2018 Press Releases

As the summer heats up, animal intakes in our three open admission shelters tend to rise. This influx, coupled with the upcoming Fourth of July Holiday, can put a strain on kennel space.

Just before 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 22, 2018, the Sheriff's Office received a report of a possible body found in a secluded area near Calle Real, north of Goleta.

Two suspects are in custody after allegedly tampering with a gas pump and attempting to attach a skimming device at a City of Goleta gas station.

At approximately 11:30 a.m. today, June 22, 2018, Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of an attempting carjacking at the Point Sal Trailhead on Brown Road. The victims reported a male subject was attempting to break into their vehicle.

Santa Barbara County Public Works Director Scott McGolpin was installed as 2018-2019 Secretary-Treasurer of the National Association of County Engineers (NACE) at their recent annual meeting and technical conference. McGolpin's term will run through April of 2019.

One suspect was arrested and another suspect is still outstanding after a robbery with a knife in the 700 block of Camino Del Sur. On 06/21/2018, at about 11:00 a.m., two suspects in a pick-up truck confronted a man as he rode his bicycle near a parking lot at his apartment complex.

At approximately 10:20 a.m. on Tuesday morning, June 19, 2018, a Buellton Motorcycle Deputy observed a white 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage speeding westbound in the 200 block of E Hwy 246.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Defendant Israel Gaspar Cruz, 21 years old, will be sentenced to 26 years to life in state prison for the January 25, 2016 murder of Marcos Javier Arce Pena.

At approximately 12:20 a.m. this morning, June 20, 2018, Sheriff's deputies assigned to the Coastal Bureau responded to the 700-block of Rincon Hill Road in Carpinteria for a report of people believed to breaking into an occupied house.

COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICE 105 E. Anapamu St., Fourth Floor  Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 568-3400  FAX (805) 568-3414 www.countyofsb.org PRESS RELEASE JUNE 20, 2018 News Media Contact: Gina DePinto, APR (805) 568-3428, cell: (805) 319-9155; gdepinto@countyofsb.org COUNTY UNDERSHERIFF NAMED AS ASSISTANT COUNTY EXECUTIV