2018 Press Releases

Sheriff's Lieutenant Butch Arnoldi and Carpinteria Special Olympics Athlete Ben Watts were honored today, June 9, 2018, with the privilege of carrying the "Flame of Hope" into the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Southern California Special Olympics Summer Games in Long Beach.

Just after midnight this morning, June 9, 2018, a Sheriff's deputy on patrol observed a vehicle matching the description of a suspect vehicle involved in a rash of car vandalism incidents in both Santa Maria and Orcutt.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is pleased to officially welcome five new Sheriff's Deputies to our team.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office continues its investigation into a series of car vandalisms involving windows being shot out of vehicles by what appears to be an air soft or BB gun.

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the Santa Barbara County South Coast and Mountains (zones CAZ252, CAZ239) in effect from 3 pm Saturday June 9, 2018 to 10 am Monday June 11, 2018.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Keith Kevin Nelson, age 56, was charged in Santa Barbara Superior Court with one count of attempted murder

Regulations within the Coastal Zone Pending Review and Certification by the California Coastal Commission

The Goleta Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint tomorrow, June 8, 2018, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that a juvenile petition has been filed in the Santa Maria Juvenile Court in connection with the January 20, 2010, shooting death of Isidro Madera.

The Santa Barbara County Fiscal Year 2018-19 Recommended Budget is posted on the County website for review. The County Board of Supervisors will make final decisions and adopt a $1.1 billion balanced budget during a public hearing next week.