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/



Man on the run in Santa Maria area

Law enforcement officers are searching for a man who fled Santa Barbara County sheriff’s detectives Tuesday evening. [KSBY] Daniel Arbayo Gil, 29, is a gang member and may be armed. Gil fled from authorities around 5 p.m. Tuesday in the... (Continue reading)

Inmate erroneously released from jail

Santa Barbara County Jail officials mistakenly released an inmate from custody on Friday. The sheriff’s office is asking the public for help in locating 24-year-old Eduardo Guzman Gonzalez. The former inmate was released from jail due to procedural errors. In... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria woman arrested for killing ex-boyfriend’s cat

Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies arrested a 43-year-old Santa Maria woman who allegedly choked and then stabbed her ex-boyfriend’s cat to death with a large kitchen knife. On the afternoon of Jan.2, Nellie Palacios, accompanied by her new boyfriend, entered... (Continue reading)

Officers shoot wrong-way driver in Santa Barbara County

A Santa Barbara County sheriff’s deputy and a California Highway Patrol officer shot and wounded a man driving a pick-up truck the wrong way in neighborhood outside of Goleta. [KCOY] Around 8 p.m. Wednesday, the CHP issued an alert about... (Continue reading)

Former deputy remains in jail on bank robbery charge

Former Santa Barbara County sheriff’s deputy Bruce Valentine will remain in San Luis Obispo County on a bank robbery charge for at least two more weeks unless he can raise $250,000 bail. [Tribune] Valentine, 70, is charged with robbing Rabobank... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara undersheriff retires amid sexting scandal

Former Santa Barbara County Undersheriff Jim Peterson exchanged more than 1,500 text messages in the last year with a female employee of the sheriff’s office in the last year, according to a claim filed earlier this month with the Santa... (Continue reading)

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)