Sheriff's Message


Endangered Children Located

On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, Santa Barbara County Child Welfare Services (CWS) contacted the Compliance Response Team (CRT) and requested their assistance with locating three endangered children.  The father of the children, 26-year-old Angel Lopez, allegedly committed a violent attack against their mother while the children were present.  Lopez is a Los Angeles-based gang member… Read more »

Sheriff’s Bomb Squad Investigates Abandoned Suitcase

At approximately 9:40 a.m. this morning, April 17, 2018, a passerby called 911 to report seeing a suspicious suitcase near the intersection of Turnpike Road and Hollister Avenue against the fence line at San Marcos High School. Sheriff’s deputies and California Highway Patrol officers responded and secured the immediate area. The Sheriff’s Bomb Squad was… Read more »

Three Residential Burglary Suspects Arrested in Solvang

On April 14, 2018, at approximately 1253 hours, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a residential burglary in progress in the 300 block of Second Street in the City of Solvang. A witness observed two male suspects leaving her neighbor’s residence carrying property and they were not associated with the residence. The two subjects… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Honors Exemplary Performance in 2017

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate the Sheriff’s employees who were honored today, April 11, 2018, at a Recognition Awards Program and Luncheon.  The award recipients were recognized for their exemplary service during 2017 at a ceremony held at Earl’s Place at the Earl Warren Showgrounds. The Sheriff’s Medal of Courage… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Bryan Castillo is wanted on a $50,000.00 felony warrant charging him with possession of controlled substances for sales.  He is described as 5-7, 135 lbs with black hair and brown eyes.  

Sheriff’s Deputies Interrupt Commercial Burglary and Arrest Suspect Caught in the Act

Just after 4:00 a.m. on April 10, 2018, a Sheriff’s K9 team was patrolling the Calle Real Center in the City of Goleta when he observed a shattered glass door at the Town ‘n Country Realty & Investment Company, located in the 5600 block of Calle Real.  As the Sheriff’s K9 team approached the building… Read more »

Bicycle Safety Traffic Enforcement Operations Planned for Goleta

The Goleta Police Department will step up bicycle safety enforcement operations on April 11th with focused enforcement on collision-causing factors involving motorists and bike riders. Special patrols will be deployed to crack down on drivers and bicyclists who violate traffic laws meant to protect all roadway users. The department has mapped out locations from over… Read more »

Thank you Dispatchers!

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office would like to take this opportunity during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week to recognize and say thank you to the highly trained, professional and compassionate team of public safety dispatchers at the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center.   These dedicated professionals work around the clock to ensure that… Read more »

Deltopia Recap and Preliminary Numbers Released

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is releasing preliminary numbers related to the unsanctioned Spring Break party in the coastal community of Isla Vista known as Deltopia. The crowd was estimated at the height of attendance on April 7, 2018 to be approximately 10,000 people, which is an increase from the previous year (2017) crowd… Read more »

Missing Teen Located Safely With Her Mother

16-year-old Eternity Pittman of Carpinteria has been located safely with her mother. She was located today, April 6, 2018, through investigative means and determined to be safe.  Due to the case which involves a juvenile, no additional information will be released. A correction to the original press release we sent out, she was reported missing… Read more »

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