2013 Press Releases

This holiday season, Police, Sheriff and CHP will be out in force cracking down on drunk drivers throughout the region with aggressive Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office Detectives with the Special Investigations Bureau and the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office have been conducting an on-going investigation of alleged prostitution at two massage parlors located in the City of Goleta; New Life Day Spa in the 5600 block of Calle Real and Total Relax Massage in the 5700 block of Hollister Avenue.

Cachuma Lake Recreation Area is a beautiful outdoor destination set amidst oak woodlands in the picturesque Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara County. For easy trip planning, Cachuma Lake now takes online reservations for all campsites at www.sbparks.org.

According to the National Weather Service, a high pressure weather system will build over the Great Basin today. This weather system will set the stage for another round of dry Santa Ana winds tonight through Sunday.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is pleased to officially welcome five new Sheriff's Deputies to its team. Today, December 12, before a room of dignitaries, family and friends at the Calvary Chapel in Santa Maria, 25 recruits graduated from the prestigious Allan Hancock Law Enforcement College Academy in a formal, traditional ceremony. Of those graduates, five were sponsored by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office. They are Adam Alegria, Tyler Manley, Aaron Kanes, Derek Spears and Cameron Ferrell.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce that this afternoon, December 12, the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) Executive Steering Committee recommended Santa Barbara County receive full funding, $38,976,000, for the SB 1022 Construction of Criminal Justice Facilities grant.

This holiday season, Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputies will be out in force cracking down on impaired drivers with special DUI / Driver's License Checkpoints.

The dogs, cats and rabbits of Santa Barbara County's animal shelters announce the launch of the 2013 "All I Want for the Holidays is a Home of My Own" campaign. This is an appeal to both the general public and directly to Santa Claus to find homes between December 14th-24th so the animals do not have to spend another lonely Christmas with no homes of their own.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that 35-year old Juan Ramirez AKA Jose Flores was sentenced to life in state prison after having been convicted of rape during a residential burglary.

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department investigators have determined that the cause of the structure fire that occurred at 3884 Cherry Hill Road in Santa Maria today was a result of an overloaded electrical circuit.