2019 Press Releases

In observance of National HIV Testing Day on June 27, 2019 the Santa Barbara County Public Health is reaching out to providers and community members to raise awareness about the importance of HIV testing and early diagnosis of HIV.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce the promotions of eight outstanding members of our team. A promotions ceremony was held yesterday, June 24, 2019, at the Sheriff's Training Bureau.

Santa Barbara County is waiving redemption fees to get pets back home

On Friday, June 21, 2019, at about 1:20 p.m., a Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputy was on patrol in the 3300 block of Orcutt Road when he was flagged down by a man driving by in an SUV.

The Goleta Police Department will conduct a pedestrian safety enforcement operation intended to educate drivers and pedestrians on traffic laws meant to keep them safe on the road.

At about 5:30 p.m. on June 22, 2019, Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance in Orcutt. The suspect in this investigation was identified as 32-year-old Michael Paul Aldaco of Santa Maria.

On June 17th, 2019, detectives from the Sheriff's Cannabis Compliance Team executed four search warrants related to an illegal cannabis cultivation site outside the City of Buellton.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is proud to introduce the newest member of our K9 team. Chop is a two-year-old specially trained German Shepherd brought to the Sheriff's Office via funding from the Sheriff's Benevolent Posse's Project Deputy Dog program.

Award Recognizes Collaborative Effort to Prevent and Reduce Incarceration of Individuals with Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Disorders

On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at about 9:00pm, Sheriff's Dispatch received a call from a homeowner in the 1200 block of Cosima Lane regarding an unknown male subject who had broken a window and entered into their residence.