2015 Press Releases

District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Rebecca Cristal Sandoval pled guilty to Gross Vehicular Manslaughter while intoxicated in the death of Linda Jeanne Wall, of Buellton.

The Child Death Review Team has issued a report of child deaths in Santa Barbara County for January 2012 through December 2014. The report reflects the deaths of children through the age of 17 and recommendations to prevent future deaths.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is requesting public assistance to help identify and locate three suspects wanted in connection with an armed robbery that occurred just before midnight last night, December 17, at a gas station in Santa Maria.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is investigating a string of auto burglaries and thefts from autos in the Orcutt area. Items were stolen out of at least ten vehicles the past two nights. About half of the vehicles were unlocked and the other half had broken windows.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that guilty verdicts were reached in the child molestation jury trial of People vs. Ronald Chad Williams.

At approximately 10:30 a.m. this morning, December 18, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office released inmate Duanying Chen directly to the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Police Aim to Save Lives with 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' Crackdown

The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District announced today that Aeron Arlin Genet will be the new District Director and Air Pollution Control Officer.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Chief Deputy DA Paul Greco is presently on leave from the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's North County Division.

Begin the New Year by coming to Cachuma Lake this January. Spend some time after the holidays enjoying peaceful, beautiful surroundings. The lake is open year round for both camping and day use.