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Homicide Investigation on Foxen Canyon Road

Santa Barbara, Calif. – Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a homicide that occurred Sunday, March 7, 2021 in the 6200-block of Foxen Canyon Road in Los Olivos. At approximately 6:12 p.m., Sheriff’s dispatch received a call of a single vehicle accident in the area. Fire, Medics and CHP responded to the area and quickly determined that… Read more »

Attempted Carjacking Suspects Sought

Goleta, Calif. – Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an attempted carjacking that occurred yesterday, March 8, 2021, in the area of Depot Road and S. Kellogg Avenue. At approximately 3:35 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area for a report of a disturbance that involved the attempted theft of a vehicle. When deputies arrived, they… Read more »

Deputies Arrest Vehicle Theft Suspect After Two Hour Search

Santa Barbara, Calif. – Sheriff’s deputies have arrested 33-year-old Jeremiah Scofield of Santa Barbara after a search that lasted over two hours and spanned several neighborhoods in the More Mesa area. At 7:06 a.m. this morning, deputies were dispatched to a report of a subject causing a disturbance at the gas station on Hollister at… Read more »

Detectives Investigate Convenience Store Robbery

Goleta, Calif. – Sheriff’s detectives are seeking the public’s help in tracking down suspects who robbed a convenience store in the 5800-block of Hollister Avenue. At approximately 11:03 p.m. on Friday, March 5, 2021, deputies were dispatched to the 7-Eleven store in Old Town Goleta for a 9-1-1 call of a burglary that had just… Read more »

Deputies Recover Two Stolen Vehicles and Arrest Seven Suspects

Santa Barbara, Calif. – Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested seven suspects at two locations for a string of theft related crimes in Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, and Goleta. At approximately 6:30 this morning, deputies responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area of La Meza Plaza and Santa Rosa Lane in Carpinteria. When they… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office COVID-19 Positive Cases Slow, Active Cases in Single Digits

Santa Barbara, Calif. – The Sheriff’s Office is adding one additional staff member and two inmates to our total number of COVID-19, while reporting that our active cases for both inmates and staff have dropped to single digits. An additional member of our professional staff has been found to be COVID-19 positive, which brings the… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Celebrates National Reading Month

Santa Barbara, Calif. – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office will share the joy of reading with a story time video during National Reading Month. The National Education Association has designated March “National Reading Month” with “Read Across America Day” on March 2. In years past, Sheriff’s staff were invited into classrooms across Santa Barbara… Read more »

Suspect Arrested for Killing his Wife in their Tanglewood Home

Tanglewood, Calif. – On Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 10:43 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 1800-block of Ironwood in the Tanglewood area for a 9-1-1 call of a domestic dispute. When deputies arrived, they contacted 63-year-old Eladio Herrrera, who was sitting in a car in front of the residence. Herrera told deputies that he… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Requests Continued Grant Funding for ATV Enforcement

Santa Barbara, Calif. – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is seeking grant funding to provide increased patrolling and enforcement of areas where illegal off-road vehicles are being used. The Sheriff’s Office has received a number of complaints about individuals on ATV’s primarily in the Santa Ynez riverbed and surrounding areas bordering the City of… Read more »

Eight Arrested, One Cited During Protest Against Contractors on Via Gaitero

Santa Barbara, Calif. – On Thursday, February 25, 2021, Sheriff’s deputies arrested eight adults and cited one other during a protest by community activists against a contractor. Deputies became aware of the protest around 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, when contractors called to report a potential for conflict with the protesters at a… Read more »

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