2017 Press Releases

On Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at approximately 3:00 a.m., a Sheriff's deputy assigned to the Coastal Patrol Bureau was on routine patrol in the Summerland area.

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District encourage residents to prepare to keep indoor air as clean as possible.

El Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Santa Bárbara y el Distrito de Control de la Contaminación Ambiental del Condado de Santa Bárbara alientan a los residentes a prepararse para mantener el aire de interiores lo más limpio posible.

At approximately 3:00 p.m. on Friday, August 4, 2017, a Sheriff's deputy assigned to the Coastal Patrol Bureau was on routine patrol when he witnessed a subject driving a red Honda Civic fail to stop at a red light in the busy downtown area of Carpinteria.

At approximately 5:50 p.m. tonight, August 4, 2017, a marked Sheriff's patrol car was driving eastbound in the 5900 block of Birch St. in the City of Carpinteria when a five-year-old child ran into the street from between two parked vehicles.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has received a large number of reports countywide the past several days regarding a familiar phone scam where the caller poses as a Sheriff's deputy. In several of the cases, the scammer used the name of a deputy actually employed by the Sheriff's Office.

The Sheriff's Office is releasing an update on the investigation into the death of 57-year-old Eric "Sunny" Buttler of Ojai. Buttler was reported missing by his family on June 28, 2017 and was found deceased in a Las Canovas Canyon creek bed on July 14, 2017 near a popular hiking trail.

The Traffic Unit of the Goleta Police Department will step up pedestrian safety enforcement operations tomorrow, August 2, 2017, with focused enforcement on collision causing factors involving motorists and pedestrians. The Traffic Unit will be deployed to crackdown on drivers and pedestrians who violate traffic laws meant to protect all roadway users.

Santa Barbara County is hosting a series of open houses to celebrate enhancements in operations, engage the public in contributing to our important work with animals, and announce the formation of a new Animal Services Advisory Committee.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce the promotions of nine Sheriff's Deputies and Custody Deputies. The select group was honored this morning, July 31, 2017, at a promotional ceremony held at Earl's Place at the Earl Warren Showgrounds.