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.

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Suicidal inmate sends three deputies to the hospital

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An inmate at the Santa Barbara County Jail injured three deputies Sunday evening who were attempting to keep the prisoner from committing suicide, according to a sheriff’s department press release. At approximately 10:30 p.m., two deputies responded to the inmate... (Continue reading)

Woman with machete barricades herself inside motorhome, sets it on fire

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A reportedly suicidal Santa Barbara County woman barricaded herself inside her motorhome on Wednesday, set the home on fire, brandished a machete and instructed deputies to shoot her. Shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday, a man called 911 to report that... (Continue reading)

Goleta prostitution sting nets 20 arrests

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In a prostitution sting conducted at an undisclosed hotel in Goleta on July 7 and 8, Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies arrested 20 men for soliciting sex or participating in prostitution, sheriff officials announced. Detectives placed online advertisements on backpage.com,... (Continue reading)

Lompoc man allegedly murdered his brother on July 4

Arturo Herrera

A Lompoc man allegedly killed his younger brother on July 4. Deputies found the 28-year-old victim’s body in a home the two brothers shared with their mother. At about 1:15 p.m. on Monday, Arturo Herrera, 30, reported that his younger... (Continue reading)

Goleta man arrested for killing Chihuahua he adopted

Kyle Barbre

Within 50 days of adopting a 1-year-old Chihuahua, a 21-year-old Goleta man killed the dog, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. Detectives arrested the man on Tuesday. Animal rights activists have said the Chihuahua was kicked, strangled and... (Continue reading)

Ax-wielding man attacks campers, officer fight back

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An ax-wielding man attacked fellow campers, officers and a firefighter during a Saturday rampage at the Santa Ynez River Recreation Area in Santa Barbara County. At about 3:45 p.m., callers reported a fellow camper was combative and appeared to be... (Continue reading)

Murder suspect shoots himself in Santa Maria

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A homicide suspect from Oakland barricaded himself inside a white van at a Santa Maria truck stop on Friday morning before shooting himself during a standoff with law enforcement. Calstar personnel transported the injured suspect to a local hospital where... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria officers in standoff with Oakland homicide suspect

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A homicide suspect from Oakland turned up in Santa Maria Friday morning and then barricaded himself in a vehicle. Police responded by closing roads and conducting evacuations. [KSBY] At 4:45 a.m., the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office received a call... (Continue reading)

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)



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