Articles Tagged With ‘Goleta’




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Goleta man slices victim’s fingers with a machete

Following an argument Friday night, a Goleta man badly sliced a 51-year-old male’s fingers using a machete, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s officials say the attacker and the victim were acquaintances. The attack occurred shortly before... (Continue reading)

Goleta man dies during dirt bike trip near Pozo

Search and rescue personnel found a 57-year-old Goleta man dead after he was reported missing while dirt biking near Pozo on Sunday. Joseph Dean Echavarria appears to have died of natural causes, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s... (Continue reading)

Serial church burglar caught in Goleta

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies tracked down a man formerly of Boston, Massachusetts who they say broke into three churches in Goleta. The burglar had a habit of shattering windows in order to get inside churches. On Sunday morning, an... (Continue reading)

Shopper seriously injured in Goleta Trader Joe’s accident

An elderly man drove his car through the front door of Trader Joe’s in Goleta Saturday morning injuring three people, including one with major injuries, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. Shortly before 10 a.m., an 85-year-old man... (Continue reading)

Undercover investigation nets 20 pounds of meth

Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies arrested two Goleta men after they attempted to sell the officers more than twenty pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of $729,600, according to a sheriff’s department press release. Late last month, investigators from... (Continue reading)

Thieves snatching catalytic converters in Santa Barbara County

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents that thieves are targeting vehicles’ catalytic converters, which the crooks break down to obtain precious metals. Thieves then sell the metals, which include platinum, palladium and rhodium. Catalytic converters are emissions-control... (Continue reading)

Goleta prostitution sting nets 20 arrests

In a prostitution sting conducted at an undisclosed hotel in Goleta on July 7 and 8, Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies arrested 20 men for soliciting sex or participating in prostitution, sheriff officials announced. Detectives placed online advertisements on backpage.com,... (Continue reading)

Goleta man arrested for killing Chihuahua he adopted

Within 50 days of adopting a 1-year-old Chihuahua, a 21-year-old Goleta man killed the dog, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. Detectives arrested the man on Tuesday. Animal rights activists have said the Chihuahua was kicked, strangled and... (Continue reading)

Man accused of adopting dog, then killing it

A man adopted a two-year-old chihuahua named Floyd from the Santa Barbara County animal shelter, then killed the dog, animal rescue activists say. The chihuahua was kicked, strangled and possibly drowned, according to the Animal Rescue Team, a Santa Ynez... (Continue reading)

Bear wanders into Goleta council member’s yard

Goleta City Council Member Paula Perotte woke up Wednesday morning to find a black bear in her backyard. Perotte snapped a photo of the bear peering into her home as her dog stared back at the black, furry animal. The... (Continue reading)



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