2019 Press Releases

The Goleta Police Department will conduct a pedestrian safety enforcement operation intended to educate drivers and pedestrians on traffic laws meant to keep them safe on the road.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that on January 22, 2019, a Santa Barbara jury found Kahlil Byers, 24, guilty of Kidnapping for purposes of sexual assault and Sodomy by use of force.

On January 19, 2019, Santa Barbara County Sheriff's detectives served search and arrest warrants on two suspects connected with a home invasion robbery and attempted murder that occurred in the Lompoc area on January 12, 2019.

During a traffic stop for speeding in the City of Buellton, an observant Motor Deputy noticed the 18-year-old driver had an open container of marijuana in the vehicle.

Santa Barbara County Environmental Health Services has issued a Seasonal Rain Advisory to advise residents of health issues associated with storm water runoff.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that on January 8, 2019, Salvador Cortes Duran, age 56, was sentenced to nine years in state prison.

At approximately 10:00 a.m. on January 16, 2019, Deputies assigned to the Santa Maria Patrol Station stopped a vehicle for expired registration resulting in the seizure of approximately three grams of methamphetamine, a scale and paraphernalia.

Residents of the San Marcos Pass/Eastern Goleta Valley Mountainous Area in collaboration with the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, the Los Padres National Forest, and the Santa Barbara County Fire Safe Council have completed a draft Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP).

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce that applications are NOW being accepted for the upcoming Citizen's Academy designed specifically for college students, faculty and residents in Isla Vista.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office, in consultation with fire agencies and other public safety officials, has announced that effective at 6 p.m., January 15 all Evacuation Orders are lifted for all areas in Santa Barbara County.