Category: General

Training Aims to Increase Awareness of Mental Health Emergencies in County Jail

Santa Barbara – Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Custody Deputies and professional staff at the County Jail are receiving training this week in recognizing and responding to persons experiencing mental health emergencies while in custody. The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office, in its commitment to addressing the county’s growing mental health concerns, developed the Behavioral Sciences Unit… Read more »

Sheriff’s Detective Presented with Lifesaving Award from American Red Cross

Santa Barbara – In a ceremony held at Sheriff’s Headquarters, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Detective Christopher MacAuley was presented with the American Red Cross Lifesaving Award for his successful intervention which saved the life of a one-year old child. On June 21, 2019, Detective MacAuley was working patrol from the Santa Maria Sheriff’s Substation.  MacAuley… Read more »

Narcotics Detectives Serve Search Warrant in Lompoc

Lompoc, Calif. – Sheriff’s Narcotics Detectives working an ongoing investigation served a search warrant yesterday (1/8/20) at a hotel in the 1100-block of North H Street. During the search warrant service, detectives contacted 18-year-old Dillon Spoor of Santa Ynez and 21-year-old Moret Houston of Santa Ynez. When detectives contacted Spoor, he removed a gun from… Read more »

Public’s Help Requested in Goleta Hit & Run Investigation

Goleta, Calif. – Yesterday, January 6, 2020, at approximately 1:00 pm, a 93-year-old male was riding his bicycle in the 5700-block of Calle Real when he was struck by a passing vehicle. The victim was knocked off his bicycle and suffered moderate injuries in the collision. He was treated at the scene, then taken by… Read more »

Deputy Interrupts Residential Burglary in Orcutt

Orcutt, Calif.  – At 8:56 am, 1/3/2020, a Sheriff’s Deputy on patrol in the 4200-block of Dominion Road noticed a vehicle parked outside a residence that he knew to be vacant. The deputy approached the house and two suspects ran out the back side of the residence and into a neighboring agriculture field. The California… Read more »

Suspect Arrested for Firearm and Domestic Violence Violations

Buellton, Calif. – At approximately 12:42 in the morning on New Year’s Day, deputies responded to the 500-block of Central Avenue in Buellton on a report of an armed suspect who had barricaded himself in a residence after firing a handgun into the air, assaulting his spouse and then threatening his family. When deputies arrived,… Read more »

Zodo’s Attempted Murder Suspect Extradite from Montana

Goleta, Calif. – Last Thursday, Sheriff’s Detectives returned from Whitefish, Montana with Theresa Colosi. She was booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail without bail. Her next court hearing was scheduled for Monday, 12/23.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over This Holiday Season

National Enforcement Campaign Through New Year’s Goleta – The Goleta Police Department encourages everyone attending holiday parties and gatherings where alcohol may be involved to use a designated sober driver. This holiday season, from December 13th to New Year’s, the Goleta Police Department will have more officers on patrol looking for drivers suspected of being… Read more »

Sheriff Brown Welcomes 10 New Sheriff’s Team Members

Santa Barbara, Calif. – This morning at the Sheriff’s Office Training Bureau classroom, Sheriff Brown welcomed 10 new members to the Sheriff’s Office team. The new hires include Administrative Office Professional Virginia Villarreal, Utility Worker Tristin Fichtner, Utility Worker Gerry Ortiz, Administrative Office Professional Luz Chavez, Administrative Office Professional Lashawn Madison, Sheriff’s Service Technician Jasmin… 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 »

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