2018 Press Releases

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Arthur Leroy Carlos, 52, pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of willful cruelty to a child in his care or custody, in violation of Penal Code § 273a(b).

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is advising community members to avoid consuming romaine lettuce harvested in the Central Coastal growing regions of northern and central California.

At approximately 3:36p.m., on November 24, 2018, the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center received a 9-1-1 call from a resident who reported that subjects involved in a prior evening's theft were in the area.

On 11/23/2018, at about 1:40 a.m., Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a commercial burglary in progress in the 4800 block of South Bradley Road.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce that thanks to your votes we were awarded $500 in grant funding from the Aftermath K9 Grant. We are planning to use the funding to purchase a protective vest for our new K-9 Duke.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce the graduation of 16 Sheriff's Custody Deputies and one independent Custody Deputy from the Allan Hancock CORE Custody Deputy Academy.

With the increased visibility of on-demand shared mobility devices (like scooters and bikeshare), the Santa Barbara County Public Works Department would like to educate the public on the use of motorized scooters, and the efforts the County is undertaking to regulate them.

Road improvement work on West Main Street near Guadalupe will begin on November 26, 2018. This project will improve access to the Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve by reducing ponded water on the road after rains.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in identifying victims, and locating surveillance video that would assist in the investigation of suspected thefts from vehicles in the Orcutt area.

The Isla Vista community has a new Community Resource Deputy. Sr. Deputy Justin Schroeder, a 13-year veteran of the Sheriff's Office, was selected for the position after a competitive selection process and started his new assignment on November 5, 2018.