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Sheriff’s Office Releases Identity of Female Decedent Found on Beach in Carpinteria  

The female decedent who was located yesterday morning, March 27, 2018, on the beach near the Seal Rookery in Carpinteria has been identified as being 37-year-old Anita Rebecca Ruiz of Santa Barbara.  Next of kin has been notified. Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding her death.  The investigation reveals that Ruiz died as a… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Courtnie Hayson is wanted on a $100,000.00 felony warrant charging her with conspiracy and identity theft.  Hayson also has 6 misdemeanor warrants for various drug related charges. She is described as 5’05, 124 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes. Her last known address was in Santa Maria CA.

Body of Female Discovered on Beach in Carpinteria

At approximately 10:15 a.m. this morning, March 27, 2018, a passerby reported seeing a body on the beach east of the Seal Rookery in the City of Carpinteria.  Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene and discovered an adult female decedent.  The Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office has positively identified the decedent and her identity will be released… Read more »

Deputies Arrest Woman for Assault with a Deadly Weapon

Santa Ynez – A Santa Ynez woman is in custody at the Santa Barbara County Jail after she used her vehicle as a weapon in an assault on one of her neighbors. On March 24th at about 8:30 p.m., deputies from the Central Stations received a phone call from a man who claimed he was… Read more »

Mandatory Evacuation Orders Lifted for Santa Barbara County Effective Today (Thursday, March 22 at 5 p.m.)

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, in consultation with Unified Command and other public safety officials, has announced that effective today (Thursday, March 22) at 5 p.m., Mandatory Evacuation Orders will be lifted for all areas.  The Recommended Evacuation Warning issued for the Alamo Fire burn area will also be lifted… Read more »

Storm Update As of March 21, 3 p.m.  

The National Weather Service is anticipating higher intensity rainfall later today (Wednesday, March 21) into Thursday, March 22. Public safety officials are asking the community to remain vigilant and understand the potential strength of this storm. Although the National Weather Service predicted a half-inch per hour, Tuesday night’s rainfall reached a 1/3 of an inch… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Harry Roscoe is wanted on three felony warrants charging him with identity theft, forgery and sales of controlled substances.  Total bail is $325,000.00. Roscoe’s last known address was in the city of Santa Maria.

Serious Storm Approaching: Mandatory Evacuation Order Effective at Noon Tuesday for Areas of Extreme and High Risk for Debris Flows

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, in consultation with the National Weather Service and other public safety officials, has issued a Mandatory Evacuation Order effective tomorrow (Tuesday) at noon for individuals in all risk levels. This means that those in Extreme Risk and High Risk areas – red, yellow and grey areas on the Debris… Read more »

Two Arrested Following Investigation into Butane Honey Oil Lab Discovered in Montecito During Thomas Fire

Narcotics detectives with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Special Investigations Bureau concluded their investigation into a Butane Honey Oil (BHO) clandestine drug laboratory discovered during the Thomas Fire in the 2200 block of Bella Vista Dr. in Montecito. The case has been forwarded to the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office for review. Following the… Read more »

Humans Remains Located Off Gibraltar Road Identified

The Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office has received a positive identification for human remains located on November 3, 2017 near a vehicle off Gibraltar Road.  The decedent has been positively identified as being Timothy Black of Buellton who was reported missing on May 13, 2015.  Black, who was 57-years-old when he went missing, was positively identified through… Read more »

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