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/



Sheriff deputy turned bank robber?

The 70-year-old Paso Robles man arrested Wednesday for robbing a Cambria bank was a former Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputy. [KCOY] From 1969 to 1977, Bruce Valentine served as a deputy before leaving the department because of a non-service related... (Continue reading)

Nipomo man stabbed and robbed

Suspects in the stabbing of a Nipomo man led officers on a high-speed chase from Santa Barbara County to Grover Beach Wednesday night. Shortly after midnight Wednesday morning, the Nipomo man entered the Chumash Casino Resort lobby and said that... (Continue reading)

Carpinteria man fakes carjacking

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s arrested a Carpenteria man on Sunday afternoon for allegedly faking a carjacking and driving under the influence. At about 2:30 p.m., Troy Ostboe, 50, called 911 to report his Porsche had been hijacked and that his wife... (Continue reading)

Deputies shoot handcuffed Cayucos man

Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies shot a handcuffed Cayucos man who was trying to escape on Sunday night critically wounding the suspect. Shortly before 8 p.m., deputies responding to a report of trespassing found Jeremy Leon Bordegaray, 29, inside the... (Continue reading)

Buellton man arrested for secretly videotaping women undressing

A woman using a restroom at a senior living facility in Solvang was stunned to discover she was being videotaped via a cell phone hidden in the ventilation system. Santa Barbara Sheriff deputies discovered the phone, which had videos of... (Continue reading)

$12 million in marijuana discovered on ranch

Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies eradicated approximately 4,000 marijuana plants, valued at $12 million, from private property between the cities of Lompoc and Buellton. The owner of the property noticed that individuals had trespassed on his property and were diverting... (Continue reading)

Sheriff deputies charged with assault

The Santa Barbara County District Attorney filed assault charges against two deputies who work in the jail for allegedly beating an inmate. On June 17, deputies Robert Kirsch, 30, and Christopher Johnson, 28, allegedly assaulted Charles Alonzo Owens, an inmate... (Continue reading)

News anchor Paula Lopez arrested for public intoxication

Veteran KEYT news anchorwoman Paula Lopez was arrested Monday afternoon near her Santa Barbara home on suspicion of public intoxication. [Noozhawk] Lopez, 48, was taken into custody by Santa Barbara County sheriff’s deputies on North San Marcos Road at Via... (Continue reading)

White Fire forces over 2,000 campers to evacuate

Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies told between 2,000 to 3,000 campers they had to change their Memorial Day weekend plans and evacuate campgrounds in the Los Padres National Forest because of a wildfire. The wind-fueled White Fire, which is burning... (Continue reading)

Predator Karsai at home in Santa Barbara County

A sexually violent predator has been released from a state hospital and will live in northern Santa Barbara County. (Santa Maria Times) Tibor Karsai, 60, had been incarcerated at Coalinga State Hospital and now will live in a motor home... (Continue reading)