2017 Press Releases

A pilot is recovering from his injuries after the small plane he was flying in went down on Saturday, June 10, 2017 in a remote area of the Los Padres National Forest near the Santa Barbara/Ventura County line.

The Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in the shooting case of a 35-year-old Orcutt woman. Sheriff's detectives arrested 36-year-old Tony James Magnant at approximately 12:13 a.m. this morning, June 10, 2017.

The Santa Barbara County Probation Department is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a three-year grant totaling $975,000 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT).

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that occurred just after noon today, June 9, 2017 at a residence in the 200 block of Mountain View Drive in Orcutt.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce the graduation of eight Santa Barbara County Deputy Sheriff Trainees from the Allan Hancock College Law Enforcement Academy.

The Goleta Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint on Friday, June 9th, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.

Hundreds of local business and community leaders and educators helped celebrate the teachers who earned this year's Care for Our Earth Grants, as part of the annual Santa Barbara County Education Celebration held at the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott on Thursday, May 25.

The Santa Barbara County Public Defender's Office and OneJustice's Justice Bus Project® have partnered to offer county residents a FREE legal clinic for individuals in need of criminal record clearance.

There are three main factors that create a fire safe structure: location of the structure, building materials and design features, and management of nearby vegetation.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is announcing the results of a number of specialized alcohol enforcement operations conducted over the past eight months in Isla Vista and Goleta.