2019 Press Releases

The Sheriff's Office is still searching for a missing Casmalia resident. 68-year-old Robert Brusstar was last seen on Sunday, June 9, 2019 walking southbound on trails that border Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) limits, south of Casmalia.

On Saturday, June 15, 2019, at about 6:30 a.m., Sheriff's deputies, assigned to the Isla Vista Foot Patrol station, along with UC Santa Barbara Police officers, responded to the 6500 block of Del Playa Drive to investigate a residential burglary.

On June 7th, 2019, a Senior Deputy assigned to the Rural Crime Unit, received a call from a local agricultural business of two people riding an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) and a dirt bike near the riverbed and North Blosser Rd.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce the graduation of 13 Sheriff's Custody Deputies and one independent Custody Deputy from the Allan Hancock CORE Custody Deputy Academy.

The Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing Casmalia resident. 68-year-old Robert Brusstar was last seen on Sunday, June 9, 2019 walking southbound on trails that border Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) limits, south of Casmalia.

At approximately 11:40 a.m. today, June 13, 2019, the Rabobank located in the 1500 block of Mission Drive was robbed. The suspect passed a note to the teller demanding cash. No weapon was seen. He left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that a felony complaint has been filed against Melissa Leigh Martin, 35, of Lompoc, California. Ms. Martin is charged with murder, in violation of Penal Code section 187, in connection with the June 5, 2019 death of Eldri Terese Jauch.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Cannabis Compliance Team conducted an illegal marijuana grow investigation yesterday, June 10, 2019, in the 5200 block of Shoreline Dr., just outside the City of Goleta.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office welcomed 24 new employees today, June 10, 2019, at a ceremony held at Earl's Place at the Earl Warren Showgrounds.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Jonathan Isaiah Limon, age 18, will face life in state prison as a result of being found guilty of Attempted First Degree Murder, Robbery, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and Assault with a Semi-Automatic Firearm.