2018 Press Releases

In celebration of National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 25, Registrar of Voters Joe Holland encourages Santa Barbara County residents to exercise their right as citizens and make sure they are registered to vote for the upcoming General Election.

The Santa Barbara County Registrar of Voters office is looking for volunteers to serve as poll workers for the November 6, 2018 Consolidated General Election.

At approximately 3:45 p.m. today, September 23, 2018, Sheriff's deputies responded to a suicidal subject who was on the Turnpike Road overpass attempting to jump.

A Goleta resident arrested on September 10, 2018 in Hope Ranch for prowling and stealing a vehicle is also wanted for crimes in Santa Cruz County.

Plastic bags and film plastic should not be placed in your blue recycling can

Former Santa Barbara County Fire Chief Michael W. Dyer will serve as the County's Interim Fire Chief beginning November 5 upon the retirement of current Chief Eric Peterson who is leaving after 31 years of service to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office and the City of Goleta invite you to participate in our second "Walk with a Cop" event.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has lost our first and only female K-9 to work for our agency. Retired K-9 Betti passed away yesterday, September 14, 2018, at age 14 due to health complications from old age.

Just before midnight, last night, September 14, 2018, the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center received a report of a cliff fall in the 6700 block of Del Playa Drive. Several reporting parties said a female college student fell from a balcony and landed in the water.

At approximately 7:00 a.m. yesterday, September 13, 2018, members of the AB109 Compliance Response Team (CRT) developed information that wanted Post-Release Community Supervision (PRCS) offender, 35-year-old Saam Massoudi of Santa Maria was hiding out at a home on the 1900 block of Estriga Ct. in Santa Maria.