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Sheriff – Coroner Confirms Identity of Pilot from Crash at Ralph Dunlap School

Santa Maria, Calif. – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff – Coroner’s Office has confirmed the identity of the pilot that was killed in the plane crash on Wednesday May 20, 2020, at Ralph Dunlap School. The decedent is 38-year-old Tigran Garabedyan (male) from Burbank. This is the only decedent from the plan crash. The identity… Read more »

Six Sheriff’s Deputies Trainees Graduate from Allan Hancock Law Enforcement Academy

Lompoc, Calif. – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the graduation of six Santa Barbara County Deputy Sheriff Trainees from the Allan Hancock College Law Enforcement Academy. This graduation celebrates the successful completion 751 hours of training in topics including; community policing, report writing, laws of arrest, search and seizure, firearms,… Read more »

Detectives Arrest Suspects for Gas Station Robbery

Santa Maria, Calif. – At approximately 11:00 a.m. 5/19/2020, detectives arrested two suspects in Bakersfield for a gas station robbery in Santa Maria. On Friday, May 15, 2020, at approximately 6:42 p.m. deputies responded to a 911 call from a gas station in the 1200-block of East Betteravia Road. The caller reported that the gas… Read more »

Suspect Arrested for Stalking in Isla Vista

Isla Vista, Calif. – On Monday, March 18 at 10:12 p.m., detectives arrested 43-year-old Zachary Coughlin of Santa Barbara on a felony warrant for stalking. Detectives began investigating various reports regarding Coughlin on Thursday, May 14, 2020. Coughlin was living in a converted bus in the Isla Vista area and caught the attention of locals… Read more »

UPDATE: Two Additional Suspects Arrested for Attempted Murder

Goleta, Ca. – As part of the ongoing investigation into a gang related attempt homicide that occurred in Goleta on March 6, 2020, detectives served a search warrant in the 100-block of Alisos Street in the City of Santa Barbara on May 14, 2020. During the service of the warrant, 18-year-old Miguel Angel Arizmendi was… Read more »

Suspect Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

Santa Barbara, Calif. – This morning, detectives served a search warrant in the 200-block of Helena, resulting in the arrest of 26-year-old Jose Alvarez-Fuentes of Goleta for possession of pornographic material of a child (felony). The investigation began on May 5, 2020, when detectives received a tip from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Dandre Jordan is wanted on a $100,000.00 felony warrant charging him with assault with a deadly weapon, 5 counts of felony domestic violence, false imprisonment, terrorists threats and intimidating a witness. He is described as 6-1, 190 lbs with black hair and brown eyes.  His last known address was in Lompoc CA.

Most Wanted Wednesday

Luis Alvarado is wanted on a $50,000.00 felony warrant charging him with violating a court order, felony resisting arrest and battery on a peace officer. He is described as 5-10, 170 lbs with gray hair and brown eyes. His last known address was in Santa Maria.

Most Wanted Wednesday

Jose Calixtro Simon is wanted on a no bail felony warrant charging him with 2 counts of first degree burglary.  He is described as 5-8, 160 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes. His last known address was in Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Releases 2019 Crime Stats

Overall Crime Rate Holds Steady Within All-Time Lows Santa Barbara, Calif. – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the 2019 crime statistics for communities served by the Sheriff’s Office.   The violent crime rate for our communities was 6.4% lower than in 2018 and 28% lower than the 10-year average.  Due to a 2.8%… Read more »

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