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Most Wanted Wednesday

Elisa Salvador is wanted on a $50,000.00 felony warrant charging her with conspiracy and 4 counts of identify theft. She is described as 5-5, 150 lbs with black hair and brown eyes.  Her last known address was in Santa Barbara City.

Cannabis Compliance Team Seizes 20 Tons of Illegal Cannabis and Eradicates Approximately 350,000 Cannabis Plants

On June 17th, 2019, detectives from the Sheriff’s Cannabis Compliance Team executed four search warrants related to an illegal cannabis cultivation site outside the City of Buellton. These warrants were the culmination of an approximate two-month investigation involving fraudulently obtained State temporary and provisional cannabis licenses and the suspected sales of undocumented cannabis. The search… Read more »

Meet Our New K9 Team: Deputy Moore and Chop

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is proud to introduce the newest member of our K9 team. Chop is a two-year-old specially trained German Shepherd brought to the Sheriff’s Office via funding from the Sheriff’s Benevolent Posse’s Project Deputy Dog program. Chop is the second dog purchased for the Sheriff’s Office thanks to a generous… Read more »

Orcutt Man Arrested for Prowling and Trespassing 

On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at about 9:00 pm, Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call from a homeowner in the 1200 block of Cosima Lane regarding an unknown male subject who had broken a window and entered into their residence.  While deputies were responding, dispatch received a separate call from an adjacent residence that the subject… Read more »

Search for Missing Casmalia Man Suspended Pending Further Leads

After six days of searching for a missing Casmalia man, the Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team has suspended search efforts pending new leads. Team members began searching for 68-year-old Robert Brusstar of Casmalia on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 in the area near Vandenberg Air Force Base where he was reportedly last seen walking on Sunday,… Read more »

Stolen Vehicle Recovered and Suspect Arrested

On June 7th, 2019, a Senior Deputy assigned to the Rural Crime Unit, received a call from a local agricultural business of two people riding an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) and a dirt bike near the riverbed and North Blosser Rd. When the Sr. Deputy arrived on scene, he found the ATV abandoned with the ignition… Read more »

13 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 13 Sheriff’s Custody Deputies and one independent Custody Deputy from the Allan Hancock CORE Custody Deputy Academy. The graduates received their certificates of completion today, June 14, 2019, at a formal ceremony held at the Allan Hancock College Public Safety Training Complex… Read more »

Details Regarding Search for Missing Casmalia Man

The Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing Casmalia resident. 68-year-old Robert Brusstar was last seen on Sunday, June 9, 2019 walking southbound on trails that border Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) limits, south of Casmalia. On June 11, 2019, his employer, noting his absence from work, contacted the Sheriff’s Office to request a welfare… Read more »

Public Assistance Requested to Help Locate Bank Robbery Suspect 

At approximately 11:40 a.m. today, June 13, 2019, the Rabobank located in the 1500 block of Mission Drive was robbed.  The suspect passed a note to the teller demanding cash. No weapon was seen.  He left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.  The suspect was last seen on foot headed northbound on Fourth… Read more »

Cannabis Compliance Team Locates Illegal Cannabis Processing Location in Montecito

On June 4, 2019, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Cannabis Compliance Team, with the assistance of the Sheriff’s Compliance Response Team, executed search warrants in Montecito and the City of Carpinteria.  These warrants were related to illegal and unlicensed cannabis cultivation, transport, processing and sales.  The first warrant was served in the 4200 block of… Read more »

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