Sheriff's Message


Another Safe and Uneventful Halloween in Isla Vista

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to report that, for the fifth year in a row, Halloween in Isla Vista was safe and uneventful.  Isla Vista has historically attracted large crowds the night of Halloween and the weekend prior; this year Halloween was last night on a Wednesday. The attendance this year over… Read more »

Cannabis Compliance Team Seizes Approximately 400,000 Marijuana Plants

On October 29, 2018, investigators from the Sheriff’s Special Investigations Bureau served a search warrant in the 2700 block of Telephone Rd. in Santa Maria.  The search warrant stemmed from a criminal investigation involving the illegal cultivation of marijuana that was concealed among existing farm fields.  During the investigation, a Santa Maria resident was believed… Read more »

Pharmacy Burglary Suspect Arrested Following Pursuit

At approximately 3:40 a.m. this morning, October 31, 2018, Sheriff’s deputies were alerted to suspicious activity at the Rite Aid pharmacy located in the 600 block of Alamo Pintado in Solvang. When deputies arrived, they found obvious signs of a burglary. A dark colored Lexus sedan associated with the burglary was located by Sheriff’s deputies… Read more »

Safety Tips Following Arrest of Package Thief in Santa Barbara

At approximately 2:30 p.m. on October 11, 2018, a resident in the 100 block of Walnut Avenue discovered two packages had been stolen from his front porch with assistance of security cameras on his residence.  Yesterday, October 30, 2018, deputies were able to identify the suspect as being 44-year-old Guillermo Gomez of Santa Barbara.  Deputies… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

  Mel Heinemann is wanted on a $125,000.00 felony warrant charging him with 3 counts of 2nd degree Burglary.  He is described as 5-10, 185 lbs with grey hair and brown eyes. His last known address was in Los Osos CA.

Halloween Pedestrian Safety Message

Look Out for Trick-or-Treaters on Halloween Halloween is one of the most anticipated nights of the year for kids, but it can be a scary night to be a pedestrian.  Research shows that Halloween is one of the deadliest days of the year for pedestrians, especially children.  While trick-or-treating with your little goblins this year,… Read more »

Lompoc Unified Bus Aide Arrested for Abuse of Special Needs Child on School Bus

A Lompoc Unified School District (LUSD) employee is in custody after an investigation revealed that he physically abused a 10-year-old special needs child on a school bus on October 16, 2018.  The child came home from school crying and told his parents that he had been hurt by an aide on the bus.  The parents… Read more »

Male Decedent Discovered on Isla Vista Beach

The Isla Vista Foot Patrol is investigating the death of a college-aged, white male, whose body was discovered around 9:30 this morning, October 20, 2018, near the surf line just east of the Camino Del Sur beach access in Isla Vista.  The decedent was discovered by a passerby who was walking on the beach.  The… Read more »

Suspect Wanted for Burglary Arrested Thanks to Anonymous Tip

 The suspect wanted for a burglary at Decker’s Brand Showcase in Goleta on October 10, 2018, is in custody thanks to an anonymous tip and follow up investigation by Sheriff’s deputies.  44-year-old Stacee Ann Walker of Goleta was identified as the suspect captured on surveillance video when she reportedly stole more than $2,000 worth of… Read more »

Vote for Sheriff’s K-9 Unit to Win Grant Funding!

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is requesting your vote to help us win a  grant that will provide much needed funds for our Sheriff’s K-9 Unit.  The Aftermath K-9 Grant is awarding the top eight law enforcement agencies in the country who receive the most votes $16,500 dollars in funding to further establish their… Read more »

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