2018 Press Releases

The Sheriff's Office is investigating concerning posts and a video discovered on a private internet chatroom. The posts were brought to the attention of San Marcos High School staff on January 19, 2018 following a minimum day of school.

At approximately 7:50 a.m. today, January 24, 2018, a Ralph Dunlap Elementary School student was walking to school on Kenneth Avenue and Oak Knoll Road in Orcutt when she observed a white male subject in a white four-door sedan.

Ocean water samples taken on Monday, January 22, were tested for bacteria levels. Test results reveal that levels of bacteria do exceed standard levels in ocean water at some beaches.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has announced that effective at 12 p.m. today, evacuation orders and warnings will be lifted for parts of Montecito. Additionally, several U.S. 101 on- and off-ramps for in the Montecito area will be open beginning at 12 p.m. today.

La Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Santa Bárbara ha anunciado que a partir de las 12 p.m. hoy, las órdenes y advertencias de evacuación serán eliminadas para partes de Montecito. Además, varias rampas de entrada y salida de la U.S. 101 en el área de Montecito estarán abiertas a partir de las 12 p.m. hoy.

Responsible Santa Barbara County Pet Owners are encouraged to come to Santa Barbara County Animal Services Affordable Vaccine Clinic on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Santa Maria Animal Center.

On January 20, 2018, at approximately 0645 hours, Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office deputies assigned to roving patrol near the mandatory flood evacuation zone in Montecito observed a vehicle that was parked on the side of the road near Parma Park.

For preplanning purposes, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has announced that effective at 12 P.M. on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, evacuation orders and warnings will be lifted for parts of Montecito.

Con el propósito de la pre-planeación, el Condado de Santa Bárbara ha anunciado que en efecto a las 12 P.M. del martes 23 de enero de 2018, la Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Santa Bárbara eliminará las órdenes y advertencias de evacuación para partes de Montecito.

District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Defendant William Manuel Delgado, 43 years old, was sentenced to 31 years to life in state prison.