Sheriff's Message


New Cuyama Resident Arrested Following Dispute with Neighbor    

At approximately 10:15 p.m. last night, September 9, 2018, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of shots fired in the 4800 block of Cebrian Ave. in New Cuyama.  When deputies arrived they learned that 51-year-old Jacob Eddy had gone into a neighbor’s attached garage where a group was playing pool.  He allegedly took a pool… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Celebrates Nine Promotions Including the Swearing in of a New Undersheriff

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the promotions of nine Sheriff’s employees including the promotion of a new Second in Command and Chief of Law Enforcement Operations.  The select group was honored this morning, September 10, 2018, at a promotional ceremony held at Earl’s Place at the Earl Warren Showgrounds.  Before… Read more »

Meet the New School Resource Deputy for Cabrillo High School and Maple High School

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to introduce the new School Resource Deputy (SRD) for Cabrillo High School and Maple High School in Lompoc. Sr. Deputy Dennis Thomas, a 17-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, started his new assignment at the start of the school year and has spent his first several weeks… Read more »

DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned Tomorrow Night

The Goleta Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint tomorrow, September 7, 2018, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes.  The Goleta PD supports the new effort from… Read more »

Blood Drive at Sheriff’s Headquarters on Sept. 11

Please mark your calendar and make on appointment to give blood at Sheriff’s headquarters on September 11, 2018, the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. What a great way to give back and honor of all those who perished and first responders who risked and lost their lives to save others. The blood drive… Read more »

Public Assistance Requested to Help Locate Robbery Suspect

At approximately 10:10 p.m. last night, September 2, 2018, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a robbery at a business located in the 100 block of S. Turnpike Road. It was determined the unknown suspect entered the store, walked to a register and demanded money.  The suspect told the store employee that he had… Read more »

Same Suspects Target Marijuana Cultivation Facility Again

The Sheriff’s Office is releasing the identities of the two suspects arrested for an attempted robbery yesterday, August 29, 2018, at a Marijuana Cultivation Facility in Carpinteria.  The suspects are 31-year-old Tyrone Taylor of Lancaster and 45-year-old Henry Jernigan of Los Angeles.  A third suspect is still outstanding. The investigation revealed that Taylor and Jernigan… Read more »

Several Alleged Drug Dealers Arrested Following an Investigation That Spanned Three Counties

After a five-week long investigation, detectives from the Sheriff’s Special Investigations Bureau yesterday, August 29, 2018 arrested several individuals and seized multiple ounces of methamphetamine, heroin and currency. During the investigation, detectives identified 55-year-old Randall Nelson of Santa Maria as a local narcotics dealer.  On August 29, 2018, detectives followed Nelson to the City of… Read more »

Two Suspects Arrested Following Attempted Robbery at Marijuana Cultivation Facility

Two suspects are in custody following an attempted robbery that occurred this morning, August 29, 2018 at a Marijuana Cultivation Facility located in the 1500 block of Casitas Pass Road in Carpinteria. At approximately 6:25 a.m., Sheriff’s deputies responded to an alarm at the facility.  Employees reported that a group of suspects had broken into… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Anthony Ruiz is wanted on a $95,000.00 felony warrant charging him with felony reckless evading, drug paraphernalia and false information to a peace officer.  His last known address was in Santa Maria.

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