Sheriff's Message


Tip-A-Cop on Administrative Professionals Day

Join us for Lunch at Paradise Cafe this Wednesday and Raise Money for Special Olympics! The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office encourages you to honor your Administrative Professional this Wednesday, April 25, 2018, with the gift of lunch at Paradise Cafe, which will also raise money for a great cause. From 11:30 a.m. to 2… Read more »

Alleged Montecito Heroin Dealer Arrested Following Investigation

On April 19, 2018, Sheriff’s detectives assigned to the Special Investigations Bureau (SIB) concluded an investigation into an alleged heroin dealer operating out of Montecito. SIB Detectives with the assistance of the Compliance Response Team (CRT), a Sheriff’s K-9 team and Tulare Police Officers, executed search warrants in the 800 block of Picacho Lane in… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office and Autism Society Provide Awareness Training to Santa Barbara County First Responders

First Responders from public safety agencies across Santa Barbara County know more about how to communicate with people who have autism after attending an important training yesterday, April 18, 2018, at CenCal Health in Santa Barbara.  The Autism Society in collaboration with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office hosted two training sessions taught by Officer… Read more »

Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Felons in Possession of Firearms Following Routine Traffic Stop

At approximately 9:00 a.m. today, April 18, 2018, Sheriff’s deputies assigned to the Santa Ynez Valley made a routine traffic stop at Sanja Cota and Casino Drive near the Chumash Casino.  During the contact, deputies observed a handgun and ammunition in plain view in the car.  A search of the vehicle revealed a loaded .38 caliber… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Stacy Luaguevara is wanted on a $125,000.000 felony warrant charging her with child endangerment and felony battery.  Her last known address was in the City of Santa Barbara. She is described as 5 feet 2 inches tall, 120 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Endangered Children Located

On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, Santa Barbara County Child Welfare Services (CWS) contacted the Compliance Response Team (CRT) and requested their assistance with locating three endangered children.  The father of the children, 26-year-old Angel Lopez, allegedly committed a violent attack against their mother while the children were present.  Lopez is a Los Angeles-based gang member… Read more »

Sheriff’s Bomb Squad Investigates Abandoned Suitcase

At approximately 9:40 a.m. this morning, April 17, 2018, a passerby called 911 to report seeing a suspicious suitcase near the intersection of Turnpike Road and Hollister Avenue against the fence line at San Marcos High School. Sheriff’s deputies and California Highway Patrol officers responded and secured the immediate area. The Sheriff’s Bomb Squad was… Read more »

Three Residential Burglary Suspects Arrested in Solvang

On April 14, 2018, at approximately 1253 hours, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a residential burglary in progress in the 300 block of Second Street in the City of Solvang. A witness observed two male suspects leaving her neighbor’s residence carrying property and they were not associated with the residence. The two subjects… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Honors Exemplary Performance in 2017

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate the Sheriff’s employees who were honored today, April 11, 2018, at a Recognition Awards Program and Luncheon.  The award recipients were recognized for their exemplary service during 2017 at a ceremony held at Earl’s Place at the Earl Warren Showgrounds. The Sheriff’s Medal of Courage… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Bryan Castillo is wanted on a $50,000.00 felony warrant charging him with possession of controlled substances for sales.  He is described as 5-7, 135 lbs with black hair and brown eyes.  

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