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Several Alleged Drug Dealers Arrested Following an Investigation That Spanned Three Counties

After a five-week long investigation, detectives from the Sheriff’s Special Investigations Bureau yesterday, August 29, 2018 arrested several individuals and seized multiple ounces of methamphetamine, heroin and currency. During the investigation, detectives identified 55-year-old Randall Nelson of Santa Maria as a local narcotics dealer.  On August 29, 2018, detectives followed Nelson to the City of… Read more »

Two Suspects Arrested Following Attempted Robbery at Marijuana Cultivation Facility

Two suspects are in custody following an attempted robbery that occurred this morning, August 29, 2018 at a Marijuana Cultivation Facility located in the 1500 block of Casitas Pass Road in Carpinteria. At approximately 6:25 a.m., Sheriff’s deputies responded to an alarm at the facility.  Employees reported that a group of suspects had broken into… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Anthony Ruiz is wanted on a $95,000.00 felony warrant charging him with felony reckless evading, drug paraphernalia and false information to a peace officer.  His last known address was in Santa Maria.

Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations Planned for Goleta

The Traffic Unit of the Goleta Police Department will step up pedestrian safety enforcement operations Wednesday, August 29, 2018, with focused enforcement on collision causing factors involving motorists and pedestrians.  The Traffic Unit will be deployed to crackdown on drivers and pedestrians who violate traffic laws meant to protect all roadway users. The department has… Read more »

Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Three Suspects from Los Angeles Following Residential Burglary Alarm in Montecito  

At approximately 5:20 a.m. on August 27, 2018, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a burglary alarm at a residence in the 800 block of Lilac Drive in Montecito.  When deputies arrived, they observed a white van parked down the street blocking half the roadway.  The deputies also observed a male adult walking on the street coming… Read more »

Sheriff’s Deputies Interrupt Residential Burglary and Arrest Suspect Caught in the Act

Just after 2:00 p.m. on August 24, 2018, a resident in the 4300-block of Via Presada in Hope Ranch called the Sheriff’s Public Safety Dispatch Center and reported observing a male subject inside her home.  The resident was not home at the time, but was observing the suspect through a security camera installed inside the… Read more »

Narcan Utilized to Help Save Four Party-Goers Who Displayed Symptoms of an Opioid Drug Overdose

At approximately 1:50 a.m. this morning, August 26, 2018, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence in the 2800 block of Exeter Place in Santa Barbara to a report of a male and a female subject who were not breathing.  When deputies and Santa Barbara County Firefighters arrived, they located approximately 30 people inside the residence. … Read more »

Missing Elderly Couple Located  

At approximately 9:50 p.m. last night, August 23, 2018, the Los Angeles Police Department advised the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office of an elderly couple reported as missing from the Los Angeles area. The couple, ages 84 and 87, was last seen at approximately 10:00 a.m. and was reported as missing when they did not… Read more »

Sheriff’s Deputies Detain Armed Suicidal Subject Near Bradbury Dam

Shortly after 6 p.m. tonight, August 23, 2018, Sheriff’s deputies detained an armed suicidal subject near Bradbury Dam.  The incident began just after 3:45 p.m. when a family member called 9-1-1 to report that 50-year-old Rebecca Lizarraga of Ojai was suicidal and possibly armed in the Lake Cachuma area.  Through investigative means, Sheriff’s deputies located… Read more »

DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned Tomorrow Night

The Goleta Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint tomorrow, August 24 2018, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.  This DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint is in continuation of the 18-day mobilization enforcement period leading up to, and through, the Labor Day… Read more »

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