2020 Press Releases

On Sunday, October 17, 2020, a Sheriff's deputy was found to be positive for COVID-19. The deputy was not experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms and was tested in the community.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that a felony complaint has been filed against Issac Valentino De Luna, 20, of Lompoc. The charges stem from an August 22, 2020, head-on vehicle collision on Harris Grade Road in Lompoc that resulted in the death of Benjamin Romayor.

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is pleased to announce that Lars Seifert has been hired as the Environmental Health Services Director for the County of Santa Barbara.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Bureau have concluded a month-long sex offender operation that included over 100 compliance checks and a sting that netted 3 arrests.

An officer with the Department of Hospital Police has been arrested for numerous charges including narcotic and weapons violations.

At 12:17 p.m. on September 23, 2020, deputies responded to the T-Mobile store in Casitas Plaza on a report of a robbery that had just occurred.

On Sunday, October 18, 2020 at approximately 1:56 a.m., Sheriff's deputies responded to the area of Camino Del Sur and Del Playa for a report of suspects who were shooting a firearm towards the ocean.

Monday, October 19 is the deadline to register to vote in California. Registering by this deadline ensures that voters receive all the voter material they will need.

Oct. 17-24, 2020 is California Flood Preparedness Week. California experiences many types of flooding: alluvial fan, debris flow, riverine, coastal, tsunami, flash and localized floods.

After a high-speed pursuit, deputies arrested a suspect in a stolen vehicle who is believed to have been involved in additional crimes in Lompoc and Guadalupe today.