2018 Press Releases

On July 15, 2018, 18-year-old Mariah Lyons of Lompoc entered the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Main Jail facility on narcotic related charges. Santa Barbara Sheriff's Patrol Deputies called the Classification Unit and advised that Lyons may be concealing more contraband on or in her person.

The Santa Barbara Sheriff's Explorer Post #32 based out of Santa Maria participated in the 8th Annual Central Valley Law Enforcement Explorer Competition this past weekend.

Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District and Santa Barbara County Public Health Department encourage residents to be proactive and plan for poor air quality conditions when wildfires occur and smoke is present.

El Distrito de Control la Contaminación del Condado de Santa Bárbara y el Departamento de Salud del Condado de Santa Bárbara animan a los residentes a tener en cuenta y hacer planes en caso de que existan malas condiciones de la calidad del aire al ocurrir incendios forestales y haya humo presente.

Preventative maintenance work will begin next week, July 17, 2018 and will continue through August 2, 2018. This project will resurface approximately 26 lane miles of roads in the First, Second, and Third Districts.

On Tuesday, 07-10-18, at approximately 2:00 PM, deputies from the Compliance Response Team (CRT) conducted a traffic stop on a black Dodge Caravan, after the vehicle was observed travelling through a stop sign without coming to a complete stop at the intersection of Duvali Street and Estriga Lane in the city of Santa Maria.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office welcomed four new employees and celebrated three promotions today, July 9, 2018, at a ceremony held at the Sheriff's Training Bureau. Among the new hires were three Administrative Office Professionals and a Financial Office Professional. Among the promotions were a Sheriff's Commander, Lieutenant and an Administrative Office Professional Senior.

Con vigencia a las 6 p.m., las áreas que permanecen bajo Evacuación obligatoria para el Incendio Holiday se degradarán a una Zona de exclusión abierta solo para residentes. El área que estaba bajo Advertencia de evacuación ha sido levantada.

Effective at 6 p.m., the areas that remain under Mandatory Evacuation for the Holiday Fire will be downgraded to an Exclusion Zone open to residents only. The area that was under Evacuation Warning has been lifted.

Effective 5 p.m., some areas under mandatory evacuation will be downgraded to an evacuation warning status.