2017 Press Releases

Sheriff's deputies successfully administered Naloxone on two separate occasions this week. The Naloxone deployments occurred in Orcutt and Isla Vista and helped save three young men who were suffering from apparent drug overdoses.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today the resolution of a consumer-protection action against Raybern Foods, LLC. Raybern Foods prepares and sells pre-packaged sandwiches through various retailers including Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, and Costco.

Criminal record expungement has proven to help clients obtain future employment, housing and education. Many clients place a high value on expungement of their criminal records. Pepperdine School of Law and the Santa Barbara County Public Defender's office is partnering with OneJustice's Justice Bus Project to provide a free legal clinic for veterans in Santa Barbara County who need assistance with criminal record clearance.

On October 23rd, 2017, detectives from the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Bureau conducted an investigation into a possibly underage female being trafficked for sex within the Santa Barbara area. During the investigation, the female and her pimp were determined to be staying at a motel within the City of Santa Barbara.

At approximately 2:30 p.m. today, October 23, 2017, the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center received reports of a grey Chevrolet Silverado driving recklessly on S. La Patera in the City of Goleta.

Indigent inmates being released late at night from the Santa Barbara County Main Jail will once again be afforded taxi rides thanks to an agreement with United Taxi. A formal agreement was signed last week and taxi service will resume starting tonight, October 23, 2017.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Greater Santa Barbara Ice Skating Association (GSBISA), the nonprofit which operates Ice in Paradise in Goleta, has stipulated to a court order for online hazardous materials reporting.

Last night, October 21, 2017, at about 10:30pm, a 19-year-old Santa Barbara City College Student fell from a cliff in the 6700 block of Del Playa Drive.

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the mountains of Santa Barbara County (zone CAZ252) effective from 3 am Saturday to 10 am Sunday for gusty North to Northeast winds and low relative humidity.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today the resolution of an environmental-protection action against Solvang Hotel Group L.P., the entity that operates the Holiday Inn Express in Solvang.