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Most Wanted Wednesday

Yangziao Yu is wanted on a $50,000.00 felony warrant charging him with felony domestic assault and assault with a deadly weapon. He is described as 5-7, 140 lbs with black hair and black eyes.  His last known address was in Goleta.

Missing Woman Located in Orchard

Santa Barbara, Ca. – Sheriff’s deputies along with County Air Support located a woman deep inside an orchard after she had been missing overnight. Yesterday, at around 11:00 a.m., deputies responded to the 5400-block of Toltec in Santa Barbara to investigate a report of a missing person. They learned that a 71-year-old woman had left… Read more »

Inmate at Main Jail Tests Positive for COVID-19

Santa Barbara, Ca. – Sheriff Bill Brown announced April 17, 2020, that an inmate in the Santa Barbara County Jail has tested positive for COVID-19. The 40-year-old was arrested by members of the Santa Maria Police Department and booked into the Main Jail on April 1, 2020 on charges of burglary, stalking and being under… Read more »

Juveniles Arrested for Attempted Murder

Goleta, Ca. – On the morning of April 14, 2020, Sheriff’s detectives serve a second round of search warrants stemming from incidents that occurred in March, resulting in the arrest of five juveniles. On Friday, March 6, 2020 at 7:46p.m., deputies responded to the 5700-block of Hollister Avenue in Goleta for a report of a… Read more »

Suspect Arrested for Possession of Dogs that Seriously Injured a Victim

Goleta Calif. – At approximately 11:30 a.m. today, Sheriff’s deputies responded with fire and medics to a report of a victim who was attacked by a dog on San Milano Drive. When deputies arrived, they located the victim who had serious injuries. Fire and medics arrived shortly after and took over care of the victim…. Read more »

Deputy Tests Positive for COVID-19 on April 7, 2020

Santa Barbara, Calif. –  A sheriff’s deputy is recovering at home after testing positive for COVID-19. The deputy last worked patrol in the Santa Maria area on Friday, April 3, 2020. During that shift, the deputy began experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms and went home. The deputy was tested on Saturday, April 4, 2020 and self-isolated at… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Francisco Frank Martinez is wanted on a $50,000.00 felony warrant charging him with felony domestic violence, assault with a deadly weapon and violating a court order.  Martinez is described as 5-11, 165 lbs with black hair and brown eyes.  He is transient in the Santa Barbara area.

Most Wanted Wednesday

Miguel Barbosa is wanted on 2 felony no bail warrants charging him with probation violations related to vehicle theft, identity theft and possession of stolen property.  He also has a misdemeanor warrant for possession of controlled substances.  He is described as 5-6, 170 lbs with black hair and brown eyes.  His last known address was… Read more »

Public Safety News Conference

District Attorney Joyce Dudley, Sheriff Bill Brown, and Fire Chief Mark Hartwig held a joint press conference on public safety today. A video of the entire press conference will soon be available on all three Department websites. ( District Attorney Joyce Dudley emphasized the importance of coming together as a community to watch… Read more »

Suspect Arrested for Domestic Violence and Weapons Charges

Goleta, Calif. – A suspect has been arrested on a warrant for domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon stemming from an incident that occurred in Goleta. On Thursday, March 19, 2020, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence in Goleta to investigate a report of a missing juvenile. Two hours after deputies took the… Read more »

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