2019 Press Releases

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is pleased to introduce the new Community Resource Deputy for the City of Carpinteria. Senior Deputy James Carovano was selected to fill the position and has been on the job since July 1, 2019.

On 07/20/2019, at about 1:20 a.m., deputies responded to a report of a fight in progress near 9th Street and Yucca Lane in the City of Carpinteria.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today the resolution of an environmental-protection action against Montecito Creek Water Company.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Robert Charles Hawley, age 84, of Santa Barbara, California was sentenced by the Honorable Brian E. Hill to 92 years to life in state prison.

The cause of the wildland fire on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 in the Gaviota area, was determined to be a result of large bird contacting high-voltage power lines.

The cause of the wildland fire on Saturday, July 13, 2019 in the 3600 Block of Harris Grade Road, was determined to be a result of power lines.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that another individual has been arrested and charged in connection with the June 1, 2019 homicide of twenty-nine year old Alberto Torres.

District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Noe Herrera, 33, of Lompoc, California, will be sentenced to 24 years to life in state prison for the January 20, 2015 murder of Salvador Juarez Hernandez, and in a separate case an assault on Mr. Herrera's mother.

Santa Barbara County Fire Investigators are continuing their investigation into the fire that occurred on, July 4th, 2019 near the 1500 block of Foxen Canyon Road, east of the City of Santa Maria.

The Sheriff's Office is releasing the results of our Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) grant funded operations for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.