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Storm Significantly Impacts Montecito, Carpinteria and Summerland

The predicted weather has caused significant impacts within the communities of Montecito, Carpinteria and Summerland. We have weather and road issues in North County as well, but at this time all major highways are open. There are many road closures including US 101 Northbound at SeaCliff and US101 SouthBound at Milpas as well as many… Read more »

Santa Maria Police Department Fatal Officer Involved Shooting  

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal Officer Involved Shooting involving the Santa Maria Police Department. The incident began at approximately 6:15 p.m. last night, January 7, 2018 at a residence in the 400 block of E. Mill Street. A suicidal subject, who had allegedly made threats while on the phone with… Read more »

Supect Arrested for Allegedly Using Fake Facebook Account to Victimize Young Females

In August of 2017, an investigator with the Sheriff’s Human Trafficking Unit received information that a male subject, later identified as being 31-year-old Trevor Ferrel of Santa Maria, was  using an alias Facebook profile to attempt to victimize young females.  The investigation revealed he would use the false identity to contact juvenile or teen-aged females… Read more »

Suspect Attempting to Sell Stolen Surfboards Leads to Arrests  

At approximately noon on January 3, 2018, Sheriff’s deputies responded to Play it Again Sports in the 4800 block of Hollister Avenue after a report of a subject inside attempting to sell stolen surfboards.  A deputy arrived within moments and contacted the subject, 44-year-old Aaron Derkacz of Santa Barbara, inside the store still in the… Read more »

Sheriff Office’s First Helicopter Pilot to Retire

 After almost 35 years of service, Sheriff’s Sgt. Gregg Weitzman of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff/Fire Air Support Unit announced he will retire early in the new year. Sgt. Weitzman’s first introduction to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office was as a reserve deputy while attending UCSB.  Even at age 21, he knew he wanted… Read more »

Sheriff’s Deputies Interrupt Residential Burglary in Progress

At approximately 3:00 p.m. on December 21, 2017, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a burglary alarm at a residence in the Vandenberg Village area and discovered a residential burglary in progress. While walking up the driveway of a home in the 4100 block of Aructus Avenue, a Sheriff’s Deputy heard glass breaking as if someone had… Read more »

Thomas Fire Mutual Aid Assist with Burglary Arrest in Montecito

At approximately 8:30 p.m. last night, December 19, 2017, Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a report of a burglary in progress at a residence in the 1000 block of Channel Dr. in Montecito.  The property’s on-site manager received an alarm activation and reviewed surveillance video. The property manager saw an unknown male walking on the… Read more »

Butane Honey Oil Extraction Lab Located in Thomas Fire Mandatory Evacuation Zone

At approximately 11:10 a.m. on December 13, 2017, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office received a report from the Thomas Fire Incident Command of a potential Marijuana Butane Honey Oil (BHO) Extraction lab in the 2200 block of Bella Vista Dr. in Montecito.  The residence was located in the mandatory evacuation area of the Thomas… Read more »

Holiday Season DUI Enforcement Kickoff

This holiday season, the Goleta Police Department will work around the clock to keep drivers and passengers safe as they search for impaired drivers. From December 15, 2017 through January 1st, law enforcement is partnering with the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in a special year-end Drive… Read more »

Suspect Arrested for Possession of Stolen Property and Vehicle Theft

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a suspect yesterday, December 12, 2017, in the unincorporated area of Santa Maria for possession of a stolen vehicle and other stolen property.  Shortly after 2 a.m., deputies observed a suspicious vehicle, a green Ford Ranger, in the area of Highway 1 and Brown Road. A traffic stop was… Read more »