2017 Press Releases

The County is seeking residents with an interest in informing and/or participating in a proposed Local Advisory Committee and pilot program that aims to reduce criminal justice system involvement for individuals with co-occurring behavioral health and substance abuse conditions.

At about 1:30 a.m. this morning, February 5, 2017, a UCSB graduate was fatally injured after falling from a second story balcony at an apartment in the 800 block of Embarcadero Del Norte.

Football fans across the country will tune in to the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 5 and for many, the event often includes alcohol. The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and the Goleta Police Department are teaming up with law enforcement across the state for a special Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk campaign to urge all football fans to call the right play on Super Bowl weekend and pass the keys to a sober driver before the drinking begins.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in an attempted murder case that occurred on January 17, 2017 in the City of Goleta

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley, together with 22 other California District Attorneys, announced today the resolution of a consumer protection action against WalMart Stores, Inc., Wal-Mart.com USA, LLC, and Walmart subsidiary, Jet.com, Inc. (collectively, Walmart and Jet.com).

At its regular meeting on Tuesday, February 7, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors is expected to adopt a resolution proclaiming February as Black History Month in Santa Barbara County. Black History Month is celebrated throughout the nation to recognize the contributions of African Americans in the Unites States. The Association for the Study of African American Life and History selected "The Crisis in Black Education" as the 2017 national theme.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office participated in a press conference held today, January 31, 2017, at the Hall of Justice in downtown Los Angeles to announce the details and results from the third annual 'Operation Reclaim and Rebuild' conducted by the Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Task Force.

The Traffic Unit of the Goleta Police Department will step up pedestrian safety enforcement operations tomorrow, February 1, 2017, with focused enforcement on collision causing factors involving motorists and pedestrians.

At approximately 6:45 a.m. this morning, January 29, 2017, Sheriff's deputies assigned to the Goleta station were dispatched to a report of a stolen vehicle in the City of Goleta. The vehicle had reportedly just been stolen within the past 15 minutes in the 7000 block of Story Place at the Hollister Village apartment community.

On Friday, January 27, 2017, at approximately 11:15 p.m. University of California Police officers and Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies assigned to the Isla Vista Foot Patrol were dispatched to a report of large party in the 6500 block of Del Playa Drive. The reporting party was afraid to come outside to meet with law enforcement due to the large group gathered outside.