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/



Woman falls off Isla Vista balcony, lands in ocean

A female Santa Barbara City College student, who may have been intoxicated, fell off a balcony above an Isla Vista cliff Friday night and landed in the water below. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before midnight, a caller reported a 20-year-old... (Continue reading)

Teen returns purse with $10,000 inside

A 16-year-old teen turned a black purse he found with $10,000 inside to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies said the teen makes them feel good about humanity. [Cal Coast Times] On Wednesday, Rhami Zeini was walking home from... (Continue reading)

New homeowner finds decomposing body in backyard

A man raking leaves in his backyard found a decomposing body lying on the outside of his chain-link fence on the 1500 block of Clearview Road in Santa Barbara on Friday afternoon. [Cal Coast Times] About two weeks ago, Dave... (Continue reading)

Father and son missing after allegedly setting sail from Goleta to Hawaii

A 68-year-old father and his 14-year-old son who were thought to be sailing from Goleta to Hawaii have gone missing. [Cal Coast Times] In June, Gerald “Storm” Talifero and his son Adagio “Dag” Talifero presumably set sail from the Goleta... (Continue reading)

Agitated man attacks neighbor, then fires shots

A resident of New Cuyama in northeastern Santa Barbara County broke up his neighbor’s pool game Sunday night, became violent and then fired gunshots outside the home, before being arrested, according to the  Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. [Cal Coast Times]... (Continue reading)

Nipomo men accused of committing Santa Maria murder

A pair of brothers living in Nipomo are alleged to have committed a murder in Santa Maria early Saturday morning in which a 49-year-old man was shot and stabbed to death. One of the brothers, who is currently on the... (Continue reading)

Gay man attacked by mob of juveniles

Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies are looking for a group of six to 10 juveniles who violently beat two men at Estero Park in Isla Vista on Saturday evening. During the attack, the suspects made derogatory remarks about one of... (Continue reading)

Solvang man threatens to shoot victim, meet in the afterlife

A 57-year-old Solvang man pointed a loaded handgun at a person’s head while making threats on Friday morning. An intoxicated Timothy Johnson also posted plans on Facebook to see his victim in the afterlife, according to the Santa Barbara County... (Continue reading)

Man attacked Chumash security guard before being shot and killed

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man shot and killed by a Chumash Casino security guard early Tuesday morning as a Santa Barbara resident who was permanently banned from the casino property. Prior to being shot and... (Continue reading)

Lompoc kidnapper allegedly forced victim to marry him in Vegas

Surveillance footage shows that during this week’s kidnapping escapade Joseph Hetzel forced Virginia Paris to marry him inside a Las Vegas wedding chapel. [KCOY] Paris’s daughter, Melissa Villabla, said Hetzel forced Paris to marry him in exchange for allowing her... (Continue reading)