2018 Press Releases

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce the graduation of 10 Sheriff's Office Custody Deputies from the Allan Hancock CORE Custody Deputy Academy.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Eduardo Barragan Barajas, age 33, will face life in prison as a result of being found guilty, as charged, of six counts of PC 288.7,

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is investigating the stabbings of three male subjects in Isla Vista last night, May 2, 2018, at approximately 9:00 p.m. in the 800 block of Camino Del Sur near Estero Park. Sheriff's deputies and UCSB Police officers responded to the area after the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center received a report of several male subjects fighting and two that were in need of medical help. When law enforcement arrived, they found an 18-year-old male from Santa Barbara and a 14-year-old male from Goleta lying on the sidewalk with multiple stab wounds.

Ventura County officials have authorized use of a rock quarry in Camarillo to accept and sort debris cleared from Montecito private properties affected by the 1/9 Debris Flow. The Pacific Rock Quarry is located at 1000 Howard Road, Camarillo, CA 93012. The site can accept clean dirt and rocks as well as mixed dirt and rocks (some branches are okay). The tipping fee for use of this site is $85 - $250 per load. Customers may call in advance for pricing.

At approximately 6:30 a.m. today, May 1, 2018, the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting a robbery that had just occurred at a group home in the 4600 block of South Bradley Road. The two male juvenile suspects, ages 14 and 15, confronted a female employee with a knife and demanded car keys to a vehicle owned by the group home. One of the subjects also allegedly choked the victim with a chain until she relinquished the keys. The two suspects then stole a white van and fled the scene.

Key landmarks known as "survey monuments" will be established in areas destroyed or damaged by the 1/9 Debris Flow, in a project approved by the County Board of Supervisors on May 1.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in establishing a timeline for the ongoing investigation involving the murders of 35-year-old Cheri Domingo, 27-year-old Gregory Sanchez, 35-year-old Dr. Debra Alexandria Manning, and 44-year-old Dr. Robert Offerman, as well as a double attempted homicide. The suspect, 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo of Citrus Heights, California, was believed to be in Santa Barbara County between the years of 1978 and 1986, specifically the areas ranging from Santa Maria to Carpinteria.

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. State Voter Information Guides are also being mailed to households listing a registered voter.

The National Weather Service and County and emergency agencies are monitoring a storm system heading toward Santa Barbara County. Precipitation is expected to begin Tuesday (May 1) in the Santa Barbara area and continue through Wednesday afternoon (May 2).

El Servicio Meteorológico Nacional y las agencias de emergencia del condado están monitoreando un sistema de tormenta que se dirige hacia el Condado de Santa Bárbara. Se espera que la precipitación comience el martes (1 de mayo) en el área de Santa Bárbara y continuara hasta el miércoles por la tarde (2 de mayo).