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Most Wanted Wednesday

Austin Fout is wanted on two felony warrants charging him with felon in possession of a firearm, assault with a deadly weapon, battery with serious injury and illegal possession of ammunition.  Total bail for both warrants is $240,000.00.  He is described as 5-7, 165 lbs with brown hair and green eyes.  His last known address… Read more »

Solvang Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

The suspect wanted for robbing a bank in Solvang on June 13, 2019 is in custody at the Santa Barbara County Jail. Following the bank robbery at Rabobank located in the 1500 block of Mission Drive, Sheriff’s detectives developed information that identified 32-year-old Marcus Lee Ghent of Madera County as the suspect in the case…. Read more »

Sheriff’s Custody Deputy Helps Save Inmate

At approximately 2:30 p.m. on July 1, 2019 Custody Deputy Christopher Martinez helped an inmate who was choking.  Custody Deputy Martinez was working in the Main Jail when he observed an inmate holding a piece of bread and pointing towards his throat area.  Custody Deputy Martinez immediately recognized the inmate was choking on the bread… Read more »

Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Explorers Compete in Annual Competition

The Sheriff’s Office is pleased report that our Sheriff’s Explorers participated once again in the 9th Annual Central Valley Law Enforcement Explorer Competition. The competition, which was held last weekend in Manteca, CA, was host to 35 Law Enforcement Explorer Posts representing Police, Sheriff, Highway Patrol and Border Patrol offices throughout California and as far… Read more »

Two Arroyo Grande Men Located Deceased on Boat Near Santa Barbara Harbor

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the deaths of two Arroyo Grande men who were located deceased on Sunday, June 30, 2019, on a vessel located approximately 20 miles southwest of Point Conception.   The investigation began at approximately 8:00 a.m. on June 30, 2019, when a concerned family member contacted the United States… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Emmanuel Rodriguez is wanted on a $150,000.00 felony warrant charging him with possession of controlled substances for sales and false information to a peace officer. He is described as 5-8, 215 lbs with black hair and brown eyes.  His last known address was in Lompoc CA.

Deputy Saves One-Year-Old That Stopped Breathing

On Friday, June 21, 2019, at about 1:20 p.m., a Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputy was on patrol in the 3300 block of Orcutt Road when he was flagged down by a man driving by in an SUV. The man said that his 1-year-old daughter was not breathing and he needed help. The man said… Read more »

Santa Maria Couple Arrested for Child Endangerment and Drug Related Charges

At approximately 4:20 p.m. on July 1, 2019, the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Center received a call from a concerned homeowner near the intersection of Kit Way and Glines Avenue in Orcutt. The homeowner reported a suspicious vehicle in the area with two occupants. Deputies contacted a couple inside, later identified as being 23-year-old… Read more »

Notification of Inmate Death

Just after 2:10 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, Sheriff’s Custody Deputies responded to a request for assistance for an attempted suicide inside the Main Jail.  A custody deputy called for help when he discovered 47-year-old Joseph Frederick Rose in need of medical assistance after an apparent suicide attempt. Upon discovering Rose, Custody Deputies and… Read more »

Attempted Residential and Auto Burglary Suspect Arrested  

At approximately 6:50 a.m.this morning, June 27, 2019, Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of Parkview Drive in Orcutt to a report of a suspect attempting to break into a residence.  The homeowner observed the attempted residential burglary on her RING camera and immediately called law enforcement for help. Though the suspect did not make… Read more »

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