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Wanted Santa Maria Man Flees From Deputies After Crashing In a Park

On Tuesday, 07-10-18, at approximately 2:00 PM, deputies from the Compliance Response Team (CRT) conducted a traffic stop on a black Dodge Caravan, after the vehicle was observed travelling through a stop sign without coming to a complete stop at the intersection of Duvali Street and Estriga Lane in the city of Santa Maria.  The… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Jeffrey Mendoza is wanted on 2 felony warrants charging him with vehicle theft, felony hit and run and child endangerment. He also has 3 misdemeanor warrants for public intoxication, DUI and false information to a peace officer.  His total bail on all warrants is $220,000.00  

Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Four New Employees and Celebrates Three Promotions

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office welcomed four new employees and celebrated three promotions today, July 9, 2018, at a ceremony held at the Sheriff’s Training Bureau.  Among the new hires were three Administrative Office Professionals and a Financial Office Professional. Among the promotions were a Sheriff’s Commander, Lieutenant and an Administrative Office Professional Senior…. Read more »

Holiday Fire Information- Go

More than 1,200 phone lines were contacted in the City of Goleta due to a fire that broke out tonight at approximately 8:40 p.m. in the Holiday Hill area.  The fire quickly turned into a vegetation fire.  Fire Crews are busy battling the fire and and Sheriff’s Office personnel are working to safely evacuate residents… Read more »

Notification of Inmate Death

Just after 5:00 p.m. last night, July 5, 2018, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a family disturbance at a residence in Goleta.  45-year-old Alexander Ricardo Braid of Goleta was arrested on charges of elder abuse and disrupting a wireless communication device. At approximately 7:05 p.m. Braid was booked at the Santa Barbara County… Read more »

Custody Staff Catch Drugs Being Smuggled Into the Jail

Great job by our Custody Team for another case of catching drugs before they enter our jail facility. On July 3, 2018 approximately 6 p.m. , Andrea Lynn Martyniuk, 30 of Santa Barbara was arrested and brought into the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Main Jail. The Classification Unit had strong intel that Martyniuk would be… Read more »

DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Tonight

The Goleta Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint tonight, July 6, 2018, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes.  The Goleta PD supports the new effort from… Read more »

Carpinteria Man Arrested After Pointing Replica Firearm at Sheriff’s Sergeant

At approximately 9:10 PM on July 4, 2018, Sheriff’s Deputies in the City of Carpinteria responded to a report that 35-year-old Carpinteria resident, Alfonso Garcia Diaz was making suicidal statements.  The caller did not know where Diaz was at the time she called.  Deputies searched the area, but were unsuccessful in locating Diaz to check… Read more »

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 »

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