Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Barbara Police Department’

British national arrested for making bomb threat at Bank of America in Santa Barbara

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Police officers arrested a British national with the surname Paradise for allegedly making a bomb threat at a Bank of America branch in Santa Barbara on Thursday.  Shortly before 2 p.m., a man reportedly walked into the... (Continue reading)

Two men arrested over crash that killed scooter driver in Santa Barbara

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Police arrested two men over an alleged hit-and-run in which a vehicle struck and killed a motor scooter driver in Santa Barbara over the weekend. [KSBY] Shortly before 2 a.m. on Saturday, the driver of a vehicle... (Continue reading)

Motor scooter driver killed in Santa Barbara crash

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A motor scooter driver died after colliding with a vehicle in Santa Barbara early Saturday morning. [KSBY] Shortly before 2 a.m., the driver crashed at the intersection of E. Cota and Santa Barbara streets. Officers arrived at... (Continue reading)

Woman’s dead body found in Santa Barbara creek

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Police are investigating the death of a woman whose dead body was found in a Santa Barbara creek on Monday, according to police. At about 9 a.m, a 911 caller reported a possibly deceased person in Mission... (Continue reading)

Man hospitalized after spotted down near Santa Barbara train tracks

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A man spotted on the ground near railroad tracks in Santa Barbara Thursday morning led to the abrupt stop of an Amtrak train and responders transporting the person to the hospital. [KCOY] It is unclear if the... (Continue reading)

Police searching for Santa Barbara bank robber

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Police are searching for a man who robbed a bank in Santa Barbara on Friday.  Shortly before noon, a man wearing a mask entered the First Bank branch at 3304 State Street and demanded money. The teller... (Continue reading)

Man sentenced to eight years for TV Hill arson in Santa Barbara

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A judge sentenced an alleged serial arsonist to eight years in prison for starting a hillside fire in Santa Barbara in 2021 that damaged two homes, threatened the KEYT newsroom and led to hundreds of residents evacuating.... (Continue reading)

SLO County suspect tries to swim away from Santa Barbara police

A man with a warrant out for his arrest in San Luis Obispo County allegedly stole a vehicle from a Ventura car dealership and was tracked down by police in Santa Barbara. Officers arrested the suspect, but not before he... (Continue reading)

Gay man attacked in Santa Barbara

In what is being deemed a hate crime, a Santa Barbara man punched an openly gay man in the face on State Street last week. The victim suffered a black eye and a concussion. [KCOY] On Oct. 4, Richard Schiwietz,... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara police officer headed to jail for fraud

A 28-year-old Santa Barbara police officer was sentenced Friday to 120 days in jail for workers compensation fraud, according to Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley Jacob Finerty pled to four counts of felony workers’ compensation fraud. Following... (Continue reading)