Sheriff's Message


Cannabis Compliance Team Eradicates Illegal Commercial Cannabis Near Carpinteria

On April 24, 2019, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Cannabis Compliance Team, with the assistance of the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s office, the Sheriff’s Narcotics Team and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, executed a search warrant in the 5800 block of Via Real. The warrant was served for an indoor commercial cannabis… Read more »

Orcutt Woman Arrested Following Citizen Initiated Foot Chase

At approximately 12:15 a.m. this morning, April 26, 2019, the Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a victim, in the area of Shirley Lane and Dartmouth Lane, in Orcutt.  The victim relayed he had located a woman inside his unlocked vehicle parked outside of his residence. When he confronted the suspect, she fled on… Read more »

Sheriff’s Benevolent Posse Elects New President

Sara O’Shaughnessy of Santa Ynez has been elected President of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Benevolent Posse Board of Directors. She succeeds Richard Kline, who has been elected as Chairman of the Posse Board. Sara is pleased to take on the new position and said, “It has been an honor to serve on the Sheriff’s… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Nick Ibarra, who also goes by Joseph Barreto, is wanted on a $100,000.00 felony warrant charging him with conspiracy, burglary, false impersonation and identify theft. He is described as 5-7, 145 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes.  He is transient possibly in the Oxnard area.

Sheriff’s Office Announces IV Party Registration Program

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that our new Party Registration Program is up and running in Isla Vista. The idea behind the voluntary program is to provide an open line of communication between law enforcement and Isla Vista residents who are planning a party. While the Sheriff’s Office doesn’t sponsor… Read more »

Suspected Gang Member Arrested Following Search Warrant and Investigation

At approximately 9:00 a.m. this morning, April 23, 2019, members of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant service in the 600 block of W. Morrison Ave in the City of Santa Maria. During the search, detectives recovered approximately five pounds of methamphetamine, four ounces of cocaine, three ounces of black… Read more »

Identity of Decedent Fatally Injured in Traffic Collision Released

The decedent who was fatally injured in a two-vehicle traffic collision on Saturday morning, April 20, 2019 in the City of Carpinteria is 54-year-old Martha Ramos Quintana of Oxnard. The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Major Accident Response Team is investigating this collision.  Anyone with information,is asked to call Senior Deputy Jeff Farmer at 805-961-7514, or send… Read more »

Fatal Head-On Traffic Collision in Carpinteria

At approximately 6:36 a.m. this morning, April 20, 2019, a passenger was killed in a two-vehicle collision that occurred in the City of Carpinteria.  The collision, involving a white Nissan NV200 panel van and a silver Toyota Sienna occurred on Carpinteria Avenue, near the intersection of Bailard Avenue.  The Nissan was traveling westbound and the… Read more »

Compliance Response Team Arrests Wanted Suspect and Rescues Endangered Child

On March 20, 2019 members of the AB109 Compliance Response Team (CRT) received information from Child Welfare Services (CWS) who were attempting to locate 35-year-old Sylvia Virgen of Santa Maria. Virgen was a wanted Post-Sentencing Supervision offender on active probation and had a no bail warrant for her arrest. CWS was investigating reports that Virgen’s… Read more »

Sheriff’s Bomb Squad Investigates Bomb Threat and Suspicious Package at County Administrative Building

At approximately 10:40 a.m. this morning, April 17, 2019, Sheriff’s deputies and Santa Barbara Police officers responded to a report of a bomb threat at the Santa Barbara County Administrative Office Building located in the 100 block of East Anapamu St. in downtown Santa Barbara.  An investigation is underway by the Santa Barbara Police Department… Read more »

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