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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 »

Public Assistance Requested to Help Identify IV Burglary Suspects

In the early morning hours of February 11, 2018, three suspects made their way up a flight of stairs to a second story apartment in the 800 block of Camino Del Sur. One resident of this apartment had left earlier in the evening to attend a party at a neighbor’s home. The front door was… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Sal Canchola is wanted on a $300,000.00 felony warrant for assault with a semiautomatic firearm and corporal injury on a spouse / cohabitant.  Canchola is described as 5-10, 135 lbs with black hair and brown eyes.

Lompoc Suspects Located in Stolen Vehicle with Stolen Property  

On February 11, 2018, at about 6:50 a.m., a reporting party called the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center and told dispatchers that a male and female subject appeared to be breaking into vehicles in the area of Burtis Street and San Marcos Road. The suspects were observed pulling on the door handles of… Read more »

Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest DUI Driver Following Pursuit

At approximately 12:30 a.m. this morning, February 11, 2018, Sheriff’s Detectives with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Bureau (S.I.B) assigned to patrol the Montecito disaster area observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and failing to stop at stop signs in the area of Coast Village Road.  Detectives caught… Read more »

Deputies Utilize Naloxone to Save Overdose Victim

On February 9, 2018, at about 5:00 p.m., an observant citizen noticed a car was parked and running near the corner of Park Street and Highway 246 with a young male occupant inside. The occupant was slumped over and appeared to be unconscious. The citizen called 911 and reported this to the Santa Barbara County… Read more »

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