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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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... (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... (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,... (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... (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.... (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... (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.,... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles men seek sex-for-cocaine deal and underage prostitute

During a prostitution sting in Santa Maria, two Paso Robles men offered cocaine in exchange for sex while another one, who is 61 years old, sought a sexual act with a minor, according to the... (Continue reading)

Nipomo woman arrested after wild cross-county chase

A Nipomo woman transporting a wanted suspect led several law enforcement agencies on a high-speed chase Thursday that started and ended in Santa Barbara County and traversed southern San Luis Obispo County. Though officers arrested... (Continue reading)

Woman shoots and kills pit bull in Orcutt dog attack

An Orcutt woman shot and killed one of two pit bulls early Thursday morning that had broke into her property and attacked her German Shepherd. [KSBY] Authorities say the pit bull mixes broke through two... (Continue reading)



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