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/



Deputy shoots and kills Nipomo man after Orcutt bank robbery

A Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a Nipomo man who was fleeing after allegedly robbing a Coast Hills Credit Union at knifepoint in Orcutt. On Tuesday morning, deputies arrived at the Coast Hills Credit Union in the... (Continue reading)

Teen with knife stands off with deputies in Santa Barbara grocery aisle

An incident of teens shoplifting from a grocery store on Wednesday morphed into a police chase in and out of a supermarket and an hour-long stand off with an armed teenager. Shortly after 7 p.m., a group of juveniles were... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles men seek sex-for-cocaine deal and underage prostitute

During a prostitution sting in Santa Maria, two Paso Robles men offered cocaine in exchange for sex while another one, who is 61 years old, sought a sexual act with a minor, according to the Santa Barbara County Sherriff’s Office.... (Continue reading)

Nipomo woman arrested after wild cross-county chase

A Nipomo woman transporting a wanted suspect led several law enforcement agencies on a high-speed chase Thursday that started and ended in Santa Barbara County and traversed southern San Luis Obispo County. Though officers arrested the driver and another suspect,... (Continue reading)

Woman shoots and kills pit bull in Orcutt dog attack

An Orcutt woman shot and killed one of two pit bulls early Thursday morning that had broke into her property and attacked her German Shepherd. [KSBY] Authorities say the pit bull mixes broke through two fences on Rosalie Drive in... (Continue reading)

Suspect allegedly beats a man with guitar for appearing gay

A hate crime suspect allegedly attacked a man with a guitar in Santa Barbara County on April because he believed the victim was gay. The victim suffered a serious injury in the attack, during which the suspect was shouting a... (Continue reading)

Serial church burglar caught in Goleta

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies tracked down a man formerly of Boston, Massachusetts who they say broke into three churches in Goleta. The burglar had a habit of shattering windows in order to get inside churches. On Sunday morning, an... (Continue reading)

Burglar breaks into home being fumigated, steals wedding rings

A Lompoc man broke into a Santa Ynez home while it was being fumigated and stole several firearms, a large amount of jewelry and heirlooms, including deceased relatives’ wedding rings, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. The burglar... (Continue reading)

Woman sexually assaulted in her sleep in Isla Vista

A man broke into a woman’s Isla Vista home on Saturday and sexually assaulted her in her sleep, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. Shortly after 5 a.m., a woman awoke to an unknown man fondling her in... (Continue reading)

Man arrested for Orcutt saloon murder, wife arrested too

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man who was shot and killed early Saturday morning in the back parking lot of Elmer’s bar in Old Town Orcutt. Sheriff’s officials also announced they arrested the murder suspect, as... (Continue reading)