2019 Press Releases

Sheriff's Detective Jason Vasquez, along with other north county law enforcement and medical professionals were recognized by North County Rape Crisis & Child Protection Center for their exemplary work in investigating sexual assaults.

On Friday July 26, 2019 a head on vehicle collision occurred on Highway 1 north of Constellation Road. As a result of the collision one person was killed and one person was critically injured.

"Dog Days of August" is a month long spay/neuter promotion being offered by the Responsible Pet Ownership Alliance.

Mr Welch has been located alive near a remote area known as Fish Camp.

The Santa Barbara Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team is currently involved in a search for an overdue hiker reported Sunday evening. 46-year-old Wesley (Wes) Welch of Santa Barbara, with his dog Davie, left for a 40-mile hike

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is issuing a Health Alert due to the anticipated heat wave for parts of Santa Barbara County including Santa Ynez, Solvang, San Marcos Pass and Cuyama Valley on Saturday, July 27 from 11:00 am till 9:00 pm.

Kelly Hoover spent her last day as Public Information Officer for the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office today, July 26, 2019 and will soon take on her new role as the Community Relations Manager for the City of Goleta.

Operator of Cogeneration Facility at Marian Regional Medical Center Admits Liability for Multiple Environmental Violations

On July 24, 2019, Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Detectives arrested 20-year-old Colton Blu Mastagni in the 1500-block of North H Street in Lompoc on sexual assault related charges.

The Sheriff's Office served a search warrant today, July 24, 2019, following extensive complaints of suspected criminal activity in an area located near the Bradley Dip in Orcutt.