2018 Press Releases

On Friday, October 12, 2018, members of the AB109 Compliance Response Team (CRT) conducted an investigation into the whereabouts of wanted Post-Sentencing Supervision offender, 35 year-old Erik Duran. Duran, a convicted felon and resident of Santa Maria, had a no bail warrant for his arrest due to absconding from the terms of his AB109 probation. In the afternoon, CRT members tracked Duran to a storage facility located on the 300 block of Roemer Way in Santa Maria.

Santa Barbara County and Isla Vista Parks and Recreation District (IVPRD) officials, staff, and community partners celebrated recent sidewalk and recreational improvements yesterday at Pardall Gardens Park in Isla Vista.

At approximately 12:45 p.m. today, October 10, 2018, Sheriff's deputies responded to the 6600 block of Hollister Avenue in the City of Goleta to a report of a burglary that had just occurred. A woman walked into the Deckers Brand Showcase and appeared to be shopping

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Tibor Karsai was granted unconditional release.

At approximately 1:45 p.m. today, October 6, 2018, a citizen reported to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office that they found a WWII Mk 2 pineapple grenade while cleaning out their garage on Tajo Dr. in Santa Barbara.

One week after an abandoned, sick puppy was found by Sheriff's detectives conducting an illegal marijuana cultivation operation in the Cuyama Valley, the Sheriff's Office received a report yesterday, October 3, 2018, of two adult dogs who were abandoned and staying at one of the sites that had been eradicated.

At approximately 12:15 a.m. this morning, October 3, 2018, a 22-year-old Santa Barbara City College student was walking near the southwest corner of Camino Pescadero at Picasso Road when a suspect emerged from the bushes and jumped in front of her.

The public is invited to join Santa Barbara County and Isla Vista Parks and Recreation District (IVPRD) officials, staff, and community partners as we host an official ceremony to celebrate recent sidewalk and recreational improvements at Pardall Gardens Park in Isla Vista.

News Release Sheriff's Office Warns of Numerous Active Phone Scams Santa Barbara – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office wants to warn residents that we are receiving a large number of reports of various yet familiar phone scams. These scammers are going to great lengths right now to trick anyone and everyone they


The decedent who was fatally injured when he was struck by a northbound Amtrak passenger train yesterday, October 1, 2018, near Guadalupe has been identified as being 59-year-old Luis Cervantes, a local transient. Next of kin has been notified.