Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Barbara Police Department’




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SLO County suspect tries to swim away from Santa Barbara police

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A man with a warrant out for his arrest in San Luis Obispo County allegedly stole a vehicle from a Ventura car dealership and was tracked down by police in Santa Barbara. Officers arrested the suspect, but not before he... (Continue reading)

Gay man attacked in Santa Barbara

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In what is being deemed a hate crime, a Santa Barbara man punched an openly gay man in the face on State Street last week. The victim suffered a black eye and a concussion. [KCOY] On Oct. 4, Richard Schiwietz,... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara police officer headed to jail for fraud

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A 28-year-old Santa Barbara police officer was sentenced Friday to 120 days in jail for workers compensation fraud, according to Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley Jacob Finerty pled to four counts of felony workers’ compensation fraud. Following... (Continue reading)

Man dies minutes after being booked in Santa Barbara County Jail

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A 56-year-old Santa Barbara man died about 40 minutes after arriving at the county jail. Police had just arrested the man for being under the influence of drugs. At approximately 12:30 a.m., Santa Barbara police officers responding to a domestic... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara officer stops racially-charged knife attack

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A Hispanic man attacked an African American homeless man with a knife while yelling racial slurs Tuesday evening in Santa Barbara. After an off-duty officer broke up the incident, the attacker told police that he thought the homeless man had... (Continue reading)

Mexican citizen arrested for 2010 Santa Barbara murder

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A Mexican citizen whom United States Border Patrol agents recently arrested in an Arizona desert is now in Santa Barbara County Jail on a murder charge. The murder suspect allegedly fled to Mexico after stabbing to death a 36-year-old Santa... (Continue reading)

Pedestrian killed in collision with Santa Barbara officer

An off-duty Santa Barbara police lieutenant struck and killed a man who was walking in the fast lane on Highway 101 Tuesday night. The officer tried to avoid the collision, according to the California Highway Patrol. [KCOY] At approximately 10:30... (Continue reading)

Online threat of Santa Barbara school shooting

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The Santa Barbara Police Department and county sheriff’s office, as well as the FBI, are investigating a threat posted anonymously on a blog or chat room. The threat states the online commenter is considering carrying out a shooting in a... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara doctor sentenced to over 27 years in prison

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A Santa Barbara physician who wrote prescriptions for highly dangerous and addictive drugs for his “patients” – many of whom were drug addicts, and some of whom died from drug overdoses – was sentenced Monday to 327 months in federal... (Continue reading)

Suspects hide out in Santa Barbara restaurant bathroom

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A pair of suspected car thieves led police on a chase before fleeing the vehicle and barricading themselves in men’s bathroom at the La Salsa Fresh Mexican Grill on State Street in Santa Barbara. At about 8:30 a.m., an officer... (Continue reading)



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