Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office’

With its roots embedded in Spanish California, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has always been a reflection of the community it serves. Founded in 1850, it stands with the oldest law enforcement agencies in the state of California.

We, the members of your Sheriff’s Office, are responsible for enforcing the laws, upholding the Constitutions, and providing custody and court services.
We are committed to enhancing the quality of life through effective partnerships, protecting persons and property, while serving as role models to our community.

Grover Beach man’s stands off after chase from Oceano to Guadalupe

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A Grover Beach man on Tuesday led authorities on a chase from Oceano to a location near Guadalupe, where he then engaged in a standoff with personnel from multiple law enforcement agencies.  San Luis Obispo County dispatchers... (Continue reading)

Lompoc student arrested for having loaded gun on campus

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputy arrested an 18-year-old student at Cabrillo High School in Lompoc on Thursday for having a loaded gun on campus. School Resource Deputy Dunn conducted a probation search on Jesus BarajasLemus in... (Continue reading)

Stabbing again leads to lockdown of high school near Santa Barbara

By JOSH FRIEDMAN For the second time in a span of 10 days, a stabbing near Santa Barbara led to the brief lockdown of the San Marcos High School campus. Shortly after 8 a.m. on Friday, a witness reported an... (Continue reading)

Crews find missing elderly man’s body in Goleta creek

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The dead body of a missing elderly man was found in a creek in Goleta on Tuesday.  Shortly before 8 p.m. on Monday, the family of 86-year-old Peter Knudsen Miller reported him missing. The family did so... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County detectives investigating suspicious death

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Barbara County detectives are investigating what has been deemed a suspicious death after authorities found a deceased man in Carpinteria on Wednesday. Shortly before 11 a.m., a witness reported the body of a man on Toro... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County deputies arrest wanted man after standoff

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Barbara County deputies arrested a Lompoc man for domestic violence and other offenses after a brief standoff on Tuesday. Shortly before 10 a.m., sheriff’s deputies learned that a wanted suspect, 27-year-old Eric Alexander Elijah Silva, was... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County deputies catch teen with gun in school zone

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Barbara County deputies on Wednesday arrested a juvenile for possession of a firearm in a school zone. At about 12:30 p.m., Community Resource Deputy Dickey was visiting the Carpinteria High School campus when administrators reported a... (Continue reading)

Alleged child molester extradited from Mexico to Central Coast

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Authorities extradited an alleged child molester from Mexico to Santa Barbara County on Thursday and arrested him on charges over sexual abuse that allegedly took place at least five years ago.  In Jan. 2019, the Santa Barbara... (Continue reading)

Central Coast man arrested for attempted murder, assault with attempt to rape

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Central Coast man Wednesday on charges including attempted murder and assault with attempt to rape following an incident at a hotel in Goleta, over which officials have disclosed few details. ... (Continue reading)

Righetti High teacher removed after photo shows inappropriate behavior

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A school resource officer removed a substitute teacher from the Righetti High School campus in Santa Maria on Friday after a photo circulated allegedly showing the teacher with his pants down and a Pringles can in front... (Continue reading)