Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office’


With its roots embedded in Spanish California, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has always been a reflection of the community it serves. Founded in 1850, it stands with the oldest law enforcement agencies in the state of California.

We, the members of your Sheriff’s Office, are responsible for enforcing the laws, upholding the Constitutions, and providing custody and court services.
We are committed to enhancing the quality of life through effective partnerships, protecting persons and property, while serving as role models to our community.

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Gay man attacked by mob of juveniles

Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies are looking for a group of six to 10 juveniles who violently beat two men at Estero Park in Isla Vista on Saturday evening. During the attack, the suspects made derogatory remarks about one of... (Continue reading)

Solvang man threatens to shoot victim, meet in the afterlife

A 57-year-old Solvang man pointed a loaded handgun at a person’s head while making threats on Friday morning. An intoxicated Timothy Johnson also posted plans on Facebook to see his victim in the afterlife, according to the Santa Barbara County... (Continue reading)

Man attacked Chumash security guard before being shot and killed

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man shot and killed by a Chumash Casino security guard early Tuesday morning as a Santa Barbara resident who was permanently banned from the casino property. Prior to being shot and... (Continue reading)

Lompoc kidnapper allegedly forced victim to marry him in Vegas

Surveillance footage shows that during this week’s kidnapping escapade Joseph Hetzel forced Virginia Paris to marry him inside a Las Vegas wedding chapel. [KCOY] Paris’s daughter, Melissa Villabla, said Hetzel forced Paris to marry him in exchange for allowing her... (Continue reading)

Lompoc kidnapper arrested in Las Vegas

A Lompoc man suspected of kidnapping and holding his ex-girlfriend captive for four days was arrested Tuesday in Las Vegas. On Monday evening, Joseph Hetzel, 52, released Virginia Paris, 55, in front of a hotel in Henderson, Nevada. Paris told... (Continue reading)

Abducted Lompoc woman rescued in Nevada, kidnapper on the run

Following four days in captivity in a total of three states, a Lompoc woman was rescued at a Nevada hotel. Her ex-boyfriend and alleged kidnapper remains on the run. [KSNV] On Tuesday morning, Virginia Paris, 55, called security at the... (Continue reading)

Abducted Lompoc woman spotted in Arizona with ex-boyfriend

The Lompoc man accused of abducting his ex-girlfriend in Solvang was spotted with her Sunday morning at a Starbucks in Arizona, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. After the Lompoc woman sought help from a customer in the... (Continue reading)

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)

Deputy shoots and kills Nipomo man after Orcutt bank robbery

A Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a Nipomo man who was fleeing after allegedly robbing a Coast Hills Credit Union at knifepoint in Orcutt. On Tuesday morning, deputies arrived at the Coast Hills Credit Union in the... (Continue reading)

Teen with knife stands off with deputies in Santa Barbara grocery aisle

An incident of teens shoplifting from a grocery store on Wednesday morphed into a police chase in and out of a supermarket and an hour-long stand off with an armed teenager. Shortly after 7 p.m., a group of juveniles were... (Continue reading)



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