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Sheriff’s Office Identfies Decedent from Lompoc Police Department Officer Involved Shooting Investigation

 The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the name of the decedent from the Lompoc Police Department officer involved shooting on October 9, 2021. The decedent is 32-year-old Travis… Read more »

Update: Main Jail COVID Outbreak Cases Cleared

All of the COVID-19 cases in the Main Jail outbreak have been cleared. There are currently zero active COVID-19 cases associated with the outbreak that we began monitoring in August…. Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Assisting Lompoc Police With Officer Involved Shooting Investigation

The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office is assisting the Lompoc Police Department with an investigation into an officer involved shooting. On October 9, 2021, at 6:33 p.m., Lompoc Police officers responded… Read more »

Update: Three Cases Remain in Main Jail COVID Outbreak

The number of active COVID-19 cases in the Main Jail outbreak is down to three as of today, Friday, October 8, 2021. The total number of cases remains at 90,… Read more »

In the early morning hours of Tuesday, October 5, 2021, four businesses in Acorn Plaza were burglarized. Deputies conducting follow-up to these cases collected surveillance footage that appears to show… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Takes Pumpkin Contest on the Road

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office will be taking our Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest on the road this year with our first Traveling Pumpkin Patch. For several years, Sheriff’s Office… Read more »

Deputies Investigating Four Burglaries in Acorn Plaza

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating several burglaries that occurred early this morning in the Acorn Shopping Center in Orcutt. At approximately 2:09 a.m., deputies responded to a burglar alarm at Ricky’s… Read more »

Update: COVID Outbreak Down to Five Active Cases

The number of active COVID-19 cases in the Main Jail outbreak has decreased to single digits. As of today, Monday, October 4, 2021, there are five remaining active COVID-19 cases… Read more »

Update: Main Jail COVID Outbreak Slowing

Since our last press release on Monday, September 20, 2021, the Sheriff’s Office Main Jail has identified four additional COVID positive inmates associated with the recent outbreak, bringing the total… Read more »

New Video Highlights How Co-Response Teams are Making a Difference in Santa Barbara County

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office and the Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Wellness are excited to share a new video highlighting our Co-Response teams. In 2018, the Sheriff’s… Read more »

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