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Additional Details Released on Triple Homicide and Death of Suspect

The Sheriff’s Office continues to actively investigate a triple homicide that occurred last night, December 28, 2018, at a residence in the 5900 block of Oakhill Road in Orcutt. The identities of the victims and the suspect are being withheld until all of the next of kin notifications are complete.  Preliminary indications are that the… Read more »

Triple Homicide Suspect Fatally Wounded by Sheriff’s Deputies

At approximately 8:05 p.m. last night, December 28, 2018, the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center received a call from a person who had entered her home in the 5900 block of Oakhill Rd. and found a bloody scene inside.  She discovered a victim covered in blood in a bathtub, fled the residence and… Read more »

DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned this Weekend

The Goleta Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, December 28, 2018, in the City of Goleta between the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes.  The Goleta Police Department supports the new effort… Read more »

Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Two Suspects Wanted for Committing a Number of Crimes of Opportunity this Holiday Season

Two suspects are in custody following an investigation into a number of recent reports of thefts from autos, mail theft and identity theft.  The investigation began on December 17, 2018, when deputies assigned to the Santa Maria Station were dispatched to a report of a theft from a vehicle in Orcutt. Following this theft, the… Read more »

Dozens of MacBook Computers Stolen from Best Buy in Goleta

On December 23, 2018, at about 4:00 a.m., Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Best Buy store located at 7090 Marketplace Drive in Goleta for a report of a burglary where the suspects had forced entry through a metal emergency exit door. The responding deputies met with a store manager, who had just… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Nikki Orellana is wanted on 2 felony warrants charging her with vehicle theft, possession of controlled substances and paraphernalia.  Total bail is $100,000.00 for both warrants. She is described as 5-6, 125 lbs with brown hair and hazel eyes.  Her last know address was in Santa Maria CA.

Sheriff’s Office and Wellpath Deliver Care Packages

Several Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Custody and Wellpath employees delivered care packages to citizens in need this holiday season.  On Friday, December 21, 2018, the group delivered 200 care packages containing food items, toiletries, blankets and socks to community members, many of whom are homeless.  The care packages were delivered in the Santa Barbara,… Read more »

Sheriff’s Special Investigations Bureau Detectives Arrest Suspected Methamphetamine Dealer in Santa Maria

On December 18, 2018, members of the Sheriff’s Special Investigations Bureau (SIB), with the assistance of personnel from Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the Sheriff’s K9 unit conducted a search warrant in the 700 block of west Harding Ave. in Santa Maria.  Detectives found and seized more than one kilo of suspected methamphetamine… Read more »

Wanted Suspect Arrested Behind Elementary School Following Pursuit

Just after 4:00 p.m. today, December 19, 2018, Sheriff’s deputies observed a vehicle in the area of Fairview Road and Hollister Avenue in Goleta that matched the description of a vehicle involved in a pursuit with deputies the prior night in Summerland. There was concern that the suspect may be armed.  When the deputy attempted… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Dwayne Johnson is wanted on a $360,000.00 felony warrant charging him with Escape by removing a GPS tracker, failing to register as a sex offender, and absconding from Parole.  He is described as  5-11, 150 lbs with black hair and brown eyes. Johnson is transient but may still be in the Santa Barbara area. He… Read more »

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