2016 Press Releases

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office would like to alert the public about a recent spike in "virtual kidnapping" extortion calls on the Central Coast of California. These virtual kidnapping schemes have been attempted in both Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo County as recent as September and October of 2016.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance to help locate an elderly woman who is considered at-risk and has been missing for twelve days. 83-year-old Marilyn Morgan was last seen on October 19, 2016 at approximately 11:00 a.m. at Atterdag Village of Solvang in the 600 block of Atterdag Road where she is a resident.

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is pleased to announce free flu vaccinations for adults (18 years and older) on Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. In addition, local experts will be on hand offering information about Covered California's enrollment opportunities.

El Departamento de Salud Público del Condado de Santa Barbara se complace en anunciar la campaña de vacunas gratuitas contra la gripe para adultos mayores de 18 años, el sábado, 5 de Noviembre 2016 de las 9am – 12:00pm. Además los expertos locales de Covered California estarán presentes para ofrecerles información de las oportunidades de inscripción.

The recent rainfall brings much needed water and a caution from the Santa Barbara County Environmental Health Services Division. Residents should be aware of health issues associated with storm water runoff.

Everyone wants to have a safe and happy Halloween. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department reminds people that there are many ways to keep your child safe on Halloween and offers the following Halloween safety tips:

An abandoned panga boat was discovered on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at approximately 11:00 a.m. about one half mile south of Mariposa Reina. A Santa Barbara County Sheriff/Fire Air Support Unit helicopter spotted the beached boat during a routine patrol of the coastal area.

Residents can help reduce the amount of unsightly illegal dumping that takes place in the County by requesting a free bulky item collection. Residential trash customers are entitled to bulky item collections twice per year at no charge.

Updated News Release The decedent whose body was found on October 22, 2016 in the area of E. Camino Cielo Road and Arroyo Burro Road has been identified as being 29-year-old Sarah Lynn Hambarzumjan-Calhoun of Santa Barbara. Next of kin has been notified. A preliminary investigation revealed the death was a result of an


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a female who was found this morning, October 22, 2016, in the area of E. Camino Cielo Road and Arroyo Burro Road near the Glass Factory. The Sheriff's Coroner's Office is withholding the identity until next of kin is notified.