2018 Press Releases

At approximately 3:45 p.m. today, September 23, 2018, Sheriff's deputies responded to a suicidal subject who was on the Turnpike Road overpass attempting to jump.

A Goleta resident arrested on September 10, 2018 in Hope Ranch for prowling and stealing a vehicle is also wanted for crimes in Santa Cruz County.

Plastic bags and film plastic should not be placed in your blue recycling can

Former Santa Barbara County Fire Chief Michael W. Dyer will serve as the County's Interim Fire Chief beginning November 5 upon the retirement of current Chief Eric Peterson who is leaving after 31 years of service to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office and the City of Goleta invite you to participate in our second "Walk with a Cop" event.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has lost our first and only female K-9 to work for our agency. Retired K-9 Betti passed away yesterday, September 14, 2018, at age 14 due to health complications from old age.

Just before midnight, last night, September 14, 2018, the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center received a report of a cliff fall in the 6700 block of Del Playa Drive. Several reporting parties said a female college student fell from a balcony and landed in the water.

At approximately 7:00 a.m. yesterday, September 13, 2018, members of the AB109 Compliance Response Team (CRT) developed information that wanted Post-Release Community Supervision (PRCS) offender, 35-year-old Saam Massoudi of Santa Maria was hiding out at a home on the 1900 block of Estriga Ct. in Santa Maria.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to battle alcohol-related crime. The funds will be used to boost enforcement efforts in the Isla Vista and Goleta communities.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that on September 13, 2018, Fernando Navarro, 19, pled guilty to a felony charge of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the February 3, 2018, death of his brother Leonardo, 13, in Santa Maria, California.