Articles Tagged With ‘Goleta’




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)

Santa Barbara taxicab driver carjacked at knife point

Santa Barbara County sheriff deputies are looking for a man who used a knife while carjacking a taxi early Saturday morning, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department Shortly after 1 a.m., the suspect hailed a cab on State... (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)

Central Coast bank robber sentenced

A Bakersfield man who recently robbed two Central Coast banks received a 14-year prison sentence on Thursday. [KSBY] Johnie Dean Arnold robbed a Union Bank in Goleta on Nov. 2 and a Heritage Oaks Bank in San Luis Obispo on... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay man leads CHP on wild cross-county chase

A Morro Bay man led California Highway Patrol officers on a chase across both San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties that ended with him hanging off a cliff and clinging to a knife. Officers captured Trevor Michael Crain, but... (Continue reading)

Monarch Grove robber also suspected in Goleta robbery

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s detectives are trying to determine whether the man who robbed the Monarch Grove Winery on Sunday also robbed a Goleta CVS late that night. Around noon Sunday, a robber wearing an old man mask, an Elvis... (Continue reading)

Suspect in Goleta police chase falls on his knife

A Goleta man repeatedly stabbed himself in the chest and neck Thursday, but he survived with help from officers who were trying to arrest him. David Rosales Medina, 37, led California Highway Patrol officers on a chase that began on... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara doctor convicted of drug trafficking

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)