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Bomb Squad Investigating Suspicious Device in Isla Vista

At approximately 11:15 a.m. this morning, an employee with the Isla Vista Recreation and Parks District came to the Isla Vista Foot Patrol with a backpack found abandoned in a wooded area of Anisq’Oyo Park.  When deputies looked inside the backpack they observed a suspected pipe bomb inside.  The lobby was closed and the building… Read more »

Public Assistance Requested to Help Locate Missing Teenager

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is requesting public assistance to help locate a voluntary missing teenager from Tulare County who may be in the Santa Barbara area.  15-year-old Luchelle Nicole Mabry aka Luchelle Nicole Soto was last seen on March 24, 2018 when she ran away from a group home in Lompoc, California.  She… Read more »

Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations Planned for Goleta

The Traffic Unit of the Goleta Police Department will step up pedestrian safety enforcement operations Wednesday, August 22, 2018, with focused enforcement on collision causing factors involving motorists and pedestrians.  The Traffic Unit will be deployed to crackdown on drivers and pedestrians who violate traffic laws meant to protect all roadway users. The department has… Read more »

Updated News Release: Identity of Decedent Found in Montecito

Identity of Decedent Found in Montecito Released Santa Barbara – The Sheriff’s Office is releasing the identity of the decedent located on Hot Springs Trail on August 18, 2018 around 6:00 p.m. in Montecito.  The decedent is 43-year-old Wayne Stuart Habell of Newhall.  The cause and manner of death is a suicide, by a self-inflicted… Read more »

Three Sheriff’s Deputies Graduate from the Allan Hancock College Law Enforcement Academy

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to officially welcome three new Sheriff’s Deputies to our team. On Wednesday. August 15th, 2018, at a traditional ceremony before a room full of dignitaries, family and friends, 15 recruits graduated from the prestigious Allan Hancock College Law Enforcement Academy in Lompoc.  Of those graduates, three were… Read more »

Walk-in Wednesdays for Live Scan service Available in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria

Live Scan fingerprint stations are available to assist the public for the purposes of pre-employment and has the ability to transmit your fingerprints to the California State Department of Justice & Federal Bureau of Investigations. Beginning Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office will accept “Walk-ins” at both the Santa Barbara and Santa… Read more »

Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team Locates Male Decedent on Hot Springs Trail

On August 17, 2018, around 2:00 p.m., Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of Hot Springs Trailhead on a report of a suspicious vehicle that was parked near the trailhead since Monday, August 13, 2018. The solo male occupant was last seen walking up the trailhead. The vehicle is registered to Wayne… Read more »

1st Day of School Slurpee!

The local 7-11 store in Orcutt put together a community event to give all the kids free Slurpee’s on their first day of school this year. Some of our local Sheriff’s Deputies came by to say Hi to the kids and might have picked up a Slurpee of their own.

Most Wanted Wednesday

Precious Williams is wanted on a $40,000.00 felony warrant charging her with burglary and attempted burglary.  She is described as 5-5, 145 with black hair and brown eyes.  Her hair may be dyed a different color though as in this photo.

Sheriff’s Detectives Arrest Four Santa Maria Residents Suspected of Selling Drugs During Fiesta in Santa Barbara

  At approximately 10:45 p.m. last night, August 3, 2018, Sheriff’s Detectives from the Special Investigations Bureau, while assisting the Santa Barbara Police Department with saturation patrols, conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle speeding in the area of E. Cota and N. Salsipuedes St.  During the stop, a passenger was found to be in… Read more »

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