JANUARY 2017  
01/19/2017 Armed Subject Who Threatened Tenants in Early Morning Incident Determined to be Felon In Possession of Firearms
01/17/2017 Public Assistance Requested to Locate Suspect Responsible for Violent Attack on Goleta Man
01/17/2017 Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team Helps Locate Two Sets of Lost Hikers on Grass Mountain
01/12/2017 Two Wanted Felons Apprehended After K-9 Search
01/11/2017 Public Assistance Requested to Identify Package Theft Suspect
01/10/2017 Citizen Online Reporting Now Available on Sheriff's Office Website
01/04/2017 Santa Maria Man Assualted and Carjacked by Hitchhiker
01/04/2017 Public Advised to Use Caution Parking at Popular Trailheads Following Recent Increases in Auto Burglaries
01/02/2017 Sheriff's Mounted Unit Makes Historic Appearance in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena
01/01/2017 Sheriff's Mounted Enforcement Unit to Appear in Rose Parade
12/30/2016 Notification of Inmate Death
12/22/2016 Two Massage Business Employees Arrested for Alleged Solicitation of Prostitution
12/22/2016 Parole Search Leads to Discovery of Loaded Firearms and Methamphetamine
12/22/2016 Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearms Arrested in Lompoc
12/20/2016 Three Suspects with A Stolen Safe and Pitching Machine Arrested Following Early Morning Pursuit in Orcutt
12/17/2016 Jail Inmates Refurbish Dozens of Bicycles to Donate to Underprivileged Adults and Children This Holiday Season
12/15/2016 Anonymous Tip Leads to Discovery of Goleta Residence Where Multiple Suspects Were Using and Selling Drugs
12/15/2016 DUI / Driver's License Checkpoint City of Goleta
12/14/2016 Suspicious Vehicle Report Leads to Arrest of Five People After Vehicle Found Packed with Stolen Merchandise
12/12/2016 Sheriff's Office Warns Public of Recent "Virtual Kidnapping" Schemes UPDATED
12/10/2016 Goleta Man Arrested for Stalking Juvenile Female and Entering Residence to Attempt Sexual Assault
12/10/2016 Alleged Carpinteria Heroin Trafficker Arrested
12/09/2016 Alleged Drug Traffickers Arrested in Santa Barbara
12/09/2016 Public Assistance Requested to Help Locate Wanted Felon Following Service of Search Warrant
12/08/2016 Nine Sheriff's Deputy Recruits Graduate From The Allan Hancock Law Enforcement College Academy
12/08/2016 Coffee With a Cop in Carpinteria on December 14th
12/07/2016 Ultralight Pilot Fatally Injured Following Crash at Goleta Apartment Complex
12/01/2016 Five People Arrested in Santa Maria Including Felon in Possession of a Firearm
11/30/2016 Warrant Operation Leads to Multiple Arrests in Carpinteria
11/29/2016 Citizen Report Leads to Arrest of Orcutt Man for Possession of Heroin and Methamphetamine
11/27/2016 Sheriff's Deputies Raid Cockfight in Progress and Cite 11 People Thanks to Anonymous Tip
11/27/2016 Alleged Residential Burglary Suspect Arrested in Isla Vista
11/26/2016 Fatally Injured Paraglider Recovered by Rescue Crews
11/23/2016 UPDATE: Death Investigation -Officer Involved Shooting, City of Lompoc
11/15/2016 38 Santa Barbara County Residents Graduate From The Citizen's Academy
11/12/2016 Sheriff's Office Participates in Statewide Shoulder Tap and Minor Decoy Operations
11/10/2016 Public Assistance Requested to Help Locate Missing At-Risk Solvang Senior UPDATED 11/14/16
11/10/2016 Sheriff's Deputies Arrest Residential Burglary Suspects from Vetura Shortly After Crime Committed in Carpinteria
11/09/2016 Isla Vista Foot Patrol Deputies and Officers Respond to Report of Man with a Gun
