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Most Wanted Wednesday

Nathan Lee is wanted on a $80,000.00 felony warrant charging him with failing to appear after posting bail on the charge of 2nd Degree Robbery.  Lee is described as 6-0, 174 lbs with brown hair and blue eyes. His last known address was in Goleta.

April 17 Last Day to Apply to Be a Part of Next Testing Date

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is looking for individuals who are interested in a rewarding and meaningful career with the Sheriff’s Office to be part of our upcoming testing for Custody Deputy, Sheriff’s Deputy Trainee, and Sheriff’s Service Technician.  While we accept applications 24 hours a day, seven days a week, we encourage you… Read more »

Grant to Supply Prenatal Vitamins to Pregnant Inmates Upon Release

The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that they are the recipient of a grant from @Vitamin Angels to provide a six-month supply of prenatal vitamins to pregnant inmates being released from Santa Barbara County Jail. Vitamin Angels helps at-risk populations in need – specifically pregnant women, new mothers, and children under five… Read more »

Child Endangerment Case Turns into Ocean Rescue 

At approximately 11:30 p.m. last night, April 15, 2019, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a six-year-old child who was crying and looking for her father.  The child’s father reportedly pulled over to use the bathroom at Viola Fields located in the 6100 block of Carpinteria Avenue.  The child was left in the vehicle… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Thanks County Dispatchers During National Telecommunicators Week

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office would like to take this opportunity during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week to recognize and say thank you to the highly trained, professional and compassionate team of public safety dispatchers at the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center.   These dedicated professionals work around the clock to ensure that… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Identifies Additional Juvenile Sex Crime Victims 

Following the April 9, 2019 arrest of 52-year-old Gregory Scott Ray of Buellton for sex crimes committed against three male juveniles in the Santa Ynez Valley, additional victims have been identified.  These victims include those who live local and some that are out of the area.  It is believed that there are likely additional victims… Read more »

Public Assistance Requested to Help Locate Armed Robbery Suspects

The Sheriff’s Office is releasing additional details regarding the suspects and suspect vehicle involved in an armed robbery on April 9, 2019 on Farren Road.  The suspect vehicle is described as a red Dodge Charger, four door sedan.  The suspects were described as Hispanic male adults, one of the suspects had a beard. The vehicle… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Honors Exemplary Performance in 2018

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate the Sheriff’s employees who were honored today, April 12, 2019, at a Recognition Awards Program and Luncheon held at Earl’s Place at the Earl Warren Showgrounds.  The award recipients were recognized for their exemplary service during 2018. The awards included many that were recognized for… Read more »

Notification of Inmate Death

At approximately 6:00 p.m. last night, April 12, 2019, a Santa Barbara County Jail inmate approached a Custody Deputy in a male dormitory housing area of the Main Jail telling him he was not feeling well. The inmate, 62-year-old Eduardo Rodriguez, appeared to be ill. The Custody Deputy immediately called for Jail Medical staff to… Read more »

Watch the New Sheriff’s Roundup

We are pleased to release our new Sheriff’s Roundup. We hope you will take time out of your busy schedules to watch. There are some great features on this Roundup. Some of the stories include: *Co-Response Team: See how this pilot project is helping law enforcement better assist people with mental health issues. *Cannabis… Read more »

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