2018 Press Releases

El centro de recuperación por desastres brindará información y asistencia a la comunidad luego del cierre del Centro Local de Recuperación y Asistencia

Just after 9:00 p.m. last night, February 1, 2018, a homeowner in the 200 block of Gould Lane in Montecito heard strange noises coming from a child's bedroom inside his residence.

Ocean water samples were taken on Wednesday, January 31, for select beaches where ocean water had previously exceeded standard bacteria levels.

Detectives from the Sheriff's Criminal Investigations Division are continuing their investigation into several high school student(s) who posted threatening and derogatory comments directed at female students on a private internet chat room.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that she has concluded her legal analysis of the February 12, 2017, officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of Bryan Devin Carreno.

District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Nicholas Burnell Hart has been charged, in an amended complaint, with Murder in the Second Degree, Gross Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs Causing Injury with the Special Allegation that Death was Caused.

At approximately 11:15 p.m. last night on January 31, 2018, the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center received a 911 call about gunshots heard in the 300 block of Gay Drive in Buellton.

In conjunction with Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office was one of more than 80 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies that participated in Operation Reclaim and Rebuild, a three-day effort to combat human trafficking.

Ocean water samples taken on Monday, January 29, were tested for bacteria levels. Test results reveal that levels of bacteria continue to exceed standard levels in ocean water at three beaches.

The Los Padres National Forest has tentatively scheduled a Prescribed Burn at Figueroa Mountain by the Pino Alto Day Use Area with a burn window through March 1.