2018 Press Releases

One week after an abandoned, sick puppy was found by Sheriff's detectives conducting an illegal marijuana cultivation operation in the Cuyama Valley, the Sheriff's Office received a report yesterday, October 3, 2018, of two adult dogs who were abandoned and staying at one of the sites that had been eradicated.

At approximately 12:15 a.m. this morning, October 3, 2018, a 22-year-old Santa Barbara City College student was walking near the southwest corner of Camino Pescadero at Picasso Road when a suspect emerged from the bushes and jumped in front of her.

The public is invited to join Santa Barbara County and Isla Vista Parks and Recreation District (IVPRD) officials, staff, and community partners as we host an official ceremony to celebrate recent sidewalk and recreational improvements at Pardall Gardens Park in Isla Vista.

News Release Sheriff's Office Warns of Numerous Active Phone Scams Santa Barbara – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office wants to warn residents that we are receiving a large number of reports of various yet familiar phone scams. These scammers are going to great lengths right now to trick anyone and everyone they

The decedent who was fatally injured when he was struck by a northbound Amtrak passenger train yesterday, October 1, 2018, near Guadalupe has been identified as being 59-year-old Luis Cervantes, a local transient. Next of kin has been notified.

At approximately 11:15 p.m. last night, October 1, 2018, two unknown suspects, one wearing a black mask, robbed the 7-Eleven convenience store located in the 5300 block of Hollister Avenue in Goleta.

At approximately 3:00 p.m. today, October 1, 2018, an adult male was on the railroad tracks near Pacheco and 12 Streets near Guadalupe when he was struck by an Amtrak passenger train that was headed northbound.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that she was contacted by the Department of Justice indicating that the former bass player for the rock band, The Ataris pleaded guilty earlier today to a charge of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.

Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor & Registrar of Voters announced that Santa Barbara County Voter Information Guides are currently being mailed to all registered voters who should start seeing them in their mailboxes in the next few days.

While eradicating an illegal marijuana cultivation in the Cuyama Valley on September 26, 2018, Sheriff's detectives and deputies conducted a safety sweep of the property. During this safety sweep, a small puppy was located lying on a pile of plastic surrounded by fertilizers and hazardous chemicals.