2018 Press Releases

The following is a comment from Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley regarding the Press Release distributed earlier today by the Junior League of Santa Barbara

On-site support will now be available at the Montecito Center for Preparedness, Recovery and Rebuilding, for small businesses economically impacted by the Thomas Fire and/or 1/9 Debris Flow.

Apoyo ahora estará disponible en el Centro de Preparación, Recuperación y Reconstrucción de Montecito para pequeñas empresas económicamente afectadas por el Incendio Thomas y/o el flujo de escombros del 9 de enero.

First Responders from public safety agencies across Santa Barbara County know more about how to communicate with people who have autism after attending an important training yesterday, April 18, 2018, at CenCal Health in Santa Barbara.

At approximately 9:00 a.m. today, April 18, 2018, Sheriff's deputies assigned to the Santa Ynez Valley made a routine traffic stop at Sanja Cota and Casino Drive near the Chumash Casino. During the contact, deputies observed a handgun and ammunition in plain view in the car.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that on April 18, 2018, Lynn Gay Hogan, age 48, pled guilty to felony charges of theft of public funds, forgery, and conspiracy, all occurring between May 27, 2008 and July 25, 2017.

Mighty Dog May offers all Santa Barbara County dog owners the opportunity to get their small but mighty companion, under 30 pounds, spayed or neutered, rabies vaccinated, and licensed, all for just $75.

On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, Santa Barbara County Child Welfare Services (CWS) contacted the Compliance Response Team (CRT) and requested their assistance with locating three endangered children. The father of the children, 26-year-old Angel Lopez, allegedly committed a violent attack against their mother while the children were present.

At approximately 9:40 a.m. this morning, April 17, 2018, a passerby called 911 to report seeing a suspicious suitcase near the intersection of Turnpike Road and Hollister Avenue against the fence line at San Marcos High School.

On April 14, 2018, at approximately 1253 hours, Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a residential burglary in progress in the 300 block of Second Street in the City of Solvang.