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Suspect Arrested for 11 Alleged Sex Crimes

Santa Barbara, Calif. – This morning, 6/22/2020, 53-year-old David Guillod of Sherman Oaks surrendered himself at Sheriff’s Headquarters where detectives arrested him on a warrant that outlines 11 alleged sex crimes. This arrest is the culmination of an extensive investigation that began in 2017. The case required a coordinated effort with the Los Angeles Police… Read more »

Juvenile Burglars Captured in Orcutt

Orcutt, Calif., – On May 28,2020 at 2:07 a.m., deputies responded to the 700-block of Royal Terrace to investigate a report of suspects who were checking the door handles of vehicles and going through vehicles they found unlocked. When deputies arrived in the area, they noticed a suspect getting into a blue Infinity QX60. Deputies… Read more »

Suspect Wanted by Missouri Arrested in Buellton

Buellton, Calif. – After a short stand-off, deputies arrested a suspect at his home in Buellton for a warrant issued by Mercer County Sheriff’s Office in Missouri. At 2:44 p.m. today, deputies responded to the 400-block of Farmland to attempt to locate a wanted suspect and stolen vehicle at the request of the Mercer County… Read more »

Six Sheriff’s Deputies Trainees Graduate from Allan Hancock Law Enforcement Academy

Lompoc, Calif. – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the graduation of six Santa Barbara County Deputy Sheriff Trainees from the Allan Hancock College Law Enforcement Academy. This graduation celebrates the successful completion 751 hours of training in topics including; community policing, report writing, laws of arrest, search and seizure, firearms,… Read more »

Detectives Arrest Suspects for Gas Station Robbery

Santa Maria, Calif. – At approximately 11:00 a.m. 5/19/2020, detectives arrested two suspects in Bakersfield for a gas station robbery in Santa Maria. On Friday, May 15, 2020, at approximately 6:42 p.m. deputies responded to a 911 call from a gas station in the 1200-block of East Betteravia Road. The caller reported that the gas… Read more »

Suspect Arrested for Stalking in Isla Vista

Isla Vista, Calif. – On Monday, March 18 at 10:12 p.m., detectives arrested 43-year-old Zachary Coughlin of Santa Barbara on a felony warrant for stalking. Detectives began investigating various reports regarding Coughlin on Thursday, May 14, 2020. Coughlin was living in a converted bus in the Isla Vista area and caught the attention of locals… Read more »

UPDATE: Two Additional Suspects Arrested for Attempted Murder

Goleta, Ca. – As part of the ongoing investigation into a gang related attempt homicide that occurred in Goleta on March 6, 2020, detectives served a search warrant in the 100-block of Alisos Street in the City of Santa Barbara on May 14, 2020. During the service of the warrant, 18-year-old Miguel Angel Arizmendi was… Read more »

Suspect Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

Santa Barbara, Calif. – This morning, detectives served a search warrant in the 200-block of Helena, resulting in the arrest of 26-year-old Jose Alvarez-Fuentes of Goleta for possession of pornographic material of a child (felony). The investigation began on May 5, 2020, when detectives received a tip from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force… Read more »

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Releases 2019 Crime Stats

Overall Crime Rate Holds Steady Within All-Time Lows Santa Barbara, Calif. – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the 2019 crime statistics for communities served by the Sheriff’s Office.   The violent crime rate for our communities was 6.4% lower than in 2018 and 28% lower than the 10-year average.  Due to a 2.8%… Read more »

Suspect Arrested for Possession of Firearms, Methamphetamine and Cocaine

Goleta Calif. – On Monday, April 27, 2020 detectives from the Special Investigations Bureau with assistance from the California Highway Patrol served a search warrant in the 400-block of Valdez Avenue. Detectives authored the warrant as part of an ongoing investigation into criminal activities involving the suspect who is on active County Probation. The warrant… Read more »

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