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.

http://www.sbsheriff.org/



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Deputies break up Santa Maria cockfight

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Acting on an anonymous tip, law enforcement officers broke up a cockfighting tournament taking place east of Santa Maria on Sunday, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. The tournament allegedly attracted individuals from Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and... (Continue reading)

Witness says man fatally shot by Lompoc police was lying on ground

Michael Ducaine Giles

A woman who claims to have witnessed Monday’s fatal shooting in Lompoc says the man who was shot and killed was lying on the ground when an officer opened fire on him. The alleged witness also disputes the Lompoc Police... (Continue reading)

Lompoc police shoot and kill man with knife

Michael Ducaine Giles

A Lompoc police officer shot and killed a 27-year-old man who was fleeing authorities while holding a knife. The man confronted officers with the knife prior to being shot, according to the Lompoc Police Department. At 8:04 a.m. Monday, a... (Continue reading)

Central Coast residents warned about ‘virtual kidnapped’

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The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is warning Central Coast residents about the growing trend of “virtual kidnapping” schemes. Extortion calls by virtual kidnappers have been attempted in both Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties as recently as September... (Continue reading)

Woman’s body found near shooting range

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A woman’s body was discovered Saturday morning near a public shooting range in the Los Padres National Forest, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department. Shortly before 10 a.m., a passerby spotted the body off East Camino Cielo Road... (Continue reading)

Undercover investigation nets 20 pounds of meth

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Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies arrested two Goleta men after they attempted to sell the officers more than twenty pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of $729,600, according to a sheriff’s department press release. Late last month, investigators from... (Continue reading)

Facebook post leads to arrest of serial burglar in Orcutt

Wendy Snow

After spending two weeks investigating a series of residential burglaries in the Orcutt area, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies found a Facebook posts detailing an unreported break-in. Deputies then arrested a 44-year-old Orcutt woman, who is accused of stealing cash... (Continue reading)

Thieves snatching catalytic converters in Santa Barbara County

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents that thieves are targeting vehicles’ catalytic converters, which the crooks break down to obtain precious metals. Thieves then sell the metals, which include platinum, palladium and rhodium. Catalytic converters are emissions-control... (Continue reading)

Cold case probe leads to arrest for 1988 Montecito murder

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Twenty-eight years following the murder of a 46-year-old Montecito man, cold case detectives used DNA evidence to identify the suspect. Detectives then located the man inside a Florida jail. Larry Lon Lee, 52, is now facing extradition to Santa Barbara... (Continue reading)

Man dies minutes after being booked in Santa Barbara County Jail

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A 56-year-old Santa Barbara man died about 40 minutes after arriving at the county jail. Police had just arrested the man for being under the influence of drugs. At approximately 12:30 a.m., Santa Barbara police officers responding to a domestic... (Continue reading)



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