Category: Breaking News

Notification of Inmate Death

Santa Barbara, Calif. –  At approximately 9:00 p.m. last night, Custody Deputies discovered inmate Eduardo Velazquez, 38, of Santa Maria unresponsive in his cell. Custody Staff and WellPath jail medical staff immediately began life saving measures until Santa Barbara County Fire and AMR Paramedics arrived and took over. Velazquez did not respond to lifesaving measures… Read more »

Sheriff – Coroner Confirms Identity of Pilot from Crash at Ralph Dunlap School

Santa Maria, Calif. – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff – Coroner’s Office has confirmed the identity of the pilot that was killed in the plane crash on Wednesday May 20, 2020, at Ralph Dunlap School. The decedent is 38-year-old Tigran Garabedyan (male) from Burbank. This is the only decedent from the plan crash. The identity… Read more »

Governors Order to Stay Home except for Essential Needs

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Sheriff’s Office, County & Contract Employees Self-Quarantining Following Two Exposure Incidents with Persons Testing Positive for COVID-19

Prevention and Response Protocols in Place and Followed Santa Barbara, Calif. –  A total of twelve Sheriff’s Office, County and medical contract employees were directed to self-isolate in their homes after a recent incident in which they were exposed to a person who later tested positive for COVID-19. The incident, which occurred on Thursday, March… Read more »

Visitation at Main Jail will be Suspended

Santa Barbara, Calif. – While there have not been any identified cases of COVID-19 in Santa Barbara County, the Sheriff’s Office will be exercising an abundance of caution and suspending inmate visitation effective Saturday, March 14, 2020 until further notice. The Sheriff’s Office values visitation as an essential part of rehabilitation, but at this time… Read more »

Public’s Help Requested in Goleta Hit & Run Investigation

Goleta, Calif. – The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Major Accident Response Team continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the fatal traffic collision that took the lives of Mary Jane Becerra Corral and Adolfo Corral on Cathedral Oaks Road in the City of Goleta on Sunday, February 9, 2020.  The suspect in the investigation, Eric Mauricio Ramirez-Aguilar… Read more »

Armed Robbery in Isla Vista

Isla Vista, Calif. – Today, at approximately 4:28 p.m., Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a 911 call for a robbery that had just occurred in the 900-block of Embarcadero Del Mar in Isla Vista. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male in his late 20’s or early 30’s wearing a hooded sweatshirt and jeans. The… Read more »

Suspect Arrested in Montana for Attempted Murder/Kidnapping at Zodo’s

Goleta, Calif. – On Sunday, December 8, 2019 at approximately 9:30 a.m., Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the parking lot of Zodo’s Bowling and Beyond on a report of a fight. When they arrived, they found the victim in the parking lot with severe injuries to her head and face. The victim was at Zodo’s Bowling… Read more »

Deputies Investigate Home Invasion Robbery in Isla Vista

Isla Vista, Calif. –  At around 10:22 this morning, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 6500-block of Sabado Tarde after a victim called 911 to report that he had just been robbed. When they arrived, deputies contacted two victims who said they had been robbed at gun point inside their residence by three suspects. The suspects… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Discovers Apparent Homicide in Hope Ranch Home

Suspect Fatally Wounded in Confrontation with Deputies Santa Barbara – At 8:15 PM on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office – Public Safety Dispatch Center received a 9-1-1 call reporting a family disturbance at 4141 Mariposa Dr. in Hope Ranch, CA.  Deputies responded to the residence and discovered a female deceased… Read more »

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