2019 Press Releases

On June 3rd, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD), in conjunction with all other local fire jurisdictions, will declare the beginning of the 2019 High Fire Season period for all areas of Santa Barbara County.

At approximately 10:15 p.m. on May 24, 2019, Sheriff's Deputies contacted 32-year-old Kyle Kenneth Hogue of Templeton in San Luis Obispo County at the Jack in the Box parking lot located in the 5000 block of Orcutt Road.

On Monday, May 20, 2019, a Sheriff's Rural Crimes Detective was conducting an investigation regarding stolen property from several farms in the Santa Maria area.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Human Resources Bureau hosted entry level physical and written exams this past Saturday, May 18, 2019, at the Ventura Law Enforcement Academy.

The Sheriff's Office is releasing the name of the decedent in a suspicious death investigation. The decedent is 34-year-old Maurilio Manzano Gonzalez of Santa Maria. Gonzalez was found deceased near his vehicle in the 5600 block of Santa Rosa Road near Lompoc on May 17, 2019.

New Cannabis Education Program Focuses on Teens, Parents, and Pregnant/Breastfeeding Mothers

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is participating in a special event this Saturday, May 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf located at 5745 Calle Real in the City of Goleta.

The cause of the wildland fire in Santa Ynez, on Saturday, May 18, 2019, was determined to be a result of an individual eradicating weeds with a propane torch.

After seven weeks of interactive classes, 38 Santa Barbara County residents graduated yesterday, May 18, 2019, from the South County Citizen's Academy. The participants ranged in age and came from all walks of life. The Sheriff's Office collaborated with the UCSB Police Department and the City of Goleta to put on the free program.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is conducting a suspicious death investigation in the unincorporated area of Lompoc. At approximately 8:45 a.m. this morning, a passerby called 911 to report seeing a body lying near a vehicle in the 5600 block of Santa Rosa Road.