2018 Press Releases

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in providing information to help to identify the suspect(s) involved in numerous vehicle vandalisms where windows were shot out of the victim vehicles.

On Sunday, 06/03/2018, at about 09:00 a.m. a homeowner in Montecito called Sheriff's Dispatch after finding a 17-year-old male inside of her home, which is located in the 300-block of Woodley Road in Montecito.

Two men were treated at area hospitals after an assault/kidnapping from the Santa Ynez area. Around 11:25 pm on June 1st, 2018, deputies working in the Santa Ynez Valley responded to a call of a suspicious person at a rural residence in the unincorporated area of Santa Ynez.

Santa Barbara County Elections will be offering Conditional Voter Registration and Provisional Voting at the Montecito Center for Preparedness, Recovery and Rebuilding, 1283 Coast Village Circle, to residents who missed the voter registration deadline of May 21, or for those who haven't had an opportunity to update their address information for the upcoming election.

Just before midnight on May 29, 2018, Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at the ampm convenience store located in the 1100 block of Casitas Pass Rd. in Carpinteria.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown and Santa Maria Valley Humane Society Executive Director Sean Hawkins announced an agreement today (May 30, 2018) creating the first inmate dog training and cat socialization program to follow the opening of the Santa Barbara County Northern Branch Jail project.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Manuel Ruiz Rios, age 34, will face life in prison as a result of being found guilty

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that charges have been filed in connection with the April 3, 2018 death of Theo Bennett that occurred in Lompoc.

Joyce E. Dudley announced today that the 2018 Final Leg Ceremony for the Special Olympics will take place on Wednesday, June 6th at 1:40 pm at the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office located at 1112 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara.

At approximately 6:50 a.m. on Memorial Day, May 28, 2018, Sheriff's deputies responded to the area of Casitas Pass Road and Carpinteria Avenue to the McDonald's parking lot for a report of a person stalking another.