Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Maria Police Department’




Santa Maria man arrested for shooting 15-year-old girl

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Police arrested a Santa Maria man on Tuesday for a drive-by shooting that wounded a 15-year-old girl earlier this year.  At approximately 3:15 a.m. on Feb. 1, a 911 caller reported a shooting in the 800 block... (Continue reading)

Pedestrian struck and killed in Santa Maria

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A driver struck and killed a male pedestrian in Santa Maria on Friday night. Shortly after 9 a.m., a caller reported a driver had hit a pedestrian in the 800 block of N. Broadway. Responders transported the... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria man allegedly robbed two children, arrested

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Maria police arrested a man who allegedly robbed two children on Tuesday. Shortly after 8 a.m., a witness reported a suspect physically assaulted and robbed two juveniles of property in the 800 block of E. Orange... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria police arrest man over multiple sexual assaults

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Maria police arrested a man last week for allegedly committing multiple sexual assaults over a span of several years.  On Jan. 18, the Santa Maria Police Department Detective Bureau served search and arrest warrants in the... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria police catch burglar, video

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Maria police early Wednesday morning caught a burglar, who has allegedly tried running away from officers in the northern Santa Barbara County City multiple times.  At approximately 4 a.m., while Santa Maria officers were working to... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria police searching for missing teen

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Maria police officers are asking the public for help with locating a missing teenage girl.  Investigators are not aware of any possible whereabouts of Yuliema Ambrocio Cruz, 14. Police ask that anyone who has information about... (Continue reading)

Man allegedly kills his wife in Santa Maria

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Police officers arrested a man who allegedly shot and killed his wife in Santa Maria Friday morning. This is the second time a man has killed a woman during a domestic dispute on the Central Coast this... (Continue reading)

SWAT raid leads to arrest of teen for Santa Maria murder

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Aided by two SWAT teams, Santa Maria detectives arrested a 17-year-old gang member on Wednesday for shooting and killing a 15-year-old boy earlier this month.   On Dec. 9, at about 2:25 p.m., a caller reported a... (Continue reading)

One man killed, another wounded in Santa Maria shooting

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A gunman shot two men in Santa Maria Sunday afternoon, killing one and leaving the other in critical condition.  Shortly after 4 p.m., a caller reported the shooting in the 500 block of W. Cook Street. Shortly... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria Police arrest suspects for robbing postal worker, stealing mail

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Maria Police officers on Sunday arrested a man and a woman for allegedly robbing a United States Postal Service mail carrier and then stealing residents’ mail.  On Tuesday, a suspect robbed a mail carrier at knifepoint.... (Continue reading)