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.

http://www.sbsheriff.org/



Deputies arrest suspect in Santa Maria tobacco shop burglary

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Department deputies arrested a suspect in a Santa Maria tobacco store burglary on Friday after receiving a tip from a witness, according to the officials. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 2 a.m., the witness watched a... (Continue reading)

Man’s body found on Santa Barbara County beach

Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies are investigation the death of a college-age man whose body was found on the beach in Isla Vista. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly after 9 a.m. on Saturday, a passerby spotted the body of a white... (Continue reading)

Man struck, killed by train in Guadalupe

A man who was reportedly sitting on railroad tracks near Guadalupe and slowly getting up while a train was approaching was struck and killed on Monday. [Cal Coast Times] At about 3 p.m., the man was on the railroad tracks... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County eradicates $2.7 million in illegal marijuana

Santa Barbara County sheriff’s detectives raided multiple illegal marijuana grow sites earlier this week and then destroyed almost $3 million of marijuana. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly after investigators arrived at a grow on the 1600 block of Santa Barbara Canyon... (Continue reading)

6 Santa Barbara County students overdose at high school

Emergency responders transported a half-dozen Lompoc area high school students to the hospital Monday after finding three of them unresponsive and determining all six were under the influence of Xanax. [Cal Coast Times] The incident concluded with deputies arresting one... (Continue reading)

Woman falls off Isla Vista balcony, lands in ocean

A female Santa Barbara City College student, who may have been intoxicated, fell off a balcony above an Isla Vista cliff Friday night and landed in the water below. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before midnight, a caller reported a 20-year-old... (Continue reading)

Teen returns purse with $10,000 inside

A 16-year-old teen turned a black purse he found with $10,000 inside to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies said the teen makes them feel good about humanity. [Cal Coast Times] On Wednesday, Rhami Zeini was walking home from... (Continue reading)

New homeowner finds decomposing body in backyard

A man raking leaves in his backyard found a decomposing body lying on the outside of his chain-link fence on the 1500 block of Clearview Road in Santa Barbara on Friday afternoon. [Cal Coast Times] About two weeks ago, Dave... (Continue reading)

Father and son missing after allegedly setting sail from Goleta to Hawaii

A 68-year-old father and his 14-year-old son who were thought to be sailing from Goleta to Hawaii have gone missing. [Cal Coast Times] In June, Gerald “Storm” Talifero and his son Adagio “Dag” Talifero presumably set sail from the Goleta... (Continue reading)

Agitated man attacks neighbor, then fires shots

A resident of New Cuyama in northeastern Santa Barbara County broke up his neighbor’s pool game Sunday night, became violent and then fired gunshots outside the home, before being arrested, according to the  Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. [Cal Coast Times]... (Continue reading)