland. We have weather and road issues in North County as well, but at this time all major highways are open. There are many road closures including US 101 Northbound at SeaCliff and US101 SouthBound at Milpas as well as many… Read more »

Santa Maria Police Department Fatal Officer Involved Shooting  

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal Officer Involved Shooting involving the Santa Maria Police Department. The incident began at approximately 6:15 p.m. last night, January 7, 2018 at a residence in the 400 block of E. Mill Street. A suicidal subject, who had allegedly made threats while on the phone with… Read more »

Sheriff’s Deputies and Search and Rescue Conduct Evacuations

About sixty personnel from the Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff’s Search and Rescue spent the day going door to door conducting evacuations due to significant rain that is expected tonight and the danger of mudslides/flooding and debris flow in areas below fire burn areas. The Sheriff’s Office is fully staffed to ensure that everyone has been… Read more »

Supect Arrested for Allegedly Using Fake Facebook Account to Victimize Young Females

In August of 2017, an investigator with the Sheriff’s Human Trafficking Unit received information that a male subject, later identified as being 31-year-old Trevor Ferrel of Santa Maria, was  using an alias Facebook profile to attempt to victimize young females.  The investigation revealed he would use the false identity to contact juvenile or teen-aged females… Read more »

Suspect Attempting to Sell Stolen Surfboards Leads to Arrests  

At approximately noon on January 3, 2018, Sheriff’s deputies responded to Play it Again Sports in the 4800 block of Hollister Avenue after a report of a subject inside attempting to sell stolen surfboards.  A deputy arrived within moments and contacted the subject, 44-year-old Aaron Derkacz of Santa Barbara, inside the store still in the… Read more »