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Cannabis Compliance Team Serves Search Warrant at Cultivation Facility Allegedly Operating with Fraudulent License

At approximately 7:00 a.m. this morning, February 11, 2019, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Cannabis Compliance Team (CCT) served a search warrant in the 2000 block of Wild Oak Road in an unincorporated area near Lompoc. The search warrant was obtained after an investigation revealed the cannabis cultivation facility was operating with a temporary license… Read more »

Sheriff’s K9 Team Apprehend Stalking Suspect

Just after 9:00 p.m. on February 9, 2019, deputies assigned to the Goleta Valley responded to the area of Camino de Vida at Turnpike Road for a report of a stalking incident.  The suspect was identified as being 50-year old Carlos Medina of Santa Barbara.  Sheriff’s deputies determined Medina was on active parole with the… Read more »

Motorcyclist Fatally Injured in Goleta Traffic Collision

At approximately 4:30 p.m. on February 6, 2019, a motorcyclist was killed in a two-vehicle collision that occurred in the City of Goleta.  The collision, involving a white Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle and a blue Honda CRV occurred at the intersection of Fairview Avenue and Stow Canyon Road.  The Honda was northbound on Fairview Avenue and… Read more »

DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned this Weekend

The Goleta Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, February 8, 2019, in the City of Goleta between the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes.  The Goleta Police Department supports the new effort… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Geovanny Vera is wanted to two felony warrants totaling $300,000.00 for the charges of Possession of controlled substances for sales, felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, and false information to a peace officer. He is described as 5-7, 135 lbs with black hair and brown eyes.  His last know address… Read more »

False Alarm at San Marcos High School Highlights Effective Enhanced Safety Protocols

At approximately 9:50 a.m. this morning, February 5, 2019, a San Marcos High School student reported what appeared to be a man with a gun in a parking lot near the gym.  The campus was immediately placed on lockdown.  Sheriff’s deputies responded to the school within minutes and begin searching for the suspect who was… Read more »

Cannabis Compliance Team Eradicates Illegal Commercial Cannabis Near Carpinteria

On January 31, 2019, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Cannabis Compliance Team concluded a four-month investigation into a local cannabis cultivator, operating under the name of Power Farms LLC, which is located just outside the City of Carpinteria. During this investigation, which spanned two counties and involved three separate search warrants, Detectives discovered one of… Read more »


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, in consultation with fire agencies and other public safety officials, has announced that effective at 9 a.m., February 3, Evacuation Orders are lifted for all areas in Santa Barbara County. The National Weather Service has advised that critical rain rates did not materialize over the area as expected.  Showers… Read more »

Evacuation Order Extended for Thomas/Whittier/Sherpa Burn Areas

The Evacuation Order has been extended.  We will reevaluate conditions tomorrow, February 3rd, 2019.  Stay Tuned.  To watch press conference held today with the latest information go to our Facebook page.  Thank you.

Cannabis Compliance Team Discovers Illegal Cannabis Manufacturing While Investigating Neighborhood Complaint

    The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Cannabis Compliance Team conducted an illegal marijuana grow investigation in the 3700 block of Roblar Rd. in Santa Ynez.  During this investigation, it became apparent marijuana was being grown on a property near other residences.  Following up on neighborhood complaints, led detectives to develop information that resulted in a… Read more »

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