11/04/2016 Sheriff's Mounted Enforcement Unit to Appear in Rose Parade
11/02/2016 Goleta Police Department Receives Grant for Special Traffic Enforcement and Crash Prevention
11/01/2016 A Safe and Uneventful Halloween in Isla Vista
OCTOBER 2016  
10/31/2016 Sheriff's Office Warns Public of Recent "Virtual Kidnapping" Schemes
10/31/2016 Public Assistance Requested to Help Locate Missing At-Risk Solvang Senior
10/24/2016 Abandoned Panga Boat Found Near Mariposa Reina
10/22/2016 Body of Deceased Female Found UPDATED:10/24/16
10/17/2016 Santa Barbara Man Arrested Following Discovery of Butane Honey Oil Lab
10/17/2016 Notification of Inmate Death
10/11/2016 Santa Barbara County Officials Mark Start of Construction on New Northern Branch Jail
10/08/2016 A Santa Barbara Senior Drives Into Front Entrance of Trader Joe's in Goleta Seriously Injuring Shopper
10/07/2016 Search Warrant Leads to Heroin and Stolen Handgun
10/07/2016 Armed Robbery and Burglary Suspect Located and Arrested in Goleta
10/05/2016 Search Warrant Leads to Discovery of Methamphetamine and Guns at Orcutt Residence Where Children Resided
10/04/2016 Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown Named Sherman Block Law Enforcement Professional of the Year
10/04/2016 Sheriff's Office Invites the Public to Participate "National Coffee With a Cop Day" on Friday
10/01/2016 Investigators Arrest Two Goleta Men and Seize More Than 20 Pounds of Methamphetamine
09/30/2016 Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team Rescues Lost Hiker
09/29/2016 District Attorney and Sheriff Awarded Combined 1.3 Million Dollar Grant to Combat Human Trafficking in Santa Barbara County
09/28/2016 Lompoc Man Arrested for Violating Medical Marijuana Laws
09/28/2016 Public Assistance Requested to Help Locate Suspect Wanted by Isla Vista Foot Patrol
09/26/2016 Old Fashion Barn Raising Dedication Event Celebrates New Hilf-Douglas Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Mounted Unit Stable
09/24/2016 Vehicle vs. Bicyclist Accident in Goleta UPDATED 09/26/16
09/23/2016 Sheriff's Office Warns Public of Recent Vehicle Repair Scam
09/23/2016 Sheriff's Search and Rescue Respond to Two Over-The-Side Vehicles at Gibraltar Road Within 24 Hours
09/12/2016 Two Men Reported Missing are Discovered Deceased Near a Wrecked Vehicle Off Gibraltar Road
09/09/2016 22 Cadets Graduate From First-Ever Allan Hancock CORE Custody Deputy Academy
09/08/2016 DUI / Driver's License Checkpoint City of Goleta
09/07/2016 Social Media Assists in Arrest of Residential Burglary Suspect
09/07/2016 Alleged Drug Dealers Arrested and Illegal Shotgun Seized
09/06/2016 Sheriff's Office Receives Grant to Fight Alcohol-Related Crime in Isla Vista
09/06/2016 Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation Planned for Goleta
09/05/2016 Suspect Caught Stealing From Operation Medicine Cabinet Kiosk
09/02/2016 Sheriff's Office Warns Public of Recent Catalytic Converter Thefts
09/01/2016 Sheriff's Investigators Make Arrest in 1988 Homicide Case
AUGUST 2016  
08/31/2016 Sheriff's Deputies Use Defibrillator to Help Save Cardiac Arrest Victim
08/29/2016 Sheriff's Office Welcomes Nine Custody Deputies, One Deputy and Three Civilians
08/29/2016 Back to School Safety Tips
08/28/2016 Public Assistance Requested to Locate Child Annoyance Suspect
08/26/2016 Two Auto Burglary Thieves Arrested and Stolen Firearm Recovered
08/26/2016 Applications Being Accepted for the Sheriff's Citizen's Academy
