2018 Press Releases

At approximately 10:20 a.m. on Tuesday morning, June 19, 2018, a Buellton Motorcycle Deputy observed a white 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage speeding westbound in the 200 block of E Hwy 246.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Defendant Israel Gaspar Cruz, 21 years old, will be sentenced to 26 years to life in state prison for the January 25, 2016 murder of Marcos Javier Arce Pena.

At approximately 12:20 a.m. this morning, June 20, 2018, Sheriff's deputies assigned to the Coastal Bureau responded to the 700-block of Rincon Hill Road in Carpinteria for a report of people believed to breaking into an occupied house.

COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICE 105 E. Anapamu St., Fourth Floor  Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 568-3400  FAX (805) 568-3414 www.countyofsb.org PRESS RELEASE JUNE 20, 2018 News Media Contact: Gina DePinto, APR (805) 568-3428, cell: (805) 319-9155; gdepinto@countyofsb.org COUNTY UNDERSHERIFF NAMED AS ASSISTANT COUNTY EXECUTIV


The Traffic Unit of the Goleta Police Department will step up pedestrian safety enforcement operations tomorrow, June 20, 2018, with focused enforcement on collision causing factors involving motorists and pedestrians.

At approximately 9:10 p.m. last night, June 18, 2018, several Buellton residents reported seeing a green truck driving away after striking several cars on Valley Dairy Rd. At least one vehicle was heavily damaged.

At approximately 10:30 p.m. last night, June 18, 2018, a Sheriff's deputy was investigating an unrelated hit and run/DUI case when he received an alert from his patrol car's Lo Jack ® system.

County of Santa Barbara Community Services -Sustainability Division 123 E. Anapamu St., 2nd floor • Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 568-3515 • FAX (805) 560-1091 P R E S S R E L E A S E June 19, 2018 News Media Contact: Ashley Watkins, Co-Division Chief (805) 568-3514, awatkins@co.santa-barbara.ca.us STATE APPROVES TRI-C


On June 15th and 16th of 2018, Sheriff's detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Bureau conducted plain clothes surveillance and compliance checks on 81 sex offenders registered in the City of Goleta, City of Carpinteria, Montecito, Summerland and unincorporated areas of Santa Barbara.

The Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture is pleased to announce that Santa Barbara Printmakers Summer Juried Exhibition is on display from June 18 to Oct. 11, 2018 in Channing Peake Gallery, located in the County Administration Building, 105 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara.