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Notice of Inmate Death

On Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at 2:03 a.m., 45-year-old Jonathan Paul Thomas died at the Santa Barbara County Main Jail. Thomas was arrested by the Santa Maria Police Department on… Read more »

Suspect Flees from Deputies in Santa Barbara, Apprehended in Lompoc

Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Goleta man that fled from a traffic stop in Santa Barbara and was tracked to Lompoc. On Friday, January 7, 2022, at approximately 2:35p.m., deputies… Read more »

Main Jail COVID Outbreak Update for Wednesday, January 5, 2022

The Sheriff’s Office Main Jail has identified 13 additional COVID cases related to the outbreak that began on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. Since our press release yesterday, there have been… Read more »

Main Jail COVID Outbreak Update for Tuesday, January 4, 2022

The Sheriff’s Office Main Jail has identified 50 additional COVID cases related to the outbreak that began on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. Since our last press release, 54 of the… Read more »

Custody Staff Rally to Bring Holiday Cheer to Hedges House of Hope

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has teamed up with the Good Samaritan Shelter to bring holiday cheer to clients at the Hedges House of Hope. Custody staff from the… Read more »

Detectives Arrest Orcutt Man for Sexual Assaults – Additional Survivors Sought

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Detectives have arrested an Orcutt man for multiple sexual assaults and they are seeking the public’s help in locating any additional survivors. Detectives began their investigation… Read more »

Update: Four Additional COVID Positive Inmates

The Sheriff’s Office has identified four additional COVID positive inmates associated with the outbreak that began Thursday, December 9, 2021 in the Main Jail. This brings the total number of… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Welcomes 11 Sheriff’s Deputies

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office congratulated and welcomed 11 new Sheriff’s Deputies at their graduation from the Allan Hancock College Basic Law Enforcement Academy earlier today. These deputies, along… Read more »

Update: Three Additional COVID Positive Inmates

Custody staff at the Main Jail have continued with follow-up testing for the outbreak that began Thursday, December 9, 2021. As a result of this ongoing testing, three additional inmates… Read more »

Update: Main Jail COVID Outbreak- Additional Positive Inmates Identified

Follow-up testing for the outbreak that began last week has detected 12 additional COVID positive inmates. This outbreak was originally reported as beginning on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, but it… Read more »

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