Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Barbara Police Department’




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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)

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)



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