2018 Press Releases

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E Dudley and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra Announce that Guilty Verdicts have been reached in the Refugio Oil Spill Criminal Trial.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is pleased to introduce the new School Resource Deputy (SRD) for Cabrillo High School and Maple High School in Lompoc.

The Goleta Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint tomorrow, September 7, 2018, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.

"Beat the Heat" is an effort to prevent accidental and unwanted litters of kittens and promote responsible pet ownership through a collaboration with Santa Barbara County Animal Services, the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society, and C.A.R.E. 4 PAWS.

At approximately 10:10 p.m. last night, September 2, 2018, Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a robbery at a business located in the 100 block of S. Turnpike Road.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that a felony complaint has been filed against Shaquille Ahmed Lindsey, 25, of Covington, Georgia, in connection with the August 28, 2016 traffic collision that killed Ruben and Bertha Betancourt of Lompoc, California.

After a five-week long investigation, detectives from the Sheriff's Special Investigations Bureau yesterday, August 29, 2018 arrested several individuals and seized multiple ounces of methamphetamine, heroin and currency.

The Sheriff's Office is releasing the identities of the two suspects arrested for an attempted robbery yesterday, August 29, 2018, at a Marijuana Cultivation Facility in Carpinteria.

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.

Two suspects are in custody following an attempted robbery that occurred this morning, August 29, 2018 at a Marijuana Cultivation Facility located in the 1500 block of Casitas Pass Road in Carpinteria. At approximately 6:25 a.m., Sheriff's deputies responded to an alarm at the facility. Employees reported that a group of suspects had broken into the grounds and sprayed one of the employees with pepper spray before fleeing in a white U-Haul van with Arizona license plates.