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Sheriff’s Office Investigates Pharmacy Burglary in Montecito

At approximately 4:25 a.m. on May 7, 2019, the Oxnard Police Department notified the Sheriff’s Office of an attempted burglary being investigated at Kaiser Pharmacy in the City of Oxnard. In the event that the suspect(s) could be headed to Santa Barbara County, Sheriff’s Coastal Patrol Bureau deputies conducted a check of pharmacies in the… Read more »

Suspect Located Deceased Following Shootout

At approximately 12:45 p.m. today, May 7, 2019, Santa Barbara Police Department (SBPD) officers including members of its SWAT Team and Crisis Negotiation Team were conducting a high-risk search and arrest warrant for a known suspect at an apartment located off Camino De Vida and Turnpike Road. During the warrant service, gunfire was exchanged between… Read more »

National Correctional Officers and Employees Week

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office would like to take this opportunity during “National Correctional Officers and Employees Week” to say thank you and recognize our hard-working and dedicated Custody Deputies and Custody Staff. The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution today, recognizing this week, as “National Correctional Officer’s Week”.  The… Read more »

DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned this Friday

The Goleta Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, May 3, 2019, in the City of Goleta between the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes.  The Goleta Police Department supports the new effort… Read more »

Sheriff’s Bomb Squad Investigates Suspicious Unattended Satchel at SB Courthouse

Just before 9:00 a.m. this morning, May 3, 2019, a visitor at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse located in the 1100 block of Anacapa Street observed a messenger bag that appeared to be hidden under a bench in a hallway on the first floor. Sheriff’s bailiffs were notified and based on the suspicious circumstances, the… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Emanuel Aguilar-Hernandez is wanted on two felony warrants charging him sales of controlled substances, being a felon in possession of a firearm, unauthorized possession of ammunition and false information to a peace officer. There is no bail on one of Aguilar’s warrants.  He is described as 5-6, 120 lbs with brown hair and black eyes. … Read more »

Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation Planned for Goleta

The Goleta Police Department will conduct a pedestrian safety enforcement operation intended to educate drivers and pedestrians on traffic laws meant to keep them safe on the road. On Wednesday, May 1st, officers will be looking for violations made by drivers and pedestrians that are illegal and dangerous. Special attention will be directed toward drivers… Read more »

Sheriff’s Deputies Locate Suspect Reportedly Armed with Sword in Old Town Goleta Following Extensive Search

At approximately 8:20 p.m. tonight, April 30, 2019, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a suspect reportedly armed with a samurai sword in the 100 block of Fairview Road and Mandarin Drive in the City of Goleta. The suspect got into a verbal dispute with another male subject in front of the McDonald’s restaurant,… Read more »

Be a Hero and Plan to Attend Upcoming Blood Drive

Mark your Calendar for an upcoming Blood Drive on May 14 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Sheriff’s Headquarters located at 4436 Calle Real in Santa Barbara. Blood supplies are low and we can really use the help to save lives in our community. Book an appointment by clicking on link below. <>

Sacramento Man Attending Party in Isla Vista Falls off Cliff and is Rescued by First Responders

At approximately 11:30 p.m. last night, April 27, 2019, Sheriff’s deputies and UCSB Police officers responded to a report of a cliff fall in the 6700 block of Del Playa Drive. When deputies arrived, they located the 20-year-old male from Sacramento on the beach below with a crowd gathered around him. The young man was… Read more »

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