2018 Press Releases

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.

In observance of National HIV Testing Day on June 27, 2018 the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is reaching out to providers and community members to raise awareness about the importance of HIV testing and early diagnosis of HIV.

Just after 2:00 p.m. yesterday, June 24, 2018, Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of illegal camping off Sandyland Cove in Carpinteria. When deputies arrived, they located an area being used as makeshift housing.

Come Celebrate "Park and Recreation Month" at Cachuma Lake!

Wheelchair-bound individuals can enjoy a day at the beach and navigate the sand to reach the water's edge more easily with an all-terrain wheelchair.