2018 Press Releases

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that having previously been found guilty of four counts of first degree murder and one count of felony animal cruelty,

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has recently seen an uptick in a common scam locally. The scam involves the victim receiving a letter or email indicating the sender has obtained personal and private information about the victim.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that a felony complaint has been filed against Anthony Allen Robinson, 44, and Heather June Robinson, 46, both of Lompoc. It is alleged that the couple defrauded investors as part of a house "flipping" scheme.

On 6/28/2018 at about 11:00 p.m., deputies assigned to the Buellton and Solvang substations responded to a report of an intoxicated subject attempting to fight patrons at The Sideways Inn at 114 State Highway 246 in Buellton.

At approximately 3:00 a.m. this morning, Sheriff's deputies responded to the 500-Block of Union Ave in Orcutt regarding a male subject who was peeking into a window.

Sheriff's deputies assigned to the Coastal Division have made several arrests the past 24 hours on a case involving a number of residential burglaries and auto thefts in the Carpinteria area.

Today, at about 11:50 a.m., Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies from the Isla Vista Foot Patrol, Santa Barbara County Fire personnel, and AMR medics all responded to an apartment complex in the 6600 block of Abrego Road for a report of an unresponsive 22-year-old man.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Victor Aureliano Martinez, age 32, will face life in prison without the possibility of parole as a result of being found guilty of first degree murder.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that in two separate cases in the month of June, 2018, two Santa Barbara County criminal defendants, who had previously been convicted of multiple child molestation charges, were sentenced to collectively over 300 years to life in state prison.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that on June 27, 2018, Leanna Harada, age 43, and Michael Anzivino, age 46, pled guilty to felony charges of theft of public funds, forgery, and conspiracy to steal public funds.