2018 Press Releases

At approximately 7:00 a.m. yesterday, September 13, 2018, members of the AB109 Compliance Response Team (CRT) developed information that wanted Post-Release Community Supervision (PRCS) offender, 35-year-old Saam Massoudi of Santa Maria was hiding out at a home on the 1900 block of Estriga Ct. in Santa Maria.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to battle alcohol-related crime. The funds will be used to boost enforcement efforts in the Isla Vista and Goleta communities.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that on September 13, 2018, Fernando Navarro, 19, pled guilty to a felony charge of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the February 3, 2018, death of his brother Leonardo, 13, in Santa Maria, California.

News Release Citizen's Academy Recruitment Kickoff! Applications are Now Being Accepted Santa Barbara -The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office, UCSB Police Department, and the City of Goleta are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the upcoming Citizen's Academy. This seven-week interactiv


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office, in cooperation with the United States Coast Guard and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, is seeking the public's assistance in an active missing persons investigation.

In an effort to deter and eradicate illegal marijuana cultivation sites, the newly funded Sheriff's Cannabis Compliance Team has been identifying illegal cultivators in Santa Barbara County.

Just after 10:00 p.m. last night, September 11, 2018, Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputies from the Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara County Fire personnel, and AMR medics responded to the 3300 block of E. Highway 246 for an unresponsive 35-year-old male.

The Traffic Unit of the Goleta Police Department will step up pedestrian safety enforcement operations Wednesday, September 12, 2018, with focused enforcement on collision causing factors involving motorists and pedestrians.

At approximately 10:15 p.m. last night, September 9, 2018, Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of shots fired in the 4800 block of Cebrian Ave. in New Cuyama.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce the promotions of nine Sheriff's employees including the promotion of a new Second in Command and Chief of Law Enforcement Operations.