2012 Press Releases

A multi-week narcotics investigation has resulted in the arrest of three people and the seizure of methamphetamine, cocaine, and currency.

'AVOID the 12' will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License checkpoint on Friday December 21st, at an undisclosed location within the city limits of Lompoc between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.

The Winter Holiday Anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in a significant number of DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special AVOID the 12 DUI deployments since the winter enforcement period started on Friday December 14th.

A new law required the majority of California homes to install carbon monoxide (CO) alarms as of July 1, 2011. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department and safety experts recommend installing CO alarms on every level of the home and in sleeping areas.

23 year old Christopher Anthony Mondiek, from Ohio, was found deceased on the beach of Santa Cruz Island this morning by rescue personnel.


Stores illegally dumped hazardous wastes and confidential customer medical information

'AVOID the 12', along with the other agencies throughout the county, is announcing its upcoming enforcement operations for the Winter Holiday DUI Campaign.

On December 12, 2012, at approximately 1300 hours, Michael George Carey, 41 years old, of Carpinteria, and a teacher at Rincon High School in Carpinteria was arrested at the high school for 243.4(a) and 647.6 (a) of the California Penal Code; felony sexual battery and misdemeanor child molestation, respectively.

The Goleta Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint on Friday December 14th, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7:00 pm and 3:00 am.