Sheriff's Message


At-Risk Missing Person Found Deceased

Santa Barbara, Calif.: An at-risk missing man has been located and is sadly deceased. On Monday, February 19, 2024, at approximately 7:38 pm, 86-year-old Peter Knudsen Miller was reported missing by… Read more »


The Executive Board was sworn-in during the MCSA Winter Conference in Washington, DC Last week, the Major County Sheriffs of America held a swearing-in ceremony for its new Executive Board… Read more »

Detectives Share Additional Information In Toro Canyon Road Death Investigation

Carpinteria, Calif. – Sheriff’s detectives believe that the decedent found on Toro Canyon Road yesterday is not criminal in nature. Coroner’s detectives are releasing the identity of the decedent as… Read more »

Detectives Investigating Suspicious Death

Carpinteria, Calif. – Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a suspicious death in the area of Toro Canyon Road near Torito Road. On Wednesday February 14, 2024, at approximately 10:56 a.m., deputies responded to the area… Read more »

Suspect Arrested After Brief Standoff

Lompoc, Calif. – Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Lompoc man for domestic violence offenses after a brief standoff. On Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at approximately 9:45 a.m., deputies learned that… Read more »

Project Lifesaver: Providing Peace of Mind for Families of Individuals Prone to Wandering

Santa Barbara, Calif. – A missing man with dementia was recently reunited with his family after being missing for almost an entire day, prompting the Sheriff’s Office to remind the… Read more »

Juvenile Arrested for Possession of Firearm

Carpinteria, Calif. – A juvenile has been arrested for possession of a firearm in a school zone as a result proactive safety partnership between school administrators and the Community Resource… Read more »

Kick Off Super Bowl LVIII with a Go Safely Game Plan

As the excitement builds for Super Bowl LVIII, the Goleta Police Department reminds football fans to intercept impaired driving if they’re heading out to a Super Bowl party and plan… Read more »

Detectives Share Photo of Sex Crimes Suspect and Encourage Additional Survivors to Reach Out

Santa Barbara, Calif. – Sheriff’s detectives are sharing the booking photo of 21-year-old William James Trautwein Jr. and encouraging additional survivors to reach out. On Thursday, February 1, 2024, detectives… Read more »

Suspect Arrested for Sex Offenses Dating Back to 2000

Santa Barbara, Calif.  – A Santa Barbara man has been arrested for sex crimes against a minor committed in the Santa Barbara area in 2000. On Friday, February 2, 2024,… Read more »

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