2018 Press Releases

On August 5, 2018, at about 12:15 a.m., UCSB Officers and Sheriff's deputies assigned to the Isla Vista Foot Patrol station, responded to a residence in the 6600 block of Pasado Road on a report of an injured man that had been assaulted.

At approximately 10:45 p.m. last night, August 3, 2018, Sheriff's Detectives from the Special Investigations Bureau, while assisting the Santa Barbara Police Department with saturation patrols, conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle speeding in the area of E. Cota and N. Salsipuedes St.

At approximately 8:30 p.m. on August 2, 2018, Sheriff's Detectives from the Special Investigations Bureau, while assisting the Santa Barbara Police Department with saturation patrols related to the Fiesta celebrations

Members of the Sheriff's Compliance Response Team (CRT) with the assistance of Detectives from the Sheriff's Special Investigations Bureau, witnessed a wanted subject sitting in a vehicle in the 1800 block of North Broadway in Santa Maria.

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is issuing a Health Alert due to the anticipated heat wave for parts of Santa Barbara County beginning Monday, August 6 and peaking Tuesday, August 7.

On July 31, 2018, the Classification Unit gathered information that illegal narcotics were being stored in a housing unit at the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Main Jail.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is pleased to welcome ten new employees to our team. On July 30, 2018, at a ceremony held at the Sheriff's Training Bureau classroom, we officially welcomed two Administrative Office Professionals, a Dispatcher, four Custody Deputies, two Sheriff's Deputies and our first ever-Behavioral Sciences Manager, Dr. Cherylynn Lee.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office, Santa Barbara Police Department and the California Highway Patrol want to remind participants of this year's Fiesta Cruiser Ride to be safe and obey the rules of the road.

Case is Being Investigated as a Potential Hate Crime and Possibly Gang Related

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley is warning residents about the latest on-line extortion scam that can target a variety of individuals. The District Attorney's Office has received numerous reports of this scam in recent weeks.