Sheriff's Message


Armed Robbery in Isla Vista

Isla Vista, Calif. – Today, at approximately 4:28 p.m., Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a 911 call for a robbery that had just occurred in the 900-block of Embarcadero Del Mar in Isla Vista. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male in his late 20’s or early 30’s wearing a hooded sweatshirt and jeans. The… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Lajuan Edwards, 46 years of age, is wanted on a $100,000.00 felony warrant charging him with felony evading arrest, resisting or obstructing an officer and possession of controlled substances. He is described as 5-6, 160 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes. His last known address was in Goleta CA.

Zodo’s Attempted Murder Suspect Extradite from Montana

Goleta, Calif. – Last Thursday, Sheriff’s Detectives returned from Whitefish, Montana with Theresa Colosi. She was booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail without bail. Her next court hearing was scheduled for Monday, 12/23.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over This Holiday Season

National Enforcement Campaign Through New Year’s Goleta – The Goleta Police Department encourages everyone attending holiday parties and gatherings where alcohol may be involved to use a designated sober driver. This holiday season, from December 13th to New Year’s, the Goleta Police Department will have more officers on patrol looking for drivers suspected of being… Read more »

Sheriff Brown Welcomes 10 New Sheriff’s Team Members

Santa Barbara, Calif. – This morning at the Sheriff’s Office Training Bureau classroom, Sheriff Brown welcomed 10 new members to the Sheriff’s Office team. The new hires include Administrative Office Professional Virginia Villarreal, Utility Worker Tristin Fichtner, Utility Worker Gerry Ortiz, Administrative Office Professional Luz Chavez, Administrative Office Professional Lashawn Madison, Sheriff’s Service Technician Jasmin… Read more »

Suspect Arrested in Montana for Attempted Murder/Kidnapping at Zodo’s

Goleta, Calif. – On Sunday, December 8, 2019 at approximately 9:30 a.m., Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the parking lot of Zodo’s Bowling and Beyond on a report of a fight. When they arrived, they found the victim in the parking lot with severe injuries to her head and face. The victim was at Zodo’s Bowling… Read more »

Deputies Graduate Allan Hancock College Academy

Lompoc, Calif.  –  This morning, Sheriff Brown welcomed and swore-in three new Sheriff’s Deputies at the Allan Hancock College Law Enforcement Academy just before their graduation ceremony. Cameron Hossli and Blake Martinez were welcomed as new members of the Sheriff’s Office team, and Celeste Johnson was congratulated on her new role. All three deputies bring… Read more »

Additional Arrests in IV Home Invasion Investigation

Isla Vista, Calif. – On Friday, December 6, 2019, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested two additional suspects from the Isla Vista home invasion robbery in November. Through their investigation, detectives identified the two suspects who held the victims at gunpoint during the home invasion. Sheriff’s Detectives authored arrest warrants and three search warrants that… Read more »

Detectives Arrest Suspect for Multiple Sex Crimes

Goleta, Calif. – On Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Sheriff’s Detectives from the Special Investigations Bureau arrested 34-year-old Benito Rodriguez Bravo of Lompoc after a two-week long investigation. Bravo reportedly created an advertisement on the internet where he attempted to recruit and hire females for the purposes of engaging in nude housecleaning and erotic massages. During… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Martin Perez, 31 years old, is wanted on a $200,000.00 felony warrant charging him with two counts of stalking. He is described as 5-9, 180 lbs with black hair and brown eyes.  His last known address was in Lompoc Ca.

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