2017 Press Releases

Cachuma Lake is the place to be this month for rest, relaxation, recreation and adventure. The winter storms brought much-needed rain and the lake is looking more like its old self now filled to half-capacity. The lake is open year-round for both camping and day use.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance to identify and locate a suspect wanted in connection with a vehicle theft and credit card fraud.

District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Allyson Maura Cowell, age 54, was found guilty of 52 theft related felony charges. These charges included two counts of financial elder abuse, 25 counts of forgery, 24 counts of money laundering, and one count of grand theft.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is releasing the identity of the victim who was shot and killed yesterday morning, March 4, 2017, at approximately 1:30 a.m. in the back parking lot of Elmer's located in the 100 block of E. Clark Avenue.

At approximately 1:30 a.m. this morning, March 4, 2017, Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a man with a gun at Elmer's located in the 100 block of E. Clark Avenue in Orcutt.

At approximately 2 a.m. this morning, March 1, 2017, officers from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and a deputy from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office (SBSO) responded to the area of Patterson Avenue and Highway 101 to investigate a report of a possible vehicle crash heard.

During the 2016 calendar year, the Operation Medicine Cabinet (OMC) program operated by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office collected and destroyed 9,352 pounds of unneeded medications throughout Santa Barbara County.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred early this morning, February 28, 2017, at the 7-Eleven located in the 7300 block of Calle Real in the City of Goleta.

* * * * * P R E S S R E L E A S E * * * * * February 27, 2017 District Attorney Announces Settlement with BP for Underground Storage Tank Violations Tanks Not Maintained Properly, Leak Detection Devices Disabled Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today the resolution of an environmental la


A Sheriff's K9 team safely apprehended a barricaded subject today, February 26, 2017, in Carpinteria. The incident began early this morning when deputies responded to a report of a domestic dispute at a residence in the 1200 block of Franciscan Court.