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Wanted Suspect Arrested Following Investigation

On October 24, 2017, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to conduct an investigation of a suspicious vehicle parked in the Tanglewood neighborhood in Santa Maria. The driver fled the scene and led deputies on a pursuit. During the pursuit, the vehicle drove recklessly at a high rate of speed crossing into the opposite lane… Read more »

Meth Investigation Leads to Two Arrests

On November 2, 2017 at around 6:30 am, detectives from the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office, Special Investigation Bureau served narcotic related search warrants in the 700 block of Alondra Dr, Goleta and the 600 block of Calle Ecuestre in the unincorporated area of Santa Barbara County.  Prior to service of the search warrants, detectives conducted… Read more »

Human Remains Found Off Gibraltar Road

Just after 9:15 am, November 3, 2017, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office deputies along with the California Highway Patrol and Santa Barbara County Fire personnel responded for a citizen’s report of a vehicle seen over the side of Gibraltar Rd. near East Camino Cielo. Upon arrival, personnel were able to traverse the canyon and located… Read more »

UCSB Student Arrested Following Crime Spree

At approximately 12:40 a.m. this morning, November 2, 2017, Sheriff’s Deputies and UCSB Police Officers assigned to the Isla Vista Foot Patrol (IVFP) responded to an apartment in the 700 block of Camino Del Sur on a report of a robbery that had just occurred.   The victim was walking in the area of Camino Del… Read more »

Another Safe and Uneventful Halloween in IV

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to report that, for the fourth year in a row, Halloween in Isla Vista was safe and uneventful.  Isla Vista has historically attracted large crowds the night of Halloween and the weekend prior; this year Halloween was last night on a Tuesday. The attendance this year over… Read more »

Attempted Kidnapping of Student in Orcutt

At approximately 8:00 a.m. this morning, November 1, 2017, Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of Foster Road and Cedarhurst Drive for a report of an attempted kidnapping. A 15-year-old male juvenile was walking to St. Joseph’s High School when he was approached from behind by an unknown male. The male put his arms around… Read more »

Barricaded Suspect Leads to Three Arrests

At about 12:30 p.m. today, October 26, 2017, law enforcement from the Compliance Response Team, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, Santa Maria Police Department and California Highway Patrol were conducting a probation search at the residence in the 1900 block of Estriga Court in Santa Maria.  As part of the probation search, information was developed… Read more »

Naloxone Deployment Helps Save Three Lives

Sheriff’s deputies successfully administered Naloxone on two separate occasions this week.  The Naloxone deployments occurred in Orcutt and Isla Vista and helped save three young men who were suffering from apparent drug overdoses.  The first incident occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m. on October 24, 2017 in the 4400 block of Kenai Court in Orcutt and… Read more »

Goleta Beach Stabbing Arrests

Five suspects associated with a stabbing at Goleta Beach one month ago were arrested yesterday, October 17, 2017 in the Goleta area.  Just after 5:00 p.m. on September 16, 2017, a 30-year-old male Goleta resident was stabbed multiple times near the restrooms at Goleta Beach.  He self-transported to the hospital prior to law enforcement’s arrival… Read more »

Sheriff’s Detectives Arrest North Highlands Man for Alleged Pimping and Pandering

On October 23rd, 2017, detectives from the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Bureau conducted an investigation into a possibly underage female being trafficked for sex within the Santa Barbara area.  During the investigation, the female and her pimp were determined to be staying at a motel within the City of Santa Barbara.  Detectives set… Read more »

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