08/25/2016 Paradise Road Open to Residents Only
08/24/2016 Probationer Found in Possession of Weapons and Ammunition
08/24/2016 DUI / Driver's License Checkpoint City of Goleta
08/24/2016 Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation Planned for Goleta
08/22/2016 Search Warrant Yields Illegal Shotgun and Heroin For Sales
08/21/2016 Carpinteria Burglary Suspect Violently Assualts Deputies and is Arrested
08/20/2016 Isla Vista Burglary - Sheriff's Office Requests the Public's Help
08/19/2016 The Goleta Police Department Shows Zero Tolerance in It's Goal to End Drunk Driving
08/17/2016 Jail Escapee Found and Arrested After Making Suicidal Threats
08/16/2016 Anonymous Email Leads to Stolen Gun and Almost A Half Pound of Methamphetamine
08/11/2016 Black Market Weapons Dealer Arrested After Pursuit and Fight With Sheriff's Office Detectives
08/10/2016 Anonymous Tip Leads to Seizure of 12 Illegal Firearms
08/05/2016 Sheriff's Deputies Locate Butane Honey Oil Lab in Solvang Residence
08/04/2016 Notification of Arrestee Death
08/03/2016 Safety Reminder for Participants of Unsanctioned Fiesta Bicycle Ride
08/02/2016 Sheriff's Deputies Help Avert Potential Suicide By Cop
JULY 2016  
07/29/2016 Four Firearms Seized From Felons Over Two Days
07/29/2016 Extradition for Lompoc Man After Recent Investigation Reveals Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse
07/21/2016 Barricaded Suspect With Machete Sets Motorhome on Fire
07/21/2016 Identity Released of Suspect Fatally Injured in Officer Involved Shooting with Santa Maria Police Officers
07/19/2016 Sheriff's Office Welcomes 13 Custody Deputies and 4 Civilians
07/18/2016 Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team Assist Two Stranded Hikers
07/09/2016 20 Men Arrested Following Prostitution Sting at Goleta Hotel
07/05/2016 Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team and SB County Air Support Rescue Bikers and Hikers Over Busy 4th of July Weekend
07/05/2016 Lompoc Man Arrested for the Alleged Murder of His Brother
07/01/2016 Sheriff's Detectives Locate and Arrest Several Wanted Suspects
JUNE 2016  
06/30/2016 Search and Rescue Teams Travel to Assist with Erskine Fire in Kern County
06/29/2016 Orcutt Man Charged with the Alleged Murder of a Toddler
06/28/2016 Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation Planned for Goleta
06/25/2016 Santa Maria Resident Arrested for Possession of Illegal Fireworks
06/21/2016 Goleta Man Arrested For Alleged Animal Cruelty
06/21/2016 Sheriff's Office Honors Deputies, Volunteers and A Citizen For Exemplary Service In 2015
06/19/2016 Heat Exhausted Youth Rescued From Local Trail
06/16/2016 Six Suspected Gang Members Arrested at Rock Nook Park
06/15/2016 FBI Offers $50,000 Reward and National Campaign to Identify East Area Rapist / Golden State Killer
06/11/2016 Sheriff's Detectives Recover Firearm and Arrest Multiple Suspects
06/11/2016 Sheriff's Deputies Arrest Axe Wielding Suspect UPDATED:06/13/16
06/10/2016 Oakland Homicide Suspect is Hospitalized from Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound Following Standoff at Santa Maria Truck Stop UPDATED:06/15/16
06/09/2016 Sheriff's Office Swears In Ten Allan Hancock Academy Graduates
06/08/2016 Pedestrian Fatally Injured by Train in Montecito UPDATED:06/09/16
06/07/2016 Sheriff's Detectives Arrest Multiple Wanted Suspects in Santa Maria
06/07/2016 Sheriff's Office Warns Residents of IRS Phone Scam Reports
