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Sheriff’s Deputies Interrupt Commercial Burglary and Arrest Suspect Caught in the Act

Just after 4:00 a.m. on April 10, 2018, a Sheriff’s K9 team was patrolling the Calle Real Center in the City of Goleta when he observed a shattered glass door at the Town ‘n Country Realty & Investment Company, located in the 5600 block of Calle Real.  As the Sheriff’s K9 team approached the building… Read more »

Bicycle Safety Traffic Enforcement Operations Planned for Goleta

The Goleta Police Department will step up bicycle safety enforcement operations on April 11th with focused enforcement on collision-causing factors involving motorists and bike riders. Special patrols will be deployed to crack down on drivers and bicyclists who violate traffic laws meant to protect all roadway users. The department has mapped out locations from over… Read more »

Thank you Dispatchers!

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office would like to take this opportunity during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week to recognize and say thank you to the highly trained, professional and compassionate team of public safety dispatchers at the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center.   These dedicated professionals work around the clock to ensure that… Read more »

Deltopia Recap and Preliminary Numbers Released

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is releasing preliminary numbers related to the unsanctioned Spring Break party in the coastal community of Isla Vista known as Deltopia. The crowd was estimated at the height of attendance on April 7, 2018 to be approximately 10,000 people, which is an increase from the previous year (2017) crowd… Read more »

Missing Teen Located Safely With Her Mother

16-year-old Eternity Pittman of Carpinteria has been located safely with her mother. She was located today, April 6, 2018, through investigative means and determined to be safe.  Due to the case which involves a juvenile, no additional information will be released. A correction to the original press release we sent out, she was reported missing… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Warns of Numerous Active Phone Scams

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has received a large number of reports county-wide the past several weeks regarding several different familiar phone scams.  These scammers are going to great lengths to trick residents into giving them money.  The most active scam right now is the one where the caller poses as a Sheriff’s deputy… Read more »

Distracted Driving Awareness Month: Put Your Phone Down and Drive!

Drivers are using their cell phones less often while driving, 10 years after “hands-free” became the law, but distracted driving remains a serious safety challenge in California.  Observing April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the first week in April as California Teen Safe Driving Week, safety advocates will focus on education and enforcement efforts… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Brianna Holton is wanted on two outstanding felony no bail warrants charging her with violating her probation terms related to the charges of grand theft and impersonating another person. Holton is described as 5’0 feet, 150 lbs with blonde hair and brown eyes. Her last known address was in Santa Maria CA.

Sheriff’s Office Releases Identity of Foreign Student Fatally Injured in Traffic Collision

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the identity of the foreign student who was fatally injured yesterday, March 30, 2018, at approximately 1:20 a.m. in a traffic collision at the intersection of Hollister Avenue and Storke Road in the City of Goleta.  The decedent is 19-year-old Justine Van Ginderachter of Belgium, who was… Read more »

Public Assistance Requested to Locate Missing Teen

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is requesting public assistance to help locate 16-year-old Eternity Pittman of Carpinteria.  On March 1, 2018, Pittman attempted to run away but was returned home.  On March 2, 2018, she was dropped off at Carpinteria High School and never returned home.  She was reported missing by her father that… Read more »

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