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/



Cal Poly student found dead following spring break party

Officials with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s department have identified the body of a young women whose fully clothed body was found in the ocean off a Santa Barbara beach as an 18-year-old Cal Poly student. Giselle Esme Ayala of... (Continue reading)

Officers seize shotgun from motorcycle gang members

Officers from three different agencies searched the San Luis Obispo County homes of five members of an outlaw motorcycle gang Wednesday, who were arrested last month for carrying concealed handguns on their bikes. [Tribune] The arrests occurred during a traffic... (Continue reading)

Body found in U-Haul parked in Orcutt

Three Santa Maria men are in jail on murder charges after police discovered a body inside a U-Haul truck parked in an Orcutt residential neighborhood. [Santa Maria Times] Santa Maria police received a tip from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s... (Continue reading)

SLO County outlaw motorcyclists arrested for carrying guns

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Gang Enforcement Unit arrested five members of an outlaw San Luis Obispo County motorcycle gang Friday evening for carrying concealed handguns. [KSBY] Around 8 p.m. Friday, law enforcement pulled over two motorcyclists near the intersection... (Continue reading)

$1 million in pot discovered at Vandenberg Air Force Base

The United States Air Force received a million dollar donation Thursday in marijuana. [Lompoc Record] Vandenberg Air Force Base personnel discovered an overturned panga boat and at least $1 million of marijuana around 1 p.m. Thursday just north of Wall... (Continue reading)

KEYT anchor’s disappearance blamed on medical condition

Family members of Santa Barbara KEYT anchor Paula Lopez, who went missing Wednesday morning and was later found, said she was listed as “at risk” because of a medical condition. Lopez, 48, who is married to a Superior Court judge,... (Continue reading)

TV anchor Paula Lopez at home

The family of Santa Barbara TV anchor Paula Lopez, who went missing Wednesday morning and was later found, are refusing to elaborate on how she went missing. Lopez, 48, who is married to a Superior Court judge, anchors for KEYT-TV... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande 13-year-old flees police at 100 miles per hour

An Arroyo Grande 13-year-old fled Santa Barbara County sheriff’s deputies in a stolen vehicle Wednesday night at speeds up to 100 miles per hour. [KCOY] The 13-year-old driver, along with a 51-year-old passenger, initially fled the deputies around 9:45 p.m.... (Continue reading)

Man shot, killed by Santa Maria police

A man chased by authorities through the streets of Santa Maria died of multiple gunshot wounds Tuesday night after investigators say he confronted a police officer with a gun. (KCOY) It was another in a string of officer-involved shootings in... (Continue reading)

Witness disputes officer’s account of Los Alamos shooting

The woman whose boyfriend was shot three times in the chest after she called 911 to report he had a knife is disputing the California Highway Patrol officer’s account of the event. [KCOY] CHP officials said the officer was responding... (Continue reading)