2018 Press Releases

At approximately 11:15 p.m. last night, October 1, 2018, two unknown suspects, one wearing a black mask, robbed the 7-Eleven convenience store located in the 5300 block of Hollister Avenue in Goleta.

At approximately 3:00 p.m. today, October 1, 2018, an adult male was on the railroad tracks near Pacheco and 12 Streets near Guadalupe when he was struck by an Amtrak passenger train that was headed northbound.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that she was contacted by the Department of Justice indicating that the former bass player for the rock band, The Ataris pleaded guilty earlier today to a charge of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.

Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor & Registrar of Voters announced that Santa Barbara County Voter Information Guides are currently being mailed to all registered voters who should start seeing them in their mailboxes in the next few days.

While eradicating an illegal marijuana cultivation in the Cuyama Valley on September 26, 2018, Sheriff's detectives and deputies conducted a safety sweep of the property. During this safety sweep, a small puppy was located lying on a pile of plastic surrounded by fertilizers and hazardous chemicals.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is joining law enforcement agencies across the country in participating with "National Coffee with a Cop Day" on October 3, 2018.

On September 25 and 26, 2018, Sheriff's detectives assigned to the Special Investigations Bureau and Criminal Investigations Bureau, along with the two resident deputies assigned to the New Cuyama Sheriff's substation, served a series of search warrants on suspected illegal marijuana cultivation sites in the Cuyama Valley.

As part of an on-going effort in Santa Barbara County to reduce the amount of victims being abused by human traffickers, Sheriff's detectives assigned to the Special Investigations Bureau and Criminal Investigations Bureau conducted a two-day undercover operation in the City of Goleta this past Thursday and Friday night

Six high school students were taken to the hospital for medical clearance this morning, September 24, 2018, after they were determined to be under the influence of Xanax.

Stores throughout the State improperly handled and disposed of hazardous waste