2017 Press Releases

On August 2, 2017, at approximately 1:30PM, Santa Barbara County Animal Services received a call of several loose rabbits on Figueroa Mountain Road. The reports were that 20-30 rabbits were seen, seemingly in distress, along the roadway.

Santa Maria - At approximately 2:58 p.m. on August 10, 2017, members assigned to the Sheriff's Compliance Response Team (CRT) observed a know wanted subject, Nicolas McCloud, as the passenger in a vehicle in the 100 Block of E. Donovan Road in the City of Santa Maria.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that a Santa Barbara jury returned guilty verdicts against Hamidullah Sarwary, age 47, for the rape of an intoxicated woman in 2013.

On August 12th and 13th, Santa Barbara County is going to the cats! Santa Barbara County Animal Services is joining forces with ASAP, CAPA, the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society, and the Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society, to offer county-wide FREE cat adoptions.

The Public Health Department Health Care Centers which provide local solutions for affordable and accessible health care are highlighted throughout National Health Center Week, August 13 – 19, 2017.

On Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at approximately 3:00 a.m., a Sheriff's deputy assigned to the Coastal Patrol Bureau was on routine patrol in the Summerland area.

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District encourage residents to prepare to keep indoor air as clean as possible.

El Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Santa Bárbara y el Distrito de Control de la Contaminación Ambiental del Condado de Santa Bárbara alientan a los residentes a prepararse para mantener el aire de interiores lo más limpio posible.

At approximately 3:00 p.m. on Friday, August 4, 2017, a Sheriff's deputy assigned to the Coastal Patrol Bureau was on routine patrol when he witnessed a subject driving a red Honda Civic fail to stop at a red light in the busy downtown area of Carpinteria.

At approximately 5:50 p.m. tonight, August 4, 2017, a marked Sheriff's patrol car was driving eastbound in the 5900 block of Birch St. in the City of Carpinteria when a five-year-old child ran into the street from between two parked vehicles.