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Sheriff’s Office Warns of Numerous Active Phone Scams

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has received a large number of reports county-wide the past several weeks regarding several different familiar phone scams.  These scammers are going to great lengths to trick residents into giving them money.  The most active scam right now is the one where the caller poses as a Sheriff’s deputy… Read more »

Distracted Driving Awareness Month: Put Your Phone Down and Drive!

Drivers are using their cell phones less often while driving, 10 years after “hands-free” became the law, but distracted driving remains a serious safety challenge in California.  Observing April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the first week in April as California Teen Safe Driving Week, safety advocates will focus on education and enforcement efforts… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Brianna Holton is wanted on two outstanding felony no bail warrants charging her with violating her probation terms related to the charges of grand theft and impersonating another person. Holton is described as 5’0 feet, 150 lbs with blonde hair and brown eyes. Her last known address was in Santa Maria CA.

Sheriff’s Office Releases Identity of Foreign Student Fatally Injured in Traffic Collision

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the identity of the foreign student who was fatally injured yesterday, March 30, 2018, at approximately 1:20 a.m. in a traffic collision at the intersection of Hollister Avenue and Storke Road in the City of Goleta.  The decedent is 19-year-old Justine Van Ginderachter of Belgium, who was… Read more »

Public Assistance Requested to Locate Missing Teen

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is requesting public assistance to help locate 16-year-old Eternity Pittman of Carpinteria.  On March 1, 2018, Pittman attempted to run away but was returned home.  On March 2, 2018, she was dropped off at Carpinteria High School and never returned home.  She was reported missing by her father that… Read more »

19-Year-Old Foreign Student Fatally Injured in Collision

 At approximately 1:20 a.m. this morning, March 30, 2018, one person was killed and four others were injured in a two-car collision that occurred in the City of Goleta.  The collision, involving a blue Hyundai Tucson and a white Toyota Camry, occurred at the intersection of Hollister Avenue and Storke Road.  The Hyundai was westbound… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Releases Identity of Female Decedent Found on Beach in Carpinteria  

The female decedent who was located yesterday morning, March 27, 2018, on the beach near the Seal Rookery in Carpinteria has been identified as being 37-year-old Anita Rebecca Ruiz of Santa Barbara.  Next of kin has been notified. Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding her death.  The investigation reveals that Ruiz died as a… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Courtnie Hayson is wanted on a $100,000.00 felony warrant charging her with conspiracy and identity theft.  Hayson also has 6 misdemeanor warrants for various drug related charges. She is described as 5’05, 124 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes. Her last known address was in Santa Maria CA.

Body of Female Discovered on Beach in Carpinteria

At approximately 10:15 a.m. this morning, March 27, 2018, a passerby reported seeing a body on the beach east of the Seal Rookery in the City of Carpinteria.  Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene and discovered an adult female decedent.  The Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office has positively identified the decedent and her identity will be released… Read more »

Deputies Arrest Woman for Assault with a Deadly Weapon

Santa Ynez – A Santa Ynez woman is in custody at the Santa Barbara County Jail after she used her vehicle as a weapon in an assault on one of her neighbors. On March 24th at about 8:30 p.m., deputies from the Central Stations received a phone call from a man who claimed he was… Read more »

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