2017 Press Releases

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that convicted heroin dealer, Kristopher John Davis, age 46, was sentenced to 4 years, 8 months in state prison.

The Sheriff's Office is releasing the identity of the pedestrian that was fatally injured by a train in Goleta earlier today, July 26, 2017. The decedent is 65 year-old Ester Lopez de Reyes of Goleta.

News Release Vehicular Manslaughter Arrest New Cuyama -On July 25, 2017 at 11:16 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies and Santa Barbara County Fire personnel responded to the 5000 block of Highway 166 for a reported "Subject Down" on the side of the roadway. When first responders arrived on scene, they discovered a deceased male,


Cachuma Lake Recreation is open following the Whittier Fire. For day-use and overnight guests, there is a fully stocked general store, gas station, coin-operated laundromat and hot showers.

Reports of thefts from farms and ranches in the Santa Maria Valley have declined following a comprehensive investigation by the Sheriff's Rural Crimes Unit that led to the identification of six suspects believed responsible for a number of rural crimes.

The County Planning and Development Department is conducting two meetings for the public to comment on the scope and content of issues to be addressed in the Cannabis Land Use Ordinance and Licensing Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR).

The Sheriff's Office is releasing the identity of the pedestrian that was fatally injured by a train in Goleta yesterday, July 20, 2017. The decedent is 51-year-old Edmund Alexander Backus of Goleta.

Just after noon today, July 20, 2017, an adult male in his fifties was walking on the tracks near S. La Patera Lane just before the Goleta Amtrak Station when he was struck and fatally injured by an Amtrak passenger train that was headed northbound.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 20, 2017 Contact: Douglas Metz, Deputy Director of Primary Care & Family Health, Public Health Department, (805) 681-5252 Lyz Hoffman, Air Pollution Control District Public Information Officer, (805) 364-2247 Air Quality Warning for Santa Barbara County Cancelled SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Today


The Traffic Unit of the Goleta Police Department will step up pedestrian safety enforcement operations tomorrow, July 19, 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.