Sheriff's Message


Stabbing Suspect Located and Arrested

The suspect wanted for a stabbing Friday night, June 29, 2018 at a transient encampment near Patterson Avenue and Highway 101 is in custody.  On July 3, 2018, Sheriff’s detectives from the Criminal Investigations Bureau and the Special Investigations Bureau located 57-year-old Donald Lowe of Lompoc in the area of Cabrillo Blvd. and Ninos Dr…. Read more »

Phone Scam Alert: Scammers Posing as Southern California Edison Employees

The Sheriff’s Office wants to warn community members that we are seeing a number of reports regarding a phone scam where the caller poses as a Southern California Edison (SCE) employee.  The scammer threatens to disconnect electricity service unless a payment is made immediately using a pre-paid cash card.  If the call goes to voice… Read more »

New Jail K-9 Narcotics Team Krypto and Custody Deputy Ur Start Work at SB County Jail

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is proud to introduce the newest member of our team.  K-9 Krypto, a 14-month old, high energy, black Labrador, started his new assignment this week at the Santa Barbara County Jail.  Krypto and his handler, four year Sheriff’s Office veteran Custody Deputy Ur are working together to locate illicit… Read more »

Important Fireworks Safety Reminders in Preparation for Independence Day

As Santa Barbara County celebrates Independence Day tomorrow, July 4, 2018, the Sheriff’s Office would like to remind residents and visitors to the area that all fireworks are illegal to possess or use throughout Santa Barbara County.  The exception is in the cities of Lompoc and Santa Maria, which allow only designated “Safe and Sane”… Read more »

Santa Ynez Chumash Donate Trauma Kits to Sheriff’s Deputies in Solvang

The Sheriff’s deputies assigned to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Central Station in Solvang will now be equipped with top-of-the-line trauma kits, thanks to a donation made by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians on Tuesday. County deputies have recently received advanced training in treating traumatic or severe wounds, but they’ve also been… Read more »

Scam Alert: Sheriff’s Office Warns of Extortion Scam

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has recently seen an uptick in a common scam locally. The scam involves the victim receiving a letter or email indicating the sender has obtained personal and private information about the victim. The sender indicates the information they have obtained will both personally and public damage the victim’s reputation…. Read more »

Man Stabbed at Transient Camp Near Railroad Tracks

On Friday, June 29, 2018, at about 10:22 p.m., Sheriff’s Deputies from the Goleta Patrol Bureau responded to the railroad tracks near Patterson Avenue and Highway 101 for a report of a man that had been stabbed at a transient encampment. Upon their arrival, the deputies were guided to the injured man who was still… Read more »

Two Victims Report Robbery on Gibraltar Road

Just before 6:00 a.m. on Friday, June 29, 2018, deputies from the Carpinteria Station were dispatched to a report of a robbery, which had just occurred in the 3300 block of Gibraltar Road. The victims reported being robbed at knifepoint while three male suspects stole items from their car. After the robbery, the victim’s followed… Read more »

Report of a DUI Driver Leads to Arrest for Illegal Assault Weapon

On 6/28/2018 at about 11:00 p.m., deputies assigned to the Buellton and Solvang substations responded to a report of an intoxicated subject attempting to fight patrons at The Sideways Inn at 114 State Highway 246 in Buellton. Before deputies arrived, the subject fled the area in his vehicle. Witnesses were able to provide a description… Read more »

Alleged Stalking Suspect Arrested in Santa Maria

At approximately 3:00 a.m. this morning, Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 500-Block of Union Ave in Orcutt regarding a male subject who was peeking into a window. The victim, who was monitoring the suspect via surveillance cameras, observed the suspect enter her back yard and peer into her window. The victim called 9-1-1 and deputies… Read more »

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