2018 Press Releases

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is proud to introduce the newest member of our team, K-9 Duke, a specially trained German Shepherd via funding from the Sheriff's Benevolent Posse's Project Deputy Dog program.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is pleased to report that, for the fifth year in a row, Halloween in Isla Vista was safe and uneventful.

On October 29, 2018, investigators from the Sheriff's Special Investigations Bureau served a search warrant in the 2700 block of Telephone Rd. in Santa Maria.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today the resolution of an environmental-protection action against Beachside Produce, LLC, which owns and operates a produce refrigeration facility in Guadalupe.

At approximately 3:40 a.m. this morning, October 31, 2018, Sheriff's deputies were alerted to suspicious activity at the Rite Aid pharmacy located in the 600 block of Alamo Pintado in Solvang.

At approximately 2:30 p.m. on October 11, 2018, a resident in the 100 block of Walnut Avenue discovered two packages had been stolen from his front porch with assistance of security cameras on his residence.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that felony charges have been filed against John Robert Castillo, Jr., 18, and Michael Austin Rivera, 20, both of Lompoc

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that felony charges have been filed against Josue Anguiano, 25, of Santa Maria, California, in connection with a shooting that occurred on October 27, 2018, in Santa Maria.

Halloween is one of the most anticipated nights of the year for kids, but it can be a scary night to be a pedestrian. Research shows that Halloween is one of the deadliest days of the year for pedestrians, especially children.

In prior years, a voter who missed the voter registration deadline didn't get to vote in that election. Conditional Voter Registration, or Same Day Voter Registration, changes the game.