06/07/2016 Sheriff's Office Announces Continuous Recruitment for Custody Deputies and Sheriff's Deputy Trainees
06/03/2016 Public Assistance Requested - Attempt to Identify Avocado Thief
06/03/2016 Sheriff's Office Arrest Suspect, Ending Multi Year Investigation Into Illegal Sales of Firearms and Narcotics
06/03/2016 DUI / Driver's License Checkpoint City of Goleta
MAY 2016  
05/31/2016 Sheriff's Search and Rescue and SB County Air Support Assist Campers with Injured Labrador Retriever
05/28/2016 Sheriff's Detectives Arrest Wanted Persons in Santa Maria
05/28/2016 Memorial Day Holiday Weekend DUI Enforcement Blitz
05/26/2016 Public's Help Sought to Help Locate Missing Teenage Kidnapping Victim
05/26/2016 Multiple Felons Arrested in Lompoc
05/24/2016 Four People Arrested For Weapons and Narcotics Related Violations at Event in New Cuyama
05/20/2016 New "Coast to Coast" Seatbelt Enforcement Effort - Click It Or Ticket
05/19/2016 DUI / Driver's License Checkpoint City of Goleta
05/17/2016 Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation Planned for Goleta
05/16/2016 Suspect Who Led Law Enforcement on Two Pursuits in Lompoc Arrested
05/13/2016 Sheriff's Detectives Arrest Six Santa Maria Gang Members / Associates for Warrants and Narcotic Related Violations
05/12/2016 Safe and Sober Prom
05/11/2016 Oregon Couple Arrested After Discovery of Clandestine Drug Lab in Goleta
05/10/2016 Compliance Check Reveals Weapons Violations
05/10/2016 Public Assistance Requested to Locate Wanted Suspect Who Fled From Authorities UPDATE: SUSPECT ARRESTED
05/07/2016 Isla Vista Pastor Attacked by UCSB Student
05/07/2016 Taxi Cab Driver Carjacked at Knifepoint
05/06/2016 Sheriff's Deputies Arrest Suspect With Machete
05/06/2016 Two Santa Maria Residents Arrested for Weapons Violations Following Undercover Operation
05/05/2016 Southern California High Tech Task Force Identity Theft Detail Ends Years of Financial Havoc Wreaked by High-Dollar Fraud Thief
05/04/2016 Public Assistance Requested to Locate Hit and Run Driver
05/03/2016 Public Assistance Requested to Locate Suspects Who Robbed Jewelry Store Inside the Four Seasons Biltmore
05/02/2016 National Correctional Officer and Employees Week
05/01/2016 Public Assistance Requested to Locate Wanted Suspect Who Fled From Authorities
APRIL 2016  
04/28/2016 Sheriff's Office Reminds Residents to Lock Doors Following Rash of Thefts From Autos and Residences
04/28/2016 Compliance Response Team Arrests Felons in Possession of Real and Replica Weapons in Santa Maria
04/27/2016 K9 "GANGO" Retires From Sheriff's Office
04/23/2016 32 Isla Vista Residents and College Students Graduate First Citizen's Academy of it's Kind
04/22/2016 Warning Regarding Credit Card Skimmers
04/22/2016 Sheriff's Rural Crime Unit Completes Investigation into Stolen Agricultural Equipment
04/20/2016 Suspect Arrested for Probation Violation Found in Possession of Methamphetamine and Burglary Tools
04/20/2016 Sheriff's Dispatcher Receives National Law and Order Award from the Military Order of World Wars in Santa Barbara
04/18/2016 Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team Deployed on Simultaneous Searches for Lost Hikers
04/15/2016 Public Assistance Requested to Locate Suspect Who Cut Off Electronic Monitoring Device and Fled Deputies
04/14/2016 DUI / Driver's License Checkpoint City of Goleta
04/13/2016 Barricaded Suspect and Girlfriend Arrested
04/12/2016 Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation Planned in Buellton
