2018 Press Releases

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Forensics Unit now has advanced, new equipment to dry and store evidence. Forensic Evidence Drying Cabinets were recently installed at Sheriff's stations in both Santa Barbara and Santa Maria thanks to a donation from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Benevolent Posse.

At approximately 11:50 a.m. today, July 27, 2018, Sheriff's deputies observed a reported stolen Cal Fire pickup truck driving near Augusta St. in Los Alamos. The truck had been recently stolen out of Northern California and was associated with a subsequent theft in Pismo Beach.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is partnering with Nextdoor (nextdoor.com), the private social network for neighborhoods, to improve countywide and neighbor-to-neighbor communications.

Just before 9:00 a.m. this morning, on July 26, 2018, additional human remains were found on the shoreline at Campus Point near UC Santa Barbara. The remains consisted of a femur, fibula and tibia.

After two weeks of physical and mental challenges, 40 local young adults from five different law enforcement agencies will graduate this Saturday, July 28, 2018, from the Central Coast Law Enforcement Explorer Academy.

The Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture (SBCOAC) is pleased to announce The River's Journey: One Year, Six Artists, Ninety-two Miles, a new exhibition at Santa Barbara City Hall.

One-Day Prescribed Burn to be Scheduled, Weather and Conditions Permitting

At approximately 5:45 p.m. on July 24, 2018, Sheriff's Deputies from our Isla Vista Station and UC Santa Barbara Police responded to the beach access at Camino Pescadero Park in Isla Vista to investigate a report of possible human remains in the ocean.

A Red Flag Warning is in effect from 3 p.m. today through 10 a.m. Thursday for the Santa Barbara County South Coast and Mountains. In anticipation of the Red Flag Warning, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department will increase its staffing level during this period.

"Dog Days of August" is a month-long spay/neuter promotion being offered by the Responsible Pet Ownership Alliance.