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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Santa Maria taxi driver caught with loaded gun, drugs

After conducting an early morning traffic stop on a taxi, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies learned the driver was a felon who was carrying drugs and a loaded gun. At about 1 a.m. on Monday,... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara deputies kill manhunt suspect

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s shot and killed a 26-year-old man who “advanced” on them with a knife. The shooting culminated a more than three-hour manhunt in which Bryan Carreno was reportedly hallucinating and running in... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara deputy reportedly shoots manhunt suspect

A Santa Barbara County manhunt reportedly ended Sunday night with a sheriff’s deputy shooting the suspect inside a home in rural Santa Barbara. The county sheriff’s office is currently refusing to release any details about... (Continue reading)

Note leads to grenade found near Orcutt

A man walked into the Santa Maria airport Saturday morning, handed a note to a TSA agent and then left. The note led authorities to a field south of Orcutt where they discovered a grenade.... (Continue reading)

Deputies break up Santa Maria cockfight

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... (Continue reading)

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

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... (Continue reading)

Lompoc police shoot and kill man with knife

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.... (Continue reading)

Central Coast residents warned about ‘virtual kidnapped’

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... (Continue reading)

Woman’s body found near shooting range

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... (Continue reading)

Undercover investigation nets 20 pounds of meth

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.... (Continue reading)



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