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SB County Women in Law Enforcement Team to Carry Special Olympics Torch Tomorrow

The Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) is the largest public awareness vehicle and grass-roots fundraiser for Special Olympics. Known honorably as Guardians of the Flame, law enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes carry the “Flame of Hope” into the Opening Ceremony of local competitions, and into Special Olympics State, Provincial, National, Regional and World Games…. Read more »

Burglary Suspect Arrested After Being Found in Montecito Home

On Sunday, 06/03/2018, at about 9:00 a.m. a homeowner in Montecito called 911 after finding a 17-year-old male inside of her home, which is located in the 300-block of Woodley Road in Montecito. The homeowner found the juvenile, whom she did not know, using a computer that belonged to the homeowner.  It was discovered that… Read more »

Public Assistance Needed to Identify Car Vandals

 The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in providing information to help to identify the suspect(s) involved in numerous vehicle vandalisms where windows were shot out of the victim vehicles. On Thursday, 5/31/2018, between 4:15 a.m. and 4:45 a.m., the suspect vehicle drove through several neighborhoods in the area of… Read more »

Public Assistance Requested to Help Identify Burglary Suspect

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in providing information to help to identify the suspect(s) involved in the burglary of a residential garage. On Saturday, 6/2/2018, between 12:20 a.m. and 4:00 a.m., a suspect vehicle repeatedly drove through a residential neighborhood in the community of Orcutt. This vehicle was… Read more »

New Inmate Dog Training and Cat Socialization Programs

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown and Santa Maria Valley Humane Society Executive Director Sean Hawkins signed a memorandum of understanding yesterday, June 1, 2018 creating the first inmate dog training and cat socialization program to follow the opening of the Santa Barbara County Northern Branch Jail project. A site visit with the Pawsitive Change… Read more »

Alleged Drug Dealers from San Francisco Arrested in Carpinteria

Just before midnight on May 29, 2018, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at the ampm convenience store located in the 1100 block of Casitas Pass Rd. in Carpinteria. The disturbance reportedly involved a male and female associated with a silver Lexus. When deputies arrived on scene, they contacted 34-year-old Deshawn… Read more »

Ventura Resident Arrested for Attempted Homicide Following Alleged Shovel Attack in Carpinteria

At approximately 6:50 a.m. on Memorial Day, May 28, 2018, Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of Casitas Pass Road and Carpinteria Avenue to the McDonald’s parking lot for a report of a person stalking another.  Shortly after deputies arrived in the area, a deputy assigned to the City of Carpinteria witnessed a male suspect… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Congratulates Guerry Award Recipients

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate the eight Sheriff’s employees who were among the 16 recipients honored yesterday, May 23, 2018, with a prestigious H. Thomas Guerry Award. The honors were handed out at a ceremony held at the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisor’s Hearing Room attended by personnel from… Read more »

Warning Regarding Recent Catalytic Converter Thefts

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has received a number of reports this past month of catalytic converter thefts.  The thieves are targeting vehicles in the middle of the night and sawing off their catalytic converters, which contain precious expensive metals like platinum, palladium and rhodium that they can sell to make money.  While there… Read more »

Transient Arrested Following Lockdown at a Goleta Elementary School

Ellwood Elementary School in the City of Goleta was placed on lockdown for approximately 20 minutes today, May 16, 2018, following an incident with a transient.  At approximately 10:50 a.m., 33-year-old Sidney Aldana walked into the school office carrying a backpack and asked for help.  He made a suicidal statement and locked himself in the… Read more »

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