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Cannabis Compliance Team Uncovers Large Illegal Grow and Distribution Operation

August 28, 2019, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Cannabis Compliance Team, with the assistance of the Department of Fish and Wildlife, concluded a month’s long investigation into an unlicensed and illegal cannabis cultivation operation in the area of Morning Hill and Dominion Rd. in Santa Maria.  The investigation culminated in the service of several… Read more »

“Jail Bird” Released from Custody Back Home with Grateful Family

Staff at the Santa Barbara County Jail located at 4436 Calle Real in Santa Barbara, located a domestic Cockatiel Bird inside the fenced secure area to the rear of the Main Jail. Likely an escapee from its home, the bird somehow found its way into Sheriff’s custody.  The bird was hungry and obviously out of… Read more »

Theft of Package Caught on Tape – THIEF ARRESTED!

UPDATE: The suspect in a package theft in Hope Ranch was arrested on Saturday, August 17, 2019.  An officer with the California Highway Patrol was in the Hope Ranch area, when he observed a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle seen in the Ring Doorbell video.  The officer initiated a traffic stop, and… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Maryam Burgazi is wanted on a 3 felony warrants (No Bail) charging her with felony evading an officer, embezzlement, possession of drug paraphernalia and false information to a peace officer.  She is described as 5-1, 90 lbs with black hair and gray eyes.

Goleta Police Department Encourages Public to be Responsible and Drive Sober

Goleta, CA – As summer comes to a close, the Goleta Police Department is asking drivers to not get behind the wheel after drinking or using drugs that impact your ability to drive safely. The Goleta Police Department is joining law enforcement agencies across the country in the national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Caitlyn Burhoe is wanted on a $100,000.00 felony warrant charging her with vehicle theft, identify theft and false impersonation of another.  She is described as 5-6, 160 lbs with blonde hair and blue eyes.  Her last known address was in Oxnard CA.

Sheriff’s Office Warns Public of Two Assaults And Seeks Public’s Assistance

Goleta – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has received two reports of assaults on women less than 72 hours apart in the Phelps Rd. and Haskell’s Beach area.  Similar suspect descriptions and motive leads the Sheriff’s Office to believe these assaults are related. On August 10, 2019 at approximately 12:45 in the afternoon, a… Read more »

UPDATE: HIKER FOUND! In Progress Search for Overdue Hiker

UPDATE to Missing Hiker Search July 30, 2019, 1120 AM Mr Welch has been located alive near a remote area known as Fish Camp. Earlier this morning search teams reached a sign in book, called a trail register, placed for travelers to record their journey. It was determined that Mr. Welch had signed the register…. Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Says Farewell to Public Information Officer Kelly Hoover

Kelly Hoover spent her last day as Public Information Officer for the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office today, July 26, 2019 and will soon take on her new role as the Community Relations Manager for the City of Goleta. Kelly joined the Sheriff’s Office in January of 2013 and is the first female civilian to serve… Read more »

Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested

Lompoc – On July 24, 2019, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested 20-year-old Colton Blu Mastagni in the 1500-block of North H Street in Lompoc on sexual assault related charges.  Mastagni is accused of sexually assaulting the victim on two separate occasions over the past year.  Mastagni was arrested without incident and booked into the… Read more »

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