2018 Press Releases

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Eduardo Robles Robles, age 29, will face life in prison as a result of being found guilty, as charged, of premeditated and deliberate first-degree murder of Selina Bustos on June 15, 2012.

On April 19, 2018, Sheriff's detectives assigned to the Special Investigations Bureau (SIB) concluded an investigation into an alleged heroin dealer operating out of Montecito.

At approximately 3:45 p.m. today, April 21, 2018, Sheriff's deputies assigned to the Lompoc Valley station were on patrol when they observed known felon, 28-year-old Sean Delorean Saggese, driving a white 1988 Honda Civic in the area of HWY 1 and Purisma Road.

The following is a comment from Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley regarding the Press Release distributed earlier today by the Junior League of Santa Barbara

On-site support will now be available at the Montecito Center for Preparedness, Recovery and Rebuilding, for small businesses economically impacted by the Thomas Fire and/or 1/9 Debris Flow.

Apoyo ahora estará disponible en el Centro de Preparación, Recuperación y Reconstrucción de Montecito para pequeñas empresas económicamente afectadas por el Incendio Thomas y/o el flujo de escombros del 9 de enero.

First Responders from public safety agencies across Santa Barbara County know more about how to communicate with people who have autism after attending an important training yesterday, April 18, 2018, at CenCal Health in Santa Barbara.

At approximately 9:00 a.m. today, April 18, 2018, Sheriff's deputies assigned to the Santa Ynez Valley made a routine traffic stop at Sanja Cota and Casino Drive near the Chumash Casino. During the contact, deputies observed a handgun and ammunition in plain view in the car.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that on April 18, 2018, Lynn Gay Hogan, age 48, pled guilty to felony charges of theft of public funds, forgery, and conspiracy, all occurring between May 27, 2008 and July 25, 2017.

Mighty Dog May offers all Santa Barbara County dog owners the opportunity to get their small but mighty companion, under 30 pounds, spayed or neutered, rabies vaccinated, and licensed, all for just $75.