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Goleta Holding DUI Checkpoint April 23, 2021

Goleta, Calif. – The Goleta Police Department will hold a DUI Checkpoint April 23, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location within the City of Goleta. Checkpoint locations are chosen based on a history of DUI crashes and arrests. The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to… Read more »

Santa Barbara County Jail Awarded Accreditation from National Commission on Correctional Health Care

Santa Barbara, Calif. – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that it has earned accreditation from the National Commission on Correctional Health Care by demonstrating compliance with NCCHC’s Standards for Health Services in Jails. Accreditation recognizes the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office’s dedication to compliance with the most respected standards in… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office COVID-19 Numbers Dwindle

Santa Barbara, Calif. – The number of COVID-19 cases in the jail and amongst staff members at the Sheriff’s Offices is down to one each. One of the COVID-19 positive inmates have been released and one of the staff members have returned to work. The total number of COVID-19 related cases at the Main Jail… Read more »

Suspects Burglarize Indo China Market

Goleta, Calif. –Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a burglary that occurred early Tuesday morning at the Indo China Market in the Storke Shopping Center. At approximately 4:23 a.m. on April 13, 2021, deputies were dispatched to the business in the 6800-block of Hollister Avenue for a burglar alarm. Deputies arrived within minutes and discovered signs of… Read more »

National Public Safety Communicators Week

Santa Barbara, Calif. – Sheriff Brown, along with the members of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office will be celebrating and thanking our dispatchers and call takers during Nation Public Safety Communications Week from April 11-17, 2021. Santa Barbara County Sheriff dispatchers and call takers provide dispatching services, 9-1-1 call taking and non-emergency call taking… Read more »

Two Additional Inmates Found to be COVID-19 Positive

Santa Barbara, Calif. – Two additional inmates have tested positive for COVID-19. The two inmates were detected during the intake screening process. One of the inmates has since been release, and the remaining inmate is being housed separate from the general population. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related cases at the Main Jail… Read more »

SBSheriff.Org Offers Online Reporting, Breaking News and More

Santa Barbara, Calif. – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public about all of the services that can be found on our website. Visit SBSheriff.org to find information and services including; online reporting, breaking news, who’s in custody, employment opportunities and more. Online citizen reporting is a convenient way to… Read more »

Sheriff’s Benevolent Posse Donates Safety Equipment to the Sheriff’s Mounted Unit

Santa Ynez, Calif. – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Benevolent Posse donated new helmets to the Sheriff’s Mounted Enforcement Unit. The Sheriff’s Benevolent Posse, a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation which raises funds for the benefit of the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office, donated new riding helmets to members of the Sheriff’s Mounted Enforcement Unit. The Posse was… 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 21, 1975, was found deceased near the railroad tracks at the Turnpike Road overpass in the unincorporated area of Santa Barbara. The investigation was quickly… Read more »

2021 Deltopia Weekend Recap

Isla Vista, Calif. – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is releasing preliminary numbers related to the unsanctioned spring break party in Isla Vista known as Deltopia. The Deltopia weekend this year started on Friday, April 2, 2021 through Sunday, April 4, 2021. During this time period, there were a total of 20 citations issued… Read more »

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