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The Goleta Police Department Awarded Grant from the Office of Traffic Safety for Traffic Enforcement Program to Increase Safety on Roads

The Goleta Police Department was awarded a $135,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). The grant will support our ongoing enforcement and education programs to help reduce… Read more »

Sheriff’s Transportation Van Involved in Collision

Santa Maria, Calif. – One custody deputy and two inmates sustained minor injuries in a traffic collision involving a Sheriff’s Office transportation van. On Thursday, December 7, 2023, at approximately… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Welcomes 13 New Sheriff’s Deputies

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office congratulated and welcomed 13 academy graduates at the Allan Hancock College Basic Law Enforcement Academy graduation today. The class of 26 recruits completed a… Read more »

Two Suspects Arrested for Over a Dozen Charges on Thanksgiving Morning

Santa Barbara, Calif. – Two Santa Maria men have been arrested for attempted murder and numerous other charges following a shooting on Thanksgiving morning. On Thursday, November 23, 2023, at… Read more »

Detectives Investigating Shooting of a Juvenile

Santa Maria, Calif. – Sheriff’s detectives are currently looking into a shooting involving a young girl in the Santa Maria area. The incident took place on Monday, November 20, 2023,… Read more »

Sheriff’s Detectives Identify Homicide Suspect

Goleta, Calif. – Sheriff’s detectives are confirming the identity of the person of interest who was subsequently arrested for homicide on Carson Avenue in Goleta. The suspect, 42-year-old Marino Luis… Read more »

Los Detectives del Sheriff Comparten Información Adicional del Homicidio

Goleta, Calif. – Los detectives del sheriff están compartiendo la confirmación de la identidad de la persona de interés que fue arrestada posteriormente por homicidio en la avenida Carson en… Read more »

Los Detectives del Sheriff Comparten Información Adicional del Homicidio

Goleta, Calif. – Los detectives del Sheriff están compartiendo información adicional de su investigación del homicidio que comenzó ayer. La víctima está siendo identificada como Efrain Alvarado Morales de 57… Read more »

Sheriff’s Detectives Share Additional Information from Homicide Investigation

Goleta, Calif. – Sheriff’s detectives are sharing additional information from their ongoing homicide investigation that began yesterday. The victim is being identified as 57-year-old Efrain Alvarado Morales from Goleta. The… Read more »

Deputies Arrest Burglars and Recover Stolen Property

Isla Vista, Calif. – Sheriff’s deputies have arrested two burglary suspects and have recovered stolen property that are seeking to return to owners. On Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at approximately… Read more »

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