2019 Press Releases

On June 17th, 2019, detectives from the Sheriff's Cannabis Compliance Team executed four search warrants related to an illegal cannabis cultivation site outside the City of Buellton.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is proud to introduce the newest member of our K9 team. Chop is a two-year-old specially trained German Shepherd brought to the Sheriff's Office via funding from the Sheriff's Benevolent Posse's Project Deputy Dog program.

Award Recognizes Collaborative Effort to Prevent and Reduce Incarceration of Individuals with Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Disorders

On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at about 9:00pm, Sheriff's Dispatch received a call from a homeowner in the 1200 block of Cosima Lane regarding an unknown male subject who had broken a window and entered into their residence.

After six days of searching for a missing Casmalia man, the Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team has suspended search efforts pending new leads.

The Sheriff's Office is still searching for a missing Casmalia resident. 68-year-old Robert Brusstar was last seen on Sunday, June 9, 2019 walking southbound on trails that border Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) limits, south of Casmalia.

On Saturday, June 15, 2019, at about 6:30 a.m., Sheriff's deputies, assigned to the Isla Vista Foot Patrol station, along with UC Santa Barbara Police officers, responded to the 6500 block of Del Playa Drive to investigate a residential burglary.

On June 7th, 2019, a Senior Deputy assigned to the Rural Crime Unit, received a call from a local agricultural business of two people riding an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) and a dirt bike near the riverbed and North Blosser Rd.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce the graduation of 13 Sheriff's Custody Deputies and one independent Custody Deputy from the Allan Hancock CORE Custody Deputy Academy.

The Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing Casmalia resident. 68-year-old Robert Brusstar was last seen on Sunday, June 9, 2019 walking southbound on trails that border Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) limits, south of Casmalia.