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Important Evacuation Road Closure Information

Due to the configuration of the Evacuation Areas aligning with creeks and channels, road control points will be limited. Nevertheless, the evacuated areas are closed. Law enforcement will be using roving patrols to protect property and enforce the closures. Anyone in these areas who does not belong will be questioned. Those who live adjacent to… Read more »

EVACUATION ORDER for Areas Below Sherpa/Whittier and Thomas Burn Areas

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has issued an EVACUATION ORDER due to the approach of a rainstorm the National Weather Service forecast to be capable of producing debris flows in Santa Barbara County below burn areas. The evacuation order is in effect from Tuesday January 15, 2019 commencing at 10:00 AM. This evacuation order… Read more »

Suspect Arrested for Attempted Murder After Struggle with Deputies in Isla Vista

At approximately 2:00 p.m. yesterday, January 11, 2019, the Community Resource Deputy and Isla Vista Foot Patrol deputies were doing community outreach to the homeless population to provide information about shelter services due to the impending inclement weather expected.   While in Pelican Park located in the 6500 block of Del Playa Drive, they also contacted… Read more »

Suspect Wanted for Home Invasion Robbery Near Lompoc

At approximately 5:00 a.m. this morning, January 12, 2019, an unknown suspect rang the doorbell at a residence in the Lasalle Canyon Road area near Lompoc.  The 65-year-old victim, who was home alone, went to the front door, but could not see the suspect through the peephole.  The suspect stated he was with the Sheriff’s… Read more »

Notification of Inmate Death

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is reporting the death of an inmate.   At approximately 7:50 p.m. on January 5, 2019, 52-year-old Jose A. Curiel of Santa Maria was transported from the Santa Barbara County Jail to a local hospital due to a medical condition.  He was hospitalized and treated for an ongoing medical condition. … Read more »

Two Suspected Criminal Street Gang Members Arrested After Vehicle Pursuit in Isla Vista

Just after midnight this morning, January 11, 2019, a University of California, Santa Barbara Police Officer, assigned to the Isla Vista Foot Patrol (IVFP) station, was on routine patrol in the Isla Vista area. The UCPD officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a silver sedan for an equipment violation. The driver refused to… Read more »

Suspected Methamphetamine and Heroin Dealers Arrested in Santa Barbara

  On January 10, 2019, members of the Sheriff’s Special Investigations Bureau (SIB) conducted a probation search in the 3500 Block of State Street at a Motel. Detectives found and seized more than one quarter pound of suspected methamphetamine, approximately nine grams of suspected heroin, more than $7,000 in cash, and other items of drug… Read more »

Suspect Wanted for a String of Burglaries in Los Olivos

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is requesting public assistance to help locate a suspect who is believed responsible for a string of burglaries and attempted burglaries in Los Olivos this past week.  Two businesses were hit yesterday, January 10, 2019 and six office buildings on January 8, 2019.  The suspect appears to be a… Read more »

Autopsy Results for Triple Homicide Victims Released

The Sheriff’s Office is releasing autopsy results for the three homicide victims who were murdered on December 28, 2018 at a residence in the 5900 block of Oakhill Road in Orcutt.  The examinations revealed that 34-year-old Nicole McNabb, 64-year-old Melanie McNabb and 63-year-old Carlos Echavarria all died as a result of blunt force and sharp… Read more »

Sheriff’s K9 Aco Retires After Impressive Career

After six years of fighting crime and helping to save lives in Santa Barbara County, Sheriff’s Office, K-9 Aco (prounounced ah-co) is officially retired.  Aco’s last night of work with his partner, 23-year Sheriff’s Office veteran, Sr. Deputy Kenneth Rushing was on New Year’s Eve.  Today, January 8, 2019, he received a retirement certificate, a… Read more »

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