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Sheriff’s Detectives Arrest Two Armed Santa Maria Residents for Alleged Drug Trafficking in Santa Barbara

At approximately 8:30 p.m. on August 2, 2018, Sheriff’s Detectives from the Special Investigations Bureau, while assisting the Santa Barbara Police Department with saturation patrols related to the Fiesta celebrations, conducted an enforcement stop in the area of Milpas and Highway 101. During the stop, detectives observed the two occupants to be nervous and the… Read more »

Compliance Response Team Arrest Wanted Suspect for Methamphetamine Sales in Santa Maria

Members of the Sheriff’s Compliance Response Team (CRT) with the assistance of Detectives from the Sheriff’s Special Investigations Bureau, witnessed a wanted subject sitting in a vehicle in the 1800 block of North Broadway in Santa Maria.  Detectives, along with members of CRT, contacted 30-year-old Kenneth Hilbrant of Santa Maria and an associated female, identified… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Ten New Employees Including Four New Custody Deputies and Our First Behavorial Sciences Manager

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to welcome ten new employees to our team.  On July 30, 2018, at a ceremony held at the Sheriff’s Training Bureau classroom, we officially welcomed two Administrative Office Professionals, a Dispatcher, four Custody Deputies, two Sheriff’s Deputies and our first ever-Behavioral Sciences Manager, Dr. Cherylynn Lee. Dr…. Read more »

Search of Housing Unit Turns Up Large Amount of Contraband

 On July 31, 2018, the Classification Unit gathered information that illegal narcotics were being stored in a housing unit at the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Main Jail.  After Classification and the Shift Commanders put a plan in place, the housing unit was searched.  During the search, 30-year-old Dylan Sulit-Swalley of Santa Barbara was removed from… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Joanna Perez is wanted on a $75,000.00 felony warrant charging her with vehicle theft and giving false information to a peace officer.  She is described as 5-2, 205 lbs with black hair and brown eyes.

Do You Know This Woman?

The Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the woman in the photo. She is connected to a vehicle burglary and subsequent commercial burglary in the Goleta and Santa Barbara area. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sr. Deputy Michael Harris at mch2889@SBSHERIFF.ORG or 805-681-4100

Sheriff’s Custody Operations Participate in Two Events to Give Back to the Community  

Sheriff’s Custody Personnel participated in two events this past week as a way to give back to the community.  On July 25, 2018, the Sheriff’s Special Operations Response Team (SORT) took some time away from their training day to surprise a group of kids in the Monroe Summer Fun program, which is sponsored by the… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Investigates Assault at Isla Vista Park

Case is Being Investigated as a Potential Hate Crime and Possibly Gang Related The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an assault that occurred on July 28, 2018 at Estero Park in Isla Vista.  At approximately 9:30 p.m., UCSB Police Officers responded to a local hospital to a report of two male assault victims. … Read more »

Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations Planned for Goleta

The Traffic Unit of the Goleta Police Department will step up pedestrian safety enforcement operations tomorrow, July 31, 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 »

Goleta Woman Arrested Following Pursuit

Just before midnight last night, July 29, 2018, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a gas station and convenience store on Winchester Canyon in the City of Goleta to investigate a report of a suspicious subject who had walked into the store wearing a hoodie and gloves.  The reporting party was concerned the store was about to… Read more »

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