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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Kidnap suspect shot and killed in Solvang, victim missing

Pearl Pinson

Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies shot and killed the suspected kidnapper of a 15-year-old girl in Solvang on Thursday afternoon. Officers have not located the teen. On Wednesday at about 7 a.m., witnesses reported hearing shots and seeing a bleeding... (Continue reading)

Man accused of adopting dog, then killing it

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A man adopted a two-year-old chihuahua named Floyd from the Santa Barbara County animal shelter, then killed the dog, animal rescue activists say. The chihuahua was kicked, strangled and possibly drowned, according to the Animal Rescue Team, a Santa Ynez... (Continue reading)

Gang member found dealing drugs in Pismo Beach hotel

Gabriel Ray Fuentes

Authorities arrested a Santa Maria gang member for dealing drugs out of a Pismo Beach hotel. A search of the man’s room reportedly produced more than 5 ounces of methamphetamine and more than 25 grams of heroin. The San Luis... (Continue reading)

Pantless UCSB student assaults pastor

Paul Gusman

A University of California Santa Barbara student allegedly attacked and beat an Isla Vista pastor at his home on Fortuna Road on Saturday, according to a Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department press release. At approximately 2:15 a.m., Paul Gusman, 22,... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara taxicab driver carjacked at knife point

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Santa Barbara County sheriff deputies are looking for a man who used a knife while carjacking a taxi early Saturday morning, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department Shortly after 1 a.m., the suspect hailed a cab on State... (Continue reading)

6 arrested in equipment theft investigation

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Following a five-month joint investigation, sheriff deputies from Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties arrested six people suspected of participating in an agriculture and construction equipment theft ring. Deputies investigated more than twenty different cases involving several farming and... (Continue reading)

Paula Lopez facing four months in jail

Paula Lopez

Former news anchor Paula Lopez Ochoa pled no contest Friday to one count of driving under the influence, two counts of delaying or resisting a peace officer, one count of refusing a chemical test, and one count of battery on... (Continue reading)

Trail of blood leads to missing Santa Maria biker

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Santa Barbara County search and rescue personnel followed footprints and a trail of blood to locate a missing dirt biker and survival specialist Sunday morning. Search teams found the missing Santa Maria man standing in a creek with a friend... (Continue reading)

Man arrested in brutal Santa Barbara slaying

Pierre Haobsh

Deputies arrested a suspect Friday in the murder of a Santa Barbara doctor, his wife and their five-year-old daughter. Late Wednesday afternoon, Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies discovered the bodies of Dr. Weidong “Henry” Han, his wife Huijie “Jennie” Yu,... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara doctor, wife and daughter murdered

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Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies found the bodies of a Santa Barbara doctor, as well as his wife and their five-year-old daughter, inside the family’s home this week. Detectives are investigating what they say was a triple-homicide and a “horrific... (Continue reading)



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