2019 Press Releases

On July 24, 2019, Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Detectives arrested 20-year-old Colton Blu Mastagni in the 1500-block of North H Street in Lompoc on sexual assault related charges.

The Sheriff's Office served a search warrant today, July 24, 2019, following extensive complaints of suspected criminal activity in an area located near the Bradley Dip in Orcutt.

The assault victim located on July 20, 2019 at approximately 1:20 a.m., in the 4900 block of 9th street in Carpinteria, has succumbed to his injuries.

If you or someone you love is in need of emergency assistance, you want help to arrive immediately. Did you know that there's one simple thing everyone can do to help firefighters, ambulances, and law enforcement officers provide emergency assistance as quickly as possible?

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is pleased to introduce the new Community Resource Deputy for the City of Carpinteria. Senior Deputy James Carovano was selected to fill the position and has been on the job since July 1, 2019.

On 07/20/2019, at about 1:20 a.m., deputies responded to a report of a fight in progress near 9th Street and Yucca Lane in the City of Carpinteria.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today the resolution of an environmental-protection action against Montecito Creek Water Company.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Robert Charles Hawley, age 84, of Santa Barbara, California was sentenced by the Honorable Brian E. Hill to 92 years to life in state prison.

The cause of the wildland fire on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 in the Gaviota area, was determined to be a result of large bird contacting high-voltage power lines.

The cause of the wildland fire on Saturday, July 13, 2019 in the 3600 Block of Harris Grade Road, was determined to be a result of power lines.