2017 Press Releases

The Goleta Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint on Friday, August 25, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.

At approximately 7:00 a.m., on August 23, 2017, members assigned to the Compliance Response Team (CRT) and Sheriff's Special Investigations Bureau (SIB) located and arrested a known wanted subject, 31-year-old Nicholas McCloud of Guadalupe, in the City of Santa Maria.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Luis A. Martinez-Garcia pled to multiple felony counts stemming from the sexual assault of two separate women, one crime occurring in Carpinteria and the other in Los Angeles County.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred at approximately 9:17 a.m. today, August 22, 2017, in an unincorporated area of Santa Barbara County on Bradley Road in Orcutt.

In an effort to promote responsible pet ownership and prevent accidental and unwanted litters of kittens, the Santa Barbara County Responsible Pet Ownership Alliance is holding its annual "Beat the Heat" spay/neuter campaign.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is releasing the identity of the bank robbery suspect fatally injured this morning, August 22, 2017 in an officer involved shooting. The suspect is 30-year-old Robert Earl Adams of Nipomo.

The Traffic Unit of the Goleta Police Department will step up pedestrian safety enforcement operations tomorrow, August 22, 2017, with focused enforcement on collision causing factors involving motorists and pedestrians.

Late last year, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors and partnering cities approved the contracts necessary to move forward with the long-awaited Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project (TRRP) and the development of facilities to process municipal solid waste (MSW), recyclables and organic materials at the County-owned and operated Tajiguas Landfill.

The decedent fatally injured on August 19, 2017, by an Amtrak passenger train near Butterfly Lane in Montecito has been identified as being 62-year-old Elaine Enick of Montecito.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that charges have been filed against Brandon Scott Woodward, a 19 year-old resident of Ventura, California.