2018 Press Releases

The Sheriff's Office has completed next of kin notifications and is releasing the names of three homicide victims and the deceased suspect responsible for the murders.

At approximately 8:05 p.m. last night, December 28, 2018, the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center received a call from a person who had entered her home in the 5900 block of Oakhill Rd. and found a bloody scene inside.

The Goleta Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI / Driver's License Checkpoint on Friday, December 28, 2018, in the City of Goleta between the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

On December 23, 2018, at about 4:00 a.m., Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the Best Buy store located at 7090 Marketplace Drive in Goleta for a report of a burglary where the suspects had forced entry through a metal emergency exit door.

Prior to January 9, 2018, the County removed all debris that was present in 11 debris basins.

Several Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office Custody and Wellpath employees delivered care packages to citizens in need this holiday season.

On December 18, 2018, members of the Sheriff's Special Investigations Bureau (SIB), with the assistance of personnel from Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the Sheriff's K9 unit conducted a search warrant in the 700 block of west Harding Ave. in Santa Maria.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today the resolution of an environmental-protection action against Happy Linen, LLC, South Coast Property Company 96-A, L.P., Brian Michael Raschiatore, Leonard Himelsein, Christopher James Parker, Thomas Charles Parker, and Sam Scott Tyler.

Just after 4:00 p.m. today, December 19, 2018, Sheriff's deputies observed a vehicle in the area of Fairview Road and Hollister Avenue in Goleta that matched the description of a vehicle involved in a pursuit with deputies the prior night in Summerland.

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department and Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District announced changes that will go into effect today affecting permitted pile burns.