2018 Press Releases

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is pleased to officially welcome three new Sheriff's Deputies to our team. On Wednesday.

The Traffic Unit of the Goleta Police Department will step up pedestrian safety enforcement operations Wednesday, August 15th, 2018, with focused enforcement on collision causing factors involving motorists and pedestrians.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has received a large number of reports county-wide the past several weeks regarding several different familiar phone scams. These scammers are going to great lengths to try and trick residents into giving them money.

Live Scan fingerprint stations are available to assist the public for the purposes of pre-employment and has the ability to transmit your fingerprints to the California State Department of Justice & Federal Bureau of Investigations.

The Santa Barbara County Community Services Department, Parks Division, along with Second District County Supervisor Janet Wolf, are pleased to announce the opening of a pet wash station at Tucker's Grove Park located in the back section of the park next to the restroom and the dog off-leash area.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that on August 3, 2018, Mario "Sad Boy" Hernandez-Pacheco was arrested by the Santa Barbara Police Department on an arrest warrant for attempted murder, robbery and felony assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury.

On Thursday, August 8, 2018, members of the AB109 Compliance Response Team (CRT) developed information that wanted Post-Release Community Supervision (PRCS) offender, 55 year old Samuel Ramirez, was residing at a home on the 300 block of N. La Cumbre Rd.

On Thursday, August 9, 2018, deputies and a probation officer assigned to the AB109 Compliance Response Team (CRT) observed 22-year old Andrew Sebastian Lopez walking through Goleta Beach Park.

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is pleased to invite the Santa Barbara County community to join our Health Care Centers during National Health Center Week, happening August 12 – 17, 2018.

* * * * *P R E S S R E L E A S E* * * * * Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that her office, in conjunction with 22 other District Attorney's Offices throughout California, resolved a consumer-protection action against Amazon.com, Inc. ("Amazon"). The settlement was based on allegat