Sheriff's Message


Assistance Needed to Locate Domestic Battery Suspect  

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance from the public to help locate a Felony Domestic Battery and Elder Abuse suspect. In the early morning hours on 05/06/2018, 24-year-old Nicholas Jay Castillo went to his former girlfriend’s home in the 4700 block of Chandler Street, a county unincorporated area between the cities of… 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, June 6, 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 »

SB County Women in Law Enforcement Team to Carry Special Olympics Torch Tomorrow

The Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) is the largest public awareness vehicle and grass-roots fundraiser for Special Olympics. Known honorably as Guardians of the Flame, law enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes carry the “Flame of Hope” into the Opening Ceremony of local competitions, and into Special Olympics State, Provincial, National, Regional and World Games…. Read more »

Burglary Suspect Arrested After Being Found in Montecito Home

On Sunday, 06/03/2018, at about 9:00 a.m. a homeowner in Montecito called 911 after finding a 17-year-old male inside of her home, which is located in the 300-block of Woodley Road in Montecito. The homeowner found the juvenile, whom she did not know, using a computer that belonged to the homeowner.  It was discovered that… Read more »

Public Assistance Needed to Identify Car Vandals

 The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in providing information to help to identify the suspect(s) involved in numerous vehicle vandalisms where windows were shot out of the victim vehicles. On Thursday, 5/31/2018, between 4:15 a.m. and 4:45 a.m., the suspect vehicle drove through several neighborhoods in the area of… Read more »

Public Assistance Requested to Help Identify Burglary Suspect

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in providing information to help to identify the suspect(s) involved in the burglary of a residential garage. On Saturday, 6/2/2018, between 12:20 a.m. and 4:00 a.m., a suspect vehicle repeatedly drove through a residential neighborhood in the community of Orcutt. This vehicle was… Read more »

New Inmate Dog Training and Cat Socialization Programs

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown and Santa Maria Valley Humane Society Executive Director Sean Hawkins signed a memorandum of understanding yesterday, June 1, 2018 creating the first inmate dog training and cat socialization program to follow the opening of the Santa Barbara County Northern Branch Jail project. A site visit with the Pawsitive Change… Read more »

Alleged Drug Dealers from San Francisco Arrested in Carpinteria

Just before midnight on May 29, 2018, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at the ampm convenience store located in the 1100 block of Casitas Pass Rd. in Carpinteria. The disturbance reportedly involved a male and female associated with a silver Lexus. When deputies arrived on scene, they contacted 34-year-old Deshawn… Read more »

Ventura Resident Arrested for Attempted Homicide Following Alleged Shovel Attack in Carpinteria

At approximately 6:50 a.m. on Memorial Day, May 28, 2018, Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of Casitas Pass Road and Carpinteria Avenue to the McDonald’s parking lot for a report of a person stalking another.  Shortly after deputies arrived in the area, a deputy assigned to the City of Carpinteria witnessed a male suspect… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Congratulates Guerry Award Recipients

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate the eight Sheriff’s employees who were among the 16 recipients honored yesterday, May 23, 2018, with a prestigious H. Thomas Guerry Award. The honors were handed out at a ceremony held at the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisor’s Hearing Room attended by personnel from… Read more »

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