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Sheriff’s Office Celebrates New Era of Corrections With Opening of Northern Branch Jail

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony today at the new Northern Branch Jail on Black Road in Santa Maria. This long-anticipated ceremony marks the completion… Read more »

Santa Barbara Methamphetamine Distributor Sentenced to 180 Months in Prison

The culmination of a three-month investigation resulted in a Santa Barbara methamphetamine distributor being sentenced on November 8, 2021, to 180 months in federal prison for narcotics violations. Cesar Castillo-Pena,… Read more »

7 Juveniles Arrested for Series of Assaults

Seven juveniles have been arrested for a series of assaults that occurred on the San Marcos High School campus. On Tuesday, November 9, 2021, School Resource Deputy (SRD) Hampton was… Read more »

Deputies Rescue Victim from Structure Fire

Sheriff’s deputies rescued an unconscious woman out of a structure fire earlier this evening. At approximately 4:53 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies responded with County Fire to a report of a structure… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Managing Additional Outbreak in Main Jail

A new outbreak of COVID positive inmates is being managed at the Santa Barbara County Main Jail.  The outbreak investigation began on Sunday, October 31, 2021, when 2 inmates in… Read more »

Threat at High School Campus Quickly Determined Unfounded

A reported threat at St. Joseph’s High School in Orcutt has been tracked back to a verbal exchange between students. On Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at approximately 7:22 a.m., deputies… Read more »

2021 Isla Vista Halloween Weekend Uneventful

The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all of the allied agencies that assisted in the planning and logistics involved in this year’s Isla Vista Halloween Operation. This… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Honors Exemplary Performance in 2020

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate the Sheriff’s employees and community members who were recently honored at a Recognition Awards Program and Luncheon held at the… Read more »

Goleta Police Department Awarded $78,000 Grant from the Office of Traffic Safety

The Goleta Police Department will roll out a police traffic services program to deter dangerous and illegal driving behaviors that increase the risk of crashes in the community. “Impairment, speeding… Read more »

Vague Post Prompts School to Request Investigation

A vague social media post from an anonymous account prompted school administrators to request an investigation into the source and intent of the post. On Thursday, October 28, 2021, School… Read more »

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