2018 Press Releases

News Release Motorized Scooters in the City of Goleta Goleta – The City of Goleta Police Department would like to take a moment to provide some important safety information and laws surrounding the use of motorized scooters: Per California Vehicle Code section 21235, the operator of a motorized scooter shall not do any


In the early morning hours of 11/19/2018, members of the Sheriff's Special Investigations Bureau and the Goleta City Police served a search warrant in the 300 block of Ellwood Beach Drive, which was related to a narcotics sales investigation.

The decedent who was fatally injured when she was struck by a northbound Amtrak passenger train on November 16, 2018, adjacent to the southbound Olive Mill Road off-ramp in Montecito has been identified as being 33-year-old Casilina Gallagher, a local transient.

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors adopted a recommendation to reduce the cost of an annual County parks day-use pass.

After seven weeks of interactive classes, 34 Santa Barbara County residents graduated today, November 17, 2018, from the Citizen's Academy.

At approximately 12:30 p.m. on November 16, 2018, Sheriff's deputies responded to investigate a burglary from the previous night at a ranch in the 1200 block of North Glenn Annie Road, in a rural area just north of the City of Goleta.

Over the past two months, the Sheriff's Office has investigated numerous burglaries at several Lompoc area schools including Buena Vista Elementary School, Cabrillo High School and Maple High School.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Search and Rescue (SBCSAR) Team has ten team members assigned to help the Butte County Sheriff's Department search for victims who perished in the devastating Camp Fire.

At approximately 7:10 a.m. today, November 16, 2018, an adult female was walking northbound on the railroad tracks adjacent to the southbound Olive Mill Rd. off-ramp in Montecito when she was struck by a southbound Amtrak passenger train.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office continues to provide support to Ventura County during a difficult time.