Sheriff's Message


National Teen Driver Safety Month

Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers, ahead of all other types of injury, disease, or violence.  To shed light on this epidemic and reduce the number of lives lost, the Goleta Police Department wants to draw public attention to National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 15th – 21st. The National Highway Traffic Safety… Read more »

Human Trafficking Task Force Arrests 15 People for Prostitution Related Crimes

  Fifteen people were arrested for prostitution related crimes following a two-day undercover operation conducted at a Lompoc hotel on September 29, 2017 and October 13, 2017 by the Lompoc Police Department, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office.  The sting is part… Read more »

Santa Barbara Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

Santa Barbara Man Arrested for Attempted Murder  Montecito – At approximately 7:26 a.m. on October 6th, 2017, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call in the Montecito area.  The caller reported a female was screaming for help and a male, later identified as 49-year-old Barret Paul Murphy of Santa Barbara, was chasing her with a knife… Read more »

Los Angeles Man Apprehended

Los Angeles Man Apprehended Following Theft from Solvang Business and Fleeing the Scene of Several Collisions Solvang – At approximately 9:30 a.m. this morning, October 11, 2017, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a suspected robbery at VIP Tobacco located in the 600 block of Alamo Pintado Road in the City of Solvang.  Two suspects,… Read more »

Public Assistance Requested to Help Locate Missing Teen and Wanted Subject  

Orcutt  – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is requesting public assistance to locate a missing teenager and her boyfriend who is a wanted subject.  At approximately 7:45 a.m. on September 19,2017, the family of 16-year-old Destiny Navarette of Orcutt reported her missing to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office.   She was last seen on… Read more »

UCSB Student Fights Back After Being Sexually Battered

Isla Vista – At approximately 8:50 p.m. last night, October 7, 2017, a UCSB student was sexually battered while walking home in the 6600 block of Del Playa Drive in Isla Vista.  The 22-year-old female was approaching El Embarcadero when a male suspect walked up from behind her and grabbed her crotch through her clothing. … Read more »

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