04/12/2016 Sheriff Bill Brown Sworn in as New CSSA First Vice President
04/11/2016 Sheriff's Office Thanks Our Dispatchers During National Telecommunications Week
04/10/2016 Camper is Rescued After Falling Down Side of Mountain
04/09/2016 Indecent Exposure Suspect Arrested by Sheriff's Deputies
04/07/2016 Former "Most Wanted Wednesday" Suspect Arrested in Massachusetts
04/04/2016 Sheriff's Bomb Squad Examines Suspicious Package Left in Front of Buellton Business
04/03/2016 Missing Avid Dirt Bike Rider Rescued in La Brea Canyon
04/02/2016 Deltopia Recap and Preliminary Numbers
04/01/2016 Goleta Police Join National Campaign to End Distracted Driving
04/01/2016 Package Theft on the Rise in Orcutt
MARCH 2016  
03/30/2016 Sheriff Brown Selects New Chief Deputy to Lead Custody Operations
03/29/2016 Autopsy Investigation on Triple Homicide Completed
03/28/2016 13 Sheriff's Office Employees Honored at Promotional Ceremony
03/25/2016 Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team Rescues Lost Hiker
03/24/2016 Triple Homicide Investigation
03/22/2016 Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation Planned for Goleta
03/17/2016 DUI / Driver's License Checkpoint City of Goleta
03/17/2016 Sheriff's Office Issues Warning About Alleged Con Man and Looks to Identify Additional Victims
03/16/2016 Suspected Identity Theft Ring Busted in Carpinteria
03/16/2016 Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving - St. Patrick's Day Enforcement
03/15/2016 Public Assistance Requested to Help Identify Suspect Who Went On Shopping Spree with Stolen Credit Card in Santa Maria
03/15/2016 Reminder to Lock Your Card Doors Following Rash of Thefts From Unlocked Automobiles in Goleta
03/14/2016 Four Lost Teenage Hikers from Santa Maria Rescued
03/14/2016 Two SBCC Students Suspected of Residential Burglaries Arrested
03/10/2016 Sheriff's Narcotics Detectives Arrest Alleged Narcotics Dealer
03/07/2016 Sheriff's Office Requests Continued Riverbank Enforcement Grant Funding
03/01/2016 Coffee With a Cop Scheduled in Orcutt and Buellton
03/01/2016 Sheriff's Office Warns Residents of Active Phone Scam
02/29/2016 Public Assistance Requested to Identify Suspects Who Went on Shopping Spree with Stolen Credit Card
02/23/2016 Two Suspects in a Stolen Vehicle Arrested Following a Pursuit and Search in Carpinteria
02/23/2016 Goleta Man Arrested Shortly After Allegedly Committing Lewd Act Near Elementary School Thanks to Quick-Thinking Student
02/23/2016 DNA Leads to Arrest of Suspect Wanted for Sexual Assault at Massage Parlor in Goleta
02/19/2016 First Ever Citizen's Academy for Santa Barbara County College Students and Isla Vista Residents
02/19/2016 DUI / Driver's License Checkpoint City of Goleta
02/16/2016 School Shooting Threat Under Investigation
02/16/2016 Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation Planned for Goleta
02/14/2016 Structure Fire Leads to Discovery of an Illegal Drug Manufacturing Operation and Arrest of a Santa Barbara Man
02/14/2016 Robbery Suspect Arrested Near Crime Scene in Carpinteria
02/12/2016 Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department Announce 2-Day APPS Operation Results in Seizure of 83 Firearms and 10 Arrests
02/12/2016 Coffee With a Cop In Carpinteria
02/10/2016 Isla Vista Home Invasion Robbery Suspects Arrested
02/08/2016 Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested in Buellton
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