2019 Press Releases

At approximately 11:40 a.m. today, June 13, 2019, the Rabobank located in the 1500 block of Mission Drive was robbed. The suspect passed a note to the teller demanding cash. No weapon was seen. He left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that a felony complaint has been filed against Melissa Leigh Martin, 35, of Lompoc, California. Ms. Martin is charged with murder, in violation of Penal Code section 187, in connection with the June 5, 2019 death of Eldri Terese Jauch.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Cannabis Compliance Team conducted an illegal marijuana grow investigation yesterday, June 10, 2019, in the 5200 block of Shoreline Dr., just outside the City of Goleta.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office welcomed 24 new employees today, June 10, 2019, at a ceremony held at Earl's Place at the Earl Warren Showgrounds.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Jonathan Isaiah Limon, age 18, will face life in state prison as a result of being found guilty of Attempted First Degree Murder, Robbery, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and Assault with a Semi-Automatic Firearm.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Leonel Adrian Torres, age 36 will face 15 years to life in prison as a result of being found guilty on Friday, July 7, 2019 of 2nd degree murder.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that four adults and one juvenile have been charged with various felonies related to the June 1, 2019 homicide of twenty-nine year old Alberto Torres.

June is nationally recognized as Adopt-A-Shelter Cat Month. As kittens are inundating shelters around the nation, Adopt-A-Shelter Cat Month brings the focus on adult cats still waiting for their new homes.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce the graduation of four Santa Barbara County Deputy Sheriff Trainees from the Allan Hancock College Law Enforcement Academy.

On May 21, 2019, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Cannabis Compliance Team, with the assistance of the Sheriff's Compliance Response Team and Investigators from the District Attorney's Office, executed search warrants in Los Olivos and Montecito.