Articles Tagged With ‘Montecito’

Elderly woman killed in murder-for-hire in Montecito, suspects arrested

By KAREN VEIE Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown announced on Thursday the arrests of four people suspected of participating in a murder-for-hire scheme that led to the death of a 96-year-old Montecito woman. On May 22, 2022, a caretaker... (Continue reading)

Man allegedly killed wife in Montecito, arrested at the border

By KAREN VELIE The man suspected of the 2022 hit-and-run murder of his wife in Montecito turned himself in at the U.S.–Mexico border, the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday. Jose Roberto MunozSanchez, 39, of Oxnard was arraigned... (Continue reading)

Rattlesnake bites woman on Santa Barbara County trail

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A helicopter airlifted a female hiker to the hospital after a rattlesnake bit her while she was walking her dog on a Santa Barbara County trail Saturday morning. [KCOY] The rattlesnake bit the 26-year-old woman on the... (Continue reading)

LA County firefighter’s body found in Santa Barbara County

A body found in a Santa Barbara County canyon last week has been identified as that of a missing Los Angeles County Fire Department captain. [Cal Coast Times] On Friday, deputies found an SUV registered to Wayne Habell, 43, near... (Continue reading)

Fraudulent Facebook and Twitter scheme lands Montecito man in jail

FBI agents arrested a Montecito resident on Wednesday for allegedly running several fraudulent investment schemes, one related to Facebook and Twitter stock. [Cal Coast Times] Efstratios “Elias” Argyropoulos, 71, operated two Santa Barbara investment services firms – Prima Capital and... (Continue reading)

Search crews find 21st victim of Montecito mudslides

With the help of rescue dogs, searchers in Montecito found the body of woman lost during the deadly mudslides on Saturday morning, putting the number of fatalities at 21 with two people still missing. [Cal Coast Times] At about 10... (Continue reading)

Five people die in Central Coast flooding and mudslides

  Flooding and mudslides killed at least five people in the Montecito area overnight, as a storm ravaged the Santa Barbara County community days after the Thomas Fire swept through its neighborhoods. The storm trapped numerous residents in or around... (Continue reading)

Cold case probe leads to arrest for 1988 Montecito murder

Twenty-eight years following the murder of a 46-year-old Montecito man, cold case detectives used DNA evidence to identify the suspect. Detectives then located the man inside a Florida jail. Larry Lon Lee, 52, is now facing extradition to Santa Barbara... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbra County fire fueled by Santa Ana winds

In the hills above Montecito in Santa Barbara County, a more than 65-acre brush fire is spreading rapidly as northeast winds reach 20 mph with gusts of up to 40 mph. At about 5:15 a.m., the blaze broke out near... (Continue reading)

Randy and Evi Quaid facing extradition

The Santa Barbara District Attorney’s Office is working to extradite actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi Quaid to face charges of felony vandalism. In 2010, the couple fled to Canada after they were charged with breaking into a Montecito... (Continue reading)