2018 Press Releases

Joyce E. Dudley announced today that the 2018 Final Leg Ceremony for the Special Olympics will take place on Wednesday, June 6th at 1:40 pm at the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office located at 1112 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara.

At approximately 6:50 a.m. on Memorial Day, May 28, 2018, Sheriff's deputies responded to the area of Casitas Pass Road and Carpinteria Avenue to the McDonald's parking lot for a report of a person stalking another.

Goleta Beach waters will remain closed over the Memorial Day weekend. The firm Geosyntec has been retained by the County of Santa Barbara to provide professional guidance on options to expedite clearing of the waters at Goleta Beach and allowing the waters to be open to the community for safe use. The waters at Goleta Beach have been closed since January 11, 2018 due to heightened levels of bacteria including coliform, fecal coliform and enterococcus.

Las aguas de la playa de Goleta (Goleta Beach) permanecerán cerradas durante el fin de semana de Memorial Day

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office would like to congratulate the eight Sheriff's employees who were among the 16 recipients honored yesterday, May 23, 2018, with a prestigious H. Thomas Guerry Award.

In prior years, a voter who missed the voter registration deadline did not get to vote in that election. Conditional Voter Registration, or Same Day Voter Registration, changes that.

Animal Services would like to encourage and remind all pet owners to take a few moments today to ensure that pet's vaccinations, including rabies, are up to date and kept current.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that she has concluded her legal analysis of the August 22, 2017, officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of Robert Earl Adams.

* * * * *P R E S S R E L E A S E* * * * * District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Governor Brown has extended the emergency period applicable to the crime of price gouging to December 4, 2018. As related to the Thomas Fire and subsequent debris flows, Governor Brown declared a state of emergency in Santa


At about 1:30 a.m., Deputies and Officers from the Isla Vista Foot Patrol, along with Santa Barbara County Fire personnel and AMR Medics, responded to a residence in the 900-block of Camino Del Sur for a man that fell from a roof.