Posts Tagged ‘Santa Barbara Police Department’

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Car crash prompts scrutiny of Santa Barbara chief


Santa Barbara Police Chief Cam Sanchez survived a serious car accident on Highway 101, but the crash has raised questions about the chief’s use of public resources. [KEYT] Last Friday morning, Sanchez was driving a city-owned SUV to Los Angeles... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara police fined by state agency


A state agency has fined the city of Santa Barbara and its police department for health and safety violations found at the department’s headquarters. [KCOY] The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) slapped the city with nearly $8,000... (Continue reading)

Car thieves caught in SLO, Santa Barbara


Both San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara police arrested alleged car thieves over the weekend. A suspect who allegedly stole a car in Santa Barbara was also arrested in Oxnard following a police chase. Around 3:15 p.m. on Sunday, San... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara doctor convicted of drug trafficking

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A Santa Barbara-area physician who wrote numerous prescriptions for powerful painkillers, such as OxyContin, for “patients” – many of whom were drug addicts, and some of whom died from drug overdoses – was convicted Friday of 79 drug trafficking charges,... (Continue reading)

Crazy taxi driver accused of grand theft auto


A 20-year-old Santa Barbara man managed to steal a taxi from the home of its driver, but the thief’s reckless driving quickly led to his arrest. [KEYT] On Sunday afternoon, taxi driver Ron Goodman was in his Santa Barbara home... (Continue reading)

Are visitors safe inside motel rooms?

A 31-year-old man allegedly broke into a Santa Barbara motel room and sexually assaulted a female tourist. [KSBY] At about 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, Felipe Martinez Gallegos allegedly used a key that was not returned from a previous stay at... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara police target law-breaking bicyclists

Santa Barbara police cracked down on bicyclists who disobey traffic laws this week and issued a total of 69 citations in a two-day span. [KEYT] On Tuesday and Wednesday, a team of motorcycle officers placed themselves in locations where bicyclists... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara man allegedly beat woman to death

A 39-year-old Santa Barbara man allegedly beat to death a woman with whom he has a two-year-old child. [KSBY] At around 1:40 p.m., Santa Barbara police arrived at an apartment complex in the 500 block of W. Los Olivos Street... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara settles police brutality case

The Santa Barbara City Council agreed to pay a man $120,000 in a police brutality case that was settled out of court in just one of two cases filed against an officer who has since left the force. In 2011,... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara buyback nets more than 200 guns

Santa Barbara police collected nearly 240 guns Saturday in exchange for Vons gift cards and cash. [KEYT] The police department held the city’s first gun buyback program in conjunction with The Coalition Against Gun Violence. Event organizers planned to exchange... (Continue reading)

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