2017 Press Releases

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that charges have been filed against Jhordy Diaz Ramirez, a 21 year-old resident of Santa Maria, California.

16 lane miles of County maintained roads are scheduled to be resurfaced as part of the 2016/17 scrub seal and microsurface project.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Search and Rescue (SBCSAR) team now has a new tool to help find lost people. After more than three years of training, MacGyver is officially certified by the California Rescue Dog Association (CARDA) as Mission Ready in Area Search.

On Monday, May 22, 2017, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD), in conjunction with all other local fire jurisdictions, will declare the beginning of the 2017 High Fire Season period for all areas of Santa Barbara County.

The Goleta Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint on Friday, May 12, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office would like to congratulate the eight Sheriff's deputies who were among the 20 law enforcement professionals who were honored yesterday, May 10, 2017, with a prestigious H. Thomas Guerry Award.

People v. Baltazar Mendoza Alvarez, Case No. 17CR04561

Beginning June 1, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD) will be conducting defensible space inspections. A minimum of 100 feet of defensible space is required around your home in Santa Barbara County.

Just after 10:00 a.m. on May 8, 2017, Guadalupe Police Department officers and Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies responded to an agricultural area in the 3500 block of W. Main Street to call of a subject who threatened to have a bomb in his vehicle.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is once again seeing an increase in the number "virtual kidnapping" extortion calls in Santa Barbara County.