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Detectives Share Photo of Sex Crimes Suspect and Encourage Additional Survivors to Reach Out

Santa Barbara, Calif. – Sheriff’s detectives are sharing the booking photo of 21-year-old William James Trautwein Jr. and encouraging additional survivors to reach out. On Thursday, February 1, 2024, detectives… Read more »

Suspect Arrested for Sex Offenses Dating Back to 2000

Santa Barbara, Calif.  – A Santa Barbara man has been arrested for sex crimes against a minor committed in the Santa Barbara area in 2000. On Friday, February 2, 2024,… Read more »

Detectives Arrest Suspect for Sex Crimes- Additional Survivors Sought

Santa Barbara, Calif. –Detectives have arrested a Santa Barbara man for sex crimes and are encouraging additional survivors to reach out. On Thursday, February 1, 2024, at approximately 7:00 a.m.,… Read more »

Extraditado de México un Sospechoso de Actos Lascivos con Menores

Santa Barbara, Calif. – Un hombre de 60 años fue arrestado bajo sospecha de actos lascivos con un niño derivado de una investigación de 2019.   Una investigación sobre Gonzalo Gutiérrez… Read more »

Suspect Extradited from Mexico for Lewd Acts with Children

Santa Barbara, Calif. – A 60-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of lewd acts with a child stemming from a 2019 investigation. An investigation into Gonzalo Gutierrez Cuevas, of Goleta,… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Investigating Recent Burglaries and Offering Burglary Prevention Tips

Santa Barbara, Calif.  – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is reaching out to community members, specifically in the South Coast areas of Hope Ranch, Montecito, Summerland and Carpinteria to… Read more »

Santa Maria Man Arrested for Illicit Cannabis Sales

Santa Maria, Calif. – Detectives have arrested a Santa Maria man for illegal, unlicensed cannabis sales. On Thursday, January 25, 2024, at approximately 8:34 a.m., detectives from the Sheriff’s Cannabis… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Shares Additional Information from Officer Involved Shooting

Santa Maria, Calif. – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the names of the suspect and deputies from the officer involved shooting that occurred on Saturday, January 13,… Read more »

Detectives Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

Santa Maria, Calif. – Sheriff’s Detectives are investigating a fatal officer involved shooting. On Saturday, January 13, 2024, at approximately 5:28 pm, deputies responded to the 800-block of Blake Street in Santa… Read more »

Deputies Arrest Suspect for Attempted Homicide and Assault with Intent to Rape

Goleta, Calif. – On Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at around 5:51 AM, deputies responded to an incident at the Best Western South Coast in the 5600-block of Calle Real in… Read more »

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