2018 Press Releases

On 6/28/2018 at about 11:00 p.m., deputies assigned to the Buellton and Solvang substations responded to a report of an intoxicated subject attempting to fight patrons at The Sideways Inn at 114 State Highway 246 in Buellton.

At approximately 3:00 a.m. this morning, Sheriff's deputies responded to the 500-Block of Union Ave in Orcutt regarding a male subject who was peeking into a window.

Sheriff's deputies assigned to the Coastal Division have made several arrests the past 24 hours on a case involving a number of residential burglaries and auto thefts in the Carpinteria area.

Today, at about 11:50 a.m., Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies from the Isla Vista Foot Patrol, Santa Barbara County Fire personnel, and AMR medics all responded to an apartment complex in the 6600 block of Abrego Road for a report of an unresponsive 22-year-old man.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Victor Aureliano Martinez, age 32, will face life in prison without the possibility of parole as a result of being found guilty of first degree murder.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that in two separate cases in the month of June, 2018, two Santa Barbara County criminal defendants, who had previously been convicted of multiple child molestation charges, were sentenced to collectively over 300 years to life in state prison.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that on June 27, 2018, Leanna Harada, age 43, and Michael Anzivino, age 46, pled guilty to felony charges of theft of public funds, forgery, and conspiracy to steal public funds.

With the 4th of July holiday only a week away, the Santa Barbara County Animal Services Program reminds pet owners that many domestic animals are frightened by fireworks.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is releasing the name of the decedent who was located on Friday, June 22, 2018 in a secluded area near Calle Real, north of Goleta. The decedent is 24-year-old Brenden Milo Lewis of Santa Barbara.

On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, deputies and probation officers assigned to the AB109 Compliance Response Team (CRT) conducted a probation search at a residence on the 4100 block of Lockford St.in Orcutt.