Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Barbara Police Department’




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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)

Embattled Santa Barbara chief announces retirement

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Shortly after a serious car accident on Highway 101 that led to allegations of abuse of his position, Santa Barbara Police Chief Cam Sanchez has announced he will retire. A city of Santa Barbara news release quoted Sanchez as citing... (Continue reading)

Police dog bites officer during wedding brawl

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During a brawl at a Santa Barbara wedding on Saturday, a police K9 bit another officer. [KCOY] Shortly after 8 p.m., a transient crashed a wedding reception at the Santa Barbara Carriage and Western Art Museum at 129 Castillo Street.... (Continue reading)

Car crash prompts scrutiny of Santa Barbara chief

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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

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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

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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

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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)



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