Sheriff's Message


Coffee Event on Saturday with First Responders 

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is participating in a special event this Saturday, May 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf located at 5745 Calle Real in the City of Goleta.  Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf is holding a “Heroes at Heart” event as a way to… Read more »

Suspicious Death Investigation

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a suspicious death investigation in the unincorporated area of Lompoc.  At approximately 8:45 a.m. this morning, a passerby called 911 to report seeing a body lying near a vehicle in the 5600 block of Santa Rosa Road. When Sheriff’s deputies arrived on scene, they located the adult male… Read more »

Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team Rescues Three Stranded Hikers at Tangerine Falls

At approximately 2:00 p.m., on May 16, 2019, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team (SBCSAR) was deployed to Tangerine Falls in the Montecito area to a report of three lost hikers stuck on the side of a cliff. The three local women in their early twenties were attempting to hike to the… Read more »

Warning: Social Security Phone Scam Targets Residents

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has recently received a large number of reports county-wide regarding several different familiar phone scams.  The most active scam right now is the Social Security scam and residents have lost thousands of dollars to these con artists. Just this week, a resident lost $11,000 due to this scam. In… Read more »

Four People Arrested and Numerous Guns Seized Following Service of Search Warrant

At approximately 7:15 a.m. on May 15, 2019, Sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant in the 1800 block of Ironwood Drive in Santa Maria. As a result of the search warrant, numerous rounds of ammunition of various calibers, loaded and unloaded high-capacity magazines, several handguns, long rifles and an assault rifle were confiscated from the… Read more »

Solvang Pilot Fatally Injured in Plane Crash is Recovered by Sheriff’s Search and Rescue and County Air Support

At approximately 8:00 p.m. last night, May 15, 2019, the Sheriff’s Office was notified of an overdue aircraft out of the Santa Ynez Airport. The pilot had left earlier in the afternoon in his 2006 Aviat fixed-wing, single-engine aircraft for a solo, short flight around the area. His family became concerned when he did not… Read more »

Sheriff’s Special Investigations Bureau Detectives Arrest Suspected Cocaine Dealer in Santa Barbara

On May 14, 2019, members of the Sheriff’s Special Investigations Bureau (SIB) served a search warrant at a residence in the 300-block of S. Voluntario Street in Santa Barbara. Prior to serving the search warrant, a traffic stop was conducted on 26-year-old Jaime Orozco of Santa Barbara in the 100 block of West Cabrillo Boulevard… Read more »

Additional Information Released on Officer Involved Shooting Investigation 

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is releasing additional information in regards to the Officer Involved Shooting that occurred at approximately 12:45 p.m. on May 7, 2019. To present date, the investigation has revealed that Santa Barbara Police Department officers were in the process of serving a high-risk search and arrest warrant at an apartment… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Continues to Investigate Officer Involved Shooting Case

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is releasing additional information regarding the suspect who was found deceased on May 7, 2019, inside an apartment near Turnpike Road following an exchange of gunfire with Santa Barbara Police Officers.  Because it is still an active investigation, many details are not yet available for release.  However, an autopsy… Read more »

Santa Maria Woman Arrested for Prowling and Possession of Methamphetamine

At approximately 10:20 p.m. May 7, 2019, a Sheriff’s Deputy assigned to the Santa Maria Station saw a female adult behind Goodwill on Orcutt Road. The woman appeared to be going through the donated items at the rear of the closed store and was found to be in possession of more than five grams of… Read more »

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