2021 Press Releases

A traffic stop of a reckless vehicle resulted in the arrest of two suspects who were found in possession of an array of illegal drugs. On Friday, October 22, 2021, at approximately 5:25 p.m., Sheriff's deputies conducted a traffic enforcement stop of a vehicle that had been reportedly driving erratically southbound on the 101 freeway through the Carpinteria area.

Sheriff's deputies arrested two suspects who were found in possession of a stolen catalytic converter and illegal firearms. On Thursday, October 21, 2021, at approximately 9:20 p.m., deputies responded to the 3500-block of Madera Street in Santa Ynez for a report of a possible theft of a catalytic converter from an RV.

With the current rainfall in the forecast the Santa Barbara County Environmental Health Services Division wants to remind residents about potential health risks associated with storm water runoff at countywide beaches.

A Lompoc man has been arrested for sex crimes against minors and detectives are requesting the public's assistance in locating additional survivors.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has been awarded grant funding by the United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) Program.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Zachary Barker Coughlin was sentenced to the maximum of 20 years, to be followed by 125 years to life in state prison.

The Santa Barbara County Adult & Aging Network (AAN) invites the public to attend a regional online forum to learn about California's Master Plan for Aging, and contribute ideas and perspectives as priorities are discussed for local implementation of the Plan.

La Red de Adultos y Envejecimiento del Condado de Santa Bárbara (AAN) invita al público a asistir a un foro regional en línea para aprender sobre el Plan Maestro para el Envejecimiento de California y contribuir con ideas y perspectivas a medida que se discuten las prioridades para la implementación local del Plan.


Sheriff's deputies have arrested a Goleta man who they believe is responsible for a structure fire. On Tuesday, October 18, 2021, at approximately 4:38 am, deputies responded with Santa Barbara County Fire to the 100-block of Salisbury Avenue for a reported structure fire.