2018 Press Releases

At approximately 7:10 a.m. today, November 16, 2018, an adult female was walking northbound on the railroad tracks adjacent to the southbound Olive Mill Rd. off-ramp in Montecito when she was struck by a southbound Amtrak passenger train.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office continues to provide support to Ventura County during a difficult time.

The Sheriff's Office is proud to announce that the two good Samaritans that helped rescue a disabled woman who was trapped in a Vandenberg Village apartment fire yesterday, November 13, 2018, have close ties to the Sheriff's Office.

We invite you to join your neighbors and Sheriff's deputies from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at a Coffee with a Cop event at Camino Real Marketplace Starbucks in the City of Goleta.

The Goleta Police Department has been awarded an $85,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long enforcement and public awareness program.

At approximately 3:30 a.m. this morning, November 13, 2018, the Paso Robles Police Department notified the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office of a school violence threat made by a 22-year-old Orcutt resident on Facebook.

At approximately 6:15 pm last night, November 10, 2018, Sheriff's deputies responded to an apartment in the 500 block of Avenue of Flags in Buellton to a report of a suicidal subject.

Santa Barbara County law enforcement continue to provide mutual aid support to Ventura County due to wildfires burning in both Ventura County and Los Angeles County.

There's no better time to do a quick check-up on your blue bin than America Recycles Day on November 15. Recycling markets have changed quite a bit lately, so what you may have put in your bin earlier this year might not be recyclable now.

Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District and Santa Barbara County Public Health Department encourage Santa Barbara County residents to be alert to air quality conditions over the weekend.