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Suspect Arrested for Possession of Firearms, Methamphetamine and Cocaine

Goleta Calif. – On Monday, April 27, 2020 detectives from the Special Investigations Bureau with assistance from the California Highway Patrol served a search warrant in the 400-block of Valdez Avenue. Detectives authored the warrant as part of an ongoing investigation into criminal activities involving the suspect who is on active County Probation. The warrant… Read more »

Deputies Arrest Suspect for Fatal Hit-and-Run

Goleta Calif. – On Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 9:56 p.m., deputies responded with County Fire and American Medical Response to the area of Calle Real at Violet Lane on a report of a bicyclist that had been hit by a vehicle. The victim and the suspect were both travelling eastbound on Calle Real when… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Sarah Marie Brown is wanted on a $50,0000.00 felony warrant charging her with 4 counts of 2nd degree burglary and grand theft.  She is described as 5-1, 135 with brown hair and brown eyes and also goes by Sarah Bailey.

Most Wanted Wednesday

Yangziao Yu is wanted on a $50,000.00 felony warrant charging him with felony domestic assault and assault with a deadly weapon. He is described as 5-7, 140 lbs with black hair and black eyes.  His last known address was in Goleta.

Missing Woman Located in Orchard

Santa Barbara, Ca. – Sheriff’s deputies along with County Air Support located a woman deep inside an orchard after she had been missing overnight. Yesterday, at around 11:00 a.m., deputies responded to the 5400-block of Toltec in Santa Barbara to investigate a report of a missing person. They learned that a 71-year-old woman had left… Read more »

Inmate at Main Jail Tests Positive for COVID-19

Santa Barbara, Ca. – Sheriff Bill Brown announced April 17, 2020, that an inmate in the Santa Barbara County Jail has tested positive for COVID-19. The 40-year-old was arrested by members of the Santa Maria Police Department and booked into the Main Jail on April 1, 2020 on charges of burglary, stalking and being under… Read more »

Juveniles Arrested for Attempted Murder

Goleta, Ca. – On the morning of April 14, 2020, Sheriff’s detectives serve a second round of search warrants stemming from incidents that occurred in March, resulting in the arrest of five juveniles. On Friday, March 6, 2020 at 7:46p.m., deputies responded to the 5700-block of Hollister Avenue in Goleta for a report of a… Read more »

Suspect Arrested for Possession of Dogs that Seriously Injured a Victim

Goleta Calif. – At approximately 11:30 a.m. today, Sheriff’s deputies responded with fire and medics to a report of a victim who was attacked by a dog on San Milano Drive. When deputies arrived, they located the victim who had serious injuries. Fire and medics arrived shortly after and took over care of the victim…. Read more »

Deputy Tests Positive for COVID-19 on April 7, 2020

Santa Barbara, Calif. –  A sheriff’s deputy is recovering at home after testing positive for COVID-19. The deputy last worked patrol in the Santa Maria area on Friday, April 3, 2020. During that shift, the deputy began experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms and went home. The deputy was tested on Saturday, April 4, 2020 and self-isolated at… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Francisco Frank Martinez is wanted on a $50,000.00 felony warrant charging him with felony domestic violence, assault with a deadly weapon and violating a court order.  Martinez is described as 5-11, 165 lbs with black hair and brown eyes.  He is transient in the Santa Barbara area.

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