Sheriff's Message


Public Assistance Needed to Identify Car Vandals

 The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in providing information to help to identify the suspect(s) involved in numerous vehicle vandalisms where windows were shot out of the victim vehicles. On Thursday, 5/31/2018, between 4:15 a.m. and 4:45 a.m., the suspect vehicle drove through several neighborhoods in the area of… Read more »

Public Assistance Requested to Help Identify Burglary Suspect

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in providing information to help to identify the suspect(s) involved in the burglary of a residential garage. On Saturday, 6/2/2018, between 12:20 a.m. and 4:00 a.m., a suspect vehicle repeatedly drove through a residential neighborhood in the community of Orcutt. This vehicle was… Read more »

New Inmate Dog Training and Cat Socialization Programs

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown and Santa Maria Valley Humane Society Executive Director Sean Hawkins signed a memorandum of understanding yesterday, June 1, 2018 creating the first inmate dog training and cat socialization program to follow the opening of the Santa Barbara County Northern Branch Jail project. A site visit with the Pawsitive Change… Read more »

Alleged Drug Dealers from San Francisco Arrested in Carpinteria

Just before midnight on May 29, 2018, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at the ampm convenience store located in the 1100 block of Casitas Pass Rd. in Carpinteria. The disturbance reportedly involved a male and female associated with a silver Lexus. When deputies arrived on scene, they contacted 34-year-old Deshawn… Read more »

Ventura Resident Arrested for Attempted Homicide Following Alleged Shovel Attack in Carpinteria

At approximately 6:50 a.m. on Memorial Day, May 28, 2018, Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of Casitas Pass Road and Carpinteria Avenue to the McDonald’s parking lot for a report of a person stalking another.  Shortly after deputies arrived in the area, a deputy assigned to the City of Carpinteria witnessed a male suspect… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Congratulates Guerry Award Recipients

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate the eight Sheriff’s employees who were among the 16 recipients honored yesterday, May 23, 2018, with a prestigious H. Thomas Guerry Award. The honors were handed out at a ceremony held at the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisor’s Hearing Room attended by personnel from… Read more »

Warning Regarding Recent Catalytic Converter Thefts

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has received a number of reports this past month of catalytic converter thefts.  The thieves are targeting vehicles in the middle of the night and sawing off their catalytic converters, which contain precious expensive metals like platinum, palladium and rhodium that they can sell to make money.  While there… Read more »

Transient Arrested Following Lockdown at a Goleta Elementary School

Ellwood Elementary School in the City of Goleta was placed on lockdown for approximately 20 minutes today, May 16, 2018, following an incident with a transient.  At approximately 10:50 a.m., 33-year-old Sidney Aldana walked into the school office carrying a backpack and asked for help.  He made a suicidal statement and locked himself in the… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Amber Davis is wanted on a $75,000.00 felony warrant charging her with burglary.  She is described as 5’1, 125 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes.  Her last known address was in Oxnard Ca.

New Medicine Disposal Kiosks Now Located Across Santa Barbara County

After eight years of helping Santa Barbara County safely dispose of more than 50,000 pounds of unwanted medicine and prescriptions through its Operation Medicine Cabinet program, the Sheriff’s Office is pleased to inform our community members of a new stewardship program that is making the disposal process more convenient and efficient than ever before.   In… Read more »

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