2017 Press Releases

On September 21, 2017, at approximately 1:30 a.m., deputies from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office, Goleta Valley Patrol Bureau responded with Santa Barbara County Fire and AMR personnel to a report of an unconscious male not breathing in the 6100 block of Verdura Ave. in the city of Goleta.

Tomorrow, the County Board of Supervisors is expected to proclaim September 17-23, 2017 as Child Passenger Safety Week in Santa Barbara County.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is releasing the results of an autopsy that was conducted on homicide victim, 57-year-old Christina Marie Martin from Tampa Bay, Florida.

At approximately 7:45 p.m. last night, September 15, 2017, a Sheriff's deputy assigned to the City of Carpinteria was on active patrol in the area of Casitas Plaza when his LoJack detected a reported stolen vehicle in the area.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that a jury found Arturo Herrera guilty of the willful, premeditated, and deliberate first degree murder of his brother Enrique Herrera, in violation of Penal Code section 187.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that 59-year-old Ronald Larry Ledesma, now faces a prison sentence of 63 years to life as a result of a Santa Barbara jury returning multiple guilty verdicts Wednesday afternoon in a sexual assault case.

A Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) student is in custody after an investigation positively identified him as the suspect who violently resisted arrest on Saturday night, September 9, 2017, causing a UCSB Police officer to fall and suffer a concussion.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is releasing the names of the two female decedents from a murder-suicide that occurred yesterday, September 12, 2017, in the 7000 block of Aldus Drive in the City of Goleta.

After more than a year of planning and preparation, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office, the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office, Davey's Voice and the Humane Society of the United States hosted a training today, September 12, 2017, for area law enforcement, animal control/humane officers, code enforcement and prosecutors on animal cruelty investigations.

At approximately 2:30 a.m. this morning, September 12, 2017, Sheriff's deputies responded to a burglary in progress at the Montecito Pharmacy located in the 1400 block of East Valley Road.