Sheriff's Message


Another Safe and Uneventful Halloween in IV

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to report that, for the fourth year in a row, Halloween in Isla Vista was safe and uneventful.  Isla Vista has historically attracted large crowds the night of Halloween and the weekend prior; this year Halloween was last night on a Tuesday. The attendance this year over… Read more »

Attempted Kidnapping of Student in Orcutt

At approximately 8:00 a.m. this morning, November 1, 2017, Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of Foster Road and Cedarhurst Drive for a report of an attempted kidnapping. A 15-year-old male juvenile was walking to St. Joseph’s High School when he was approached from behind by an unknown male. The male put his arms around… Read more »

Barricaded Suspect Leads to Three Arrests

At about 12:30 p.m. today, October 26, 2017, law enforcement from the Compliance Response Team, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, Santa Maria Police Department and California Highway Patrol were conducting a probation search at the residence in the 1900 block of Estriga Court in Santa Maria.  As part of the probation search, information was developed… Read more »

Naloxone Deployment Helps Save Three Lives

Sheriff’s deputies successfully administered Naloxone on two separate occasions this week.  The Naloxone deployments occurred in Orcutt and Isla Vista and helped save three young men who were suffering from apparent drug overdoses.  The first incident occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m. on October 24, 2017 in the 4400 block of Kenai Court in Orcutt and… Read more »

Goleta Beach Stabbing Arrests

Five suspects associated with a stabbing at Goleta Beach one month ago were arrested yesterday, October 17, 2017 in the Goleta area.  Just after 5:00 p.m. on September 16, 2017, a 30-year-old male Goleta resident was stabbed multiple times near the restrooms at Goleta Beach.  He self-transported to the hospital prior to law enforcement’s arrival… Read more »

Sheriff’s Detectives Arrest North Highlands Man for Alleged Pimping and Pandering

On October 23rd, 2017, detectives from the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Bureau conducted an investigation into a possibly underage female being trafficked for sex within the Santa Barbara area.  During the investigation, the female and her pimp were determined to be staying at a motel within the City of Santa Barbara.  Detectives set… Read more »

Solvang Woman Arrested for Felony Driving Under the Influence After Hitting Four Vehicles

  At approximately 2:30 p.m. today, October 23, 2017, the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center received reports of a grey Chevrolet Silverado driving recklessly on S. La Patera in the City of Goleta.  The female driver, later identified as 30-year-old Renee Romero of Solvang, headed westbound on Hollister and hit a vehicle at… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Cadets Graduate from the Allan Hancock CORE Custody Deputy Academy

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the graduation of 12 Sheriff’s Office custody deputies from the Allan Hancock CORE Custody Deputy Academy.   The graduates received their certificates of completion today, October 19, 2017, at a formal ceremony held at the Allan Hancock College Public Safety Training Complex in Lompoc.  The majority… Read more »

Goleta Police Receive Grant For Special Traffic Enforcement and Crash Prevention

The Goleta Police Department has been awarded an $85,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a yearlong program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries.   The Goleta Police Department will use the funding as part of the city’s ongoing commitment to keep our roadways… Read more »

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 »

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