2021 Press Releases

Twenty-eight additional inmates and nine additional Sheriff's Office personnel have been found to be COVID-19 positive this week.

In light of the State's direction for California counties to prioritize vaccination for people 65 years of age and older, Santa Barbara County is beginning vaccination efforts for people 75 years of age and older.

En vista de la dirección del Estado para que los condados de California den prioridad a la vacunación de las personas mayores de 65 años, el Condado de Santa Bárbara está comenzando a vacunar a las personas mayores de 75 años.

Three suspects from a robbery in Carpinteria were arrested hours later in Goleta when a citizen spotted them and called 9-1-1.

On January 12, a few days after the third anniversary of the 1/9 Debris Flow, the Santa Barbara County Public Works Department took another step in the rebuilding process when it replaced the East Mountain Drive Bridge over San Ysidro Creek.

The Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a shooting which occurred inside of a vehicle parked on Burtis St. in unincorporated Santa Barbara on Thursday afternoon. The shooting left one victim deceased, and the other in critical condition at an area hospital.

Beginning January 11, 2021, a mobile COVID-19 testing unit will be available to support the expansion of testing throughout the county.

A partir del 11 de enero de 2021, una unidad móvil de pruebas COVID-19 estará disponible para apoyar la expansión de las pruebas en todo el condado.

Twenty-three additional inmates and six additional Sheriff's Office personnel have been found to be COVID-19 positive.

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