Sheriff's Message


Child Annoying Incident

The Sheriff’s Office is investigating a child-annoying incident that occurred at approximately 2:15 p.m. on December 13, 2018 in the area of N. San Marcos Road near University Drive.  An eight-year-old Foothill Elementary School student was walking home alone after being released from school.  While walking in the 300 block of N. San Marcos Rd.,… Read more »

Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Suspect Attempting to Break Into A Vehicle

At approximately 5:30 a.m., yesterday, December 16, 2018, a Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputy patrolling in the area of Calle Real and North San Marcos Road in the unincorporated area of Santa Barbara County observed a male subject attempting to break into a car with a wood stick.  The deputy contacted the suspect, who provide… Read more »

Suspect Wanted for Committing Two Armed Robberies  

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is requesting public assistance to help locate a suspect responsible for committing two armed robberies tonight, December 13, 2018 within thirty minutes of each other.  The first armed robbery occurred at approximately 9:20 p.m. at Sandpiper Liquor located in the 2200 block of Ortega Hill Road in Summerland.  A… Read more »

Sheriff’s Detectives Investigate Hash Oil Lab Following Explosion at Lompoc Residence

At approximately 2:45 a.m. this morning, December 13, 2018, Sheriff’s deputies, Santa Barbara County Fire and Lompoc City Fire personnel responded to the 3900 block of Marion Ct. for a reported explosion and fire.  Upon their arrival, Sheriff’s deputies noticed the residence shed was on fire and a 57-year-old male subject had been seriously burned. … Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Receives Report of an Extortion Bomb Threat Hoax at Local School and Hotel

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, along with a number of law enforcement agencies nationwide, received reports today, December 13, 2018, of a bomb threat hoax that was e-mailed to an elementary school in Orcutt and a hotel in an unincorporated area of Santa Barbara County near Goleta. The e-mails included an extortion demand for… Read more »

Be On the Lookout For Package Thieves!

Tis the Season for Stealing Packages! Be on alert. This suspect stole a package this morning around 9:15 a.m. off a front porch in the 5000 block of Santa Susana in the county area of Santa Barbara near Walnut Lane. Call us at 805-681-4171 if you know who this is. Package Thief Video (2)  

Most Wanted Wednesday

Mickey Zepeda is wanted on a $150,000.00 felony warrant charging him with vehicle theft.  He is described as 5-9, 165 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes.  His last known address was in Nipomo CA.

Registered Sex Offender Arrested

At approximately 4:20 p.m. on December 4, 2018, the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center received a call from a woman reporting a male subject exposing himself in front of Albertsons located in the 1100 block of East Clark Avenue in Orcutt. The subject was in a marked work truck. Deputies assigned to the… Read more »

Vandalism Suspect is Arrested and Found to be in Possession of Drugs for Sale and a BB Gun

At approximately 1:30 p.m. yesterday, December 5, 2018, Sheriff’s deputies contacted 18-year-old Hector Alvarez of Santa Barbara in the 4600 block of Foothill Road in Carpinteria. An observant Deputy recognized Alvarez as the suspect that fled from deputies on November 7, 2018 after a vandalism that occurred in Carpinteria. Alvarez was found to be in… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Welcomes and Congratulates Our Four Academy Graduates

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the graduation of four Santa Barbara County Deputy Sheriff Trainees from the Allan Hancock College Law Enforcement Academy. After 21 weeks of instruction, the graduates received their certificates of completion today, December 5, 2018, at a formal ceremony held at the Allan Hancock College Public… Read more »

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