2017 Press Releases

Influenza, commonly called "the flu," is caused by the influenza virus, which infects the respiratory tract (nose, throat, lungs). Unlike many other viral respiratory infections, such as the common cold, the flu can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications in many people.

La influenza, también conocida como "gripe", es causada por los virus de la influenza que infecta la nariz, la garganta y los pulmones. A diferencia de muchas otras infecciones respiratorias virales, como el resfriado común, la gripe puede causar enfermedades graves y complicaciones potencialmente mortales en muchas personas.

The Traffic Unit of the Goleta Police Department will step up pedestrian safety enforcement operations tomorrow, August 29, 2017, with focused enforcement on collision causing factors involving motorists and pedestrians.

Sheriff's deputies are investigating an attempted robbery that occurred last night, August 26, 2017, in Isla Vista. At approximately 11:30 p.m., Sheriff's deputies contacted a distraught female walking in the 6600 block of Del Playa Drive.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies located and arrested a Goleta man wanted for assaulting a male acquaintance in the 900 block of Ward Drive on Friday, August 25, 2017.

The Goleta Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint on Friday, August 25, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.

At approximately 7:00 a.m., on August 23, 2017, members assigned to the Compliance Response Team (CRT) and Sheriff's Special Investigations Bureau (SIB) located and arrested a known wanted subject, 31-year-old Nicholas McCloud of Guadalupe, in the City of Santa Maria.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Luis A. Martinez-Garcia pled to multiple felony counts stemming from the sexual assault of two separate women, one crime occurring in Carpinteria and the other in Los Angeles County.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred at approximately 9:17 a.m. today, August 22, 2017, in an unincorporated area of Santa Barbara County on Bradley Road in Orcutt.

In an effort to promote responsible pet ownership and prevent accidental and unwanted litters of kittens, the Santa Barbara County Responsible Pet Ownership Alliance is holding its annual "Beat the Heat" spay/neuter campaign.