2018 Press Releases

On August 7, 2018 at 6:30 am, Sheriff's deputies, along with American Medical Response and Santa Barbara County Fire responded to the 1200 block of N. San Marcos Road for a report of two subjects inside of a vehicle who were possibly unconscious.

Santa Barbara County Registrar of Voters Joe Holland would like to remind eligible candidates that the deadline to file a Declaration of Candidacy is 5 p.m. Friday, August 10. Candidates who have been issued candidate filing paperwork must complete his/her Declaration of Candidacy by 5 p.m. on August 10 in the office of the elections official to be qualified as a candidate.

The County of Santa Barbara announced today that it will transition County services out of the Montecito Center (Center) by August 31. The Center was opened in March as a central location for residents impacted by the Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow to access support and services.

On August 5, 2018, at about 12:15 a.m., UCSB Officers and Sheriff's deputies assigned to the Isla Vista Foot Patrol station, responded to a residence in the 6600 block of Pasado Road on a report of an injured man that had been assaulted.

At approximately 10:45 p.m. last night, August 3, 2018, Sheriff's Detectives from the Special Investigations Bureau, while assisting the Santa Barbara Police Department with saturation patrols, conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle speeding in the area of E. Cota and N. Salsipuedes St.

At approximately 8:30 p.m. on August 2, 2018, Sheriff's Detectives from the Special Investigations Bureau, while assisting the Santa Barbara Police Department with saturation patrols related to the Fiesta celebrations

Members of the Sheriff's Compliance Response Team (CRT) with the assistance of Detectives from the Sheriff's Special Investigations Bureau, witnessed a wanted subject sitting in a vehicle in the 1800 block of North Broadway in Santa Maria.

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is issuing a Health Alert due to the anticipated heat wave for parts of Santa Barbara County beginning Monday, August 6 and peaking Tuesday, August 7.

On July 31, 2018, the Classification Unit gathered information that illegal narcotics were being stored in a housing unit at the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Main Jail.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is pleased to welcome ten new employees to our team. On July 30, 2018, at a ceremony held at the Sheriff's Training Bureau classroom, we officially welcomed two Administrative Office Professionals, a Dispatcher, four Custody Deputies, two Sheriff's Deputies and our first ever-Behavioral Sciences Manager, Dr. Cherylynn Lee.