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Male Decedent Discovered on Isla Vista Beach

The Isla Vista Foot Patrol is investigating the death of a college-aged, white male, whose body was discovered around 9:30 this morning, October 20, 2018, near the surf line just east of the Camino Del Sur beach access in Isla Vista.  The decedent was discovered by a passerby who was walking on the beach.  The… Read more »

Suspect Wanted for Burglary Arrested Thanks to Anonymous Tip

 The suspect wanted for a burglary at Decker’s Brand Showcase in Goleta on October 10, 2018, is in custody thanks to an anonymous tip and follow up investigation by Sheriff’s deputies.  44-year-old Stacee Ann Walker of Goleta was identified as the suspect captured on surveillance video when she reportedly stole more than $2,000 worth of… Read more »

Vote for Sheriff’s K-9 Unit to Win Grant Funding!

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is requesting your vote to help us win a  grant that will provide much needed funds for our Sheriff’s K-9 Unit.  The Aftermath K-9 Grant is awarding the top eight law enforcement agencies in the country who receive the most votes $16,500 dollars in funding to further establish their… Read more »

Crime Prevention Tips Released Following IV Incident

Since the beginning of the current school year there have been several burglaries reported to the Isla Vista Foot Patrol where the suspect entered through an unlocked door or an open window. Most recently, a burglary occurred in the 6600 block of Del Playa Drive late Saturday night October 13, 2018. The suspect entered an… Read more »

Federal Fiscal Year End Marijuana Eradication Results Released

For more than 25 years, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has received  federal grant funding through the Domestic Cannabis Eradication Suppression Program, administered by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).  The purpose of the grant is to provide financial assistance to local law enforcement agencies to help eradicate illegal marijuana cultivation sites.  Now that… Read more »

Public Assistance Requested to Locate Suspect(s) Responsible for Crimes at Two North County Schools

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is requesting information regarding two separate incidents on school campuses in the North County.  The Sheriff’s Office is investigating the thefts of three stolen laptops at Buena Vista Elementary School in Vandenberg Village.  The first laptop was reported stolen out of a classroom on October 9, 2018.  On Sunday,… Read more »

Wanted Suspect with Loaded Firearm and Large Quantity of Drugs Arrested

On Friday, October 12, 2018, members of the AB109 Compliance Response Team (CRT) conducted an investigation into the whereabouts of wanted Post-Sentencing Supervision offender, 35 year-old Erik Duran.  Duran, a convicted felon and resident of Santa Maria, had a no bail warrant for his arrest due to absconding from the terms of his AB109 probation. … Read more »

Public Assistance Requested to Help Locate Burglary Suspect

At approximately 12:45 p.m. today, October 10, 2018, Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 6600 block of Hollister Avenue in the City of Goleta to a report of a burglary that had just occurred. A woman walked into the Deckers Brand Showcase and appeared to be shopping. She gathered more than $2,200 of merchandise, including an… Read more »

Sheriff’s Benevolent Posse Invites You to Special Event on Oct. 21 at Mattei’s Tavern

A late afternoon celebration, dinner and limited item auction to benefit the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Benevolent Posse will be held at the historic 1886 Mattei’s Tavern located at 2350 Railway Avenue in Los Olivos on Sunday afternoon, October 21 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. The event will feature Mattei’s owner/proprietors Brian and Shamra Strange… Read more »

WWII Mk 2 Grenade Found in Garage

At approximately 1:45 p.m. today, October 6, 2018, a citizen reported to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office that they found a WWII Mk 2 pineapple grenade while cleaning out their garage on Tajo Dr. in Santa Barbara.  The citizen was unaware of the grenade’s existence until found.  However, it is believed the grenade belonged… Read more »

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