Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Barbara County’




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Santa Maria jail to close due to budget cuts

As part of major budget cuts, Santa Barbara County is closing the Santa Maria jail.  [KCOY] The move will force law enforcement officers in Northern Santa Barbara County to transport suspects down to Santa Barbara... (Continue reading)

Lompoc man missing more than two weeks after heading to Las Vegas

More than two weeks after a 27-year-old man departed his Lompoc home to visit a relative in Las Vegas, he is still missing and law enforcement officials are unsure as to his whereabouts. Zacharey “Tayler”... (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... (Continue reading)

Wrong-way driver dies after slamming into big-rig on Highway 101

An elderly Santa Maria man driving the wrong way on Highway 101 crashed head-on into a semi-truck Tuesday night near Los Alamos. The crashed killed the wrong-way driver and sent his van tumbling into the... (Continue reading)

Thief snatches puppy from Santa Maria animal shelter

An unidentified man was caught last week on surveillance video grabbing a puppy from the Santa Maria animal shelter and tossing the dog over a fence. The suspect then hopped the fence, chased after the... (Continue reading)

Woman burns to death near Santa Maria mental health clinic

A woman burned to death in Santa Maria on Sunday near a Santa Barbara County mental health clinic. At about 12:48 p.m., Santa Maria police received a call about a person on fire in the... (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... (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... (Continue reading)

Former coach gets probation for disputed act of child molestation

A former Santa Maria youth basketball coach, who was accused of molesting a teenage girl over multiple years, received a five-year probation sentence and was set free from jail on Monday. The alleged victim in... (Continue reading)

Hit-and-run suspects beat up Santa Barbara sheriff’s deputy

Two men who were allegedly involved in a DUI hit-and-run beat up a Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputy who tried to arrest them early Wednesday morning. The suspects sent the deputy to the emergency room... (Continue reading)



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