2018 Press Releases

At approximately 9:10 PM on July 4, 2018, Sheriff's Deputies in the City of Carpinteria responded to a report that 35-year-old Carpinteria resident, Alfonso Garcia Diaz was making suicidal statements.

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 am Friday July 6, 2018 to 6 pm Saturday July 7, 2018.

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Watch for Santa Barbara County and surrounding areas beginning Friday, July 6th and lasting through Saturday, July 7th.

The suspect wanted for a stabbing Friday night, June 29, 2018 at a transient encampment near Patterson Avenue and Highway 101 is in custody.

The Sheriff's Office wants to warn community members that we are seeing a number of reports regarding a phone scam where the caller poses as a Southern California Edison (SCE) employee.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is proud to introduce the newest member of our team. K-9 Krypto, a 14-month old, high energy, black Labrador, started his new assignment this week at the Santa Barbara County Jail.

As Santa Barbara County celebrates Independence Day tomorrow, July 4, 2018, the Sheriff's Office would like to remind residents and visitors to the area that all fireworks are illegal to possess or use throughout Santa Barbara County.

The Santa Barbara County Water Agency (SBCWA) will a hold a meeting on July 19, 2018 to receive public input on the Draft Santa Barbara Countywide Integrated Storm Water Resource Plan (SWRP).

On Friday, June 29, 2018, at about 10:22 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies from the Goleta Patrol Bureau responded to the railroad tracks near Patterson Avenue and Highway 101 for a report of a man that had been stabbed at a transient encampment.

Just before 6:00 a.m., today, deputies from the Carpinteria Station were dispatched to a report of a robbery, which had just occurred in the 3300 block of Gibraltar Road. The victims reported being robbed at knifepoint while three male suspects stole items from their car.