2018 Press Releases

"Beat the Heat" is an effort to prevent accidental and unwanted litters of kittens and promote responsible pet ownership through a collaboration with Santa Barbara County Animal Services, the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society, and C.A.R.E. 4 PAWS.

At approximately 10:10 p.m. last night, September 2, 2018, Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a robbery at a business located in the 100 block of S. Turnpike Road.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that a felony complaint has been filed against Shaquille Ahmed Lindsey, 25, of Covington, Georgia, in connection with the August 28, 2016 traffic collision that killed Ruben and Bertha Betancourt of Lompoc, California.

After a five-week long investigation, detectives from the Sheriff's Special Investigations Bureau yesterday, August 29, 2018 arrested several individuals and seized multiple ounces of methamphetamine, heroin and currency.

The Sheriff's Office is releasing the identities of the two suspects arrested for an attempted robbery yesterday, August 29, 2018, at a Marijuana Cultivation Facility in Carpinteria.

The Santa Barbara County Registrar of Voters office is looking for volunteers to serve as poll workers for the November 6, 2018 Consolidated General Election.

Two suspects are in custody following an attempted robbery that occurred this morning, August 29, 2018 at a Marijuana Cultivation Facility located in the 1500 block of Casitas Pass Road in Carpinteria. At approximately 6:25 a.m., Sheriff's deputies responded to an alarm at the facility. Employees reported that a group of suspects had broken into the grounds and sprayed one of the employees with pepper spray before fleeing in a white U-Haul van with Arizona license plates.

District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that the District Attorney's Office will begin a new form of Crime Prevention in Santa Maria. The Santa Maria Public Library has recently opened a used book store. In response to that effort, the District Attorney Staff has decided to donate gently used children's books.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that felony charges have been filed against Sheri Ann Craig, 51, a resident of Port Hueneme, California, in connection with the August 24, 2018, traffic collision that killed one passenger in her vehicle and injured the other. Ms. Craig is charged with two felonies; one count of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, and one count of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs causing injury.

The Traffic Unit of the Goleta Police Department will step up pedestrian safety enforcement operations Wednesday, August 29, 2018, with focused enforcement on collision causing factors involving motorists and pedestrians. The Traffic Unit will be deployed to crackdown on drivers and pedestrians who violate traffic laws meant to protect all roadway users.