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Sheriff’s Office Investigating Recent Burglaries and Offering Burglary Prevention Tips

Santa Barbara, Calif.  – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is reaching out to community members, specifically in the South Coast areas of Hope Ranch, Montecito, Summerland and Carpinteria to… Read more »

Santa Maria Man Arrested for Illicit Cannabis Sales

Santa Maria, Calif. – Detectives have arrested a Santa Maria man for illegal, unlicensed cannabis sales. On Thursday, January 25, 2024, at approximately 8:34 a.m., detectives from the Sheriff’s Cannabis… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Shares Additional Information from Officer Involved Shooting

Santa Maria, Calif. – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the names of the suspect and deputies from the officer involved shooting that occurred on Saturday, January 13,… Read more »

Detectives Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

Santa Maria, Calif. – Sheriff’s Detectives are investigating a fatal officer involved shooting. On Saturday, January 13, 2024, at approximately 5:28 pm, deputies responded to the 800-block of Blake Street in Santa… Read more »

Deputies Arrest Suspect for Attempted Homicide and Assault with Intent to Rape

Goleta, Calif. – On Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at around 5:51 AM, deputies responded to an incident at the Best Western South Coast in the 5600-block of Calle Real in… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Announces New Chief Administrative Officer

Santa Barbara, Calif. – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office proudly announces the selection of Gary Warkentin as its new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), an executive-level position that leads the… Read more »

In-Custody Death at Main Jail

Santa Barbara, Calif. – On Sunday, December 31, 2023, at approximately 8:10 AM, an inmate jumped from the second floor of a housing unit at the Main Jail Intake and… Read more »

Ministry Group Spreads Holiday Joy at County Jails

Santa Barbara, Calif. – The Sheriff’s Office Programs Unit, Chaplain program and Santa Barbara based non-profit, Impact Ministry, are working together to celebrate this holiday season with the joy of… Read more »

Make This a Holiday Season to Remember: Celebrate Responsibly with a “Go Safely” Game Plan

National “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Enforcement Campaign Begins Dec. 13 The holiday season can be a dangerous time for people on the roads. In December 2021 alone, 1,013… Read more »

Woman Fatally Injured in Traffic Accident

Goleta, Calif. – On Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at approximately 6:04 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies responded with fire and medics to the 7300-block of Hollister, near the intersection of Lowell Way… Read more »

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