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Detectives Arrest Human Trafficking Suspect in Los Angeles

Santa Barbara, Calif. – Sheriff’s detectives from the Special Investigations Bureau have arrested a suspect in Los Angeles for human trafficking after a 3-year investigation. Detectives began their investigation in… Read more »

Detectives are Investigating Sexual Abuse at Cate School

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office along with the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office is currently investigating reported alleged sexual abuse and misconduct by a former employee of Cate… Read more »

Wanted Subject Arrested – Guns, Heroin, Fentanyl, and Methamphetamine Seized

Santa Maria, Calif. – The Sheriff’s Office Compliance Response Team (CRT) has taken a wanted suspect safely into custody after he barricaded himself inside an apartment in Santa Maria. At… Read more »

Detectives Investigating Negligent Discharge of Firearm

Isla Vista, Calif. – Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the negligent discharge of a firearm that occurred on Friday, May 21, 2021.  At approximately 11:50 p.m. on Friday, deputies were dispatched… Read more »

Locate at Risk Missing Juvenile – FOUND!

Santa Maria – FOUND! The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the publics assistance to help locate 13-year-old Beverly Spencer. Spencer was last seen in the area of Foster… Read more »

Detectives Re-open 1975 Cold Case Homicide

Santa Barbara, Calif. – The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office is re-opening a 45-year-old homicide case this week. Paul Ornelas, who was 16-years-old at the time of his death on June… Read more »

Suspects Arrested for Negligent Discharge of Firearm, Stolen Firearm Recovered

Goleta, Calif. –On Friday, April 2, 2021 at approximately 2:24 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of San Milano Drive to investigate a report of a shot heard in… Read more »

Detectives Arrest Suspect for Lewd Acts with a Child – Additional Victims Sought

Santa Barbara, Calif. – On Tuesday, 03-30-2021, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department Criminal Investigations Bureau arrested Michael Felipe Limon at his home in the Unincorporated area of Santa Barbara for… Read more »

Detectives Arrest Masseur for Sexual Battery, Additional Victims Sought

Carpinteria, Calif. – At 1:29 p.m. today, Sheriff’s detectives arrested 46-year-old Xiaodong Mei of Oxnard for sexual battery charges perpetrated at his massage business. Earlier this month, Sheriff’s detectives began… Read more »

Homicide Investigation on Foxen Canyon Road

Santa Barbara, Calif. – Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a homicide that occurred Sunday, March 7, 2021 in the 6200-block of Foxen Canyon Road in Los Olivos. At approximately 6:12 p.m.,… Read more »

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