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Mandatory Evacuation Orders Lifted for Santa Barbara County

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, in consultation with fire agencies and other public safety officials, has announced that effective immediately (10:30 a.m. today, March 13), Mandatory Evacuation Orders are lifted for all areas. The National Weather Service has advised that critical rain rates did not materialize over the area as expected.  Showers are expected… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Investigates Firework Incident at San Marcos High School

Just after noon today March 12, 2018, at the end of the lunch period, deputies from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol and UCSB Police Department responded to a report of possible shots fired near a classroom at San Marcos High School.  Once on scene, deputies initiated an immediate school lockdown and… Read more »

Mandatory Evacuation Order Issued for Areas of Extreme Risk for Debris Flow Due to Storm

National Weather Service Issued Flash Flood Watch for Thomas, Whittier, Sherpa and Alamo Burn Areas The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, in consultation with National Weather Service and other public safety officials, has issued a Mandatory Evacuation Order effective today (Monday) for individuals in Extreme Risk (red) areas near the Thomas, Sherpa, and Whittier burn… Read more »

Lompoc Resident Arrested for Attempted Homicide Following Stabbing Incident

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is releasing additional details regarding a  stabbing that occurred yesterday, March 9, 2018 at a Vandenberg Village residence in Lompoc.  The victim, a 71-year-old male, is in an area hospital recovering from multiple stab wounds.  31-year-old Jacob Salter, was detained at the scene and subsequently arrested.  He is booked… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Investigates Stabbing at a Vandenberg Village Residence in Lompoc

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a stabbing that occurred today, March 9, 2018, at approximately 4:35 pm. at a residence in the 700 block of Mercury Avenue in Lompoc.  Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a stabbing inside the Vandenberg Village home.  When deputies arrived, they located a male victim who… Read more »

No Evacuations Anticipated with Upcoming Storm System

A storm system is expected to bring showers to Santa Barbara County beginning in the afternoon Saturday, March 10 and continuing into Sunday. Predictions for the storm have not changed over the past 24 hours. No evacuations are anticipated at this time. “While all indication is that this storm will not meet the thresholds for… Read more »

Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Team Serves Warrant for Wanted Suspect in Santa Maria

During the early morning hours of Thursday, March 8, 2018, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Team (SET) served search and arrest warrants in the 3500 block of Dogwood Court in the Tanglewood area of Santa Maria. The focus of the warrant service was to locate 40-year-old Jose Garcia of Santa Maria, who is… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Investigates More Threatening Graffiti at San Marcos High School  

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office in collaboration with the Santa Barbara Unified School District is investigating additional threatening graffiti located at San Marcos High School. At approximately 9:30 a.m. this morning, March 9, 2018, three graffiti messages threatening violence were found in the boy’s locker room.  A student who observed the graffiti took a… Read more »

Custody Deputy Assaulted by Inmate

On March 5, 2018, at approximately 7:30 p.m., while removing an inmate from a housing unit, a Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Custody Deputy was attacked and punched in the face.  The deputy and another responding deputy were able to gain control of the inmate, identified as being 28-year-old Thunderhawk Gutierrez of Santa Maria. The deputy… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Investigates Threatening Graffiti at San Marcos High School

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a case of threatening graffiti that was located today, March 7, 2018, on a bathroom stall in the girl’s locker room at San Marcos High School.  The graffiti message threatened a school shooting on March 9, 2018.  School Administrators became aware of the graffiti at approximately 11:20… Read more »

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