2017 Press Releases

District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that since Sunday's Mass Shooting in Las Vegas over 20 local victims, witnesses, friends or employers have contacted the District Attorney's Office Victim-Witness Assistance Program for information and assistance.

On October 4, 2017 deputies from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office, Coastal Division investigated a "Snapchat" post by a Carpinteria High School student posing with a firearm. Sheriff's deputies quickly identified and detained the student in the photo on campus.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is requesting public assistance to locate a missing teenager and her boyfriend who is a wanted subject.

October 8th-14th has been declared "National Fire Prevention Week", a time to reflect on our nation's past fire history, remembering the "Great Chicago Fire of 1871" and how out of that tragedy, a national interest in fire prevention and safety emerged.

The female decedent who was located in the Santa Maria Riverbed on October 1, 2017, has been identified as being 47-year-old Lucinda Marie Gouin of Santa Maria. Gouin also has ties to Lousiana and San Luis Obispo County.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley along with 28 additional members of Prosecutors Against Gun Violence (PAGV) announced today their strong opposition to provisions in the Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act ("SHARE") Act which would remove existing gun silencer safety regulations from federal law.

The men and women of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office want to express our deep sadness and devastation for the loved ones of those killed and injured in the Las Vegas mass shooting.

The County Community Services Department is hosting a workshop about its Inclusionary Housing Program for first-time homebuyers. The workshop presentation will include an overview of the process involved with the purchase of a below-market rate home in the County's portfolio, and introduce the newest condominium development at the Tree Farm, 5401 Tree Farm Lane, Santa Barbara 93111.

District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Randal Bailey, a 39 year-old resident of San Diego, California, was convicted of pimping, in violation of Penal Code section 266h(a).

At approximately 9:30 p.m. last night, October 1, 2017, the body of a deceased female was located in the Santa Maria Riverbed. The Sheriff's Criminal Investigations Division is investigating her death as suspicious.