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/



Santa Maria woman found dead in car

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies discovered a Santa Maria woman in her 60s dead in a car last week. [KEYT] Deputies found the woman’s body Wednesday night in Waller Park just outside the Santa Maria city limits. Investigators have not... (Continue reading)

Body discovered in Carpenteria Salt Marsh

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a suspicious death after a passerby found a man’s body in the Carpenteria Salt Marsh Saturday. [KEYT] A person walking in the area discovered the body around 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Witnesses spotted responders... (Continue reading)

Correctional officer arrested for fraud and theft

Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies arrested a correctional officer for insurance fraud and grand theft for allegedly collecting more than $60,000 in workers’ compensation benefits he was not entitled to receive. In November 2012, James Levice Davis Junious, 33, injured... (Continue reading)

Man murdered in Guadalupe shot multiple times

A 37-year-old Santa Maria man who was found dead in Guadalupe on Aug. 19 died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office. A farm worker found Javier Alcantar Limon near West Main Street. His body was... (Continue reading)

Body found near Guadalupe Beach

UPDATE: The man found dead in Guadalupe Tuesday was the victim of a murder. Santa Barbara County sheriff officials said he was an Hispanic man from Santa Barbara County. ORIGINAL: The body of a man was discovered in an area... (Continue reading)

Four people murdered in Goleta

UPDATE: Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies arrested a 46-year-old man who is suspected of murdering four people and a dog in Goleta. The victims died from multiple stab wounds. A press conference planned for Tuesday morning was canceled to provide... (Continue reading)

Alleged Utah child molester caught in Lompoc

A man who fled the state of Utah in 2012 after allegedly sexually abusing a child had been living in Santa Barbara County. [KEYT] Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jose Luis Coronado, 52, Friday. Coronado is accused aggravated sexual... (Continue reading)

Lompoc police officer arrested

A Lompoc Police Department sergeant was arrested Friday for allegedly making criminal threats and vandalism. He was the second Lompoc police officer arrested this year. Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies arrested Sgt. Joseph Stetz following a dispute at his home... (Continue reading)

Los Osos man among Santa Barbara murder victims

Santa Barbara County Sheriff officials have identified three of the victims of Friday’s killing spree as students at the University of California, Santa Barbara: Christopher Michaels-Martinez, 20, of Los Osos; Katherine Breann Cooper, 22, of Chino Hills and Veronika Elizabeth... (Continue reading)

Body of UCSB student found on Isla Vista beach

A bicyclist spotted the body of a 20-year-old UCSB student lying on a beach beneath an Isla Vista cliff Sunday morning. [KEYT] Emergency responders arrived shortly after 7 a.m. Sunday and ruled Sierra Markee-Winkler dead at the scene. Investigators are... (Continue reading)