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Sheriff’s Office Says Farewell to Public Information Officer Kelly Hoover

Kelly Hoover spent her last day as Public Information Officer for the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office today, July 26, 2019 and will soon take on her new role as the Community Relations Manager for the City of Goleta. Kelly joined the Sheriff’s Office in January of 2013 and is the first female civilian to serve… Read more »

Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested

Lompoc – On July 24, 2019, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested 20-year-old Colton Blu Mastagni in the 1500-block of North H Street in Lompoc on sexual assault related charges.  Mastagni is accused of sexually assaulting the victim on two separate occasions over the past year.  Mastagni was arrested without incident and booked into the… Read more »

New Community Resource Deputy for Carpinteria

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to introduce the new Community Resource Deputy for the City of Carpinteria.  Senior Deputy James Carovano was selected to fill the position and has been on the job since July 1, 2019.  Senior Deputy Carovano is a five-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office and is currently assigned… Read more »

Assault Victim Deceased and Suspect Arrested

The assault victim located on July 20, 2019 at approximately 1:20 a.m., in the 4900 block of 9th street in Carpinteria, has succumbed to his injuries. 32-year-old Eric Romero of Carpinteria was transported to the hospital in critical condition as the result of injuries he sustained during an assault. On July 23, 2019 at approximately… Read more »

Meth Seized and Suspect Arrested Following Search Warrant Service in Orcutt

The Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant today, July 24, 2019, following extensive complaints of suspected criminal activity in an area located near the Bradley Dip in Orcutt.  The past several months, Deputies assigned to the Santa Maria Sheriff’s Station have received reports of illicit drug activity and sales, attempted assaults, theft, and a possible… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Lloyd Evilsizer is wanted on a $50,000.00 felony warrant charging him with felony evading and false information to a peace officer.  He is described as 6-2, 254 lbs with blonde hair and green eyes.  His last known address was in Lompoc CA.

Sheriff’s Office Announces Results of ABC Grant Funded Operations

The Sheriff’s Office is releasing the results of our Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) grant funded operations for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. Thanks to the funding we received, the Sheriff’s Office was able to provide enhanced enforcement and education to battle alcohol related crimes in the Isla Vista and Goleta communities including during the Halloween and… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Austin Fout is wanted on two felony warrants charging him with felon in possession of a firearm, assault with a deadly weapon, battery with serious injury and illegal possession of ammunition.  Total bail for both warrants is $240,000.00.  He is described as 5-7, 165 lbs with brown hair and green eyes.  His last known address… Read more »

Solvang Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

The suspect wanted for robbing a bank in Solvang on June 13, 2019 is in custody at the Santa Barbara County Jail. Following the bank robbery at Rabobank located in the 1500 block of Mission Drive, Sheriff’s detectives developed information that identified 32-year-old Marcus Lee Ghent of Madera County as the suspect in the case…. Read more »

Sheriff’s Custody Deputy Helps Save Inmate

At approximately 2:30 p.m. on July 1, 2019 Custody Deputy Christopher Martinez helped an inmate who was choking.  Custody Deputy Martinez was working in the Main Jail when he observed an inmate holding a piece of bread and pointing towards his throat area.  Custody Deputy Martinez immediately recognized the inmate was choking on the bread… Read more »

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