2017 Press Releases

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that she has concluded her legal analysis of the May 26, 2016 officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of Fernando Castro.

The latest electric vehicles will be on view September 17 as part of a celebration of National Drive Electric Week put on by the Community Environmental Council (CEC),partnering with the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District and Los Padres Chapter Sierra Club.

The Sheriff's Office now has a more convenient method for depositing funds on an inmate's account. Until now, deposits were only accepted in person at the Santa Barbara County Jail during specific hours.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Daniel J. Chen pled guilty to two separate crimes of forcible rape as well as robbery and personally inflicting great bodily injury upon the victim, all while in the commission of a kidnap for the purposes of rape.

As a new school year begins, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office wants to remind students that they can practice their writing skills in a fun way by participating in the Deputy Pen Pal Program.

Influenza, commonly called "the flu," is caused by the influenza virus, which infects the respiratory tract (nose, throat, lungs). Unlike many other viral respiratory infections, such as the common cold, the flu can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications in many people.

La influenza, también conocida como "gripe", es causada por los virus de la influenza que infecta la nariz, la garganta y los pulmones. A diferencia de muchas otras infecciones respiratorias virales, como el resfriado común, la gripe puede causar enfermedades graves y complicaciones potencialmente mortales en muchas personas.

The Traffic Unit of the Goleta Police Department will step up pedestrian safety enforcement operations tomorrow, August 29, 2017, with focused enforcement on collision causing factors involving motorists and pedestrians.

Sheriff's deputies are investigating an attempted robbery that occurred last night, August 26, 2017, in Isla Vista. At approximately 11:30 p.m., Sheriff's deputies contacted a distraught female walking in the 6600 block of Del Playa Drive.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies located and arrested a Goleta man wanted for assaulting a male acquaintance in the 900 block of Ward Drive on Friday, August 25, 2017.