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Identity of Male Decedent Located Near Goleta Released

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the name of the decedent who was located on Friday, June 22, 2018 in a secluded area near Calle Real, north of Goleta.  The decedent is 24-year-old Brenden Milo Lewis of Santa Barbara. An autopsy was conducted today but the results are pending. Due to the ongoing… Read more »

Probation Search of Nuisance Property Leads to Arrests  

On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, deputies and probation officers assigned to the AB109 Compliance Response Team (CRT) conducted a probation search at a residence on the 4100 block of Lockford Orcutt. CRT was assisted by deputies assigned to the Santa Maria Sheriff’s substation, and detectives from the Special Investigations Bureau. The residence on Lockford… Read more »

Illegal Camping Report Leads to Discovery of Stolen Property and the Arrest of Two Carpinteria Residents

Just after 2:00 p.m. yesterday, June 24, 2018, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of illegal camping off Sandyland Cove in Carpinteria. When deputies arrived, they located an area being used as makeshift housing. Deputies contacted 23-year-old Michael Spenny-King of Carpinteria and 23-year-old Leandra Beck of Carpinteria who were determined to be residing in the… Read more »

Two Men Arrested After Tampering With a Gas Pump

Two suspects are in custody after allegedly tampering with a gas pump and attempting to attach a skimming device at a City of Goleta gas station. At about 4:45 p.m., yesterday, June 23, 2018, a citizen near the Valero Gas station in the 5600 block of Calle Real reported to Sheriff’s Dispatch that two subjects… Read more »

Investigation Underway Following Discovery of Male Decedent North of Goleta

Just before 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 22, 2018, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible body found in a secluded area near Calle Real, north of Goleta.  Sheriff’s deputies responded and located a deceased adult male individual down an embankment.  The decedent has been identified, but due to the active investigation, no… Read more »

Attempted Carjacking Suspect Found Hiding In Hot Tub

At approximately 11:30 a.m. today, June 22, 2018, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an attempting carjacking at the Point Sal Trailhead on Brown Road.  The victims reported a male subject was attempting to break into their vehicle.  The male subject was reportedly armed with a machete and began demanding the keys to their… Read more »

Traffic Stop Leads to Discovery of Alleged Counterfeit Ring

At approximately 10:20 a.m. on Tuesday morning, June 19, 2018, a Buellton Motorcycle Deputy observed a white 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage speeding westbound in the 200 block of E Hwy 246. The Deputy stopped the car for the speeding violation and contacted the driver, who despite providing a false information to the deputy, was identified as… Read more »

Suspect Arrested After a Robbery With a Knife in Isla Vista

One suspect was arrested and another suspect is still outstanding after a robbery with a knife in the 700 block of Camino Del Sur. On 06/21/2018, at about 11:00 a.m., two suspects in a pick-up truck confronted a man as he rode his bicycle near a parking lot at his apartment complex. The driver of… Read more »

County Undersheriff Named As Assistant County Executive Officer Over Public Safety

County Executive Officer Mona Miyasato announced today that Bernard “Barney” Melekian, the current Undersheriff for the County, will be joining her office as an Assistant County Executive Officer (ACEO) over public safety. Melekian, who has served as Undersheriff to Sheriff Bill Brown since 2015, will be transferring to the County Executive Office on September 10,… Read more »

Deputies Arrest Santa Barbra Man Found Trespassing Inside Carpinteria Residence

At approximately 12:20 a.m. this morning, June 20, 2018, Sheriff’s deputies assigned to the Coastal Bureau responded to the 700-block of Rincon Hill Road in Carpinteria for a report of people believed to breaking into an occupied house.  When deputies arrived at the residence, they observed 37-year old Salvador Navarro of Santa Barbara exiting from… Read more »

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