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Detectives Arrest Suspect for Multiple Sex Crimes

Goleta, Calif. – On Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Sheriff’s Detectives from the Special Investigations Bureau arrested 34-year-old Benito Rodriguez Bravo of Lompoc after a two-week long investigation. Bravo reportedly created an advertisement on the internet where he attempted to recruit and hire females for the purposes of engaging in nude housecleaning and erotic massages. During… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Martin Perez, 31 years old, is wanted on a $200,000.00 felony warrant charging him with two counts of stalking. He is described as 5-9, 180 lbs with black hair and brown eyes.  His last known address was in Lompoc Ca.

Most Wanted Wednesday

Joel Celestino Morales is wanted on a $100,000.00 felony warrant charging him with terrorists threats, felony domestic violence and intimidating a witness.  He is described as 5-0, 175 lbs with black hair and brown eyes.  His last known address was in Lompoc City.

Detectives Arrest Two Suspects Related to Isla Vista Robbery

Isla Vista, Calif.  – On Friday, November 22, 2019, Sheriff’s Office Detectives served a search warrant in the 6700-block of Del Playa as part of the investigation into a robbery that occurred on Monday. During the search, detectives recovered numerous items that were taken during the robbery and they arrested two suspects. 21-year-old Heyaw Meteke… Read more »

16 Custody Deputies Graduate from Allan Hancock College CORE Custody Academy

Lompoc, Calif. – This morning, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office celebrated the graduation of 16 Sheriff’s Custody Deputies, one Lompoc Police Jailer, and one independent Custody Deputy from the Allan Hancock CORE Custody Deputy Academy. The graduates received their certificates of completion at a formal ceremony held at the Allan Hancock College Public Safety… Read more »

Suspect in Custody for Stabbing on Monday Night

Goleta, Calif.  –  On Monday, November 18, 2019, at approximate 8:43 p.m., Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital to investigate a report of a victim who had been stabbed. The stabbing occurred at a transient encampment near the dead end of Ward Drive on Monday night.  A subsequent investigation of the incident resulted… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Daniel Rhodes is wanted on a no bail felony warrant charging him with battery on a spouse or cohabitant, intimidating a witness, false imprisonment and possession of drug paraphernalia.  He is described as 6-1, 180 lbs with brown hair and hazel eyes.  His last known address was in Santa Maria CA.

Deputies Investigate Home Invasion Robbery in Isla Vista

Isla Vista, Calif. –  At around 10:22 this morning, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 6500-block of Sabado Tarde after a victim called 911 to report that he had just been robbed. When they arrived, deputies contacted two victims who said they had been robbed at gun point inside their residence by three suspects. The suspects… Read more »

Sheriff’s Special Investigations Unit Serves Narcotics Search Warrant in Lompoc

Lompoc, Ca. – On November 13, 2019, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Special Investigations Unit, with assistance from the Cannabis Compliance Team, executed an arrest warrant and search warrant in Lompoc. The warrant was related to suspected narcotics sales as well as illegal and unlicensed cannabis transportation, processing and sales. The search warrant was served… Read more »

Goleta Police Department Awarded Traffic Education and Enforcement Grant From the Office of Traffic Safety

Goleta, Calif. – The Goleta Police Department received a $70,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a one-year enforcement and education program. The money will fund various activities intended to reduce deaths and injuries on California roads. “It is an honor to continue our partnership with the California Office of Traffic… Read more »

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