Sheriff's Message


Panga Boat Intercepted Along Gaviota Coast

Gaviota, Calif. – On Thursday, March 12, 2020 at approximately 3:30 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office Cannabis Compliance Team Detectives, Narcotics Detectives, K9 Units and County Air Support Unit along with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol, Homeland Security Investigations, and California State Parks responded to the area of Gaviota Beach and Hollister Ranch… Read more »

Visitation at Main Jail will be Suspended

Santa Barbara, Calif. – While there have not been any identified cases of COVID-19 in Santa Barbara County, the Sheriff’s Office will be exercising an abundance of caution and suspending inmate visitation effective Saturday, March 14, 2020 until further notice. The Sheriff’s Office values visitation as an essential part of rehabilitation, but at this time… Read more »

Suspect Arrested for Shooting in Isla Vista

Isla Vista, Calif. – On Friday March 6, 2020 at approximately 11:58 pm, multiple people called 911 to report a fight involving several subjects in the area of 6600-block of Del Playa Drive.  As deputies were responding, a shot was heard and deputies, along with UCSB Police and CHP responded with lights and sirens.  When… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Michael Flitterman is wanted on a $250,000.00 felony warrant charging him with conspiracy, identity theft, grand theft and burglary.  He is described as 6-2, 197 lbs with blonde hair and blue eyes. His last known address was in Carpinteria CA.  

Most Wanted Wednesday

Jake Jacobsen is wanted on a $100,000.00 felony warrant charging him with child endangerment, possession of controlled substances and being under the influence of controlled substances. He is described as 6-1, 240 lbs with brown hair and blue eyes. His last known address was in Santa Maria.  

Traffic Stop Turns into Narcotics Warrant Service

Carpinteria, Calif. – On Tuesday, February, 11, 2020 at 12:03 in the morning, Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop of a black Chevrolet Equinox traveling northbound on Highway 101 at Casitas Pass. During the stop, deputies searched the vehicle and found nearly one pound of methamphetamine concealed in the dashboard with a replica firearm. Also,… Read more »

Public’s Help Requested in Goleta Hit & Run Investigation

Goleta, Calif. – The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Major Accident Response Team continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the fatal traffic collision that took the lives of Mary Jane Becerra Corral and Adolfo Corral on Cathedral Oaks Road in the City of Goleta on Sunday, February 9, 2020.  The suspect in the investigation, Eric Mauricio Ramirez-Aguilar… Read more »

Butane Honey Oil Lab Explodes in Orcutt

Orcutt, Calif. – On Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 1:27 p.m., Sheriff’s Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call of an explosion and smoke coming from an apartment in the 3300-block of Orcutt Road. Deputies responded to the residence along with County Fire and American Medical Response (AMR). When deputies arrived, one of the residents had already… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Frank Showell is wanted on a no bail felony warrant charging him with burglary and false information to a peace officer. He is described as 5-7, 145 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes.  His last known address was in Paramount City CA.

Update: Charges and Bail for Hit-and-Run Suspect

Update: The suspect’s bail was increased to $1,000,000. Goleta, Calif. – Sunday night, 2/9/2020, Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 39-year-old Eric Mauricio Ramirez Aguilar of Goleta for his connection to a hit-and-run that left two people dead. He was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail with a bail of $100,000. Below is a list of his charges:… Read more »

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