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Sheriff’s Office Releases Details Regarding Fatal Shooting Outside Chumash Casino Resort

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is releasing additional details regarding the investigation into the fatal shooting of 37-year-old Jose Guido of Santa Barbara that occurred at approximately 2:15 a.m. on February 20, 2018 at the Chumash Casino Resort. While the incident is still under investigation, Sheriff’s detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division determined… Read more »

Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Driver Following Pursuit in New Cuyama  

At approximately 11:00 p.m. last night, February 22, 2018, Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Deputies assigned to the New Cuyama Station responded to a report of a wrong-way driver on Highway 166 near New Cuyama. Deputies located the vehicle on Highway 166 near the center of town.  Deputies conducted a traffic stop and after initially yielding, the… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Investigates Alleged Threat and Rumors at Cabrillo High School

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office investigated an alleged social media threat and rumors of additional social media posts, February 22, 2018, at Cabrillo High School that has raised concerns among students, staff and parents.  The Sheriff’s Office dedicated a large number of deputies and detectives who have worked throughout the day and evening to… Read more »

Suspected BB or Pellet Shots Strike Lompoc Unified School District Bus

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation into an incident involving a Lompoc Unified School District bus.  At approximately 3:00 p.m. today, a bus carrying approximately 20 to 30 Cabrillo High School students was heading northbound on Rucker Road from Burton Mesa Road when it was struck by what appears to be… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Gary Mccluer is wanted on a no bail felony warrant charging him with identity theft and burglary.  Mccluer is described as 6-3, 185 lbs with brown hair and blue eyes. Mccluer’s last known address was in Lompoc.

Storm Readiness Evacuation Information Booklets Distributed and Available Now

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies have taken to the streets of Montecito and Carpinteria to distribute Storm Readiness Evacuation Information booklets. Thousands of copies were distributed to local businesses and community members over the President’s Day weekend. These booklets are now available at several locations throughout the community. The informational booklets include the new 72-hour… Read more »

Identity of Decedent Fatally Injured in Shooting Outside Chumash Casino

The Sheriff’s Office is releasing the name of the decedent who was fatally injured this morning, February 20, 2018, in a shooting incident behind the Chumash Casino Resort in the 3400 block of E. Highway 246 in Santa Ynez.  The decedent is 37-year-old Jose Guido of Santa Barbara.  Next of kin has been notified. Sheriff’s… Read more »

Chumash Casino Fatal Shooting Incident

At approximately 2:15 a.m. this morning, February 20, 2018, the Chumash Casino Security Dispatch called the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center to report that two of its Chumash Security Investigators were in an altercation with a male subject and needed assistance.  Shortly after, there was a report of shots fired.  When deputies arrived… Read more »

Deputies Arrest Attempted Burglary Suspect in Isla Vista

   At about 10:20pm on Saturday, February 17, 2018, deputies from the Isla Vista Foot Patrol arrested a suspect for attempted burglary in the 6600 block of Del Playa Drive. The suspect, identified as 19-year-old Christian Zanabria of Isla Vista, was wearing all dark clothing, black gloves, and a backpack. Isla Vista has experienced a… Read more »

Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest DUI Suspect in Orcutt

At approximately 2:00 a.m. this morning, February 18, 2018, Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Deputies assigned to the Santa Maria Valley area responded to a report of an intoxicated subject vandalizing vehicles in the 200 block of Pacific St. in Orcutt. Prior to their arrival, the suspect had fled in his vehicle. Deputies located the suspect near… Read more »

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