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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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

Santa Barbara sheriff

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

Santa Maria police

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

Floyd

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

Taxi

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

Theft storage

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)



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