2017 Press Releases

On September 19, 2017, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors approved the acceptance of a $40,000 donation from the Sheriff's Benevolent Posse, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, to help fund the continued Sheriff's D.A.R.E program.

Just before noon today, September 21, 2017, a male employee working at a vineyard in the 2300 block of Sweeney Road in Lompoc was fatally injured in an industrial accident. The decedent was in a pick-up truck with attached trailer.

Statement from Santa Barbara County Executive Office regarding District Attorney's announcement of arrests made for charges of misappropriation of approximately $1,700,000.00 of public funds, forgery, and conspiracy

District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Lynn Hogan, an accountant for the Public Works Department of the County of Santa Barbara, was arrested by Santa Barbara County District Attorney Investigators on charges of misappropriation of approximately $1,700,000.00 of public funds, forgery, and conspiracy.

Santa Barbara County Engineer/Paramedic (ENG/PM) Eric Gray and his Search Dog Riley are being deployed to Puerto Rico following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria.

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.