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Cannabis Compliance Team Locates Illegal Cannabis Processing Location in Montecito

On June 4, 2019, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Cannabis Compliance Team, with the assistance of the Sheriff’s Compliance Response Team, executed search warrants in Montecito and the City of Carpinteria.  These warrants were related to illegal and unlicensed cannabis cultivation, transport, processing and sales.  The first warrant was served in the 4200 block of… Read more »

Cannabis Compliance Team Locates Illegal Cannabis Processing Location in Los Olivos

On May 21, 2019, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Cannabis Compliance Team, with the assistance of the Sheriff’s Compliance Response Team and Investigators from the District Attorney’s Office, executed search warrants in Los Olivos and Montecito.  These warrants were related to illegal and unlicensed cannabis transportation, processing and sales.  The first warrant was served in… Read more »

Four Santa Barbara County Deputy Sheriff Trainees Graduate from the Allan Hancock Law Enforcement Academy

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the graduation of four Santa Barbara County Deputy Sheriff Trainees from the Allan Hancock College Law Enforcement Academy. After 21 weeks of instruction, the graduates received their certificates of completion today, June, 6, 2019, at a formal ceremony held at the Allan Hancock College Public… Read more »

Suspect in Custody After a Suspected Butane Honey Oil Lab Explosion

At approximately 3:00 a.m., on June 5, 2019, Deputies with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 6500 block of Camino Venturoso in Goleta on a reported suspicious subject in a parked vehicle. Upon arrival, deputies learned there had been an explosion involving one of the suspect’s vehicles. Multiple windows had been blown… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Investigates a Violent Crime in Old Town Goleta

Detectives from the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division are investigating a violent crime which occurred in Old Town Goleta in the early morning hours of Sunday, June 2, 2019.  A subject was attacked on Magnolia Avenue north of Hollister Avenue and suffered life-threatening injuries.  The victim was transported to the hospital and treated for… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

  Eric Catalan is wanted on a $100,000.00 felony warrant charging him with felony evading an officer, sales of controlled substances and providing false information to a peace officer.  He is described as 5-11, 220 lbs with black hair and brown eyes.  His last known address was in Lompoc CA.

Suspect Found with Loaded Firearms and Meth Pipe at Fast Food Restaurant Parking Lot in Orcutt

At approximately 10:15 p.m. on May 24, 2019, Sheriff’s Deputies contacted 32-year-old Kyle Kenneth Hogue of Templeton in San Luis Obispo County at the Jack in the Box parking lot located in the 5000 block of Orcutt Road. Deputies observed that Hogue appeared to under the influence of a controlled substance and he was subsequently… Read more »

Coffee Event with First Responders Tomorrow in Goleta

The Sheriff’s Office is participating in a community outreach event tomorrow, Saturday, May 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf located at 5745 Calle Real in the City of Goleta.  The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf is holding a “Heroes at Heart” event as a way to bring… Read more »

Wanted Suspect Located Hiding in Underground Bunker

On Monday, May 20, 2019, a Sheriff’s Rural Crimes Detective was conducting an investigation regarding stolen property from several farms in the Santa Maria area. The investigation led to the area of A Street and La Brea Avenue in the City of Santa Maria where a stolen fertilizer injection pump had been found the previous… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Releases Name of Decedent in Suspicious Death Investigation

The Sheriff’s Office is releasing the name of the decedent in a suspicious death investigation. The decedent is 34-year-old Maurilio Manzano Gonzalez of Santa Maria. Gonzalez was found deceased near his vehicle in the 5600 block of Santa Rosa Road near Lompoc on May 17, 2019. Sheriff’s detectives are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding his… Read more »

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