2018 Press Releases

At approximately 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 30, 2018, Sheriff's Deputies assigned to the Santa Maria Station responded to a call of a suicidal subject who had contacted a hotline saying he had a firearm and wanted Law Enforcement to shoot him. Sheriff's Deputies responded to the area and were eventually able to convince the subject to come out of his residence without the firearm.

In observance of World AIDS Day on December 1, the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is encouraging community members to get tested for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

With the current rainfall in the forecast and anticipated rain in the coming days, the Santa Barbara County Environmental Health Services Division reminds residents about health issues associated with storm water runoff.

At approximately 2:30 p.m. yesterday, November 28, 2018, Sheriff's deputies responded to area of Giovanni's Pizza on Clark Avenue in Orcutt to check the welfare of a subject passed out in a car with the engine running.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Arthur Leroy Carlos, 52, pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of willful cruelty to a child in his care or custody, in violation of Penal Code § 273a(b).

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is advising community members to avoid consuming romaine lettuce harvested in the Central Coastal growing regions of northern and central California.

At approximately 3:36p.m., on November 24, 2018, the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center received a 9-1-1 call from a resident who reported that subjects involved in a prior evening's theft were in the area.

On 11/23/2018, at about 1:40 a.m., Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a commercial burglary in progress in the 4800 block of South Bradley Road.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce that thanks to your votes we were awarded $500 in grant funding from the Aftermath K9 Grant. We are planning to use the funding to purchase a protective vest for our new K-9 Duke.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce the graduation of 16 Sheriff's Custody Deputies and one independent Custody Deputy from the Allan Hancock CORE Custody Deputy Academy.