2018 Press Releases

The third suspect wanted for breaking into a residence in Montecito last night, July 18, 2018 is in custody.

The Montecito Fire Protection District All-Mail Ballot Election balloting deadline is quickly approaching. All eligible registered voters of the District were mailed ballots beginning June 25.

At approximately 6:45 a.m. today, July 19, 2018, an adult male was walking southbound along the railroad tracks just east of Olive Mill Rd in Montecito when he was fatally injured by an Amtrak passenger train that was headed northbound.

Two suspects are in custody and a third is wanted following a residential burglary that was interrupted in Montecito.

At approximately 8:00 p.m. last night, July 17, 2018, deputies assigned to the City of Carpinteria responded to a report of a domestic violence physical altercation at a residence. Deputies arrived and were safely able to get the victim out of the residence.

On July 15, 2018, 18-year-old Mariah Lyons of Lompoc entered the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Main Jail facility on narcotic related charges. Santa Barbara Sheriff's Patrol Deputies called the Classification Unit and advised that Lyons may be concealing more contraband on or in her person.

The Santa Barbara Sheriff's Explorer Post #32 based out of Santa Maria participated in the 8th Annual Central Valley Law Enforcement Explorer Competition this past weekend.

Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District and Santa Barbara County Public Health Department encourage residents to be proactive and plan for poor air quality conditions when wildfires occur and smoke is present.

El Distrito de Control la Contaminación del Condado de Santa Bárbara y el Departamento de Salud del Condado de Santa Bárbara animan a los residentes a tener en cuenta y hacer planes en caso de que existan malas condiciones de la calidad del aire al ocurrir incendios forestales y haya humo presente.

Preventative maintenance work will begin next week, July 17, 2018 and will continue through August 2, 2018. This project will resurface approximately 26 lane miles of roads in the First, Second, and Third Districts.