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.

Hit-and-run driver allegedly kills worker in Goleta

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a driver who allegedly struck and killed a maintenance worker in Goleta on Wednesday, then fled the scene.  Shortly after 3 p.m., a vehicle struck a person on Storke Road by... (Continue reading)

Deputies thwart fentanyl smuggling attempt at Santa Barbara County Jail

  By JOSH FRIEDMAN Custody deputies thwarted a fentanyl smuggling attempt this week at Santa Barbara County’s Northern Branch Jail in Santa Maria. On Tuesday, deputies initiated an investigation into suspected contraband in an intake cell at the jail. During... (Continue reading)

Two victims stabbed in Isla Vista, suspects get away

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a pair of suspects who managed to evade capture after a stabbing in Isla Vista over the weekend that left two victims in the hospital.  Shortly after midnight, a... (Continue reading)

Deputies stop Santa Barbara jail escape attempt

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s custody deputies thwarted an escape attempt at the county’s Main Jail on Monday night. Shortly before 9 p.m., deputies observed five unescorted inmates in an unauthorized area of the jail. The custody deputies... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County deputies searching for alleged burglar with knife

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a suspect who intruded on a residential property in Summerland Tuesday morning while allegedly armed with a knife. Shortly after 9 a.m., a 911 caller reported a male intruder... (Continue reading)

Man and woman caught with drugs and guns in Goleta

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A traffic stop in Goleta early Thursday morning led to the arrest of a man and woman on numerous drug and weapon charges. Shortly after 1:30 a.m., a Goleta patrol deputy attempted to stop a vehicle for... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County deputies searching for wallet thieves

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help identifying several suspects who allegedly stole unsuspecting females’ wallets while they were shopping at Albertsons in Goleta. Officials are also warning the public to be... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County detectives arrest four suspects for attempted murder

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Sheriff’s detectives arrested four suspects on Wednesday on attempted murder charges over a fight in unincorporated Santa Barbara last week that left a man hospitalized with serious injuries.  At about 3:30 p.m. on June 2, a fight... (Continue reading)

Feds indict Central Coast men for selling fentanyl that caused jailhouse death

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Federal officials on Tuesday announced the indictments of two inmates at the Santa Barbara County Northern Branch Jail for allegedly causing the death of one inmate and serious injury to another through fentanyl. In the span of... (Continue reading)

UCSB student dies from fentanyl exposure at Deltopia

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A UC Santa Barbara student died this week after reportedly being exposed to fentanyl at last weekend’s Deltopia event in Isla Vista.  Jude Quirinale, a third-year physics student from Monterey, suffered an overdose during the annual unsanctioned... (Continue reading)