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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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)

Dog tossed at Orcutt protesters, found dead

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A dog was found dead at a teachers’ rally in Orcutt on Friday. Witnesses said the dog was thrown from a truck into a crowd of people at the demonstration. [KCOY] Last Wednesday, a 14-year-old blind toy poodle named Sam... (Continue reading)

Transient con man robbing women he picks up

Stephen Keawe Kekuewa

A 44-year-old man who lives out of his car and goes by the nickname “Pineapple” is picking up women at Santa Barbara County bars, then spending nights at their homes and pilfering their jewelry and other property, according to the... (Continue reading)

Feds intercept 3,000 pounds of marijuana

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Federal authorities arrested 13 people Saturday after intercepting 3,000 pounds of marijuana the suspects were trying to smuggle into the United States by panga boat at a beach just north of the city of Santa Barbara. Early Saturday morning, the... (Continue reading)

Cattle killer sought in Santa Barbara County

Downed Cow

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s detectives are searching for a person or person who allegedly shot and killed a 3-year-old black cow and a 2-year-old Black Angus bull. [KSBY] A caretaker discovered the dead cattle on Dec. 26 while conducting a... (Continue reading)

Inmate dies on Thanksgiving in Santa Barbara County Jail

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An inmate died Thursday morning after collapsing in Santa Barbara County Jail. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office reported that the 49-year-old inmate appeared to have died of natural causes. At about 9:30 a.m., Johnny DeWitt collapsed and became unresponsive.... (Continue reading)



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