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Two Suspects Arrested for Weapons and Drug Possession Charges

Goleta, Calif. – Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested a Goleta man and woman found in possession of an array of illegal drugs and two loaded firearms. On Thursday, July 6, 2023,… Read more »

Deputies Investigating Wallet Thefts- Public is Encouraged to Help ID Suspects and Beware of Scam

Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating thefts targeting female shoppers and are reaching out to warn the public and seek any information to identify suspects. Deputies have taken three reports at Albertsons… Read more »

Deputies Investigating Theft of Flags in Los Olivos

Los Olivos, Calif. – Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the theft of flags in the Los Olivos area and requesting the public’s assistance with any suspect information or video footage. On… Read more »

Detectives Request Public Assistance from Los Angeles Area Residents in Montecito Home Invasion Murder Case

Montecito, Calif. – Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Detectives are continuing their public outreach by sharing additional images related to the May 27, 2022 murder of Violet Evelyn Alberts with a… Read more »

Deputies Arrest Isla Vista Man for Possession for Sales

Isla Vista, Calif.  – Patrol deputies from the Isla Vista Foot Patrol have arrested an Isla Vista man for possession of psilocybin mushrooms, fraudulent Xanax and MDMA for sales. On… Read more »

Attempted Murder Suspects Arrested

Santa Barbara, Calif. – Sheriff’s Detectives have arrested four suspects for an attempted murder that occurred in the 4600-block of Gate Way. On Friday, June 2, 2023, at approximately 3:37… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Welcomes 13 New Sheriff’s Deputies

Santa Barbara, Calif. – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office congratulated and welcomed 13 academy graduates just before the Allan Hancock College Basic Law Enforcement Academy graduation yesterday. The class… Read more »

Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office Announces Reward and Updated Information in 2022 Montecito Home Invasion Murder

Montecito, Calif. –  On May 27, 2022, 96-year-old Violet Evelyn Alberts, a longtime resident of Montecito, was found deceased in her residence. A victim of a home invasion, the autopsy… Read more »

UPDATE: Sheriff’s Office Shares Additional Information About In-Custody Death at Northern Branch Jail

Santa Maria, Calif. – The Sheriff’s Office is sharing additional information regarding the in-custody death on March 29, 2023, at the Northern Branch Jail. Notification to the decedent’s next-of-kin has… Read more »

In-Custody Death at Northern Branch Jail

Santa Maria, Calif. – On Monday, May 29, 2023, at approximately 2:19 p.m., a Custody Deputy and WellPath medical staff member were conducting medical procedures within B-Unit of the Northern… Read more »

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