2020 Press Releases

Deputies are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a liquor store in the 400-block of Avenue of the Flags tonight.

With only 47 days until the Presidential General Election on Tuesday, November 3, voters can expect increased efforts to help ensure their vote is counted.

Sheriff's detectives are investigating an armed robbery that occurred in the early morning hours on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. At approximately 03:26 a.m., deputies responded to the 4900-block of S. Bradley for a robbery that had just occurred.


The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District issued an Air Quality Warning for Santa Barbara County to be in effect until conditions improve.

El Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Santa Bárbara y el Distrito de Control de la Contaminación del Aire del Condado de Santa Bárbara emitieron una Advertencia de Calidad del Aire para el Condado de Santa Bárbara que estará vigente hasta que mejoren las condiciones.

Santa Barbara County Fire Department fire investigators have determined the cause of the "Lito Fire" (Miguelito Canyon) on September 7th 2020, to be a result of recreational target shooting.

A custody deputy, who was tested on Thursday as part of employee surveillance testing, has been found to be COVID-19 positive today.

State Testing Availability Opens to Entire Community

La disponibilidad de las pruebas estatales se abre a toda la comunidad